Nearly half of HR professionals believe that up to 1/3rd of existing job roles will be automated in the next 3 years: Shine.com

Shine.com has conducted a survey in metro cities among HR professionals to identify how the rapid adoption of technology will change the Indian jobs landscape in 2019. Conducted across various industries, the survey focuses on the biggest trends that will dominate jobs and business operations in the current year.

According to the survey, the biggest finding was that one-third of existing job roles in various industries will get automated in the next 3 years.

45.5% of the HR professionals plan to adopt technology-driven HR tools such as AI tools, Virtual Reality and hiring tools within their organisations in the coming 12 months. Additionally, 36.75% of HR professionals surveyed foresee some kind of disruption in their industry in the next 2-3 years.

Shine.com conducted the survey across various industries, including IT, Education & Training, BFSI, Manufacturing, Retail, Auto etc. The insights uncovered through the survey cast a light on the directions the present trends will take in the future, which organisations can leverage to offer better engagement, resources and facilities to their HR workforce.

Speaking about the survey, Zairus Master, CEO, Shine.com, said, With a host of innovations & technological changes coming up and with cutting-edge technologies like AI and machine learning becoming more and more integral to business operations across sectors, the demand for professionals with evolved, tech-led skillsets will only increase further in 2019. Expertise in areas such as data compliance and cyber security will also be much sought-after, given how critical data privacy and information security have become in the global business discourse. I also foresee organisations collaborating with reputed online learning platforms such as ShineLearning.com to undertake large-scale upskilling and reskilling of their in-house talent”.

The technological convergence is also expected to significantly transform existing job profiles and responsibilities and give rise to new job roles. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics have become more embedded within the day-to-day operations of IT/ITES companies but adoption is on the rise in other industries too. Other trends that will lead the HR landscape include the adoption of flexible HR policies and working hours, growth of digitisation, and an uptick in freelance workers. Trends such as flexibility and digital experience will further help organizations to bring down attrition rates and increase employee retention as they adapt to the new normal.

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