The future of work

To help organisations and employees to be fit for the future

The world of work is transforming dramatically.  Changing customer demands and new technologies are impacting products and services, organisations as a whole, and employee expectations. Organisations are looking for new skills among talents to remain relevant. Employees, in turn, demand more flexibility, a different work-life balance, fair and transparent compensation & benefits, reflecting their personal preferences and the desire for meaningful work. Agility is key. But how to be a differentiator in this changing world?

Organisations need to rethink the size and composition of their workforce.. Which people with which skills do organisations need to stay successful in the future? How do they become the employer of choice to be able to attract and retain the right talent? The war on talent has become even more complex, therefore organisations need to strengthen their vision and deliver on what they promise.

De toekomst van werk

The Future of Work is an ongoing challenge, not only for organisations but for society as a whole. It is of vital importance that governments and companies address these challenges while taking into account different stakeholders. It is our mission to help with strengthening trust in society and to solve the complex problems of today and tomorrow and to help organisations and employees to be fit for the future. 

PwC helps clients to build the Workforce of the Future so that their business is ready and ideally positioned to seize opportunities in the near future.

The new normal

Hybrid work

Now restrictions imposed by COVID-19 are over, many companies are switching to a hybrid form of working. How companies organise this hybrid work differs considerably. In any case, it is clear that the Covid-19 virus has caused our vision on forms of working to change considerably. The digitisation of the way we work has made a huge leap. We expect that this will also have an impact on the adoption of AI, Robotics, Cloud Computing and IoT.

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Workforce Strategy

Develop your future dream team

A new world calls for new skills. Companies and organisations are changing faster than ever before. They are digitizing the business and automating operations to avoid bumps in the road or to penetrate new markets. A changing business strategy demands new skills of your employees. What does your future organisation look like? What skills do your employees need? And how do you transform your current workforce into the dream team of tomorrow?

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People value proposition

Employer image, business strategy and employee experience are closely linked

The strategy of your organisation requires specific competences of your staff and future employees. In order to recruit and retain the right people, employment conditions are key. However, the main desires of employees are not just about salary. How do you ensure that terms of employment, organisational culture and working conditions optimally match the needs of individual employees and your vision as an employer?

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HR transformation

Transformed HR function, ready for the future

Transforming companies and organizations are responding to a changing future. They will work more agile, digitalize services, enter other markets and regions or grow via a merger or acquisition. In order for these changes to succeed, the HR function changes along. HR managers want to optimise the costs of their department, increase productivity and manage risks related to fraud, reputation and compliance. How do you ensure that your HR function is ready for the future of your business?

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Six paradoxes of leadership

Addressing the crisis of leadership

New trends follow each other at a rapid pace and leave their mark on decision-making. This makes one thing clear: the need for a new form of leadership has never been greater. Leaders have the task of giving direction in a world that is new to everyone. In order to make better choices, there are 6 apparent contradictions that can help leaders along the way. As described in PwC's ADAPT framework, a world that is facing increasing challenges. Challenges that affect individuals, organisations, governments and society.

These 6 paradoxes are not the only challenges leaders are facing but the most urgent today. The paradoxes are a system (yin-yang, big-small) that keeps each other in balance. In order to be able to develop as a leader, it is crucial to learn how to deal with both elements of the paradoxes and in particular the balance between them.

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New World, New Skills

Everyone must be able to live, learn, work and participate in the digital world, what do people really think about the impact of technology on jobs.

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People and organisation

In an international world, employees are becoming increasingly valuable in making a real difference.

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Future of Work podcast 

The growing digitization offers organisations new opportunities. But, to be able to make the most out of this digitization, a focus on people and their digital transformation is key. In this podcast series we will discuss the impact technology has on people. How will organisations make sure that employees from different generations get on board of their digital transformation? How can organisations make sure to support their employees in using digital tools to make their work easier and more efficient?

On the first episode of this podcast series, Mel Jacobs, CIO Private Bank and Corporate and Institutional Banking at ABN AMRO and Vanessa van de Wiel, Director People & Organisation at PwC, will talk about their personal experiences with the challenges and successes of digital transformations. 

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Podcast Vanessa van de Wiel & Mel Jacobs

 This podcast was recorded before the corona outbreak.

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