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AI to reshape 65% of skills required for jobs by 2030, says LinkedIn study

The skills needed for jobs globally are estimated to change by at least 65% by 2030 as rapid developments in AI accelerate workplace change, according to LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network.  

Key Findings:

  • There have been 2.2x more job posts mentioning AI or generative AI globally in the last two years 
  • 84% of Australian professionals are excited to use AI at work and many are looking forward to using AI to seek career advice or handle difficult situations at work 
  • 88% of recruitment professionals in Australia say their role has become more strategic in the last year, specifically in the area of talent acquisition 
  • LinkedIn is rolling out Recruiter 2024 and LinkedIn Learning’s AI-powered coaching experience to help with some of the heavy lifting so HR professionals can focus on strategic people-centric work 

Shifts are already underway – job posts mentioning AI or Generative AI have more than doubled (2.2x) globally in the last two years. In addition, according to LinkedIn’s latest Global Talent Trends Report, job posts mentioning AI or Gen AI have seen their applications grow by 1.9 x in Australia over the last two years, compared with the growth of job posts that don’t mention them. LinkedIn research also indicates that a majority (84%) of professionals in Australia are excited to use AI at work with 49% looking forward to using AI to seek career advice or handle difficult situations at work (54%).  

To ready their workforce for the changes ahead, business leaders are relying on HR and recruitment teams to lead the way. 88% of talent professionals in Australia say their role has become more strategic in the last year, specifically in the area of talent acquisition. AI will be a critical tool for taking on some of the heavy lifting, so that HR teams can focus on the most strategic work for their jobs. 29% of HR professionals believe AI will be a tool that helps them in the next five years, enabling them to focus on the more strategic, human aspects of their roles – such as strengthening relationships with candidates and colleagues and creative and strategic work (33%). 

Adam Gregory, Senior Director, ANZ, LinkedIn Talent and Learning Solutions, says: “In Australia, the skills required for the same role has changed by a staggering 27%, with it expected to change globally by at least 65% by 2030. This shift is being driven by the increasing integration of AI in the workplace. AI will reshape entire jobs, work functions and sectors, and we want to support our customers through this shift in the world of work. To help support this change, LinkedIn is reimagining our hiring and learning through the power of AI.  

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On the Recruiter side, we’ve launched Recruiter 2024, our new AI-assisted recruiting experience that will streamline the hiring process and make it more efficient. This will free up the time of talent leaders and allow them to focus on the most strategic, people-centric work for their jobs. While for learners, we’ve announced AI-powered coaching in LinkedIn Learning, a chatbot experience that offers real-time advice and tailored content recommendations which is personalised for each member based on their job title, career goal and the skills they follow.” To help organisations navigate the changing world of work, LinkedIn is piloting new generative AI tools in Recruiter and Learning Hub to a small handful of customers today, with plans to roll them out to all customers throughout the year: 

  • Recruiter 2024 – LinkedIn’s new AI-assisted recruiting experience makes hiring more efficient and easy so talent leaders can focus on strategic, people-centric work. Hirers can use natural language search prompts like – “I want to hire a senior growth marketing leader” – and LinkedIn’s AI models, paired with unique insights from over 950 million professionals, 63 million companies and 40,000 skills on LinkedIn can infer the type of candidate the hirer is looking for and provide higher-quality candidate recommendations from a much wider pool of candidates.  
  • LinkedIn Learning’s AI-powered coaching – LinkedIn is testing out real-time advice in two of most in-demand skills that apply across all types of jobs: leadership and management. Learners can pose a question like: How can I delegate tasks and responsibility effectively? Instead of giving you a one-size-fits-all answer, it will ask you clarifying questions to more deeply understand your specific situation and experience and then offer advice, examples, and feedback based on hundreds of hours of content from LinkedIn Learning’s expert instructors. For people looking to learn more about AI, LinkedIn Learning has also unlocked the most popular AI learning courses which are available for free until December 15, 2023. 
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