The steady rise in average life expectancy across the western world has meant that we’re not only living longer but also working longer. While this is a positive thing, it has thrown up some new challenges for businesses, with up to 5 generations in the workplace simultaneously in some companies.
Activity based working is the name given to a style of working that liberates employees from fixed ‘at desk’ locations in favour of choosing a setting appropriate to the task in hand.
Recruitment is the single biggest barrier to growth across all industries and for the legal sector it’s a particular challenge as they deal with ‘buy back’.
The gig economy has become a catchall phrase to describe the growing number of freelance and temporary workers pursuing ‘gigs’ or temporary projects.
Although the legal sector is only just sticking its collective toe in the waters of artificial intelligence (AI), there are already fears about what this may mean for jobs.
Last year saw countless headlines about the expected loss of jobs due to automation in the legal sector.