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Robots need not apply: Human solutions for the skills revolution

This brief report describes the outcomes of a survey of 20,000 employers in 42 countries about: (1) the likely impact of automation on their headcount in the next two years; (2) which functions within their organization will be most affected; and (3) the human skills they value most and which they struggle to find. The research was conducted in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, UK and the US.