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Will robots take your job? New report on future work in the US & UK says not as bad as predicted.1

Will robots take your job? New report on future work in the US & UK says not as bad as predicted.1
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“New study forecasts only one in five workers are in occupations that will shrink; lays out blueprint for reskilling workers

“The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030″ The study takes an entirely new approach to forecasting employment and skill demands in the US and UK. 

Source: www.nesta.org.uk

Key findings: 

 

– Education, healthcare, and wider public sector occupations are likely to grow while some low-skilled jobs, in fields like construction and agriculture, are less likely to suffer poor labor market outcomes

– Future skills predicted to be in greater demand include:

  • Interpersonal skills, (teaching, social perceptiveness, and coordination, as well as related knowledge, such as psychology and anthropology)
  • Higher-order cognitive skills (originality, fluency of ideas, and active learning)
  • Systems skills (the ability to recognize, understand and act on interconnections and feedback loops in sociotechnical systems, systems analysis, and systems evaluation). 

Advice to employers: Begin training existing employees for future skills.

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