Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Deskilling--new one on me

I learned a new word! Deskilling. De-skilling. It means replacing employees with automation.

Yuh-oh.

A CareerBuilder study showed that 31% of companies have deskilled workers.

But--the vast majority said this meant adding jobs, not taking them away.

Info technology firms are most like to deskill.

Overall, 31% companies plan to do this...

Customer service...35%
IT..........................33%
Accounting/finance 32%
Assembly...............30%
Shipping.................25%
Sales......................17%

The jobs added are usually higher paying. But--interestingly--35% of those who deskilled added back jobs because the technology failed.

Hmpf.      

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