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The future of employment

Traditional recruits and managers who haven't diversified their skill sets are in the firing range

Shyamal Majumdar 

Shyamal Majumdar It’s difficult to understand the recent hype over automation taking away jobs. Everyone knew all along that this was coming, but when it did come, most seemed to have been taken by surprise. The number of such lay-offs in the information technology sector this year isn’t much, but the future can be disturbing if companies and the government don’t take retraining and skilling efforts seriously. In the absence of that, employment prospects are grim for many, as humans and organisations aren’t keeping up with the pace of technology. For example, the computer processor ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 22:40 IST
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