The Future of Work in Scotland: Mapping the Landscape

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This interactive workshop, targeted at senior HR professionals, will examine the effect of key changes in society on the nature and meaning of work in Scotland. The Scottish labour market is undergoing extensive transformation as a result demographic change, digitisation, and the changing organisation of work. Increasing numbers of older workers remain in work. While technological change can deliver cost-savings to business, it potentially threatens job opportunities and raises questions about the appropriateness of current education systems as preparation for work. Increasing numbers of people are becoming trapped in precarious and poor quality jobs.

The event will examine the implications of these changes for HR policy and practice, as well as skills requirements in the Scottish labour market.

This workshop will hear from two speakers who will detail recent academic research into the changing nature and meaning of work. CIPD Scotland will provide an insight into the CIPD’s perspective on these changes. Each speakers will pose ‘one big question’ for debate and discussion.

The event will be led by a visual facilitator who will capture key discussion points in the form of a graphic illustration that will be made available to participants after the event.

The workshop is being organised by Dr Valerie Egdell and Dr Kirsteen Grant from Edinburgh Napier University Business School. Questions regarding the event should be directed to Valerie ( or Kirsteen (
Period3 Sep 2018
Event titleThe Future of Work in Scotland: Mapping the Landscape
Event typeConference
LocationGlasgow, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional