Randstad Sourceright, a global talent solutions company, recently released a survey showing that employers recognize the importance of technology for HR benefits, yet fear that automation is happening too quickly.
"Our Talent Trends research discovered a kind of automation angst within the sectors that have adopted innovations in robotics or artificial intelligence most recently, versus those sectors with a longer history of integrating technology," said Randstad Sourceright CEO Rebecca Henderson in a statement. "The transition to a more automated workplace puts added pressure on employers to find high-skilled talent, and to look for candidates in talent pools that may be unfamiliar to them or may not have even existed 10 years ago."
According to the survey, 67 percent of executives think automation will force them to change the way they recruit; these executives believe they will have to focus their recruitment efforts on roles that require a highly talented skillset.
"Technological change can be overwhelming, but employers should not be relying on technology alone," Henderson said. "Human intelligence is not only required to make technology work, it is essential to turn data into meaningful business insights."