[PODCAST] 10 Skills You Need if You Don’t Want to Be Replaced by Robots

 

10 Skills You Need if You Don’t Want to be Replaced by Robots

We have a lot of conversations about what tech will do to work… and obviously, it’s already happening and has been happening for generations. This is about way more than just iPhones and Instagram, fam. This goes back to the Industrial Revolution and the push away from agriculture.

There is always something bigger, badder, and better coming down the innovation pike that could disrupt the ability of human beings to make a buck — but, luckily, so far the narrative has involved human beings also being able to leverage those bigger, badder tech deals in order to make more bucks.

Look at Zuck on the high end. Look at Favor delivery people on the low end.

Everyone is still gaining some income. Is there inequality? Absolutely. But that’s for another post. We’re talking about skills to avoid getting replaced by robots.

 

What about sourcing?

Human beings should not be doing sourcing anymore. Period. Full stop. There is enough technology — and good technology — out in the world that can do sourcing better and faster than human beings can.

But we don’t want to advocate for the firing of multiple thousands of people, either.

Rather, turn sourcers into “sourcing operations specialists.” Now, instead of physically sourcing, they are creating a broader strategy, looking at distribution channels, looking at search channels, evaluating ROI, looking at conversions, etc.

They are getting a direct path to the executive team because they have the information on what’s working and what’s not in terms of getting better talent to create and sell better products.

In this way, you can make sourcing pros even more valuable — the job changes, sure, but the value back to the company actually increases.

Tech is a force multiplier and it can be that for human beings too.

 

Right now the mix of how people are dealing with emergent tech is:

  • Ignore it
  • Claim how valuable they are already
  • Hope they can retire before it hits their industry
  • Read a little about it and get scared
  • Embrace it

 

The final bullet point is the lowest percentage of people, probably.

But … tech is coming, so it needs to be the bucket you get into. It might even get you more face time with the top dogs. That’s a win.

In this episode, Ryan and William talk about the rise of the robots and what that might mean for the next few steps of your own career.

After you listen, realize that Andrew Yang was right about some stuff, naw mean?

 

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William is the President of RecruitingDaily. At the intersection of HR and technology, he’s a writer, speaker, advisor, consultant, investor, storyteller & teacher. He’s written over 250 HR articles, spoken at over 350 HR & recruiting conferences and he’s conducted over 1300 HR podcasts & webinars. William prides himself on being easy to find on The Internets, Google him, and connect with him via TwitterFacebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

William serves on the Board of Advisors for Hire Wells, Worksense, Wedge, Optimal, Rolebot, Gustav, Humantic, TechScreen, altru, Brazen, Engagedly, Echovate, VibeCatch, Continu, Happie, Work4, and SmartRecruiters. He’s an active mentor with ATK LABS (Israel) and Talent Tech Labs (New York City). He was previously an advisor to Hyphen (sold to Betterworks Q1 2020), Causecast (sold to America’s Charities Q3 2019), RolePoint (sold to Jobvite Q4 2018), PeopleMatter (sold to Snag Q2 2016), Good.co (sold to StepStone Q1 2016) Smarterer (sold to Pluralsight Q4 2014) and a board member of Talentegy (sold to Jobvite Q3 2020), Chequed (merged to create OutMatch Q3 2015).

William is a graduate of the University of Alabama of Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. William holds six distinct certifications: “Trustee Management & Development” from United Way Blueprint for Board Service, “Leadership Development” from Leadership Fort Worth, “Certificate in Nonprofit Management” from The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, “Trustee Management & Development” from Business Volunteers Unlimited, “SHRM - SCP Certification (Senior Certified Professional)” from SHRM and, “Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)” from the HR Certification Institute.
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William is the President of RecruitingDaily. At the intersection of HR and technology, he’s a writer, speaker, advisor, consultant, investor, storyteller & teacher. He’s written over 250 HR articles, spoken at over 350 HR & recruiting conferences and he’s conducted over 1300 HR podcasts & webinars. William prides himself on being easy to find on The Internets, Google him, and connect with him via TwitterFacebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

William serves on the Board of Advisors for Hire Wells, Worksense, Wedge, Optimal, Rolebot, Gustav, Humantic, TechScreen, altru, Brazen, Engagedly, Echovate, VibeCatch, Continu, Happie, Work4, and SmartRecruiters. He’s an active mentor with ATK LABS (Israel) and Talent Tech Labs (New York City). He was previously an advisor to Hyphen (sold to Betterworks Q1 2020), Causecast (sold to America’s Charities Q3 2019), RolePoint (sold to Jobvite Q4 2018), PeopleMatter (sold to Snag Q2 2016), Good.co (sold to StepStone Q1 2016) Smarterer (sold to Pluralsight Q4 2014) and a board member of Talentegy (sold to Jobvite Q3 2020), Chequed (merged to create OutMatch Q3 2015).

William is a graduate of the University of Alabama of Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. William holds six distinct certifications: “Trustee Management & Development” from United Way Blueprint for Board Service, “Leadership Development” from Leadership Fort Worth, “Certificate in Nonprofit Management” from The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, “Trustee Management & Development” from Business Volunteers Unlimited, “SHRM – SCP Certification (Senior Certified Professional)” from SHRM and, “Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)” from the HR Certification Institute.

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