Robot workers replacing human jobs – the debate of the decade. In reality, the opposite looks true. Our research shows more Australian employers than ever - 84% - plan to increase or maintain headcount as a result of automation for the third consecutive year. Rather than reducing employment opportunities, organisations are investing in digital, shifting tasks to robots and creating 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. The Skills Revolution is in full flow.
We asked 19,000 employers in 44 countries with more than 500 across Australian about:
- The impact of automation on job growth in their organisations 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