Estimates vary but there is little doubt that the increasing pace of technological change at the workplace will have significant impact upon jobs, skills and the nature of work.

In the next four years, more than 75 million jobs may be lost as companies shift to more automation, according to new estimates by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Indeed, the WEF also estimates that 133 million new jobs will emerge during this period, as businesses develop a new division of labour between people and machines.

This edition's editorial provides insight from Norway, Finland, Hungary as well as Ireland on how countries and individuals are tackling the urgent skills challenge.

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