It seems to be a popular idea that many of today’s jobs will be replaced with automation. Whether this relates to marketing research that is replaced with data-driven Artificial Intelligence (AI) or manufacturing labor that is replaced with machinery, American jobs are changing and employment is a concern not just for Millennials but for Generation X, Boomers, and leaders of industry.
ZUCKERBERG AND GATES AGREE
Both Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates gave speeches recently discussing concerns that today’s graduates will need to face. One thing they both agree is that real human empathy is something that robots are not going to easily replace.
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
The take away is that people skills are more important than ever. While many jobs are changing and in fact shrinking, the jobs that will still be in demand in the future will require soft skills such as care giving, nurturing, understanding, and yes, consulting. To read the full article go to MSN.
Author:Robin Yerian. Robin studies Marketing and Business Administration at California State University, Northridge. She has received an honorable mention for her secondary research regarding the millennial generation in association with the national American Marketing Association case competition for eBay in which she provided consumer insights. Robin is the student assistant responsible for managing client relationships, communications, and social media for the Wells Fargo Center for Small Business & Entrepreneurship at CSUN.