Changing Employment Patterns
Over the last 25 years the make up of the UK’s working population has changed beyond all recognition.
Some of the changes are as follows:Woman in an office, shaking hands with someone with employment law and equal pay legislation coming into place over the last 25 years, women are being encouraged to work and not be penalised for raising children.
Employers offering flexible working practices or child care facilities at the workplace have also helped to make it easier for women with children to continue working.
How technology is Changing the workplace
Technology makes it possible to telecommute, work from virtual offices and communicate with businesses and individuals across the globe. Flexible work schedules are popular because so many duties and responsibilities can be accomplished from an employee’s home or while the employee is traveling. The private sector initially became the test case for telecommuting arrangements, and the federal government followed suit in its attempt to be competitive with industry in attracting qualified candidates. Remote reporting relationships are also a factor of improved technology. Managers of team members who live and work in different cities, and even different countries is becoming more common.
These are primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary jobs. Primary jobs involve getting raw materials from the natural environment e.g. Mining, farming and fishing. Secondary jobs involve making things (manufacturing) e.g. making cars and steel. Tertiary jobs involve providing a service e.g. teaching and nursing.
Primary-Farmer and Fishermen /Secondary-Carpenter and Builder /Tertiary-Doctor and Widwife