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WorkerTech newsletter: October 2022

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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This month we’re focusing on some great events open to our readers during the remainder of 2022. Register now for Impact investing in technology to address skills and employment challenges   💸 Tuesday 15th November, 10 – 11am: Impact investing in technology to address skills and employment challenges, in partnership with Ufi VocTech Trust. An opportunity to hear about … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: September 2022

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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Last week, the day before the not-so-mini budget, the Living Wage Foundation announced the new real Living Wage. In a year of unprecendented inflation due to soaring energy prices, we have also seen a significant rise in the real Living Wage both in and outside of London. This month we’re taking a closer look at … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: July 2022

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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You’ve probably noticed that workplace benefits have recently gone from the ordinary (additional holiday, volunteering days, cycle to work scheme) to the extraordinary (pawternity leave, unlimited holiday, international football tournaments). But often forgotten among these perks are pensions. While unglamorous in comparison to some benefits, pension savings can make a seriously significant difference to living standards in later life. Yesterday the Resolution … Continued

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From platforms to promotions – event summary 

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The way young people enter the job market from education can have a marked effect on their future prospects. Economic crises are a particularly tough time to start a career, and while the Job Retention Scheme prevented mass unemployment during the pandemic, young people still face huge challenges in terms of rising insecurity and finding … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: April 2022

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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The World Economic Forum predicts that 40% of new job opportunities will be created in the care sector by 2023. While this presents a significant opportunity for workers to transition from other shrinking sectors, we need to make sure that the jobs available are good ones with fair pay and conditions. In this edition of the … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: March 2022

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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Thanks to Well_Lab, a collaboration between Wellcome Trust and Brink, yesterday I joined experts in work, employment, health and wellbeing at a round table to share ideas on what works and what doesn’t to improve worker wellbeing. While no one had a one-size-fits all answer, it was inspiring to hear of so many initiatives to support people experiencing wellbeing issues at … Continued

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Resolution Ventures invests in Ikigai Data

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We’re pleased to welcome Ikigai Data to Resolution Ventures’ social investment portfolio as part of the Workertech Partnership. The Workertech Partnership is backing a new wave of innovators who will harness technology to improve the pay, prospects, power, and progression of low-paid workers. Ikigai Data is a careers data and insights company that works with … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: February 2022

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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Did you know that in 2019, 10% of the working population did some form of weekly gig work? Growth in this part of the labour market shines a light on the tension between the autonomy and flexibility that gig work offers, and the lack of income security, worker rights and safety net that are inherent to atypical … Continued

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Resolution Ventures invests in CareerEar

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We’re delighted to announce that Resolution Ventures has made an investment in CareerEar as part of the Workertech Partnership. The Workertech Partnership is backing a new wave of innovators who will harness technology to improve the pay, prospects, power, and progression of low-paid workers. CareerEar is an online platform helping career-seekers from underserved groups to … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: January 2022

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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Did you know that more than one in three people working in hospitality and retail would consider switching careers after the pandemic? According to a poll conducted by Learning and Work Institute for their 2021 report, Fast Forward, workers in these sectors are thinking about a new career path. This type of career switching is likely to increase due … Continued

Influencing employers roundtable: helping employers improve the quality of work they offer

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Executive summary One of the ways for Workertech to have an impact on low-paid workers is by developing new tools and incentives that encourage businesses to improve the quality of employment. In October the Resolution Foundation brought together some leading organisations with experience of influencing employers via standards and accreditation to improve the quality of … Continued

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WorkerTech newsletter: November 2021

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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Although this is the last newsletter of the year, it is jam-packed with opportunities and resources for WorkerTech founders, not least because applications for BGV’s Tech for Good programme starting in Spring 2022 opened yesterday! Resolution Ventures partners with BGV to back WorkerTech ventures through their 12-week Tech for Good programme. We want to help founders develop … Continued

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WorkerTech Dispatch

Bringing you insights and tools for a fairer future of work

Check out the WorkerTech Dispatch — a new publication to guide founders and everyone interested in shaping a fairer future of work. Brought to you by Bethnal Green Ventures and Resolution Ventures.

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Resolution Ventures invests in Breakroom

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We’re delighted to announce that Resolution Ventures has made a follow-on investment in their most recent £4.9 million funding round as part of the Workertech Partnership. This investment continues the relationship with Breakroom first established via the Resolution Trust in 2019 when co-founders Anna Maybank, James Weiner and Tom Taylor wanted to prove that good … Continued

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Workertech newsletter: October 2021

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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This week’s Budget and next week’s COP26 have led to a growing conversation around skills, wages and the green economy. Yet there is still a big shift needed to answer key questions and turn policy into practice. How do we define a green job or skill? How can we use data and technology to support green jobs? What does a … Continued

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Workertech newsletter: September 2021

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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In a recent interview on diversity in innovation Bayo Adelaja, CEO of Do It Now Now said, “If we are going to build a world that is truly fit for purpose, we need representation of everyone who is going to be engaging with it.” At Resolution Ventures, one of the groups we want to work with and create impact … Continued

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Workertech newsletter: August 2021

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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  In the run up to our TUC Fringe event on the future of technology and worker power on 14 September, this edition will put a spotlight on some innovations in the world of digital organising. As always, if you have any suggestions for our newsletter or want to know more about any of the … Continued

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Workertech newsletter: July 2021

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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  This edition of the Workertech newsletter takes you under the hood of Bethnal Green Ventures’ Tech for Good Accelerator, along with sharing news and opportunities from the world of workertech. If you’d like hear more about the Workertech Partnership or any content in this newsletter, please get in touch with us via ventures@resolutionroundation.org or book a … Continued

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Workertech newsletter: June 2021

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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  Hello and welcome to June’s Workertech newsletter from Resolution Ventures, covering how technology is improving the world of low-paid and precarious work. This month we’ve put a spotlight on American Workertech, and some of the great organisations in the US. Also make sure to catch up on the video of our June event – … Continued

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Workertech newsletter: May 2021

The latest update from Resolution Ventures

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  Welcome to the first edition of the Workertech Newsletter from Resolution Ventures. We’re delighted to be reaching out to everyone in our Workertech community. The Workertech community exists to convene workers, unions, investors, employers, policymakers and researchers using technology to change the world of work for the better for those in low-paid and precarious employment. The Workertech … Continued

Introducing the Workertech Partnership

Backing a new wave of innovators who will harness technology to improve the prospects, power and choices of workers

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The world of work was already changing rapidly before the crisis, with rising use of automation and increasing levels of insecure work. Coronavirus has highlighted how exposed many people are to changes in hours, lack of health and safety protections, and how few opportunities there are for flexible employment that works for families. The coronavirus … Continued

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Introducing Resolution Ventures

How we're using social investment to complement our policy and analytical work

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An introduction from our Director of Ventures Today the Resolution Foundation launches a whole new section of our website: Resolution Ventures. Here we will be talking about the social investment and ventures work of the Foundation. In 2017 the Resolution Trust started running a pilot social investment programme in workertech, in partnership with Accenture and … Continued

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