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Are High-Skill Occupations “Safe” from Automation?

New research using AI to match patent language with work shows that AI may reinvent high-skill work sooner than you think.

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A Conversation With Dr. John Boudreau

SIOP Conversation Series welcomes John Boudreau in an “Ask Me Anything” style conversation about his work.

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The Impact of Automation on Jobs and the Future of Work

Ultimately automation should be considered not as a way of replacing humans but actually as a part of your workforce. It can be thought of in a way as part of your talent pool. There are number of examples that highlight the way in which we work with automation, leverage it as a collaborator and → Read More: The Impact of Automation on Jobs and the Future of Work

Why Your Work Automation “Climate” Matters As Much As Upskilling

New research on workplace climate offers important insights for measuring, facilitating and enhancing successful work automation. John Boudreau and Benjamin Schneider share why workforce automation readiness requires more than just enhanced worker capabilities.

When it comes to preparing for future work automation, the dominant focus is on upskilling worker capability, but equally pivotal elements are → Read More: Why Your Work Automation “Climate” Matters As Much As Upskilling

Key Findings: The Gains from Work Automation

It’s well understood that automation will revolutionize work, and that the effects of automation will not be as simple as replacing the human workers in a job. Instead, work will be “perpetually upgraded,” as automation steadily changes how the underlying tasks in a job are accomplished.

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HR as a “Prediction Machine”

A web search on “AI in HR” reveals a mind-boggling array of possibilities.

For example, AI can choose candidate sources, predict candidate performance, offer coaching and learning, and even suggest employee pay levels. Yet, a recent IBM survey suggests that only 66% of CEOs believe cognitive computing can drive significant value in HR, and only → Read More: HR as a “Prediction Machine”

Organizational Leaders Can't Avoid Conversations About Automation Forever

We live in a world of perpetually upgraded work. Each day, work becomes a little more automated, employee and worker rewards become a little more immediate and job-related learning becomes a little more virtual.

But in order for businesses to stay at the forefront of innovation and for workers to have enough time to gain → Read More: Organizational Leaders Can’t Avoid Conversations About Automation Forever

What We Often Get Wrong About Automation

When leaders describe how advances in automation will affect job prospects for humans, predictions typically fall into one of two camps. Optimists say that machines will free human workers to do higher-value, more creative work. Pessimists predict massive unemployment, or, if they have a flair for the dramatic, a doomsday scenario in which humans’ only → Read More: What We Often Get Wrong About Automation

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