ManpowerGroup Study Finds Automation Bringing New Jobs, Emphasizing Certain Skills

February 02, 2018

A new study by ManpowerGroup provides a real-time view of the impact of automation on workforces, finding that 86 percent of employers surveyed plan to maintain or increase headcount over the next two years due to automation.  Entitled "Robots Need Not Apply: Human Solutions for the Skills Revolution," the study further found that automation is taking tasks, not jobs, emphasizing the urgency for a new look at the skill sets needed for workers to thrive in the changing economy.  These skills include communication, collaboration, problem solving, organization, customer service, leadership, and management.