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Jobs of the future

Jobs of the future

Amidst digital disruption, automation and artificial intelligence, what is the future of the Australian workforce?


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The future of work is well and truly here, with even more fast-paced, vigorous changes set to hit organisations in the years to come. Technology, disruption, connectedness, globalisation are just a handful of the forces driving upheaval.

Jobs are changing and the skill sets required for the future are different. 70 percent of business leaders across Australia are viewing technology as an opportunity and not a threat. Digital disruption is creating opportunities for businesses and as a result, job creation.

Australia is moving away from the linear world of work to one where career navigation and management will be critical and skills such as creativity, leadership, critical thinking, problem solving will be highly sought. It will be important that people have experience both within and outside their organisation to prepare themselves for work of the future.

This topic was debated on Sky News Business – The Next 5 Years with Bernard Salt, Michaelia Cash, Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Jan Owen, CEO Foundation for Young Australians and Stefanie Bradley, People & Change Leader, KPMG. The episode explored:

  • digital disruption on jobs and the outlook for the next 5 years
  • how businesses are preparing employees for jobs of the future and their businesses for the future of work
  • what qualities and skills are most likely to future-proof careers and the implications for education system in schools, universities and households.

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