Análisis del Índice de Tendencias Laborales 2024

AI in the Workplace: An Analysis of the WORK TREND INDEX 2024

Microsoft has recently published the results of its fourth Work Trend Index, which, for the first time, has been carried out with LinkedIn. The report has been achieved thanks to several data: a survey of 31,000 people from 31 different countries (1,000 workers in Spain, among them), LinkedIn’s work and hiring trends, the analysis of billions of Microsoft 365 productivity signals and, also, the study with Fortune 500 customers.

Among the most important results we highlight: how has been the adoption of AI by employees, the impact on their productivity and creativity, how is the training in this area, the new features in Microsoft Copilot and the pressure that all this exerts on team leaders.

Do you want to know what are the trends in AI in the workplace? Read on!

La IA en els llocs de treball

Workers are firmly committed to AI

In Spain, 68% of employees say that they use it in their work routine. The percentage rises to 75% in the rest of the countries. The tools offered by artificial intelligence help us save time, encourage our creativity and focus on more elaborate tasks.

“Three out of four employees worldwide use AI in the workplace.

As far as leaders are concerned, they recognise that adapting their organisations to AI is crucial to remain competitive. 59% are concerned that they are unsure whether their companies have a clear vision and the right implementation plan. This raises doubts about the extent of AI’s benefits and productivity.

New jobs thanks to IA

It is also important to note that many workers are considering a career change, specifically 46%. This figure rises if we look at data from the US market, which stands at 85%.

What is happening in the selection process, and has AI’s arrival had an impact? Well, the data are decisive. 64% of Spanish employers, compared to 66% of global leaders, would not hire someone without artificial intelligence skills. However, only 39% of users worldwide have received some kind of training on it in their jobs. Only 25% of international companies intend to offer such training. Therefore, employees study on their own.

Since the end of 2023, there has been a 142-fold increase internationally of LinkedIn users adding artificial intelligence skills such as Copilot or ChatGPT. In addition, the number of non-technical professionals who have used LinkedIn Learning to develop their AI skills has grown by 160%.

In short, the study is conclusive: organisations that invest in empowering their employees with AI tools and training will attract the best talent available. In turn, professionals who acquire skills in this area will have a significant competitive advantage.

AI power users and their job futures

The report also highlighted 4 types of AI users. Sceptics, novices, AI explorers and, finally, the new type of worker: power users. They have revolutionised their working day and save 30 minutes a day thanks to artificial intelligence.

Power users in Spain are 40% more likely to seek help from co-workers and 81% more likely to research ways to use AI.

Industrias con mayor porcentaje de miembros que añaden aptitudes de IA en 2023.

Additionally, generative AI is highly valued by users in Spain. They show a greater willingness to participate in AI-focused training, with 24% more than users globally. In addition, they reflect a deep incorporation of AI into their daily activities: 82% start their day with AI technologies and 83% use them to prepare for the next day’s challenges.

In conclusion, the Work Trends Index 2024 reveals a significant transformation in the workplace driven by artificial intelligence (AI). The widespread adoption of AI by employees and its integration into daily work routines is saving time and stimulating creativity, allowing workers to focus on more complex and meaningful tasks. What will happen in the times ahead?