More and more robots are being added to the workforce – but humans are too. For three consecutive years, our research has found that most employers plan to increase or maintain headcount as a result of automation. It’s clear that technology is here to stay, so it’s time to focus on how we integrate humans with machines.
To learn more about the impact of digital transformation on the future of work, we asked 19,000 employers in 44 countries about:
- The impact of automation on job growth in their organisation in the next two years
- The functions they plan to increase headcount the most, and the types of skills they are looking for
- The talent strategies they are implementing to ensure a future-fit workforce
Our research found that by 2022, over half (54%) of all employees will require significant reskilling and upskilling. Of these, about 35% are expected to require training of up to six months, and 10% will require additional skills training that will take more than year. What’s more, 79% of employers plan to buy the skills they need, either paying higher market prices or improving compensation for existing staff.
This report provides a real-time view of how automation is changing the way organisations operate: hiring more people, creating more jobs, and upskilling more so that they have the workforce they need to succeed. Complete the below form to download your copy today.