Automation

Automation and AI: how it will actually affect the workplace

Is there any consensus over the effects of the spread of AI over the next few years and is HR well placed to play its part in reshaping the workforce?

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Automation and AI: Brian Kropp on cost savings, ethics and inequality

5 Sep 2019

Alongside Adam McCulloch’s in-depth report into the impact of AI and automation on the workplace, Brian Kropp, group vice president,...

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Future skills framework to be developed

14 Aug 2019

A framework for “essential” skills – such as teamwork, presenting and problem-solving – will be developed by a new task...

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Digitising HR records: the first steps towards intelligent automation (webinar)

7 Aug 2019

ON-DEMAND | Find out how West Midlands Ambulance Service digitised its HR records as the first step in a journey towards intelligent automation...

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Automation could widen gender pay gap

16 Jul 2019

There is a risk that automation in the workplace will widen the gender pay gap and increase inequality, an in-depth study has found.

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HR outsourcing (HRO) in depth guide

An in-depth guide to HRO: How is HR outsourcing changing? 

15 Jul 2019

HR outsourcing (HRO) has matured. Once little more than a cost-cutting exercise, outsourcing your HR – or specialisms within it...

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‘Good quality’ jobs should be measure of industrial success

15 Jul 2019

The UK needs to manage industrial change far better than in the past if the economy is to harness new technology, become greener and provide better livelihoods

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Waning productivity costs staff £5,000 over past decade

5 Jul 2019

Workers have lost out on just over £5,000 in wages because of poor productivity growth over the last decade, new...

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Think tank urges retraining pledge as automation transforms communities

3 Jul 2019

A report from right-leaning think tank Onward has urged the next prime minister to introduce a retraining tax credit to...

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Manufacturing sector could lose 20m jobs to automation

26 Jun 2019

Up to 20 million jobs in manufacturing could be replaced by robots by 2030, with each new robot taking over...

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Just one day of work per week benefits mental health

19 Jun 2019

Work is good for your mental health, even if you only do one day a week, according to researchers from...

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Integrate learning into jobs, say L&D experts

17 Jun 2019

Learning will need to be better integrated into employees' daily tasks, especially in busy environments: a key message from the Festival of Work

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Festival of Work: Why job automation is an opportunity, not a threat

14 Jun 2019

The implications of job automation was hotly debated by speakers at the CIPD's Festival of Work this week, where Gary Kasparov was among the key speakers

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Amazon offers workers thousands to set up own delivery businesses

14 May 2019

Amazon is offering its employees thousands of pounds in funding to set up independent delivery businesses.
The company has said...

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Blurring of work and home life is the tip of the tech iceberg

13 May 2019

New technology is often hailed as the UK’s economic saviour. But have we appreciated AI’s potential for radically altering workplace...

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