This study provides European benchmarking on digitalisation and labour markets by looking at data from across Europe on 1) Infrastructure, 2) Skills & Education, 3) Government policy and services. The study analyses the raw data from these areas as well as how digitalisation is being harnessed to develop businesses.
The study also provides emerging hypotheses on the need to harness the power of digitalisation; the benefits of new platforms and services for society and individuals; the issues that need to be addressed; and the changes that need to be made.
In essence, the study holds up a mirror to the status quo, offers guidance on the steps forward, and illuminates a path towards real and tangible change.
Legislators at the national and European levels are often taking an anti-business approach with their policy and legislative initiatives at present, while missing the opportunity to harness the power of digitalisation. Coupled with the current economic down turn, Ukraine war and cost of living crisis in Europe there is a need to stimulate the economy and help citizens.
Digitalisation - and putting in place the framework to harness this from a labour market perspective, while cutting administration - will be a key element in facilitating Europe’s economic growth as well as helping small businesses and citizens earn money and avoid excessive red tape.
Free Trade Europa is an independent think tank promoting the social, economic and political benefits of openness, liberalisation and free trade for governments, companies and citizens. Free Trade Europa has written extensively about the platform, gig and sharing economy and published the following studies: “Nordic Disruption: Analysing the Platform Economy in Sweden”, “A New Hope: the role of the Platform Economy in facilitating migrants into the Swedish Labour market” and “A Fair Gig: addressing the working conditions of platform workers and the policy approach to the Platform Economy in Europe”. Find out more at: www.freetradeeuropa.eu
The Future of Work Institute was founded with the intention to make the future of work transparent and comprehensible for everyone. The Institute shares insights and collaborates with researchers to provide stakeholders within the labor market in general - and the gig economy in particular - with up to date data, for them to be able to make rational decisions built on facts. Publications cover a wide range of issues linked to the gig economy, including taxation, regulation, employment classification and the role of algorithms. Find out more at: https://www.appjobs.com/institute/
Ework Group provides total talent solutions by forming successful collaborations; connecting partners & professionals and clients in partnerships; as well as by bridging brilliant minds to great ideas, for the benefit of individuals, organizations and society.
Ework Group believes that bridging, not broking, is the future of work and the future of business. Find out more at: https://www.eworkgroup.com/
Distributed is a platform which allows companies and organisations to build and deliver software projects faster and better than ever before through the employment of Elastic Teams.
Distributed is rebuilding work in a way that’s better for people and better for businesses through the flexible deployment of highly skilled talent, working remotely and coming together in teams that clients access through a private talent cloud.
Find out more at: www.distributed.com
Supportwave allows companies to find the IT skills they need, when they need them.
They also give companies the power to effortlessly manage their workforce, devices, networks, and applications all within a single, comprehensive platform. Supportwave provides access to a vast network of skilled IT Specialists, ready to address IT requests efficiently and effectively.
Find out more at: www.supportwave.com
Accace is a proactive consultancy and outsourcing partner who bridges the gap between needs and solutions. Combining smart and streamlined technology with a holistic approach, Accace provides accounting; payroll and HR services; tax advisory and compliance support; transaction and legal advice; as well as market entry support to companies and organisations.
With over 800 experts and more than 2,000 customers, Accace has vast experience in facilitating the smooth operation and growth of small to large-scale, global businesses.
Find out more at: https://accace.com/