Companies want to hire great employees, and people want to join great places to work. In the past, employee greatness was measured primarily in experience and profitability. Today, there’s more to it.
As the use of industrial technology continues to expand and evolve employer needs, and the workforce becomes increasingly diverse with shifting priorities, companies must rethink how they attract, train and retain employees. Staying relevant and competitive requires a new way of doing things.
- Ongoing Training and Education
Many existing workers aren’t fully equipped to deal with emerging technology. And as a younger workforce, with more advanced digital skills, emerges employers must address the needs of multi-generational teams – training young people for long-term careers and upskilling seasoned employees to succeed with emerging technology.
- Reframing Industry Perceptions
Industries that are not perceived as digitally advanced are, in fact, technology and innovation leaders. Agriculture, construction, surveying, and transportation all rely heavily on industrial technology, and the need for skilled labor is an ongoing challenge. Moreover, these industries are moving toward increased environmental sustainability, which is valued highly by the next-gen workforce.
- Broadening the Talent Pool
By adjusting job prerequisites to prioritize workplace culture adds over workforce experience, companies are broadening their hiring criteria and discovering new talent pools, hence attracting next-generation talent that brings diverse perspectives.
In this Dimensions Spotlight Series, experts share their thoughts on how fresh perspectives on training, technology, and diversity are imperative to redefining the way companies connect and engage with the next-generation workforce.