A surprising discovery from our global survey of more than 700 C-suite and human capital leaders is that the demand for technologies seems greatest in those fields that have previously lagged behind. The same holds true for emerging markets where the adoption of new innovations is providing a competitive advantage.
Reportedly, countries in the Asia-Pacific region are leading the charge, along with Brazil and India. Meanwhile, counterparts in Europe and the U.S. express greater skepticism about introducing new technologies.
“Market maturity isn’t the only determining factor when it comes to adoption rates,” writes Henderson. “The nature of the organization’s business also indicates how quickly organizations react to new technologies. Some industries, such as IT & technology and automotive & manufacturing, have been on the forefront of robotics, automation and AI for decades. Others are picking up momentum.”
Read the rest of Henderson’s article for additional data by geography and business sector, then access our HR Tech Adoption & Readiness calculator to compare your company’s technology strategy to your respective market.
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Rebecca Henderson is CEO of Randstad Sourceright. Rebecca brings more than 20 years’ experience in all facets of talent acquisition solutions and technology. With deep insights and progressive perspectives, Rebecca steers Randstad Sourceright’s global development to ensure HR and talent leaders can play a strategic role in driving growth locally, across regions, and globally. Rebecca is a highly regarded leader in the talent management field and was most recently recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in “The Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing” list.Follow on Twitter More Content by Rebecca Henderson