Attracting and retaining employees is tough. According to a study by Deloitte, manufacturers have an opportunity to actively create more positive perceptions of the industry, and specific recommendations are outlined in the study.
Robots in America are predicted to grow 16% across the manufacturing industry by 2020 and 14% annually globally from 2016 through 2020, according to the International Federation of Robots. The growth is attributed to machines greater flexibility for customer demands, their ability to respond to faster business cycles, and the precision they can achieve in comparison to their human counterparts.
Although we often fear the idea of losing jobs to robots, in reality, the future of jobs in the industry is promising because of machines. Manufacturing will become more innovative requiring higher technical, problem-solving, and creative skills, they will be safer and cleaner, while requiring greater training or technical abilities.