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.

Forthcoming events

25 May 2022

Early reflections on ongoing research investigating the rapidly-growing number of employer-led experiments with the ‘4 Day Week’, following the Covid pandemic.

8 June 2022

How do asynchronous video interviews affect the behaviour of young job seekers during interviews, and their post-interview perceptions of self and work?

15 June 2022

How can governmental, private and third-sector skills training approaches be adapted to meet the needs of Indian cloudworkers?

Latest Publications

Latest Blogs

Levelling up or levelling down gig work? Three reasons why platforms are offering privatised social and employment protections

10 May 2022

What is motivating platform firms to introduce private social and employment protection provisions for nominally self-employed workers?

Long-term care in the gig economy

4 May 2022

Advances in digital technologies have led to the development of a flourishing platform economy in the provision of long-term personal care at home.

Guiding principles for leaders of newly formed virtual teams

27 April 2022

Virtual teams are not a new phenomenon, so what can leaders of newly virtual teams learn from what we already know from the pre-pandemic context?

Latest news

Digit Researcher presents at Alliance Manchester Business School

6 May 2022

Fang Lee Cook will deliver a talk at the University of Manchester on Digitalisation, Work and Employment in Emerging and Developing Economies on 10 May 2022.

Digit researcher produced short video on ‘Using Understanding Society for Employment Research’

6 May 2022

Andy Charlwood produced a short video to help students and researchers use the Understanding Society survey

SASE pre-conference salons 2022

27 April 2022

SASE are holding a series of pre-conference webinars beginning on 28 April.

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