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The future of jobs report: 2018

Presents the results of the second future of jobs survey covering the 2018-2022 period, with a particular focus on arriving at a better understanding of the potential of new technologies to create as well as disrupt jobs, and to improve the quality and productivity of the existing work of human employees. Uses an employer survey conducted in the first half of 2018, covering a comprehensive range of industries and geographies, gathering the views of business executives - principally chief human resources officers (CHROs). Explores the future of jobs, work tasks, skills and workforce strategies over the 2018 to 2022 period, as reflected in the operational understanding of CHROs and others at the frontline of workforce transformation in some of the world's largest employers. Looks at expected trends, technological disruptions and strategic drivers of change transforming business models. Considers a range of priority issues with regard to the development of comprehensive workforce strategies for the fourth industrial revolution, including employee reskilling and workforce augmentation. Examines specific implications for a range of different industries and geographies. Makes recommendations for upgrading and reviewing existing talent and workforce strategies. Presents detailed industry-by-industry and country-by-country trends and provides a range of industry-specific and country-specific practical information to decision-makers and experts through dedicated industry profiles and country profiles.


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