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ROBOTS TAKE TASKS, NOT JOBS: THE SKILLS RESHUFFLE

Most employers expect overall headcount to increase as a result of digitization, however, the impact varies by function.

IT comes out on top as organizations invest in digital skills, and Frontline & Customer-Facing functions are close behind. In contrast, Administrative & Office functions expect the greatest decreases in headcount as a result of automation.

The rise in consumerism and the value companies now place on customer service and last mile delivery are increasingly evident in a digital world. Roles that are routine or add less value to customers are under greatest threat of automation.

Employment Outlook Automation

SKILLS LEARNABILITY: MILLENNIALS GOT IT RIGHT

The vast majority of Millennials—93%—see ongoing skills development as an important part of their future careers. They would pay for it personally and give up their own time to do it.

There are however, varying degrees of desire, capability and commitment to learning. Higher learnability correlates strongly with career success—being more educated, better prepared for employment and higher paid. What’s more, people with high learnability tend to continue learning, so the benefits grow over time.

In the past, employers had more time, managers and resources to develop people. Today, they want faster time-to-value and need to move people on and up from Potential to High Learner quicker. Understanding a person’s learnability potential is a key indicator of what they will need to succeed.

WHAT’S YOUR LEARNABILITY POTENTIAL?

Learnability is: “the desire and ability to quickly grow and adapt one’s skill set to remain employable throughout their working life.”

Here at Manpower, we designed The Learnability Quotient test.

This test represents a new way for users to assess their learning styles and receive recommendations for how to develop and engage their unique skill sets.

Take your Learnability Quotient test, here.

WANT MORE WORKFORCE INSIGHTS?

As one of Alberta’s leading staffing agencies, Manpower Alberta prioritizes data driven research into Canada’s workforce.

For an in-depth look into Calgary, Red Deer, and Edmonton’s workforce, please reference our recently released Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS) for Q3 2019. View the report here.

Are you looking for employment? Wondering how to attract top talent for your industry? Manpower Alberta can help! With offices in Calgary, Red Deer, and Edmonton is here to work with your workforce needs.

Visit our website at manpowerab.com.

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