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September 18, 2015  10:30 AM

The nonsense about robots taking your job risks a culture of digital fear

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
ai, Artificial intelligence, Automation, jobs, recruitment, ROBOTS, Skills, Training

"300,000 jobs at high risk of automation"; "Robots have put 1.3 million Londoners' jobs at risk"; "Robots could take 35% of UK jobs in the next 20 years, says new study" - these were just three of the hyperbolic headlines that accompanied a frenzy of media coverage last week following a

June 12, 2015  11:14 AM

UK needs better training focus to bridge the gap between digital culling jobs and creating them

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Banking, Boots, digital, Employment, HSBC, jobs, retail, Skills, Training

In the past week, HSBC and Boots chemists have...

February 14, 2014  1:10 PM

Coding for kids is great – but where do digital skills come from in the meantime?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Camden, Coding, Digital skills, Digital strategy, dwp, Education, Skills, Training, Universal Credit

There has been a lot of discussion lately on the topic of teaching school children how to code.

November 29, 2013  11:22 AM

A new focus on training is needed to tackle transition to a digital economy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, digital, government, IT skills, Training

There is an emerging sense of fear around the effect that the digital revolution is going to have on jobs.

Recently there has been a swathe of articles and surveys warning of an impending jobs catastrophe as technology automates more processes and functions. With customer self-service...

October 18, 2013  11:46 AM

Something is broken in UK IT skills and recruitment

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, Computer science, Education, IT jobs, Training, university

The oldest, longest running story in Computer Weekly is the IT skills shortage.

No matter what the time period, the latest technologies, or the state of the economy, the UK IT sector has never yet been able to say, "OK, we've got enough people now - thanks."

It's a topic...

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