According to the latest quarterly employment outlook survey by ManpowerGroup, over one-third of employers in Greece have integrated artificial intelligence into their operations. Globally, the adoption rate stands at nearly half of all employers surveyed.

Specifically, 35% of the 525 Greek companies surveyed have adopted AI, including creative and conversational applications, while the global adoption rate stands at 48%.

Within Greece, the IT sector leads in AI integration, with 59% of employers fully incorporating AI into their business strategies, followed closely by the communications services sector at 50%.
However, adoption rates are lower in sectors like health and life sciences (31%) and consumer goods and services (30%).

Larger Greek enterprises, with 250-999 employees, show the most openness to AI, with a 41% adoption rate, followed by companies with 1,000-4,999 employees (38%) and medium-sized enterprises (36%).

ManpowerGroup found that employees in Greece exhibit cautious optimism towards AI’s impact on their work, with executives showing the highest positivity (64%), followed by middle management (58%) and office staff (63%). Conversely, workers in manufacturing and frontline roles express less optimism, with 47% feeling uncertain about AI’s effects.

Regarding overall business performance, 70% of Greek employers believe AI will have a positive impact. This sentiment is notably strong in sectors like IT (75%) and financial services and real estate (75%). Furthermore, there is optimism about AI’s role in upskilling and reskilling employees (66%) and providing necessary training (62%).

However, Greek employers acknowledge challenges, with 29% noting that younger workers are particularly concerned about technological expectations in the workplace, including AI. Top concerns among employees include salary expectations (40%), career advancement (36%), and maintaining work-life balance (34%).

Globally, over half of companies (55%) anticipate expanding their workforce due to AI and machine learning in the coming years, whereas in Greece, this expectation is somewhat lower at 41%.