Dr. Siham El-Kafafi
Arrows Research Consultancy Limited, New Zealand
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the ‘socio-economic’ impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future of work, more specifically during and post-COVID-19, its implications, future predictions and suggested strategies to provide sustainable employment opportunities for everybody.
Design/Methodology/Approach: The study will investigate the application of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8; “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all” in New Zealand. The study will investigate the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the future of work worldwide and New Zealand in particular during the lockdown, the lessons learned, predictions for the future of work and, finally, suggests strategies for sustainable future employment advocating economic growth for the country.
Findings: The findings will reflect on the lessons learned from the lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on employment by providing theoretical and statistical evidence to assist in providing workable strategies towards UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.
Originality/Value: This study will provide first-hand results discussing lessons absorbed during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery strategies in New Zealand to assist in the accomplishment of the UN Agenda 2030, Goal 8.
Keywords: Coronavirus Epidemic, Future of Work, Employment, Strategies, New Zealand, United Nations Agenda, 2030, Sustainable Development Goal 8.