The World Economic Forum’s ‘Future of Jobs Report’ predicts creativity, innovation and ideation will be key skills for the workforce of the future. These so-called soft skills, which sit alongside analytical thinking and problem-solving, will replace manual tasks that become automated.
The American digital economy accounted for 6.9 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), or $1.35 trillion, in 2017, according to a new batch of statistics. The digital economy also supported 5.1 million jobs in 2017.
Yes, organizations value artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, however, they lack confidence in their team’s readiness for implementation — 53% of survey respondents say business users are unclear about what they expect. They need guidance.
1.5 million British jobs are at high risk of automation, with women and young people more threatened than others. More than 70% of the jobs deemed to be at high risk are held by women. Among young people, 16% of employed 20- to 24-year-olds are likely to be affected.
The outlook for future employment growth remains positive. Cyberstates projects the base of U.S. technology occupation employment will grow to 8.6 million by 2026. Retirements will put even more pressure to meet the need for tech talent, according to CompTIA.
The trend toward more complex, multi-skilled jobs isn’t new, but it’s speeding up. A study projects that hybrid jobs will grow by 21% over the next decade, that’s more than twice the 10% growth rate of the global job market overall.