Automation Skills Outlook

August 14, 2018 0 comment

The business world is rapidly advancing with the aid of new technologies in virtually every business application. As a result, leadership and automation jobs are seen as a major skills gap into the future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

HR Survey Results

According to the Global Human Capital Trends report from Deloitte, a survey was conducted of over 11,000 HR professionals. They found most concerning was the need for automation, new skills, and an aging workforce.  In fact, 72% of those polled, when asked about automation, rated the topic of Artifical Intelligence as important or very important while 61% are currently redesigning jobs around AI and robotics. On the other hand, over 54% said they have no programs in place to build the skills of the future. Despite the aging global workforce who maintain a competitive advantage with experienced offerings, only 18% said that they offer employees opportunities for professional development.

The U.S. economy is constantly evolving, driven by technology, globalization, and changes in values. Radical new models of service delivery are expanding and emerging and significantly disrupting many occupational labor markets. The outlook of possibilities is an uncharted sea, but what is certain is that the waters will not be calm.

We Can Help

Any staffing agency will tell you that now is the time to gain as much experience and education as possible. Companies are willing to pay much higher salaries than ever before if they find the perfect fit. The demand is high, but the talent pool is low. In such a competitive industry, setting yourself apart will provide you with many different opportunities and benefits in the short-term and long-term.

Catapult Solutions Group understands the challenges from both an employer standpoint and those searching for a job. We aren’t just another staffing agency. We strive to match only the best talent with companies looking for the best talent. Neither the employer nor the job seeker should waste their time throughout the process, and we help streamline the process for both parties. For more information on how we can help you, don’t hesitate to contact us.