CareerWise is always on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are several reports that we found interesting this week.
Work Trend Index Annual Report: Will AI Fix Work? (Microsoft)
To ready leaders and businesses for the age of AI, Microsoft surveyed 31,000 people in 31 countries and analyzed trillions of Microsoft 365 productivity signals, along with labour trends from the LinkedIn Economic Graph. The data points to three urgent insights business leaders must know as they look to quickly and responsibly adopt AI.
Quality of Work of Canada’s Contingent Workforce (Future Skills Centre)
This research presents survey data and analysis on the motivations for gig work and the working conditions involved. It finds there is a potential gap between the rapid growth in gig workforce arrangements for Canadians and available policy supports, which suggests that understanding the needs of this growing workforce segment will be increasingly important to address.
Your Workforce Includes People with Disabilities. Does Your People Strategy? (Boston Consulting Group)
This report finds that employees with disabilities significantly underdisclose to their employers, so employers are missing out on helping employees bring their full selves to work. It suggests that organizations can foster greater feelings of inclusion for people with disabilities by providing employee-centric policies and programs, mentorship, and reasonable accommodations.
The 8-Day Workweek: The impact of labour shortages on the number of hours worked by Canada’s small business owners (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)
The negative impacts of labour shortages are snowballing, in part because they are a constant drain on business owners’ energy. Respondents who said they were affected by labour shortages work about 59 hours per week, 20 of which (or 34% of their workweek) are due to staffing issues.