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23 February 2021

Randstad’s 2021 report — ‘Flexibility@Work: Embracing Change’

A new report by the Dutch HR company is a comprehensive examination of the big trends shaping the labor market.

There were many developments in the world of work over the past year, but the trends that have been reshaping organizations and economies during the past decade continue to accelerate.

Automation, flexible jobs, reskilling and more are changing the definition of work in the 21st century. A new report is helping to make sense of the convergence of these forces by examining where we have been and where we are headed.

Randstad’s 2021 “Flexibility@Work: Embracing Change” report is a comprehensive examination of the big trends shaping the labor market. By examining the evolution of labor, it helps us to see where we will be in the future. Key learnings from these developments are invaluable to any organizational leader’s planning during a time of uncertainty.

This year’s Flexibility@Work report includes insights from the International Labour Organization (ILO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and WorldSkills International, and explores the development of work over recent decades and the trends that are shaping the workforce.

The report also features commentary by WorldSkills International CEO, David Hoey.

Through analysis of the top trends, it’s clear we need to create more decent and sustainable jobs. We also need a concerted effort to get millions of people reskilled in light of the impact of the pandemic. Furthermore, a more inclusive workplace and a greater embrace of technology are key to helping us reach a better future of work.

You can read more about these and other developments by downloading the report