Automation

Increased automation drives employee mental health concerns

Employees feel anxious about various factors of automation, including pressures to be 'always on' and changes to their roles

Labour pledges free retraining for adults

Labour has promised to widen access to adult education, as research calls for government, employers and individuals to boost reskilling

Employers must highlight tech investment or miss out on talent

?Those not promoting their investment in automation when recruiting could miss out on talent, according to research from Hays

New technology causing skills gaps and stagnant wages

Researchers urge employers and governments to focus on upskilling and lifelong learning to prepare employees for technological change and automation

Retraining scheme launched to tackle AI job losses

?The government is launching a national retraining scheme for workers at risk of losing jobs to automation and AI

Automation more likely to affect female workers

?The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has called on the government to ensure the benefits of technology are evenly shared

AI careers unappealing to UK workers

Government data finds that many are uninterested in a career in AI as BEIS announces plans to boost technology skills

TREC panel: Rapid workforce change overstated

Concerns over the rapid pace of change in the workplace and generational differences may be unfounded, a panel at TREC 2019 discussed

Candidates seek automation-proof roles

As ONS figures reveal that automation could jeopardise 1.5 million jobs, separate research suggests workers are concerned about this

Public sector HR struggling with digital change

Half (50%) of HR leaders in the public sector feel unable to drive digital transformation, according to research from the Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) and MHR

Workers fear losing their jobs to AI

Experts call on employers to support workers with changes to the world of work as research reveals employee perceptions of automation and job losses

HR unprepared for AI surge

?Few employers are prepared for challenges related to increased automation, according to research