There’s been a lot of talk of the U.S. losing jobs to other countries through bad trade deals, and anger over this issue has helped give Donald Trump the Presidency.
Yet reality is much more complicated, as automation, robots and now artificial intelligence are also a huge factor, and these trends will help destroy even more jobs in the years to come.
Some of this is obvious. Just think about all of the robots and automation that have reduced the number of workers needed in manufacturing. We all want high wages for workers, but higher wages give companies even more motivation to automate more of the manufacturing process. As robots get smarter and more sophisticated, this trend will only accelerate.
Then consider artificial intelligence and the potential to make lawyers and accountants so much more efficient, which then reduces the need for more lawyers and accountants.
This trend will only accelerate, which raises tough issues for our leaders, particularly those who offer simplistic solutions to difficult problems.
Most of us spend a significant chunk of our time each day commuting to work. Whether you travel in a car, train, bus, or even ride a bike, it’s still a lot of time. And the more minutes (or hours) you spend commuting, the greater the chance of getting yourself into a spot of trouble. Let’s take a look at how to improve the safety of your commute to work.
UBS Bank is offering its employees two hours of personal time per week as discussed in this video, provided you find someone to cover for you. It seems like a logical benefit, particularly in jobs where job time is watched closely.
Are you seeking a promotion? Or do you just want to finish on time for a change? Increasing your productivity is a great life and work goal. It’s good for business, it means more free time during your day (or more time for extra projects), and the sense of achievement in completing a task is hard to beat. Below are some sure-fire ways of getting the most from your work day.
Your ability to hear is a very important asset. Whether you work in engineering, administration, health or customer service, you will need to communicate to colleagues, bosses and customers every day. So it’s important that you protect your ears.
Keeping your hearing healthy is as important at home as it is at work. In fact, occupational deafness constitutes a sizable portion of cases of hearing impairment and deafness. Here are a few ways to prevent hearing loss at work: