Businesses know that the world of work is changing, and that they need to be ready to respond.
The pace of digitisation and automation is transforming the way in which:
- employers recruit, develop and retain staff
- businesses function, in increasingly modernised and flexible ‘work’ settings
- technology is creating a knowledge-based economy.
As a council, it is our challenge and responsibility to build the right environment and infrastructure to empower businesses in our city to thrive in this evolving world; to take advantage of the opportunities and to be alert to the threats.
Across the Southampton area, there is a growing movement of innovators, entrepreneurs and purpose-led employers, looking at different ways of working. Our world-class universities, further education and specialist training providers are responding to an ever-changing and complex economic landscape – both here and abroad.