Posts Tagged "automation"

These Are The Job Skills Of The Future That Robots Can’t Master

Posted on September 13th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

We may live in a digital world, but soft skills like communication, problem solving, collaboration, and empathy are becoming more valued than technology, says Paul Roehrig, chief strategy officer for Cognizant Digital Business, a business and technology service provider.


“People skills are more and more important in an era where we have powerful and pervasive technology,” he says. “It sounds counterintuitive, but to beat the bot, you need to be more human.”


When evaluating their hiring plans for 2017, 62% of employers rate soft skills as very important, according to CareerBuilder. But a recent survey by the Wall Street Journal found that 89% of executives are having a difficult time finding people with these qualities.

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“To beat the bot, you need to be more human.”

Use These Automation Hacks to Be a More Productive Introvert

Posted on November 7th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Running a business takes a lot of hard work and, usually, a lot of interaction with other people. For the introverts in the room, communicating with others on a daily basis can make a busy workday downright exhausting. Between sending emails, making phone calls, and communicating with customers and co-workers face-to-face, there’s a lot of human interaction to be done throughout the day.


Fortunately, there are ways you can automate your workday to minimize the number of times you have to directly connect with other people. Sure, you need to interact with your co-workers from time to time, but why stress out over low-priority interactions when you can essentially put them on autopilot?

Not only will automation save you mental energy, it will also save time.


The time that you spare yourself from meetings or phone calls can in turn be used in a more productive manner.

Here are three simple ways you can start automating and become a more productive introvert.

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Do your professional communicating with less stress and more time for other projects.

5 Ways Work Will Change In 2017

Posted on November 2nd, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Though 2016 may have felt like a tumultuous year, a variety of factors are poised to ripple through 2017, further disrupting business as usual.


That’s according to Brian Kropp, the human resources practice leader for CEB. The best practice insight and technology company that works with 20,000 senior leaders at 10,000 organizations worldwide gathered and analyzed internal and external data to look at broader trends that will influence the way we work next year. Kropp says major changes in public policy, technology, and employee demands will shape the challenges faced by business leaders and employees in the year to come.


Among the key factors driving this change is one that stems from the 2008 financial crisis. Throughout the recovery period organizations of all shapes and sizes have had to learn how to do more with less, and are now unable to get much leaner.


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From new federal regulations to automation, these are some of the factors that will force companies to adapt in 2017.