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375 Million May Be Hunting For Employment When Automation Kicks In

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By 2030 up to 30% of the hours worked globally could be automated. According to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute  researchers estimate that between 400 million and 800 million people could find themselves displaced by automation and in need of new jobs, depending on how quickly new technologies are adopted. Of this group, as many as 375 million people—about 14% of the global workforce—may need to completely switch occupational categories and learn a new set of skills to find work.

Number of workers needing to find new jobs due to automation

 

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Eradicating Gender Wage Gap

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New York is the first jurisdiction in the entire United States of America to actively enforce a law called Intro.1253 which bans employers asking about your salary history.

It appears that inquiries about salary history go hand-in-hand with the gender wage gap.  by allowing employers to focus on pay precedents as opposed to qualifications and skill sets. In other words, if a woman made less than a man doing the same work at her old job, that wage gap she experienced will be perpetuated. By banning the question altogether though, New York hopes to disrupt the crushing trend.

New York City where living costs are incredibly high, any wage disparity whatsoever can push women into poorer living conditions with fewer opportunities. Once again, this puts them behind men in terms of progress. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research and The New York Women’s Foundation estimated that it would take until 2049 for the state’s racial and gender wage gap to close.

Intro. 1253, dictates that it is an unlawful, discriminatory practice for an employer to inquire about or rely upon the salary history of a job applicant to determine their salary amount during the hiring process, including the negotiation of a contract. An applicant’s salary history includes current or prior wage, salary, benefits or other compensation.

 

Will Robots Take Your Job?

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Designed and developed by Dimitar Raykov and Mubashar Iqbal, uses data from the 2013 report, “The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?” as well as data from the Bureau of Labor. The researchers for that study estimated 47 percent of total US employment is at risk of automation.

You can search for your own gig (reporters and correspondents are at an 11 percent risk of automation, or hit the randomized button to see an example from their database (metal and plastic pattern makers are at 90 percent risk). Alongside the risk percentage are projected growth rates in the next seven years, the amount of people sharing that job title as of 2016, and median annual wage.

Sorry To say data reveals positions such as Bank Tellers, Postal Clerks, Office Clerks, Cashiers,Retail sales person are about 96% doomed. Librarians 65% Train Operators 86% Dispatchers except Police Fire 3ll

Click Here To Find If Robots Will Take Your Job

Unnoticed Bill Will Demand Workers Genetic Test Results

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A bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty and would let employers see that genetic and other health information.

Such power is now prohibited by legislation including the 2008 genetic privacy and nondiscrimination law known as GINA. The new bill gets around that landmark law by stating explicitly that GINA and other protections do not apply when genetic tests are part of a “workplace wellness” program.

The bill, HR 1313, was approved by a House committee on Wednesday, with all 22 Republicans supporting it and all 17 Democrats opposed. It has been overlooked by the debate over the House GOP proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but the genetic testing bill is expected to be folded into a second ACA-related measure containing a grab-bag of provisions that do not affect federal spending, as the main bill does.

Undermining Is Toxic

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The Signs

They put you on the defensive

Underminers typically don’t stick to just one victim(someone was had in the past)

  A gossip-monger

They try to distract you

They leave you out

 Sabotaging your reputation by spreading nasty rumors

Presenting himself or herself as your superior

Slightly rude comments, backhanded compliments, and hostile, mocking body language

You haven’t done anything wrong — at least, you don’t think you have — but everyone seems to be treating you strangely, from your fellow coworkers to your boss. Can’t figure out what’s up?It’s possible that your undermining colleague has already gotten to them.

Unlike overt bullying or harassment, undermining can be harder to pinpoint and detect.The underminer doesn’t use blatantly hostile language or actions to take you down. He or she quietly works to bring you down, which is why it’s important to be extra careful around them.

Always trust your gut and proceed with caution

 

More Workplace Trends: Perks & Gig Economy Will slow Down

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According to Glassdoor research sixty seven percent of U.S. employees said they were not likely to apply for a job at a company where men and women were paid unequally for the same work.

Boston Consulting Group says that by 2025, up to a quarter of jobs will be replaced by either smart software or robots, and a study from Oxford University reveals that 35% of existing U.K. jobs are at risk of automation in the next 20 years.

Tom Davenport and Julia Kirby have researched and wrote a book on this subject called Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers In the Age of Smart Machines. Their bottom line is this: machines are less likely to displace entire jobs, but will more likely replace specific tasks and in the process will augment many jobs.

Jobs Will Be Impacted by Intelligent Technologies

.  Presently journalist can tap into algorithms from two firms called Narrative Science and Automated Insights, that use machine learning to write an article in a matter of seconds. The journalist then can focus on writing a more strategic view of the article. In other words, leverage the technology to do what it does best and re-frame the article to a more analytical level.

Wealth advisors are already seeing the power of Analytix Insights, a company that creates investment analytic narratives on more than 40,00 public companies.The job of a wealth advisor is already automated, the critical part of advising clients, establishing trust, and providing personalized expertise is the opportunity for wealth advisors to enhance their skill sets.

The proliferation of automated teller machines has actually led to slightly more bank tellers, due to both bank deregulation and job augmentation as bank tellers now reduce their time on cash handling responsibilities and can be trained to provide relationship based services to bank customers.

Workplace Trends

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Workplace Trends Reports By Year

2017 Workplace Trends

  1. Companies focus on improving their candidate and employee experiences.
  2. The blended workforce is on the rise.
  3. Annual performance reviews evolve into more continuous reviews.
  4. Millennials meet Generation Z in the workplace.
  5. Augmented and virtual reality revolutionize recruiting and training.
  6. The war for talent heats up as the employer and employee contract continues to evolve.
  7. Organizations restructure to focus on team over individual performance.
  8. Workplace wellness, and well-being, become critical employee benefits for attracting top talent.
  9. Companies get creative with their employee benefit packages and perks.
  10. Office attire and workplace culture becomes more casual.

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