No country is immune from digitization. As industries shift to more advanced, automated processes, employers need additional people.
81 percent of Romanian employers expect to grow rather than shrink their workforce as a result of digitization, according to ‘Skills Revolution 2.0’ survey, conducted by ManpowerGroup. This is in line with the global trend, according to which 86 percent of employers expect to increase or keep their employees as a result of automation.
On the other hand, 17 percent of Romanian employers expect to reduce their workforce as a result of automation in the next 2 to 3 years, compared with only 10 percent globally, and only 14 percent believe they will increase their number of employees following digitization, compared to 20 percent globally, with the overall net impact being slightly negative.
At the same time, only 5 percent of the Romanian employers surveyed believe that they will increase their team in administrative and support function and 14 percent expect decreases, while regarding human resources function, the share of employers foreseeing increases is 1 percent, but another 5 percent expects to cut their HR teams as a result of automation.
Digital transformation of organizations will require IT skills, so 11 percent of employers expect to increase their IT departments, and only 2 percent anticipate a decrease in IT, with a net impact of 9 percent.
93 percent of IT employers expecting increases in workforce say that for them the most valuable ability is communication, equality with work organization and collaboration. Instead, communication is also the ability they find most important at the candidates for vacancies.