The buzz: Hiring C-3PO and R2-D2.
Having been behind the curve on the growth in size and importance of the contingent workforce, HR and HR technology have been playing catch-up over the last 10+ years. But the speed of change that brought us to today’s increasingly gig economy is nothing compared to the speed at which autonomous robots are becoming a part of our workforce. HR must now adapt many of its processes ASAP to accommodate our non-human workers.
The experts speak.
Naomi Lee Bloom, Bloom & Wallace: “HR cannot afford to miss the boat on the growth in size and importance of the robotic workforce.”
Sherryanne Meyer, ASUG: “The robots haven’t just landed in the workplace—they’re expanding skills, moving up the corporate ladder, showing awesome productivity and retention rates, and increasingly shoving aside their human counterparts…Google [recently] won a patent to start building worker robots with personalities.” (WIRED)
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