Automation is creating jobs - and the trend is here to stay
Robot workers replacing human jobs – the debate of the decade. In reality, the opposite looks true. Our research Humans Wanted: Robots Need You Australia shows more employers than ever (84%) plan to increase or maintain their headcount as a result of automation. Rather than reducing employment opportunities, organisations are investing in digital, shifting tasks to robots and creating new jobs. At the same time, companies are scaling their upskilling so their human workforce can perform new and complementary roles to those done by machines.
And upskilling is increasing
With talent shortages reaching a 12-year high and new skills appearing as quickly as old ones disappear, more companies are planning to build than ever before with 89% of organisations expected to be upskilling their workforce by 2020. Companies are realising they can no longer expect to find just-in-time talent, on tap.