HR faces several challenges in the manufacturing industry, including:
- Recruiting and retention: The manufacturing industry requires skilled labor, which can be difficult to find and retain.
- Communication barriers: Not all employees have access to a computer or a corporate email addresses, so they don’t see important updates or company-wide messages.
- Safety: Manufacturing can be hazardous, and employers need to provide a safe and healthy work environment. Employees should receive appropriate safety training.
- Automation: The introduction of automation and digital technologies is transforming the manufacturing industry, so employers need to upskill employees to keep up.
- Employee engagement: Employee engagement is critical to maintaining a productive and motivated workforce. Manufacturers need to provide opportunities for career growth, professional development, and employee recognition to keep workers engaged.