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The Warehouse Workforce is Changing

50% of the global workforce will be made up of millenials by 2020

It has always been a challenge to find, recruit and retain good quality, skilled staff in the warehouse and logistics sector. However, a number   of new factors are affecting the industry and a key consideration today  is the rise in millennial workers.

  • This tech savvy generation will not respond well to paper based processes and outdated, legacy green-screens but will quickly embrace mobile and wearable technologies that improve their day to day engagement and performance.
  • Equipping the workforce with innovative technologies designed to support modern warehousing practices will help organisations recruit and retain skilled workers.
  • The familiarity of mobile devices, touch-screens and operating systems such as Android can reduce training times – slashing on- boarding from weeks down to hours, a key consideration during seasonal peaks.

With millennials estimated to make up 50% of the global workforce by 2020, there is a huge opportunity for organisations to rethink the role of mobile and digital technologies within the warehouse.


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