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The Art and Science of Communicating with the Hourly Manufacturing Workforce

Explore key trends impacting hourly manufacturing workers and learn best practices for improving communication with these critical frontline employees.

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The Art and Science of Communicating with the Hourly Manufacturing Workforce

Improve communications to engage and retain hourly manufacturing workers for better business results

As an aging workforce, an ongoing skills gap, and a tight labor market make it harder for manufacturers to find and keep qualified talent, taking steps to ensure effective communication can help your hourly workers feel more connected and valued.

  • Icon overcome key obstacles
    OVERCOME KEY OBSTACLES

    Discover common barriers to effective communications and how to break them down so your hourly workers can thrive.

  • Icon harness the power of mobile
    HARNESS THE POWER OF MOBILE

    Take advantage of widespread mobile phone usage to connect with hourly workers through apps, push notifications, and surveys.

  • Icon digitally empower workers
    DIGITALLY EMPOWER WORKERS

    Leverage connected workplace technology to improve communications, streamline business processes, and reduce safety risks.

$1.2
trillion
lost annually by U.S. businesses due to poor communication.
21
%
of employees are engaged at work.
91
%
of employees with productivity-enhancing tech are engaged.

In manufacturing, the talent crisis and pervasive burnout aren’t going away any time soon. Effective communication can serve as a key tool for understanding your hourly employees, keeping them engaged, and retaining them over time.

This white paper provides practical steps for cultivating a culture that elevates the work experience and supports the life-work journey — creating a better future for your people and your business.