Ibec - for Irish business

Smarter World,
Smarter Work
An Ibec Campaign

Preparing Ireland for a new era of work

Globalisation, rapid digitalisation, changing lifestyles and new consumer preferences mean jobs and careers are being transformed. And the pace of change is accelerating. This brings great opportunities, but also risks. The archetypal worker used to be a man on a production line or a ‘salary-man’ in an office. This will not be the case into the future. The needs of businesses and individuals are shifting, and so too are career paths.

Mind the gap: An introduction to gender pay gap reporting

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Smarter World, Smarter Work

The new world of work is more exciting, but also less predictable. What will these new jobs look like, is our education and social protection system ready, and is Ireland and Irish business positioned to thrive in this new environment?

How organisations, government and individuals respond to these trends will fundamentally affect the quality of our jobs and our lives into the future. It will determine the ability of businesses to prosper and, more fundamentally, it will shape our society and living standards for generations.

Ibec’s Smarter World, Smarter Work campaign looks at what’s changing and sets out an ambitious vision for our economy and our society. Crucially, it identifies what action we need to take now if we are to reap the rewards and avoid the pitfalls.

Ibec: Smarter World, Smarter Work

Smarter World, Smarter Work

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Media & Speeches

Finalists named for Technology Ireland 2018 Awards

25th October 2018
37 entries from companies and organisations have been shortlisted for the Technology Ireland Industry Awards 2018. Technology Ireland, alongside award platinum sponsors VHI Healthcare, gold sponsors

Focus on indigenous sector in Budget – Technology Ireland

04th October 2018
Technology Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the technology sector, today stated that Budget 2019 must support the indigenous technology industry, provide certainty for tech FDI companies, and

Technology Ireland launch Women in Technology award

01st September 2018
Technology Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the technology sector, today launched the 26th Annual Technology Ireland Industry Awards. The awards are supported by platinum sponsors Vhi

Decline in students choosing ICT courses cause for concern

20th August 2018
Technology Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, says it is concerned at the 11% decline at level 8 and level 6/7 for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) courses as first

Innovation in polymer sector sees 7.7% jobs growth

28th June 2018
Polymer Technology Ireland, the Ibec group that represent the polymer technology sector in Ireland, today launched its 2020 strategy ‘Polymer technology: The backbone of Irish manufacturing’ (see

Disappointment with changes to Data Protection Bill

18th May 2018
Technology Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the technology sector, today said it was disappointed with the passing of a series of amendments to the Data Protection Bill in the Dáil this week

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For further information

For further information, to organise briefings and to request hard copies of the report, contact the Ibec corporate affairs team at: (01) 605 1527.

Joanne Reynolds
Communications and Campaigns

T: 01 605-1695
E: joanne.reynolds@ibec.ie