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To recruit and retain vital talent, manufacturers must adapt or risk becoming obsolete. Just as other industries have embraced new ways of working, so must manufacturing. Labour shortages are a perennial problem in manufacturing. By 2030, estimates point to a shortage of eight million workers.

In today’s digital landscape, this means exploring technological innovation through data and connectivity to better support the changing needs of workers. Steve Tonks, SVP of EMEA, at WorkForce Software, shares insights and tips for manufacturers to navigate the labour crisis and retain their valuable talent.

“A modern workforce management system analyses everyday employee data to better understand the workforce’s productivity, needs, and challenges. Just as smart factory technologies impact the production line, the use of smart workforce management technologies empowers manufacturers to have better visibility of their employees, and respond to them in timely and impactful ways,” says Tonks.