FOCUS ON THE EFFECTS OF DIGITALISATION ON EMPLOYMENT
Stand: Januar 2019
Digitalisation drives us all. Many companies are currently working on large-scale projects to digitalise workflows and business models. This HR-Report is our way of addressing topics that move organisations. This is how we put the agile organisation to the test last year. The new HR-Report 2019 focuses on the impact of digitalisation on the labour markets and on the question of how people can remain employable.
For some years now, we have been discussing this matter in our society: Will the digital shift lead to more jobs at the end of the day or will there be a massive loss of jobs? Opinions are so far inconsistent and document how difficult it is to derive valid forecasts in these fast-moving times.
We now want to contribute to this discussion using our current HR-Report and extend it with empirical data. Therefore, we have interviewed over 800 managers of companies regarding both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of employment. And we were surprised by the results: The majority thinks positively about it and expects that the number of jobs will increase rather than decrease. And that was the opinion in almost all business sectors, since we had asked about the impact of digitalisation in detail.