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[PDF] Towards a Reskilling Revolution

[PDF] Towards a Reskilling Revolution | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

As the types of skills needed in the labour market change rapidly, individual workers will have to engage in life-long learning if they are to achieve fulfilling and rewarding careers. For companies, reskilling and upskilling strategies will be critical if they are to find the talent they need and to contribute to socially responsible approaches to the future of work. For policy-makers, reskilling and retraining the existing workforce are essential levers to fuel future economic growth, enhance societal resilience in the face of technological change and pave the way for future-ready education systems for the next generation of workers.

Yet while there has been much forecasting on transformations in labour markets, few practical approaches exist to identifying reskilling and job transition opportunities. Towards a Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All provides a valuable new tool that will help individual workers, companies, and governments to prioritize their actions and investments. Using big data analytics of online job postings, the methodology in this report demonstrates the power of a data-driven approach to discover reskilling pathways and job transition opportunities. The methodology can be applied to a variety of taxonomies of job requirements and sources of data.

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6 strategies to make Digital Learning Work

6 strategies to make Digital Learning Work | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Organizations increasingly rely on digital learning for at least a portion of their leadership development and training needs. Online courses and other digital tools allow managers across multiple locations to train at the same time, saving companies time and travel expenses.

But getting a return from digital learning requires more than just a library full of content on the company intranet. Before jumping into any digital learning initiative, consider these 6 ways to maximize its effectiveness.

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Re-framing the Future of Work

IDC believes that the Future of Work is more than a cultural movement or technological revolution. The Future of Work is not easy to implement and only a few organizations have totally grasped the concept. For those companies that feel that FoW doesn’t affect them, they risk falling victim to the NIMBU (Not In My Business Unit) syndrome. IDC research shows that this approach is unsustainable for any organization – big or small, or in any industry – in the long term. FoW is the cornerstone of a successful Digital Transformation strategy.

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Unlocking the potential of Digital Nomads

Unlocking the potential of Digital Nomads | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

As digital technology evolves, so too, do the traditional business models. These business models are even in many cases, failing, leaving digital nomads (workers who are mobile because of their ability to work online) the opportunity to reap the rewards.

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Despiden a 243 robots en hotel japonés por “ineficientes”

Despiden a 243 robots en hotel japonés por “ineficientes” | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Los dueños del hotel Henn-na, también conocido como Hotel Extravagante, inauguraron su exclusivo servicio atendido por robots en 2015 para ahorrar costos y mejorar el servicio a los huéspedes. Pero en estos últimos años han provocado más molestias y problemas en la atención y es por eso que 243 robots han sido despedidos por ser poco eficiente en las tareas como la recepción de los turistas o el traslado del equipaje, de acuerdo a un reporte publicado por The Wall Street Journal.

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Las 10 habilidades más demandadas por las empresas, según LinkedIn

Las 10 habilidades más demandadas por las empresas, según LinkedIn | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Tener un título profesional y varios años de experiencia no son, necesariamente, el pasaporte para conseguir un buen empleo.

La pregunta clave es ¿qué sabes hacer? Y de ahí en adelante el candidato a un trabajo debe demostrar que más allá de ser ingeniero, programador o experto financiero, tiene las habilidades clave que una compañía está buscando.

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Survey: Employers want Soft Skills from graduates

Survey: Employers want Soft Skills from graduates | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Employers want college graduates who have “soft skills,” such as being a good listener or thinking critically, but they have difficulty finding such candidates, according to a new report.

The survey was conducted online in September by Morning Consult for Cengage, an educational technology and services company, among more than 500 hiring managers and 150 more human resources professionals. More than 1,500 current and former college students from two- and four-year institutions were also surveyed.

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Three Education trends that will revolutionize the Workplace in 2019

Three Education trends that will revolutionize the Workplace in 2019 | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

As we ring in the New Year, it’s key to look ahead and think about the ways in which learning will change in 2019, and how those changes will affect the workplace. In 2018 we discussed the increasing value of soft skills; how the skills transformation is affecting the way we work; and the rise of the non-linear career path. These topics merely scratched the surface of the changes we’re seeing in education and in the workplace, which we’ll continue to debate in 2019.

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[60 Minutes] Facial and emotional recognition; how one man is advancing artificial intelligence

[60 Minutes] Facial and emotional recognition; how one man is advancing artificial intelligence | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Scott Pelley reports on the developments in artificial intelligence brought about by venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee’s investments and China's effort to dominate the AI field

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Talent not Technology is the key to success in a digital future

Talent not Technology is the key to success in a digital future | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

When it comes to translating technological innovations into real business results, technology is relatively easy to come by; it is talent that is often the limiting factor.

Companies have to simultaneously fill today’s roles and plan for future ones, most of them non-existent at the moment. Indeed, in a survey we conducted for the forthcoming book Goliath’s Revenge we found that only 27% of small companies and 29% of large companies believe they have the right talent for digital transformation.

Through our research we also uncovered six strategies companies can employ to ensure they have the people to accelerate digital innovation.

