HRM and skills development – February 2024

05 March 2024

How to adopt GenAI at the workplace?
Accenture has researched the above question in great detail. The report (5.27 MB) describes four so-called key accelerators: Lead and learn in new ways, Reshape the workforce, Reinvent work and last but not least: Prepare the workers.

Trust and human sustainability seen as top issues in worker-executive relations
Deloitte has published its 2024 Global Human Capital Trends survey (15.09 MB). For the survey 14,000 business and HR leaders in 95 countries were polled. They supplemented the research with worker- and executive-specific surveys to analyse the workforce perspective, uncovering gaps between leader perception and worker realities.

‘Up or out’ – or just belonging to…?
Randstad’s latest Workmonitor shows that ambition is no longer viewed in its traditional sense of career progression. Work-life balance, flexibility, equity and skilling are now at the heart of career decisions. The research, which surveyed 27,000 workers across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas, shows that while over half (56%) of workers consider themselves to be ambitious, this does not correlate with the traditional understanding of career aspirations. You can download the report after filling in your details.

European employees dissatisfied by outdated technology in the workplace
Research from Ricoh Europe shows a significant gap between employee expectations of technology in the workplace and what is currently provided by employers. The poll of 6,000 workers across Europe, found that nearly half of the employees believe that their employer lags behind when it comes to adopting technology that would benefit them in the workplace.

Automation of job tasks: occupational exposure to AI and software
While advances in digital technologies have transformed the occupational structures and workers‘ skill and task composition for a long time, much less is known about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will shape future labour markets. New Maastricht University research (309 kB) looks at the extent to which employees in Germany are potentially exposed to AI and software technology. Highly educated, high-income workers are most exposed to AI, while their exposure is lower to software. Over-all, the impact on workers will be across a wider skill and wage spectrum than in earlier days.

Are humanoid robots the processing and packaging workforce of the future?
Packaging World has published a special report on humanoid robots, providing a comprehensive look into the effect of these robots on the processing and packaging line. The report also addresses the AI behind the robots that allows them to move and "think" like human workers. You can download the report after filling in your details.

MIT CSAIL study reveals economic limits to job automation
A new study from MIT CSAIL, MIT Sloan, The Productivity Institute, and IBM’s Institute for Business Value is set to challenge our long-held beliefs. Their research critically examines the economic practicality of using AI for automating tasks in the workplace, with a specific emphasis on computer vision.

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