Our ESRC-funded research aims to increase understanding of how digital technologies are changing work and the implications for employers, workers, job seekers and governments.

Latest news

New report on digital retail platforms with the International Organisation of Employers

17 July 2023

Digit researchers have authored a new report on the opportunities for entrepreneurship afforded to young people by digital retail platforms.

Workshop: How will AI shape the future of HR?

14 July 2023

Discussions focused on applications and challenges of AI within the HR domain, the consequences for HR tasks and responsibilities, the required skills and knowledge, and the influence on value creation by HR professionals.

Digit Co-Director Mark Stuart joins APPG session on skills

6 July 2023

Professor Stuart discussed findings from Digit's Employers' Survey of Digital Practices at Work survey at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Future of Work.

Latest Blogs

Unpaid work and the case of open source labour

23 August 2023

How can a study of the unpaid labour involved in the development of open source software and code deepen our understanding of unpaid work in today's economy?

AI at work: can experts map the future?

24 July 2023

Will AI replace the humane in HR performance assessments, lead to a further boom in gig work or freeze worker voice in disputes?

Employers’ use of AI: six key charts

4 July 2023

Six charts that illustrate key findings from our new report: Employers' Digital Practices at Work Survey: First Findings.

Latest Publications

From coworking to competing? Business models and strategies of UK coworking spaces beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

Edward Yates, Greig Charnock, Frederick Harry Pitts, Jennifer Johns and Ödül Bozkurt (2023), Competition & Change

Digital entrepreneurship on retail platforms: A way to formalise employment for young people in Nigeria and the UK

Aymikun Idowu, Monica Richards and Jacqueline O'Reilly (2023), International Organisation of Employers

Employers’ Digital Practices at Work Survey: First Findings

Mark Stuart, Danat Valizade, Felix Schulz, Brendan Burchell, Richard Dickens and Jacqueline O'Reilly (2023)

Online but still falling behind: measuring barriers to internet use ‘after access’

Kevin Hernandez and Becky Faith (2023), Internet Policy Review

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