If you’re leading a business that relies on technically skilled team members, you were already facing challenges finding the talent you need for success even before the coronavirus came along. Now the pandemic has brought on an unprecedented time of difficulty and uncertainty.
While the lockdowns and their resulting economic upset have eased the talent shortage in some areas, others remain in a high-demand/short-supply crunch, meaning qualified candidates are still scarce. How do you win in such an environment? It takes a holistic approach:
- Develop the big picture of your short- and long-term skilled staffing needs
- Be brutally honest about your business situation
- Strike while the iron’s hot to land available talent
- Keep your current team happy–show them they’re valued and make difficult jobs enjoyable
- Make technology work for you: automation, VR, and AI
- Develop your own skilled workforce: “reskilling” and “upskilling”
- Develop your internal resources: training and apprenticeship programs
- Partner up for external help
In this session, Forbes Contributor and manufacturing expert Jim Vinoski will present real-world examples of what successful companies are doing and what specific resources are out there that can help as well as invite participants to discuss their own particular challenges and the solutions they’ve identified.