Newest Kelly research throws up surprising findings
In its first ever pan European research on the life sciences industry, Kelly asked almost 1,400 of its workers their opinions on everything from work life design, to AI, through to what matters most to them. With respondents from Germany, France, the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Italy it was surprising to find so many commonalities between each of the countries.
One such topic that united our respondent cohort was that 80% of respondents were not actually looking for new employment opportunities. What’s more, less than 40% said they would go through the traditional job application process to find new or different work. Clearly companies actively seeking skills and experience may have to rethink their recruitment approach.
Contrary to previous thinking three-quarters of our respondents regarded automation as a means to augment their work rather than replace it. Although Artificial Intelligence, robotics and cognitive technologies have the potential to transform almost every existing employment role, our respondents were generally not worried.