The workplace is changing drastically and very soon there will be just two types of people – employable in the augmented workplace and unemployable, a senior official at tech giant Oracle said. Besides, he said, there is a dichotomy emerging in today’s workplace — automation is taking up the repetitive jobs, which in turn means fewer jobs, while companies are struggling to get key talent for specialised jobs.
On the other hand, tech experts maintain that though this trend is yet to take off in India, artificial intelligence has started featuring dominantly in HR conversations and while terms like AI, chatbots and machine learning may sound intimidating, these technologies will not remove humans from the workplace.
While automation will eliminate some jobs, it will also create some jobs that will support the “automation economy”.
“Employees need to be more intuitive, irrespective of organisation function, more creative in the work they are doing,” Shaakun Khanna, Head of HCM Applications, Asia Pacific, at Oracle told PTI
“The world will just have two types of people – employable in the augmented workplace and unemployable,” he added.
Khanna further said that the workforce needs to be equipped with multiple skill sets and even multiple career transitions if need be. Employees who are not upskilling themselves are facing the brunt of the situation.
According to FICCI-Nasscom & EY report by 2022, 9 per cent of the country’s 600 million estimated workforce would be deployed in new jobs that do not even exist today, while 37 per cent will be in jobs which have radically changed skill sets.
It highlighted the impact of globalisation, demographics, and exponential technologies on job landscape by 2022.
According to PeopleStrong CEO and founder Pankaj Bansal, there will be a visible change in the next three-four years and the first major effects will be seen in the sectors like manufacturing, IT and ITeS and security services and agriculture.
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