You will study the possible problems associated with rising workplace automation and intrusive monitoring technologies in this course on “The Future of Work: Self-employment, the Gig Economy, and Workers’ Rights”.
In recent years, workplace automation and monitoring technologies have become more prevalent. It seems as though the Covid-19 pandemic-related circumstances have accentuated this pattern. As a result of this evolution, important issues about worker safety on the job, proper data governance, and digital training have come to light.
You will also discover the effects that these workplace changes have had on employees’ physical and mental health, how to protect employees from these changes’ potential negative effects, and how these changes will affect employment structures in the future.
The expert contributions in this course come from the United Kingdom – including prestigious academic institutions, industry, a workers’ trade union, industry associations, and thought-leading think tanks.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to
- Describe the effects of data-driven performance assessment tools on the physical and mental well-being of employees.
- Detail how work practises and behaviours are changing as a result of monitoring technologies.
- Think about and assess the best way to ensure transparency regarding workplace surveillance.
- Analyse the role that regulation plays in preserving workers’ rights in an era of rising automation, increased surveillance, and precarious employment.
- Review the conditions and guidelines for the responsible collection and management of data at work.
- Examine the potential effects of AI applications on employee wellbeing.