Could Technology help attract the Next Generation of employees?

Published September 1 2015 by Natasha Spurr
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A concern for many companies is talent shortage, this is especially significant in the manufacturing industry.

The focus on this issue to hindering growth is largely blamed on broad educational, governmental and industry initiatives. But from an individual company's point of view, could rapid technology adoption, more collaborative decision-making, personal engagement cultures, and stickier jobs be part of the answer to attracting and retaining future talent?

So how can Embracing Technology help?

A top frustration felt by both young and many senior manufacturing professionals, is the often slow process of adopting new technologies that can transform many traditional operations and free up employee time to focus on more innovative and rewarding tasks. The next generation of employees are used to advanced technology in every part of their lives, it's all they've ever known and working with out-dated technology when they can see immediately that new tools could save massive amounts of repetitive work and time and be far more effective, is disheartening and in some cases could be a barrier to engage in that role. Next generation workers aren't seduced to work in an environment where technology is out-dated and ineffectual  whether it’s time-wasting spreadsheets, or 25-year old process tools.

Standing still will not give you competitive advantage - it's time to get onboard.  Technology managers need to listen harder to next generation ideas and solutions. And decision-makers need to act on these swiftly and effectively

Every company needs solid foundations of process and actionable information. Creating an IT platform that unites everyday business processes offers competitive advantage, having real time information available on any device anywhere from the factory floor to the sales office will not only transform the way that your business performs against your competition but will also be a dynamic environment for employees to work in.

One of our Whitepapers looks at manufacturing trends and discusses how embracing technology can be 'The Game Changer'.

Natasha is an experienced CRM professional with a unique ability to work across both marketing and sales functions. As CRM Marketing Manager at Edgewater Fullscope, Natasha has helped the organization to achieve multiple global partner awards and leadership status across the UK and beyond.

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