What Amazon’s workplace wish list tells us about the future city

As Amazon draws closer to a decision about a new location for its second headquarters in North America, its public declaration of demands has prompted questions about what the future city requires to attract forward-thinking enterprises

The evolution of work in Britain

Abolition of want? How work has become precarious in post-war Britain

On the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge social welfare report, employee relations experts from the London School of Economics reflect on how the nature of work has evolved in post-war Britain

AI will help fuel economic growth in the next decade

Robot reboot: why AI might create more jobs than it destroys

Despite the scare stories, is there space for AI to be welcomed into the workforce? A report from Accenture suggests developed economies will grow substantially by 2035 as a more diverse human workforce operates more flexibly

Madrid muses on what we’ll really require from the future office

From robot plants to biophilic design, WORKTECH Madrid cut a path through the undergrowth of workplace design as several competing visions of the future tussled for attention

Banking on change: can tech transform the financial workplace?

Working with robots, optimising the property portfolio and focusing on employee experience were the key themes of WORKTECH’s Financial Workplace 2017 conference. Technology is the driver, so why the reluctance to use it?

The next privacy bump: should employers study your DNA to support wellness?

As workplace health and wellbeing rises fast up the business agenda, WORKTECH’s Wellness 2017 conference at Credit Suisse in London asked uncomfortable questions about our performance economy

Back to the future: Facebook village faces up to growing housing crisis

New apartments planned by Facebook for its own employees on its Menlo Park campus dust off an old idea pioneered by the titans of the first Industrial Revolution. Is a new paternalism stirring?