Mfg Trends in 2022 – Jobs Part 4

Mfg Trends in 2022 – Jobs Part 4

Mfg Trends

Critical Jobs

Many manufacturers still struggle to fill critical jobs.  In a tight job market where every candidate interaction counts, manufacturers need to take swift, intentional steps to attract women and younger generations. As well as the need to continue to find ways to broaden the talent pipeline, foster inclusive cultures, and create ongoing upskilling programs for the digital future of manufacturing.

Diversifying the Workforce

Diversifying the Workforce will be key in building resiliency. The manufacturing industry netted a loss of 578,000 jobs during the pandemic-challenged year 2020.  This figure represents nearly six years of job gains.  And yet, at any given moment in the past six months, nearly 500,000 jobs have remained open in manufacturing. In fact, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey continues to find that “attracting and retaining a quality workforce” is one of the top business challenges among respondents.  These need to include prioritizing diversity, flexibility, work-life balance, and the candidate experience.

Flexibility and Adaptability

More significance needs to be given to flexibility. “Flexibility/adaptability was ranked by manufacturing respondents in the 2021 Deloitte Global Resilience study as the most critical workforce trait for an organization’s future.”  Flexibility in manufacturing jobs can be as simple as giving employees a two-hour window in which to start their workday, instead of firm a universal start time. Or to allow employees to swap shifts with other workers, with manager approval of course. Still another option can be to allow for longer workdays to shorten the work week.

Male Dominated Industry

Manufacturing has a reputation for being a male-dominated industry. This could prevent many female candidates from applying for these jobs. Younger generations in today’s workforce demand an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). But they’re not the only ones.  According to Glassdoor 76% of job seekers consider a diverse workforce a priority when applying for jobs.  And “32% say they wouldn’t apply to a job at a company where there’s a lack of workforce diversity.”

Diversity and Inclusion

Less than a third (30%) of today’s manufacturing workers are women.  As the industry embraces Industry 4.0 and smart factories, it also needs to take measures to attract more women and younger generations into its ranks.  According to Deloitte’s Skills gap in manufacturing study  the economic impact of unfilled positions could create productivity losses of up to $2.5 trillion by 2028.

The only way to attract a diversified workforce is to raise awareness and adopt a company culture and structure that helps workers to see why their job responsibilities are essential for the company’s growth.

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We understand there will always be daily challenges.  That’s why we remain flexible to the needs of our valued clients and candidates.  And why we remain the Best-In-Class staffing partner since 1994. We should be your staffing partner.  Contact us Today!

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