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Building the Workforce of the Future

Companies want to hire great employees, and people want to join great places to work. In the past, employee greatness was measured primarily by 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. As a younger workforce emerges, with more advanced digital skills, 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 not always perceived as digitally advanced are often 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, valued highly by the next-gen workforce.

Broadening the talent pool
By adjusting job prerequisites to prioritize workplace culture over workforce experience, companies are broadening their hiring criteria and discovering new talent pools. In turn, the next-generation talent they attract brings new and diverse perspectives to the team. In this episode, experts share how fresh perspectives on training, technology and diversity are imperative to redefining the way companies connect and engage with the workforce of the future.