Retiring workers will impact the level of shop floor experience, and soon the workforce will be comprised of five generations at once. Investments in technology and lean techniques have changed the nature of metal-cutting, increasing the need for highly skilled operators, both in new employees with little experience and in seasoned employees who might be resistant to change.
Investing in human capital is just as critical as investing in technology and equipment, and proactive leaders can’t afford to neglect one of their greatest assets. This brief will outline key strategies for talent management, including:
- Establishing ongoing training
- Leveraging the strengths of a multi-generational workforce
- Encouraging employee buy-in
- Building a talent pipeline