Digitisation and automation is happening at different speeds, impacting regions, sectors and organisations at different times, and in different ways. In the past, transformation took decades, even centuries. Today, it is happening at an unprecedented pace – yet the outcome is not predetermined.
In the midst of a Skills Revolution, human ingenuity will be the cornerstone for how we leverage technology in our lives and businesses. People will augment – rather than compete – with technology, but only if they have the right skills mix. With this in mind, identifying future skill requirements, helping people to upskill, and providing access to employment will ensure that both workers and organisations have the skills they need to thrive.
To find out more, we surveyed 20,000 employers in 42 countries about the likely impact of automation on their headcount in the next two years; the functions they expect to be most affected; and the human skills they value most.
Our research found that developing a blend of technical skills and soft skills is the solution to the Skills Revolution for individuals and employers alike. And, as companies go digital, in the near-term most will need more people, not fewer. We invite you to download the full report to learn more.