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Will technology replace the human workforce and destroy the psychological connection between humans and work ?

“Will technology (e.g., artificial intelligence and robots) replace the human Modern Timesworkforce and destroy the psychological connection between humans and work in the process?”

At present there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the answers to this question  While some feel humans and machines are moving hand in hand towards a future of blissful symbiosis, there are a lot of other folks who seem to be waiting for the other robotic shoe to drop. No matter what your opinion, the dynamic between employers and humans is ripe for major disruption.

When it comes to the future of humans and their work, hiring is a great example of how advances in technology are setting the stage for major structural changes.

Understanding the long-term outlook begins with a look at two powerful trends that are defining the outcome of the war with talent in the here and now:

Elimination: Technology is taking over jobs performed by humans. In the most extreme view, this trend is setting the stage for a technological armageddon in which machines marginalize humans by denying them the ability to earn a living.

Personalization: Technology is empowering individuals with information about themselves and providing them with the opportunity to take ownership of who they are and how they want to live their lives.

Employers, and the talent acquisition professionals who work for them, are becoming increasingly familiar with these megatrends, and any prophecies around the future of hiring require a closer look at the complex interplay between them.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at The War With Talent, Part 3 — Elimination vs. Personalization | ERE.

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