The new, totally-digital workforce generation won’t just want a streamlined and technologically sophisticated process — they’ll expect it.

While the rate of digital transformation and technology adoption varies across manufacturing organizations, one thing is certain — organizations need to onboard their employees in a way that enables them to be productive at the onset. Onboarding new employees to their preferences remains a challenge for many organizations. The next generation of employees will be even more connected than today. With Generation Z — the first true digital natives — beginning to enter the workforce, manufacturers need a simple and effective way to onboard these employees. They won’t just want a streamlined and technologically sophisticated process — they’ll expect it.

As manufacturers prepare to bring in the next generation, they also need to consider the best way to transfer immense amounts of knowledge from older generations, which often isn’t documented or in a shareable format for new employees. Important aspects to take into consideration include the appropriate steps in a process, lessons learned and best practices. But without strong onboarding programs in place that provide access to this information, all of that critical knowledge could be lost as older employees leave the organization.

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