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We’re back with our Weekly roundup to ensure you guys know what’s been shaking the Tech, Comms and HR world this week. Before we dive in: don’t forget to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a story you want to share! Whether it’s about leadership, HR, innovation, company culture or communications or even your own story, we’re keen to learn, so share it with us and we may feature your post in our upcoming issue.
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There is no sillier debate in the tech community than the one over whether robots and AI will destroy jobs or, conversely, create a great abundance of new ones. In fact, the outcome depends on various economic factors. And how it will play out as the pace of AI intensifies, no one knows.
Perhaps we just need to be patient; technology advances have always increased incomes, which then increased demand for goods and services, which then led to more jobs. But the debate about how many jobs are gained or lost obscures a much more important point. The location of jobs and the kind of work they involve are changing, and that’s what’s causing real pain to people and to local economies.
According to the CIPD, the pension crisis, growth in service industries, migration patterns and the expansion of university places are all factors in this shift, and it is expected to keep increasing. Focusing on well-being and flexibility will help employers to improve employee satisfaction. However, it is crucial for companies to be able to manage the wellbeing of each generation effectively, in order to see these results. The challenge is that one generation’s needs and preferences may not be the same as another’s.
To help businesses understand the characteristics and well-being needs of each generation, and therefore provide suitable initiatives, check out this useful guide!
This week, both Microsoft and Google made moves to woo Hollywood to their cloud computing platforms in the latest act of the unfolding drama over who will win the multi-billion dollar business of the entertainment industry as it moves to the cloud.
There’s a lot at stake for Microsoft, Google and Amazon as entertainment companies look to migrate to managed computing services: many tech giants are competing for their business as more companies wake up to the pressures and demands for more flexible technology architectures.
How is all of this going to play out over the long term?
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