What is the reach and effectiveness of national/international employment regulation for platform workers?

What is the reach and effectiveness of national/international employment regulation for platform workers?

CIPD have specified that they would like the report to focus on the following key elements, with a view to providing a series of recommendations based on your discussion and analysis.

What attracts people to platform working? What are the characteristics of people working on platforms (e.g. full-time/part-time, male/female, Global North/South, low-skilled/high-skilled, additional/main source of income, etc.)?
What are the working conditions of platform working (for example, skill levels, type of tasks, remuneration, learning and development, career opportunities, social protection, and employment rights)?
What is the reach and effectiveness of national/international employment regulation for platform workers?
Do platforms represent a ‘new world of work’?

As HR professionals, members of CIPD are highly familiar with work and employment issues generally, but less familiar with technological change and its impact on working practices. Please ensure that in your report you avoid telling them what they might already know.

The assessment and allocation of marks will be reviewed through the internal and external moderation process.

Below is an indication of the parts that your report should include, together with an indication of the overall weighting attached to each part.

1.Cover page (student number; title, word length) and an Executive Summary (succinctly provide an overview of the key findings from the report -maximum one page) – (10%)

2.The introduction will lay out the area, set the context and indicate the content that will follow. (5%)

3.The content of the main body of the report will offer a coherent, well-focussed, pervasive argument that is relevant to the targeted audience, providing appropriate support, justification, examples and evidence. (50%)

4.The final discussion and conclusions will provide an evaluation of the evidence with clear and well-justified conclusions and main points of discussion. (15%)

Use of sources throughout the report should indicate wider background reading and understanding, with appropriate use of examples that are fully relevant in support of the argument and overall discussion. This should be supported with appropriate use of referencing/bibliographical conventions