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

House of Lords Committee cites Digit associate fellow’s evidence

25 November 2022

The written evidence was submitted for the inquiry 'Designing a public workforce fit for the future'.

Digit researchers’ findings on labour protests during the pandemic published by ILO

25 November 2022

The report documents protests by key workers in healthcare and retail against their working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digit is hiring! New job vacancies

8 November 2022

We are recruiting for a Research Fellow and a Senior Communications and Events Officer.

Latest Blogs

The platform economy discussion at the ILO: first a failure, now a future?

29 November 2022

Huw Thomas on efforts to secure an international labour standard for platform work.

Digital levelling up: starting early to tackle digital poverty

28 November 2022

Becky Faith and Emma Daniel look at barriers to digital levelling up in Sussex.

Disability, neurodivergence and remote working: what employers need to know…

21 November 2022

Dr Christine Grant and colleagues outline four steps employers can take to develop truly inclusive remote working practices.

Latest Publications

Digital Poverty in the UK

Faith, B., Hernandez, K. and Beecher, J. (2022), IDS Policy Briefing 202, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies

Furloughing and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in the UK: Managers’ experiences and perspectives

Stuart, M., Spencer, D., McLachlan, C., Forde, C. (2021) University of Leeds

Innovation Analytics: Tools for Competitive Advantage

Edited by Subramanian, N., Ponnambalam, S.G., Janardhanan, M. (2022) World Scientific

Theorising labour unrest and trade unionism in the platform economy

Joyce, S., Stuart, M. and Forde, C. (2022), New Technology, Work and Employment

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