Research & Documents

THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION ON JOBS

While preparing our conference on “Analogue employees – Digital Jobs”, we talked to opinion leaders in Luxembourg and asked them their point of view on two questions. Here is what they said…

NICO BINSFELD
CEO – HOUSE OF TRAINING
In your opinion, what is the single biggest impact that technology & innovation is having on your workforce?
“Of course, I have to say – vocational education and training is becoming more important than ever before
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In your opinion, what is the single biggest impact that technology & innovation is having on how people manage their careers?
We all need to be aware that the job we are doing may well not exist in the future (see  https://job-futuromat.ard.de/) – I checked for CEO and a lot of my work can already now be done by a machine. So we need to prepare ourselves and be open to new challenges but also new opportunities.”

Q1: In your opinion, what is the single biggest impact that technology & innovation is having on your workforce?

Technology is changing the way that the recruitment industry works with more access to candidates and clients using algorithms and other matching technologies to do their own sourcing & testing. Recruitment automation by streamlining some aspects of sourcing will enhance human recruiters abilities, rather than completely replace them by AI..

Q2: In your opinion, what is the single biggest impact that technology & innovation is having on how people manage their careers?

New software/technology/online accessibility makes it easier to examine employees performance/competencies and therefore improve train and develop their knowledge/performance more accurately. More access to learning, job opportunities, company branding/information/social media etc. enable people to make a clearer and more informed decision about the careers.

Andrew Notter

 

 

Q1: In your opinion, what is the single biggest impact that technology & innovation is having on your workforce?

In 2016 we decided to get rid of our in-house server (and the matching costly server “service” provider) and put everything into the Post cloud. Our goal was to reduce cost and increase our flexibility and mobility. We are now using Sharepoint which gives us the flexibility that we were looking for, allowing us to work from our phones, tablets, laptops, everywhere in the world.

Q2: In your opinion, what is the single biggest impact that technology & innovation is having on how people manage their careers?

Knowledge is power and by gaining access to the big wild world, people have more possibilities to gain knowledge (if they want to). When I employ people I do not check their FB, Twitter or LinkedIn account but I know that many people do that nowadays. I think the new generation will move more. i.e. they will not only not stay long with one company but they will also move around the world more. Furthermore I trust that by having the flexibility of working from anywhere, they’ll focus more on work/life balance.

Carole Miltgen


Here are some great background documents on our upcoming TMT conference
Analogue employees – Digital Jobs: Training and career development for a lifetime of opportunity