HR Praseeda Nair · 30 May 2017
Employees cite threat of automation among greatest risks to job security
7. Changes to the benefits system Commenting on the findings, Mariano Mamertino, an economist atindeed, ‘suggested the current election campaigns had largely ignored the potential threat of automation to job security. Politicans, he said, lagged employees in recognising the threat of automation to jobs. these results show that the average worker is much more unnerved by the prospect of being replaced by a machine and companies moving jobs abroad, rather than competition from immigration. With net migration to the UK falling in 2016, workers are perhaps ahead of the politicians here, ” Mamertino said in a statement. Mamertino explained the difficult balancing act of harnessing the benefits of automation, while protecting the UK labour market. While some jobs would inevitably be swallowed by technological advancement, he pointed out these developments underpin overall economic growth.
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Praseeda Nair is the editorial director of Business Advice, and its sister publication for growing businesses, Real Business. She's an impassioned advocate for women in leadership, and likes to profile business owners, advisors and experts in the field of entrepreneurship and management.