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    One third of HR roles at risk of automation

    Data analysis will become a core element of all HR roles, predicts the studyShutterstock Almost a third of HR roles are at risk of being replaced by robots, according to a study commissioned by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower and the Institute for Human Resource Professionals. Researchers from Willis Towers Watson analysed 27 HR roles […] More

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    Personnel Today Awards 2020 winners: NHS praised for Covid response

    The NHS team celebrate winning the first of three awards, including overall winner. NHS England and Improvement has been crowned the overall winner at this year’s Personnel Today Awards. In a year in which thousands clapped for the NHS on doorsteps, the organisation was the clear winner for the “best of the best” prize after […] More

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    Personnel Today Awards 2020: HR Tech Provider of the Year shortlist

    All of the Personnel Today Awards 2019 winners take to the stage Continuing our countdown to the Personnel Today Awards 2020 on 26 November, we profile the eight organisations shortlisted for the HR Tech Provider of the Year title. This award celebrates innovation and the positive impact tech intervention has had on organisations and their […] More

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    WEF: Half of all work tasks to be automated

    Roles where human interaction is important, in sectors such as care, will increaseShutterstock Half of all work tasks will be handled by machines by 2025 – but inequality will worsen as a result – according to the World Economic Forum.The WEF’s latest forecast into the impact of automation said a “robot revolution” would create 97 […] More

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    RSA: UK should adopt France’s partial activity scheme

    Montmartre, ParisShutterstock Future state support for industries threatened by coronavirus needs to be better targeted and take into account the additional risk to jobs from automation, which is being introduced faster in several sectors in response to the pandemic. A new report from thinktank RSA (Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) looking at the […] More

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    Ballerina image in jobs campaign provokes Twitter storm

    Image: QA/CyberFirst/HM Government The culture secretary, Oliver Dowden has described a government-supported advertisement designed to encourage people to retrain and switch jobs as “crass”. One advertisement, part of the Cyber First campaign promoting retraining in tech, pictured a ballerina and stated “Fatima’s next job could be in cyber (she just doesn’t know it yet)”. Many […] More