A recent report from Deloitte and Oxford Economics revealed that 35% of UK jobs are at risk of being lost to automation. Where is that automation most evident and how will HR respond to the changes it will inevitably put on to its already full plate in the next few years?
The following statistics illustrate the unprecedented ‘spread’ and effects of automation on the global employment market:-
- Nearly half (47%) of jobs in the US are at risk of automation in the next two decades, according to Oxford University.
- Global IT research and advisory firm Gartner Group predicts a third of jobs will be replaced by 2025.
- Meanwhile, the McKinsey Global Institute predicts that between 40 million to 75 million jobs globally may be replaced by robots by 2025.