Centre for Workforce Futures

Centre for Workforce Futures

Centre for Workforce Futures

The Centre for Workforce Futures is a collaborative hub connecting researchers from a wide range of disciplines and universities with government, industry, not-for-profit organisations and the broader community to undertake problem-focused research and thought leadership that addresses current and future economic and social challenges relating to work, working people, work organisation and employment.

Our vision

To make a difference through research and advice to those who can influence, create and sustain decent work for all.

Our mission

To undertake excellent problem-focused and solution-focused research that promotes decent work, sustainable economic development and inclusion through collaboration between scholars and external stakeholders.

Our objective

Decent WorkTo make a difference through research and advice to those who can influence, create and sustain decent work for all.

Our key research pillars

  1. Work Organisation, Working Life and Decent Work
  2. Workforce needs and work-related knowledge and skills
  3. Diversity and Inclusion at work and beyond
  4. Innovation, transformation and regulation in industry, transport and logistics

The compass of our research

CWF Compass of Research

Our approach

We adopt a holistic research paradigm for investigating work, workforce and workplace that encompasses paid and unpaid work, caring and co-operative work across a range of critical areas, including:

  • secure and insecure (precarious) employment
  • diversity issues
  • immigration
  • globalisation
  • industrialisation and deindustrialisation
  • new technologies
  • shared value creation
  • skilling and learning
  • jobs and the environment
  • the gig economy
  • wages and profits.

The Centre for Workforce Futures is guided by the values and principles of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and is committed to addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

We support the four pillars of the Decent Work Agenda — employment creation, social protection, rights at work, and social dialogue — integral elements of the United Nations General Assembly’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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