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6 Jul 2017
BY PredictiveHire

The changing role of the Organisational Psychologist

The Workforce Science team are on the road again!


This time, we are heading to Sydney to host a session at APS's 12th  Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference (IOP).

IOP is Australia's premier conference for us organisational psychologists, so it has a permanent spot in our calendars. And this year, we got extra excited when the conference was announced.

Why?

The theme of the conference is set to;
'From Ideas to Implementation: Embracing the Challenges of Tomorrow'.

With a theme this relevant to our day-to-day work, we couldn't stop ourselves from hosting a professional practice forum. The forum's theme is what Elliot and I spend most of our time thinking about; the robots that are coming for our jobs!

It is crystal clear that there is a real need to discuss how our roles will change in the (not so distant) future.

Leading researchers from Oxford University and Deloitte estimate that machines could replace up to 35% of all job types within the next 20 years. So, we will need to find ways to coexist and work with the machines. But how?

In the forum, we will discuss our view on how the role of organisational psychologists will evolve. We will also present our thoughts on how this shift will impact us, both negative and positive aspects.

If you are attending IOP, feel free to come along and add to the discussion!

Our presentation - "The robots are coming (to help us with hiring) for our jobs" - is scheduled for Thursday 14th July at 3.30pm.

We would love to hear your thoughts on the opportunities and challenges we face, as implementation of AI gets more widely adopted.


If you're not attending the conference, but still would like to discuss this, don't hesitate to drop us a line on LinkedIn (Elliot Wood/Kristina Dorniak-Wall). Elliot and I are always keen to chat about it!

Hope to see you at IOP!


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