06 Sep Top 5: Reasons not to be scared by automation
According to a 2017 Randstad Employer Brand Research survey of US workers, 76% do not fear their job will be replaced by a machine.
But why is this when there’s so much bad news surrounding automation?
Here are five reasons:
1. People are up for retraining as long as pay isn’t cut.
Despite what you may guess, most folks don’t mind learning a few new things and believe their employers will still need them in ways they couldn’t contribute before. Only 6% of business leaders see automation majorly shifting talent needs.
2. Workers believe AI and automation will help them and the company.
A lot of workers feel overworked and believe that automation will make the jobs easier, leaving them more time to get more productive at the things the machines can’t do. And that benefits the entire company.