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It's time to dispel the myths of automation

It's time to dispel the myths of automation | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Automation is a topic on which most people have an opinion. The level of knowledge on the subject varies greatly, as does the amount of fear that people feel towards the technological revolution that is taking place.

I get the impression that even informed writers - including myself - in this field often take, for numerous reasons, convenient short-cuts when it comes to writing and talking about automation.

It is therefore time to address the abundance of factors that are influencing and will continue to influence how humanity moves forward with automation. It is an intertwined and complex network of factors that allow for multiple outcomes. This article will shine the light on a selection of these parameters.

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Humans wanted: Why automation won’t kill off your job

Humans wanted: Why automation won’t kill off your job | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

A quantum of change is coming. As the age of automation takes hold, both young people entering the workforce and those already established in their careers are fretting about the rise of the machines. But while machines will be increasingly powerful, humans will actually be more essential.

This is the clear message I’ve heard when speaking with clients across Canada, the United States and abroad. Notwithstanding the market volatility of recent months, from dairy farmers to oil companies to tech firms, business leaders and entrepreneurs are struggling with an enormous labour shortag

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Curiosity and resolve

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Jony Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple, was the first recipient of the Stephen Hawking Fellowship at Cambridge Union. His lecture to a crowd of about 400 was covered by The Independent — Apple designer Jony Ive explains how ‘teetering towards the absurd’ helped him make the iPhone

What struck me was how Ive clearly showed that to produce creative work one has to balance between getting lots of ideas and getting things done, especially creative new things. This constant dance between bigger groups of ideas and smaller groups of people working together requires both cooperation and collaboration. What makes it work is a desire to learn in order to get better.

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500 robots infiltrate US grocery stores to identify safety hazards

500 robots infiltrate US grocery stores to identify safety hazards | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Nearly 500 robots are heading to neighborhood grocery stores nationwide thanks to a partnership between Retail Business Services and Badger Technologies, the companies announced Monday. Both GIANT/MARTIN'S and Stop & Shop have agreed to deploy robots in nearly 500 of their stores, after successful pilot runs that improved store safety and efficiency, according to a press release.

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Top 6 trends influencing the workplace for 2019

Top 6 trends influencing the workplace for 2019 | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The workplace is undergoing tremendous change as the result of new technology, shifting societal attitudes and new generations of workers with different needs and ideas.  Linda Trim, Director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap, said: ”The pace of change in the workplaces is picking up. These are the top trends we think that will influence how people work this year.”

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Rise of IoT, Robotics created 80K+ new IT jobs in 2018

Rise of IoT, Robotics created 80K+ new IT jobs in 2018 | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The IT job market boomed in 2018, marking the highest rate of job growth in three years, according to a recent report from consulting firm Janco Associates, Inc.

Some 76,500 new IT jobs were created between January and November 2018—20,100 more new jobs than were created in the same period of 2017, the report found. An estimated 7,000 more are expected to arise in December, leading to a total of approximately 83,500 new IT jobs created this year.

The current economic recovery continues to create demand for IT professionals, with new positions cropping up in fields of robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), SEO, social networking, compliance mandates, and identity management, the report found.

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“Si no entiendes cómo la Inteligencia Artificial está cambiando todo, vas a tener problemas”

“Si no entiendes cómo la Inteligencia Artificial está cambiando todo, vas a tener problemas” | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

La inteligencia artificial no es cosa del futuro. Ya existe, está entre nosotrosy está cambiándonos la vida sin apenas percibirlo. Desde la economía a la educación. Pero en el horizonte hay algunos cambios que podríamos llamar “drásticos” y que afectan a los empleos e incluso al modo que tenemos de relacionarnos. Necesitamos aprender, y pronto, qué nos traerá la IA.

Es por eso que nos hemos acercado a la oficina de Lasse Rouhiainen, autor del libro ‘Inteligencia artificial: 101 cosas que debes saber hoy sobre nuestro futuro‘ (2018), para que nos explique qué podemos esperar. Ameno, completo y cercano, el libro hace un recorrido por todos los sectores que podamos imaginar. Su autor responde a nuestras preguntas con su característico acento finlandés.

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What the next 20 years will mean for jobs – and how to prepare

What the next 20 years will mean for jobs – and how to prepare | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The next two decades promise a full-scale revolution in our working lives. Before we look into the next 20 years, let’s take a quick look at the present – and something once considered paradoxical. We’re already living in an age of a lot of robots – and a lot of jobs.

As the number of robots at work has reached record levels, it’s worth noting that in 2018 the global unemployment level fell to 5.2%, according to a report last month – the lowest level in 38 years. In other words, high tech and high employment don’t have to be mutually exclusive. We’re living the proof of that today.

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Is Robotics taking away jobs -- Or creating them?

Is Robotics taking away jobs -- Or creating them? | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

We are always afraid of change when we are not sure about the outcome. Some people resist automation because they think that jobs will be eliminated and unemployment will rise. Working in the robotics industry, I believe this is a common misconception.

