How will AI and automation affect industries over the next five years, and what’s being done to prepare organizations and workers for the coming change? In a recent on-demand CLO webinar, Jerome L. Rekart, Ph.D., presented his work examining the perceptions of HR leaders regarding this topic. Dr. Rekart is the vice president of research and insight at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and has a background in neuroscience and learning theory. His goal is to ensure imparted knowledge has a practical application.
Dr. Rekart indicated that it is important to understand how organizations are beginning to plan for changes likely to be brought about by AI and automation, particularly as a 2019 Northeastern/Gallup survey has shown that a majority of workers worry that technology will destroy more jobs than it creates. The work conducted by Southern New Hampshire University examined the perspectives of HR leaders from across the United States.
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution providing high-quality, affordable and workplace-relevant education since 1932, with over a quarter-million students and alumni. Recognized as the “Most Innovative” regional university by U.S. News & World Report, SNHU is reinventing higher education to meet diverse learner needs online and on campus with hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs for today’s students and workforce. Now one of the nation’s fastest-growing universities, SNHU provides unparalleled support and service in its mission to expand access to education and meet the unique needs of all people – in all 50 states and 137 countries.
SNHU’s Workforce Partnerships team collaborates with employers to create education solutions that help attract, develop and retain top talent at every level of the organizational chart. First in the nation to offer both competency- and credit-based pathways for diverse learning styles, SNHU empowers working adults to succeed in frontline or leadership roles with highly flexible, affordable programs delivering the work- relevant skills they need. Other tailored solutions include talent acquisition, research and consulting services that solve workforce challenges with actionable insights and measured impact.