The manufacturing industry is changing and so are employee expectations. The younger generations have different expectations for their careers, and if manufacturing companies want to recruit them there needs to be some changes. Forbes said, "New generations value their time more than extra money; not only do they not want a crushing overtime burden, they're increasingly unwilling to work the de rigueur twelve hour schedule so many manufacturers have employed for years." Automation can help with some of these changes by taking over the dirty, rigorous, dangerous parts of the job. The rest is up to companies to change their structure.
There's growing concern in the manufacturing world regarding worker recruitment and retention. As Baby Boomers retire and U.S. manufacturing reckons with its strongest market demand in decades, attracting new workers and keeping existing ones become ever bigger priorities. Read More