ZURICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2018--South Korea, Germany and Singapore are the world’s top-ranked nations in their preparations for smoothly integrating intelligent automation into their economies, according to an index and report released today by ABB and The Economist Intelligence Unit.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180423005873/en/The report " The Automation Readiness Index (ARI): Who Is Ready for the Coming Wave of Innovation? " finds that even the best-prepared countries must develop even more effective education policies and training programs, as well as place a new emphasis on continual learning over the course of a career.Those policies and programs, the report recommends, must ensure that the rapid adoption of automation technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) will not leave people unprepared for the new, more human-oriented jobs that will be needed as robots and algorithms take on … [Read more...] about ABB and the Economist Launch Automation Readiness Index, Global Ranking for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
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Apple has announced its support for the Government’s Year of Engineering scheme, designed to get more school children to enter the profession.The technology giant said it would begin holding interactive sessions for schools in its retail stores later this year, aimed at sparking interest in coding and other engineering subjects.The Year of Engineering scheme was launched by the Government in January to help reduce what it says is a job shortfall of 20,000 graduates a year, which is damaging growth in the industry. To mark its support for the campaign, Apple engineers from the company’s UK Silicon Design Centre in St Albans met schoolchildren in London to share their experiences of working in the industry. The firm’s vice president of hardware technologies, Johny Srouji, said: “The UK is home to some of the most highly skilled silicon engineers in the world and we’re excited that our UK Silicon Design Centre is located in an area with world-renowned … [Read more...] about Apple announces support for UK Year of Engineering scheme
The realtor.com data team set out to find the best housing markets for 10 of the fastest-growing professions in the country. Lance Lambert, provided by Published 3:00 am, Monday, April 16, 2018 Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: IStock; Realtor.com 10 Most Affordable Cities for the Fastest-Growing Careers: Is Your Job on This Lucky List? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When it comes to winning the real-world Game of Life, there are a pair of treasured action cards everyone is eager to play. One is "Get a great new career"; the other is "Buy the home of your dreams." For most of us, they're a critical one-two combo. Homeownership is one of the reasons we shell out thousands for a good education, spend endless hours studying for certification tests, and smile through … [Read more...] about 10 Most Affordable Cities for the Fastest-Growing Careers: Is Your Job on This Lucky List?
In spring 2016, Microsoft was ready to go public with some important data: The company said it had nearly eliminated the gender gap in pay among its employees.Women made 99.8 cents for every dollar made by men in the same role.The software giant marshaled a public-relations rollout for the triumphant news, including outreach to the media and an all-employee email.But at 10:02 p.m. the night before the data was published, a human-resources employee wrote to Gwen Houston, the leader of the Microsoft diversity initiatives, with a warning.“I expect this to land poorly” the HR manager wrote, citing distrust she was seeing among women at the company when Microsoft discussed its efforts to diversify its workforce. “They’ll look at this as a cover up.”She was right.After the announcement, Microsoft’s human-resources chief received dozens of emails from employees picking apart the data. Many said their experiences ran contrary to the upbeat tone of the … [Read more...] about ‘I felt so alone’: What women at Microsoft face, and why many leave
Advertising Feature By Chris TachibanaOct. 19, 2017 , 2:00 PM This Advertising Feature has been commissioned, edited, and produced by the Science/AAAS Custom Publishing Office The Science Careers Top Employers Survey celebrates 15 years with more respondents from the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry than ever. Some things haven’t changed, though. Employees prioritize innovation, a positive work culture, and social responsibility. Executives emphasize a long-term commitment to developing products that employees can be proud of. Other features in the 2017 survey include a widespread support for science education, a low percentage of respondents seeking a job, and the dominance of a pharmaceutical company recognized for volunteerism. From small beginnings come great things, according to an old saying. The first Top Employers Survey, in 2002, had 685 respondents. This year, almost 7,000 answered the web-based questionnaire; 94% were employed in a biotech, … [Read more...] about Top employers 2017: High marks for innovation, long-term vision, and social responsibility