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Between man and machines, companies are still choosing the former
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Between man and machines, companies are still choosing the former

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Machine learning is advancing rapidly, and they will only get smarter with time. But companies are not about to do away with human workers in favour of robots. In fact, most employers believe that machines work best alongside people, who need to be more productive in different ways, a study by Deloitte has found.

Of the 500 C-suite and management-level executives from mid-market companies surveyed for the study, 46 per cent say they plan to hire more people before implementing new technologies. Only 26 per cent say they are likely to require fewer people when they are able to automate work operations.

But these executives all point to redesigning jobs, and reskilling employees to take on new job functions, as their top two talent-related priorities while they seek to augment the workforce through technology.

Similarly, Singapore is also encouraging companies to look to job redesign, and training of workers, to deal with disruption. Job redesign is also a way to ensure older workers who are healthy and able to contribute meaningfully are not left out of the workforce.

 


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