EBN: now hiring robots. humans must upskill.

June 5, 2019 Cindy Keaveney

How you feel about AI and automation in the workplace depends on where you sit. But differing views present an opportunity for employers to stand out from their competition as they seek to attract and retain talent.

“As technology is becoming more prominent in the workforce, there are conflicting views among employers and employees about the future of the labor market,” says Cindy Keaveney, chief people officer at Randstad Sourceright.

Randstad Sourceright’s 2019 Talent Trends research indicates that 81% of employers are optimistic about the possibilities that AI will bring to their organization. Not all employees share that view, however. More than 40% are concerned that technology will threaten their jobs, and 65% are taking the initiative to gain new skills on their own.

“... companies should invest in their current workforce by offering relevant training programs,” continues Keaveney. “Retraining employees is a cost-effective and productive way of ensuring companies are adapting to new technologies.”

Read the full article in EBN to see how employers can get the in-demand and emerging skills they need while helping their people adapt. Then get your copy of Randstad Sourceright’s latest Talent Trends research to learn how to meet the rising expectations of talent.

about the author

Cindy Keaveney

Cindy Keaveney is a leading business and human capital executive with more than 30 years of experience transforming organizations by building high-performing teams that produce profitable growth, develop industry-leading products and create corporate strategies in complex, changing environments. As the leader of Randstad Sourceright’s global HR team, Cindy ensures that the best strategies are in place to deliver a stand-out talent experience for all of our people. This encompasses driving best practices and new approaches when it comes to talent acquisition, talent management, engagement and development, and further enabling cross-cultural collaboration and talent mobilization.

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