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The Future of Jobs is Emotional

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Lots of interesting stories this past week, including a piece in the New York Times about how automat
 
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Cloud Accounting Weekly
Lots of interesting stories this past week, including a piece in the New York Times about how automation is threatening the $150 billion Indian IT industry. Productivity gains are making it cost effective to “onshore” jobs that were being rapidly offshored not that long ago.
On a related note, there’s an excellent essay in Aeon about how the future of jobs is emotional
What does this have to do with automation? When most technical work is automated, the only thing left will be customer relationships.
That’s going to be a challenge for the accounting profession, which isn’t exactly known for attracting the most outgoing people.
Speaking of outgoing people, it’s never been easy to get salespeople to use ERPs (think NetSuite and Intacct). Here’s an article about a Canadian software consultancy that created a slackbot to make it easier for sales reps to get data into NetSuite.
For these stories and more of the best links I clicked on last week, keep on scrolling.

Top Stories
When Slack Met NetSuite: How ChatBots Could Shake Up ERPs
CPE
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App News & Updates
New QuickBooks Online Reconciliation
QuickBooks — What's New in Apps: June 2017
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Gusto — Turn off accountant email notifications
AccountantsWorld Integrates Ledgersync Bank Feeds into Accounting Power
New Cash Flow Solution Helps Small Businesses
IRS Adds New Features to Online Account Tool
Automation
Indian Technology Workers Worry About a Job Threat: Technology Indian Technology Workers Worry About a Job Threat: Technology
Future of the Profession
The key to jobs in the future is not college but compassion
Sales & Marketing
Why Small Firms Should Offer Fewer Services
Practice Management
Equip Your People to Optimize Processes
Work Life Balance Improving
Recruiting
In Unilever’s Radical Hiring Experiment, Resumes Are Out, Algorithms Are In
Podcasts
From the Trenches: Marketing 101 for Accountants
FinTech
The Technology That Will Change Accounting
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