How Workers Feel About Robots and Their Jobs
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HOW WORKERS FEEL ABOUT ROBOTS AND THEIR JOBS
What impact do you feel artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will have on your job?
|16% Negative impact|
|25% Positive impact|
|59% No impact|
Workers who think these technologies will have a positive impact cited the greatest benefits:
|1. Ability to focus on creativity and problem-solving|
|2. Increased productivity|
|3. Ability to develop new skills and deliver better results|
Workers who think these technologies will have a negative impact cited the greatest drawbacks:
|1. Eventual elimination of their role|
|2. Reduced opportunities for creativity and problem-solving|
|3. Excessive reliance on technology to do their job|
HOW EMPLOYEES SEE TECHNOLOGY IMPACTING THEIR JOBS
Top ways technological advancements will affect jobs at their company:
|Require new skills (49%)|
|Change processes (48%)||Enhance employees' productivity (45%)|
|Replace routine responsibilities (45%)|
|Allow teams to focus on strategy (37%)|
|Create new opportunities for staff (37%)|
Multiple responses were permitted. Top responses shown.
90% say upskilling staff will be challenging.
88% say finding professionals with requisite skills will be difficult.
Source: Robert Half survey of more than 400 workers and 300 managers in Canada
To read the full report, Jobs and AI Anxiety, visit www.roberthalf.ca/the-future-of-work.
2019 Robert Half International Inc.