To know how technology will affect companiesIn November, ResumeBuilder surveyed 750 business leaders from companies currently using or planning to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 2024.
Conversations about how AI will change the future of work are hot, some say will replace workers and others that will complement their careers.
And to see firsthand what business leaders think, the online resume site asked employers directlyfinding what:
· 53% of companies currently use AI and 24% plan to start in 2024
· 37% of companies that use AI say the technology replaced workers this year
· 44% of the companies surveyed say that AI will cause layoffs in 2024
· 96% of companies hiring in 2024 say that candidates will benefit from having AI skills
· 83% say AI skills will help current employees keep their jobs
AI will cause layoffs in 2024
According to the survey, of companies currently using AI, 37% say workers were laid off in 2023 because were no longer necessary due to the company’s use of AI.
In 2024, 44% of companies using AI or planning to do so next year say employees will definitely (21%) or probably (23%) be laid off due to using AI.
“I am not surprised by these results and I hope that this article is a Wake-up call for anyone rejecting AI in their industry or function“says Julia Toothacre, career and resume strategist at ResumeBuilder.
“I would advise employees to consider all aspects of their role and what AI could take on. Find out what part of your role can’t be taken over by AI or where AI might need human intervention and become the go-to person for those tasks. Employees need to find ways to develop their skills and stay relevant in their field if they don’t want their jobs to fall to AI,” Toothacre added.
ResumeBuilder says that 96% of companies using or planning to start using AI in 2024 will hire new employees next year, and 96% say it will be very beneficial (65%) or somewhat beneficial (31%) that candidates have experience with AI.
Additionally, 83% of this same group say that employees who have AI skills definitely (45%) or probably (38%) They will have more job security in their company than those who do not have them.
“At the end of the day, employees must Realize that AI will not arrive, but is here. It is time to accept it if it may pose a threat to your position or his career path,” Toothacre added.
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