Gethin Nadin, Benefex’s Chief Innovation Officer, was invited by Siobhan Mallie MP and the Right Honourable Wendy Morton to speak at the inaugural meeting of the new All-Party Parliament group on the future of employability yesterday.

The committee discussed how future technologies will likely influence employability, and how the UK Government can more effectively meet the needs of employers and employees of all generations and backgrounds.

This appg has been set up to help the government make decisions about how we get more people into and succeeding in the world of work. Their aim is to build consensus on possible policy reforms regarding the future of employability. These events provide parliamentarians with opportunities to meet with a range of stakeholders, including charities, think tanks academics and corporates – all of which have ambitions to create better employment in the UK.

Gethin shared some of the great work Benefex and Zellis are doing, as well as the role of employee wellbeing, skills for the future, automation, and AI. He spoke about how the rise of automation will likely increase the importance of employees working in highly empathy driven roles like health and social care. He also discussed how many people no longer believe that working hard will lead to a great career or higher salary – a problem that would require UK employers to make work more desirable by enhancing purpose, wellbeing, and benefits.

You can find out more about the Future of Employability APPG here.