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Published on January 28th, 2019 | by Emergent Enterprise


More Humans Needed Because of Robots, Finds New Report

Emergent Insight:

It’s no doubt that many people are working jobs right now that won’t exist 10 years from now. But, as Loukia Papadopoulos reports at interestingengineering.com, those same people will be launching careers in roles that don’t exist today. That’s why every company needs to build a reskilling program to prepare employees for the changes.

Original Article:

With the ever-increasing rise of automation there is much fear, and justifiably so, of robot workers replacing the need for human employees.

However, new research is finding that not only is that not the case, but that the need for human workers actually increases due to robotic intervention.

Humans Wanted: Robots Need You

Recruitment agency ManpowerGroup’s latest report, creatively and accurately entitled Humans Wanted: Robots Need You, found that 87% of employers, more than ever before, plan to increase or maintain headcount because of automation. The findings are the same for the third year in a row.

“The focus on robots eliminating jobs is distracting us from the real issue,” said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup Chairman & CEO. “More and more robots are being added to the workforce, but humans are too. Tech is here to stay and it’s our responsibility as leaders to become Chief Learning Officers and work out how we integrate humans with machines. Learning today cannot be done as it was in the past.”

“That’s why at ManpowerGroup we’re reskilling people from declining industries like textiles for jobs in high growth industries including cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing, and autonomous driving. If we focus on practical steps to upskill people at speed and at scale, organizations and individuals really can befriend the machines,” added Prising.

Indeed, the truth is that digitization leads to growth which leads to new and ever-evolving jobs. And if you don’t believe us then look at just the need and gap of artificial intelligence experts.

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