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It sounds like a story we’ve heard before – a bit like hover-boards and personal jet-packs – but there’s new research out which states that a large number of all jobs will be lost to robots in the coming decades. Oxford University research has the figure at 35% of existing jobs in Britain under threat in the next 20 years and Boston Consulting Group has the number at 25% but over a shorter timeframe of 10 years.
What tends to safeguard a job from automation is a role in which an employee has to show creativity, empathy and negotiating skills, but because the advance in robotics has created more dextrous machines which can manipulate objects and voice recognition and task-orientated algorithm-based robots have pushed into office work, there are plenty of roles under fire.
With help from the Oxford University researchers behind the study, The BBC has created an ingenious interactive graphic to see how likely it is that a robot could do your job.
The answers are striking: at a 32% likelihood, human resource managers and directors are not very likely to find themselves replaced by robots in the next 20 years but telephone salespeople were 99% certain to find their roles automated and legal secretaries and financial accounts managers weren’t far behind on 97.6%.
In a nutshell, the research shows that your job is safer from automation if you:
But your days are numbered if your job entails that you have to:
This research interested us at QJumpers because it reveals two themes for the future which are absolutely integral to our business:
The future of recruitment
If your company – no matter its size – is still using spreadsheets and individually compiled emails as part of its recruitment system, then you need to change.
QJumpers is not only able to automatically place your job advert on a number of different websites, but it is also able to then track the applicants, contact those who you choose with either acceptance or rejection emails, and then provide an automated system whereby the successful applicant receives and submits their onboarding documents.
Clearly the decision to hire lies firmly at whichever management level of your company you decide, but the time-consuming organisation, collation and contacting of applicants can now be carried out without eating up valuable parts of your working day.
The benefits of automating these parts of your recruitment process include:
The future of job-hunting
There are two direct impacts a more automated “workforce” will have on job-hunting:
For more information onhow QJumpers can provide your company with a future-proof recruitment strategy and the software and system to back it up, contact us on 0800 758673, firstname.lastname@example.org via the website.
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