Automation

ONS-productivity

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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learning in busy environments

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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Future jobs will require the human touch, says Amber Rudd

10 May 2019

More automation will allow employers to offer roles that require distinct “human sensibilities” and allow workers to be more creative

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‘Premium’ should be paid for high-value apprenticeships

27 Mar 2019

Employers that offer “high value” apprenticeships should receive “premiums” from the government to encourage schemes that facilitate higher average wage...

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Women at highest risk of losing roles to automation

25 Mar 2019

 
The ONS has created a chatbot where users can search for the risk of automation of different roles
Around...

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Unleash 2019: How to make work ‘romantic’ again

22 Mar 2019

Work is at risk of losing its human side as technology takes over many aspects of our professional and personal...

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Strategic workforce planning is a necessity, not a ‘nice to have’

20 Mar 2019

With automation likely to see many jobs displaced in the near future, employers need to prepare now to find areas where workers' existing and emerging skills will be needed

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Recruitment process outsourcing: the future is ‘total talent’

6 Mar 2019

Employers are battling economic uncertainty but still struggle to source much-needed skills. In such a volatile jobs market, what role...

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HR must be more involved in digital transformation plans

28 Nov 2018

Digital transformation in many organisations is being held back because of a failure to develop employee skills and an over-reliance...

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