According to a new Future of Jobs Report 2018 by the World Economic Forum, skill sets required in both old and new occupations will change in most industries and transform how and where people work.
For example, in 2018, an average of 71% of total task hours are performed by humans, compared to 29% by machines. By 2022, this average is expected to have shifted to 58% task hours performed by humans and 42% by machines. However, according the ManpowerGroup’s Humans Wanted: Robots Need You research, of the 41% of companies in this research that will automate tasks over the next 2 years, 24% will create more jobs, 6 percentage points more than those who don’t plan to automate. The way works gets done is changing, but the data is clear; companies that automate more are also creating more jobs.
The report sheds light on data that ManpowerGroup has tracked and acted on for some time.
"Digital transformation is in overdrive, fueling growth, connecting communities and powering value creation, a positive force for those capable of adapting at speed,” says Jonas Prising, Chairman & CEO, ManpowerGroup. “At the same time, technology and globalization are driving huge societal and political shifts, changing the game for both companies and workers.”
Amidst this rapid acceleration and change, the impact of technology will be felt by all job functions, employment levels and skills. Here are some of the evolving and emerging skills that employers will need:
These skills are a start as the workplace undergoes digital transformation – but it’s not all. Learn more about the Future of Work and Skills.