Just 31% of workers with advanced digital skills held a bachelor’s degree or postsecondary equivalent, according to research released by Amazon Web Services and Gallup. However, 36% of employers report that a postsecondary degree is required even for an entry-level job requiring digital skills. In addition, an analysis of international job vacancy data finds that […]
Cyberattacks to become more frequent
Cyberattacks occur every 39 seconds in the US, and the frequency is only expected to increase, according to a report by The Conference Board.
Ransomware poses a particular threat to business. Such attacks comprised 60% of malware attacks on companies in 2021, up from 45% in 2020, and affected companies’ ability to […]
Software developer jobs to see big gains by 2030
Software developer jobs will see some of the largest growth among all occupational categories through 2030, according to an analysis by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
It found that employment in the occupational category “software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testers” would grow by 409,500 […]
How remote work affects collaboration
Is working from home overrated? A study in the science journal Nature Human Behavior, “The effects of remote work on collaboration among information workers,” points to some concerns about how employees share information while working remotely. The study looked at 61,182 Microsoft employees in the US over the first six months […]
European employers aren’t investing in new technology to support their remote workers, according to a survey by Ricoh Europe released in September.
It found that just 36% of European employers say their organisation has provided the tools and technology to maintain employee productivity while working from any location.
“Employers clearly value in-person collaboration — but they must […]
The US Federal Trade Commission cautioned firms to be careful when using artificial intelligence so that it does not discriminate against individuals.
“If a data set is missing information from particular populations, using that data to build an AI model may yield results that are unfair or inequitable to legally protected groups,” according to the FTC.
Workers prefer robots to humans in supporting mental health
Stress and burnout are a fact of life during Covid-19. A study by enterprise software firm Oracle and HR research and advisory firm Workplace Intelligence found that 70% of workers are experiencing more stress this year than any previous year, and 25% are burned out at work. […]
WEC, large staffing firms join in blockchain effort
The World Employment Confederation — an international organization representing the staffing industry — and its corporate members announced a blockchain initiative aimed at developing a common set of worker data that can reside on a block. The initiative also calls for developing guidelines on how staffing companies can […]
Gaming hiring systems
Artificial intelligence hiring systems sometimes use facial recognition to analyze character traits to determine who will be a good hire, but some firms in South Korea are offering classes in how to beat the AI system.
According to a World Economic Forum blog post on Feb. 26, “In South Korea, you can take a […]
Uber introduces its industrial staffing service
Uber Technologies Inc. announced the rollout of its Uber Works industrial staffing app in a blog post. For now, Uber Works is operating only in Chicago, and the company is working with staffing firms TalentBurst and TrueBlue Inc. Workers are classified as employees of the staffing firms.
In order to get […]