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The manufacturing industry is suffering from labour shortages and a lack of skilled workers. Steve Tonks, SVP EMEA at WorkForce Software, outlines three trends that are helping tackle these challenges.

In today’s digital landscape, manufacturers must embrace technological innovation through data and connectivity to better support the changing needs of workers. Manufacturers are increasingly exploring updates in the form of smart factories. The same digital innovation must be applied to workforce management in order to keep apace with employee expectations and attract talent back to the production line.

“Digital technologies are closing the experience gap. The opportunities digitalisation can bring to workers must be integrated as part of a strategy of holistic innovation. Where digital technologies meet human talent, the future is created – no matter the industry or workplace,” says Tonks.