If the shortage of skilled workers is keeping you up at night, you’re not alone. While building and maintaining a skilled workforce has long been a challenge for the UK’s manufacturing sector, the issue has only been intensified by digitalization and Brexit; and more recently, by issues such as wage inflation.
In fact, Make UK’s latest research found that more than a third (36%) of manufacturing vacancies are proving hard to fill. Compared to an average rate of 24% across other industries, it’s clear that attracting and retaining a quality workforce remains a significant challenge for British manufacturers.
Mike Morini, CEO at WorkForce Software, answers this challenge by sharing the processes and technologies that will attract and retain the workers needed for success in any economic environment – he shares his thoughts on how the employee experience impacts business success and the benefits of implementing technology that provides flexibility, streamlines processes, supports real-time communication, and more for today’s manufacturers to thrive.
Specifically, modern workforce technologies will enable manufacturing companies to transition towards human-centric employee experience (EX) models by, “one example is by offering scheduling flexibility – Implementing technology that gives staff a larger voice in when and how much they work will be a major step toward a more engaging workplace experience,” explains Morini.
He continues, “Workforce technology builds scheduling flexibility while allowing managers to ensure optimal coverage, monitor for fatigue, and comply with union agreements, company policies, and regulations.”