WE WOULD LOVE YOU TO WRITE FOR US!
At Future of Work magazine, we offer experts the opportunity to contribute content, enriching our readers’ experience while providing exposure for you, your organisation, and your brand. By sharing your insights, you can position yourself as a thought leader in the evolving work landscape.
You can write on any topic, issue, or trend that falls under the broad umbrella of the future of work. Examples of areas we are interested in include:
- Technology and Innovation: This category delves into the technological advances shaping the future of work. Topics include the adoption and implications of artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, blockchain, and other emerging technologies. This category also explores how technology enables new ways of working, such as remote work, focussing on the tools and technologies themselves rather than the practice of remote work (see below).
- Workplace Evolution: This section focusses on the changing structure and nature of work itself. It covers trends like the increasing prevalence of remote work, the rise of the gig economy, and the entrepreneurial shift in work culture. It also discusses evolving norms within workplaces, including changes in work schedules, the balance between work and life, and the physical layout and organization of workspaces.
- People and Skills: This category is dedicated to the human aspect of the future of work. It explores the changing role of HR in recruitment, employee engagement, and wellbeing. It also delves into shifts in leadership and management styles to accommodate the changing nature of work. Importantly, this section examines the evolving skill sets needed in the workforce, the importance of lifelong learning, and the impact of online and continuous learning platforms.
- Policy and Legal Perspectives: This section looks at the future of work through a legal and policy lens. It covers changes in employment law and regulations, as well as the potential implications of these changes on the way we work. This includes news on data privacy, workers’ rights, especially in emerging work models like gig work and remote work, and the legal and policy considerations for businesses and workers alike.
- Sustainability and Diversity: This category focuses on the ethical and societal aspects of the future of work. It covers the growing importance of sustainability in the workplace, including the rise of green jobs and sustainable business practices. In addition, it inlcudes the diversity and inclusion in the workplace, exploring topics such as equal opportunity, representation, and creating inclusive work environments.
Your content could appear alongside a profile of you that includes a short biography and a photo that would be accessible directly from the homepage.
Tell us about your idea using this form:
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Please submit a detailed brief to the editor using the form above.
The criteria that we use to judge whether the piece will be of interest to our audience is as followed:
- The article is evidence-based – The best synopsis & articles contain statistics and evidence to back up its claims. This gives the overall piece more credibility and allows readers to understand what has influenced the advice given. It also ensures that they will be able to trace back the sources if they want to read more on the topic.
- The author will be an expert – We really encourage those who are experts within their fields to submit to our site. Ultimately, our audience want to hear from leading experts who can display thought-leadership and effective and applicable advice.
- The article contains actionable advice – we want readers to be buzzing with ideas after they have read your article and keen to get back to work to implement new tools and technique. If the sum total of the advice you can provide amounts to ‘this is the problem, to solve it use our service’ we will reject your submission. Of course service providers can briefly mention their expertise and even include a case study of a project – but there must be more to your article than that. Are there things the reader can do for free or cheaply that don’t involve buying your service? Show your expertise and recommend some of those as well – in the long term this will reflect well on you and your readers may still come to you later for a more professional or comprehensive solution!
- The advice must be applicable across sectors – Our readership is diverse and hail from multiple industry sectors. If the synopsis provided is too narrow in its focus, it is likely that the advice within the article will be too niche to be of interest to all of our audience.
- The article is interesting – We receive many pieces from different authors that often cover the same topics. The best articles are the ones which focus on areas we have not covered/rarely cover. Due to this, it is advisable to look at what has been posted on this topic previously to ensure you are not covering the same ground. In addition, the article should be engaging and well-written – something that would really be enjoyed by a knowledgeable professional.
- The article is not just a promotion of the author’s company/services/business – The author should have some well-thought out and genuinely interesting ideas or comments related to the topic they want to discuss. If it is evident to us that the author is using the article to garner free promotion, we will not run the piece. It is very evident when authors choose to put promoting their business first and the content of the article second so please do not do this.
- The article has strong opinions – the author should believe in the copy they’re writing, and your strong beliefs should come across on the page. The editor might return copy occasionally for stronger opinion to be added.
- We expect you to promote your article as well – we will ask you to promote the published article, for example on your company website or via your personal social media platforms. If you are not able or willing to do this then we may decline to publish your piece.
- Your content must be exclusive to us – by this we mean that the same piece is not published in any other magazine or website – including your own (this is important for SEO reasons).
Generally, published analysis pieces are between 800-1500 words. Once we have read over the synopsis and feel that it meets the criteria above, we will ask you to submit your content via our author portal, along with relevant supporting information such as a biography, social media links and an image of the author.
We reserve the right not to publish articles for any reason.
All content and biographies should be submitted HERE
You will be asked to agree to the Terms and Conditions Here as part of the submission process.
Some simple guidelines for our writing style…
- UK English
- Please spell numbers under 10 (don’t use numerals) except in headings
- Please write ‘percent’ in body copy but use “%” for figures in brackets eg (3%)
- Generally please ‘close’ words such as website (not “web site” or “web-site”), wellbeing (not “well being” or “well-being”)
We are happy to accept additional images to accompany the article, eg. illustrations, graphs, tables.
(Please ensure we are granted permission to use any images or that they are copyright free. We accept no responsibility for image royalties and will pass any charges and/or fines for illegally submitted images directly back to the supplier)
Keywords: Feel free to suggest 2-5 keywords to tag the content for SEO