Manufacturers worldwide face historically low employment rates, particularly for historically excluded talent. As technology advances, a growing skills gap challenges the workforce. To address these issues, manufacturing leaders must prioritize diverse talent pipelines and create an inclusive culture that supports employees.
Manufacturers are swiftly developing strategies to diversify their talent pool, nurture inclusivity, and enhance workforce skills. However, the industry’s traditional hierarchical, male-dominated culture hampers full DEI integration. Well-qualified women and people of color still encounter barriers in applying for manufacturing roles, significantly hindering industry diversity. Overcoming this challenge is essential to foster innovation and growth in manufacturing’s evolving landscape.