EVERYONE IS AWARE OF THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, WHICH IS TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF WORK AND BY IMPLICATION THE FUTURE OF RECRUITMENT BUT HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS?
Is this happening now?
Whilst much of the UK is absorbed in BREXIT paranoia, which will disrupt the economy as well as create some economic opportunities few are considering the impact of 4th Industrial revolution on their own recruitment careers, sectors and businesses.
In our recent blogs; Future of Recruitment 2020-2030 – Your Future Starts Today and Future of Recruitment – A Shifting Paradigm for Recruiters; as well as our recent talks at the Recruitment Expo’s in London and Birmingham we have highlighted the impact on the UK recruitment markets and the sectors most at risk.
In addition we have highlight the threats to recruiters as well as the opportunities this creates for people over the next 3-5 years.
REVOLUTION - IS IT
The simple answer is yes; it has started. The changes currently are mild and the impacts slow but the direction of travel is there to see.
As we have already highlighted the Deloitte analysis of ONS data:
To find out a specific career there is an interactive graphic produced by Bloomberg that enables readers and recruiters to enter a job type and see the likely risk of automation to the role.
In addition to these careers
that involve high levels of the
following human qualities are
less likely to be automated:
>High degree of skill
>High levels of persuasion
>Are highly varied
This would include senior management and leadership roles, specialist and technical sales roles, research roles and creative and design roles.