Modern workforce

In 1983 Michael Jackson's Thriller was No 1 in the album charts. The first CDs only went on sale that year, so most of those sales would have been on tape or vinyl. A lot has changed in the last 30 years as CDs now make way for downloads. Today's kids have no concept of life without iPads, smart phones or satellite TV.

Something that highlights a change in attitudes was the re-election of Margaret Thatcher with a landslide victory in the general election. Then there were only 23 women MPs, now there are 147. Today, women make up more than half of the UK workforce, and as a country, we are more educated and need more skills than ever before.

Over the past 30 years, our lives have changed dramatically - probably more than in any other 30 year period in history - but some things just haven't kept pace.

Today's workforce is older and includes more women and disabled workers than in the 1980s, but employee benefits haven't evolved to reflect these changes. Unum has been working with Cass Business School to explore these changes and how employers can better protect their employees. Take a look at our infographic to gain the full picture.

Mumsnet Bloggers

Unum asked some Mumsnet Bloggers whether or not they thought their employer offered a benefit packages that suited their needs. Here's what they wrote




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