When I embarked on my role in this industry, my main concern was centered around whether I would be helping to create jobs, or whether I would be adding to unemployment statistics. I've taken a hard look at this question and ultimately decided that robotics automation will not increase unemployment. Here's my thought process.

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These 10 hard and soft SKILLS will be key in 2019

These 10 hard and soft SKILLS will be key in 2019 | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

It’s not always easy to measure soft skills, but more and more, they’re proving crucial in an increasingly competitive workforce facing a shortage of highly-qualified workers, according to new data from LinkedIn.

A large majority (89 percent) of professionals feel their skills are more important than their job titles, according to 2018 LinkedIn research that paints a picture of the changing workforce and the skills that will help workers achieve the most success.

Additional LinkedIn Learning research notes that the combination of a short shelf life of skills, combined with a tightening labor market, leads to skills gaps. Talent developers, executives, and people managers agree that training for soft skills is a top priority for talent development teams–all the more reason why job applicants should focus on strengthening those skills. In fact, 57 percent of senior leaders today say soft skills are more important than hard skills.

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Gaining insight at work

Gaining insight at work | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

 With increasing complexity in most aspects of a network society, the way that we support organizational learning must change. With low levels of complexity, knowledge can be codified into documentation and distributed throughout the organization. Best practices can be determined and then people can be trained to perform these methods at work. Basic aircraft flight operations can be taught in this way. But complex problems require implicit knowledge that cannot be put into a manual. This type of knowledge is nuanced and dependent on the context and situation. For example, negotiating the creation of the United Nations required many conversations and involved a myriad of social connections. It required social learning, which is how we gain insights, by connecting with others and learning while we work.

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POINT-of-WORK: Diversity of Disruption

POINT-of-WORK: Diversity of Disruption | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Whether or not to move an organization’s technology infrastructure to the cloud appears to be more of a question of “when” to begin the move; not a question of “if” it makes sense to make the move. Take Digital Transformation as an example, though spoken as a single phrase, is by no means a singular event; in fact, transitioning to the cloud is phase-worthy, hugely complex, and typically spread over a couple of years of diverse disruptions due the enormity of the move. While IT resources shoulder a great deal of disruption inherent in core infrastructure transition, the greater disruption occurs within the diversity of operational workforce performance within the organization’s dynamic learning performance ecosystem.

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These are the 10 most in-demand skills of 2019, according to LinkedIn

These are the 10 most in-demand skills of 2019, according to LinkedIn | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Are you looking for a fresh start in 2019? Maybe you’d like to get fit? Learn a new skill? Or change career?

According to analysis from networking site LinkedIn, 2019’s employers are looking for a combination of both hard and soft skills, with creativity topping the list of desired attributes. The findings chime with the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report, which concluded that “human” skills like originality, initiative and critical thinking are likely to increase in value as technology and automation advances.

Strengthening a soft skill is one of the best investments you can make in your career, as they never go out of style,” LinkedIn Learning Editor, Paul Petrone wrote in a blog. “Plus, the rise of AI is only making soft skills increasingly important, as they are precisely the type of skills robots can’t automate.”

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This new paper has a bold conclusion about automation and unemployment

This new paper has a bold conclusion about automation and unemployment | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The fear that technological innovation will increase unemployment is not new, and various theories in response suggest technology does not necessarily pose a threat to jobs. This column goes one step further, arguing that because automation requires rising wages and that requires increasing the set of labour tasks, innovation should ultimately reduce unemployment.

Many innovations come in the shape of machines that replace workers. We hear of cars that drive themselves, of robots that perform more and more tasks, and of how artificial intelligence can replace smart jobs. These technological developments cause alarm among many, and this has intensified since the last recession that began in 2008. The recovery from the recession has been slow, and especially in creating new jobs. That is why many have called it ‘a jobless recovery.’

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La Inteligencia Artificial reemplazará el 40% de los trabajos en los próximos 15 años, asegura Kai-Fu Lee, pionero en IA

La Inteligencia Artificial reemplazará el 40% de los trabajos en los próximos 15 años, asegura Kai-Fu Lee, pionero en IA | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Durante el último año hemos visto una gran cantidad de predicciones acerca de la participación de los robots y la inteligencia artificial en cada vez más puestos de trabajo. Por ejemplo, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) apunta a que la automatización afectará a entre 400 y 800 millones de personas, quienes serán desplazadas de sus puestos de trabajo en 2030, es decir, aproximadamente el 14% de la fuerza laboral.

Otro ejemplo es el del Foro Económico Mundial (WEF), quien pronostica que para 2025 se eliminarán 75 millones de empleos debido a la automatización, pero a su vez se crearían 133 millones de nuevas funciones. Ahora, Kai-Fu Lee sube la cifra y apunta a que esto será peor de lo que se esperaba, ya que para 2035 el 40% de los trabajos del mundo serían realizados por algún sistema basado en inteligencia artificial.

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Inteligencia Artificial está cambiando procesos de selección

Inteligencia Artificial está cambiando procesos de selección | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

La inteligencia artificial está revolucionando las habilidades profesionales de cara a los procesos de selección de personal. Le contamos cómo lo hacen las grandes empresas.

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