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Survey: AI boosts productivity for three of four workers

Workable's AI in Hiring & Work survey finds that AI increases productivity for 75.7% of workers. This is an excerpt from our AI in Hiring and Work survey report, based on responses from 950 hiring managers in the US and UK. Visit here to download the report in full.

Keith MacKenzie
Keith MacKenzie

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AI is everywhere – and then some. Many workers find it automates processes like nothing else has before – others are fearful that AI is going to take over their jobs. For every company that bans use of AI tools due to compliance or privacy considerations, there’s another company that dives headfirst into it.

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And the seemingly endless list of new AI tools is growing by the day. 2024 is bound to see even more developments in this area.

But how effective is it? In Workable’s AI in Hiring & Work survey report, we wanted to understand the effectiveness of the technology at a deeper level in overall work.

And now, we have a snapshot of how it’s being used in the modern working world.

The effectiveness of AI at work

In all the excitement, an important question stands out for professionals: how does AI help one work?

Since work is often measured in terms of productivity, we asked how effective AI is at enhancing day-to-day operations.

Three in four (75.7%) say it’s either highly or somewhat effective in their daily job.

Another two out of five say it hasn’t made a difference – in other words, they answered “neutral”.

Just one in 20 (5%) say AI is somewhat or highly ineffective at enhancing productivity.

The industry lens

Construction resoundingly calls AI very effective in enhancing productivity (86.4% vs. 75.7% overall), with Accounting / Finance coming in second out of the seven industries in this measurement (82.3%).

Healthcare is much more likely to say the effect is ultimately neutral (29.4% vs. 19.5% overall) – it’s also more likely to say it’s somewhat or highly ineffective (6.9% vs. 5% overall).

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