Your Coworker May Soon Be A Machine

Geography: Global —Research Source: McKinsey & Company  —Date: February 2017 —Findings:  Less than 5% of jobs are entirely rote and machine replaceable—the changes will likely trickle in across the board. “About 60% of all occupations have at least 30% of constituent activities that could be automated. 51% of job activities could be automated with “currently demonstrated” technology. As 51% of […]

Weathering The Digital Disruption

Geography: United States —Research Source: Accenture —Date: December 2016 —Findings:  For every employee a tenured-tech company gains from a digital-born company, it loses eight employees to digital-born companies. Of millennial job changers, only 2% stayed in the tenured-tech camp. And only 6% of tenured-tech Gen Xers and baby boomers opted for a position at another tenured-tech. Recommendations: Digitial […]

Technology Is Taking Over A Large Portion Of Training Delivery

Geography: United States —Research Source: ATD —Date: December 2016 —Findings:  Per-employee spending increased in 2015 to an average of $1,252 per employee (from $1,229 in 2014). 28% of direct learning expenditures went to outsourced or external activities. Direct expenditure as a percent of payroll increased from 4 to 4.3 percent. Employees averaged 33.5 hours of training in 2015, […]

The 2016 Social Media Review

Geography: United States —Research Source: Pew Research Center —Date: November 2016 —Findings:  Nearly eight-in-ten online Americans 1 (79%) now use Facebook, more than double the share that uses Twitter (24%), Pinterest (31%), Instagram (32%) or LinkedIn (29%). The share of online adults who report using Facebook has increased by 7 percentage points compared top 2015 45% of online adults with an annual household […]

Headhunting Teams Experience Growth As Companies Struggle To Find Top Talent

Geography: Global —Research Source: Technavio —Date: October 2016 —Findings:   “About 25% of Fortune 500 companies have internal headhunting teams due to the identification of appropriate candidates having become easier as a result of an increase in online branding of candidates by professional sites such as LinkedIn.” – Angad Singh. The UK is one of the major markets in Europe and […]

Companies Are Not As Heavily Invested In Big Data As We Once Thought

Geography: United States —Research Source: Gartner, Inc —Date: October 2016 —Findings: 48% of companies have invested in big data in 2016, up 3% from 2015. However, those who plan to invest in big data within the next two years fell from 31 to 25% n 2016. Nearly 57% of respondents said that their organization has invested or is planning to […]

The Benefits And Barriers Of AI’s Impact On The Labor Force

Geography: United States —Research Source: Council of Economic Advisors —Date: September 2016 —Findings: 83% of jobs making less than $20 per hour are projected to come under pressure from automation, as compared to 31% of jobs making between $20 and $40 per hour, and just 4% of jobs making above $40 per hour, as the graph below illustrates. Over the […]

The Global Workforce Is Weary Of Change

Geography: Global —Research Source: ADP Research Institute —Date: September 2016 —Findings: 90% of people believe technology will allow for deeper connections across distance and time. However, 45% fear that automation, smart machines and artificial intelligence will replace people for repetitive work. 81% of people are excited about the future and embracing change, especially the rise of technology. However, […]

Seeing Yourself Through Social Media

Geography: United Kingdom —Research Source: Monster and YouGov —Date: August 2016 —Findings: 56% of UK employers admit that candidates’ online profiles actively influence their hiring decisions. 36% of the 4,000 HR professionals surveyed said they had declined to interview a candidate, or had rejected an applicant they had already interviewed, after checking their social media posts, while 65% Googled […]

Millennials: What is a Fax?

Geography: United States —Research Source: Brother —Date: August 2016 —Findings: Over 50% of employees in all age brackets admit that they’ve bluffed their way through operating a piece of equipment like a scanner or fax machine at least once, and nearly 40% are repeat offenders. Almost 66% of Millennials have pretended to know more about office electronics than they actually […]