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Humans wanted: Robots need you Australia

Robot workers replacing human jobs – the debate of the decade. In reality, the opposite looks true. Our research shows more employers than ever (84 per cent) plan to increase or maintain their headcount as a result of automation. Rather than reducing employment opportunities, organisations are investing in digital, shifting tasks to robots and creating new jobs. At the same time, companies are scaling their upskilling so their human workforce can perform new and complementary roles to those done by machines. With talent shortages reaching a 12-year high and new skills appearing as quickly as old ones disappear, more companies are planning to build than ever before with 89 per cent of organisations expected to be upskilling their workforce by 2020. Companies are realising they can no longer expect to find just-in-time talent, on tap. This report provides a real-time view of how automation is changing the way organisations operate: hiring more people, creating more jobs and upskilling more so that they have the workforce they need to succeed.