The New Work Order

Launched in 2015, the Foundation for Young Australians’ (FYA) New Work Order research series, encompassing five reports to date, has analysed how disruption to the world of work has significant implications for young Australians.

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The New Work Smarts, July 2017
In the future of work, what we do in every single job, in every occupation will change.

FYA’s latest report The New Work Smarts has analysed over 20 billion hours of work completed by 12 million Australian workers each year to reveal the skills that will matter most in 2030 to navigate this shift. The report has revealed that to navigate the new work order our understanding of what it means to be ‘smart’ must change.

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The New Work Mindset, November 2016
The fourth report in the series analysed 2.7 million job advertisements to reveal 7 new clusters of work.

These clusters highlight that jobs are closely related and more portable than previously thought – when a young person trains or works 1 job they acquire skills that will help them get 13 other jobs. What does this mean? Well, for one thing instead of thinking about a ‘dream job’ we could be preparing for a ‘dream cluster’ based on skills and interests.

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The New Basics, April 2016
An analysis of 4.3 million job ads revealed that since 2012 the demand for digital skills has increased by more than 200%, critical thinking by more than 150%, and creativity by more than 60% and presentation skills by 25%.

These are the New Basics that entrants to the economy already require, that employers will pay more for and which will be essential into the future. But are our young people ready?

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How Young People Are Faring, November 2015
The changing work landscape and the resulting complex career pathways present many challenges for young people.

In Australia, nearly one in three young people are currently unemployed or underemployed and on average it takes 4.7 years to transition from full time education to full time work. Our young people are not being prepared for work.

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The New Work Order, August 2015
Beneath the seemingly benign surface of Australia’s labour market, there is a quiet revolution occurring in the way we work.

Three global forces are rapidly changing the way we work: automation, globalisation and collaboration. Career pathways aren’t as linear as they used to be with young people expected to have 17 jobs across 5 careers in their lifetime – so how can we better prepare young people to navigate a portfolio of work?

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