5 jobs where creativity and personal touch trump robots

Occupational therapist Chan Yu Leng works with stroke patients to help them get back to their normal lives.
Occupational therapist Chan Yu Leng works with stroke patients to help them get back to their normal lives.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

Creativity, soft skills involving "the personal touch", and unpredictability - these are job characteristics that will allow some occupations to hold their own in the automation age, say human resource experts.

"Workers with the right blend of technical skills and human strengths will be in demand," says Mr Josh Goh, marketing director at ManpowerGroup.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 05, 2018, with the headline '5 jobs where creativity and personal touch trump robots'. Print Edition | Subscribe