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TIPS & TRENDS

7 Ways to Ensure Humans Can Befriend the
Machines
By ManpowerGroup
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n a report titled "Humans Wanted: Robots Need You," ManpowerGroup
shares insights gleaned from its research with 19,417 employers across
six industry sectors in 44 countries to see how automation is changing
the workforce and address the debate about whether or not machines are
really replacing human jobs.
Their data shows more employers than ever (87%) planned to increase
or maintain headcount as a result of automation for the third consecutive year. Rather than reducing employment opportunities, organizations 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 roles that complement those done by machines. With a skills revolution in full flow, here are seven tips for
making the most of machine and human interactions.
1. Remember that leadership matters. Executives need to be the igniters of change,
innovation, and culture to ensure that their companies become learning organizations
in an era of rapidly changing skills.
2. Ensure that women are a part of the solution. Women constitute 50% of the workforce and in 2017 became more educated than men, according to a report by the
Institute for Family Studies. Creating a culture in which women can thrive is more
critical than ever. And importantly, what works for women works for others, too.
3. Understand what your workforce wants. By 2025, millennials and Generation Z will
make up more than two-thirds of the global workforce. Companies must respond by
incorporating NextGen work models, including contract, part-time, and temporary
work to attract and retain the best skills-because 87% of workers want that.
4. Know the capabilities of your people. Organizations need to use assessment, clean
data, and predictive performance to deploy talent in the most effective way and avoid
creating "skills silos."
5. Tailor training. Companies must replace sheep-dip approaches to training with
focused strategies and guidance to develop critical, in-demand skills for their
workforce.
6. Bet on soft skills. Organizations should fine-tune talent strategies to account for the
fact that human skills are harder to develop than technical skills.
7. Enable humans to augment technology. Companies must continuously upskill their
workers and create talent. They must assess and reevaluate the skills they need to
ensure that human talent complements automation.
© 2019 ManpowerGroup. Shared with permission.

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