Aviation Week Community 2021 Workforce Examine reveals the challenges of retaining employees after pandemic layoffs
NEW YORK, Aug. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aviation Week Network pronounces the 2021 Workforce Examine and New Era Leaders Survey outcomes because the trade continues to get better from the worldwide pandemic that upended aviation and aerospace. First performed in 2009, the yearly workforce examine is geared toward serving to organizations reply some primary questions concerning the aerospace and protection (A&D) trade’s means to fulfill ever-changing buyer necessities.
In response to the survey, A&D’s most engaging options for youthful employees begins with its comparatively larger salaries, alternatives for locating a job and advancing, and general job safety. Every characteristic ranked among the many highest of these polled within the newest examine. For particular person corporations, the examine additional showcased what options and advantages youthful employees stated they discovered most interesting.
The examine reminds human useful resource leaders how difficult it’s to retain youthful employees. As an example, this yr’s outcomes discovered a fourth of the younger professionals polled had been on the lookout for a place outdoors their present employer, whereas a 3rd had been searching inside their firm.
“In aerospace manufacturing, it’s a little bit of an uphill battle to maintain youthful employees glad and fulfilled when cultural attractiveness, work-life advantages, sustainability, and different key elements come into play,” stated Michael Bruno, Senior Enterprise Editor, Aviation Week Community. “The examine uncovered that for almost all of younger professionals on the lookout for a brand new place, the search is pushed by an curiosity incomes a greater alternative or wage, on the lookout for a brand new problem and in advancing their careers, investing of their studying or schooling, and pursuing new challenges.”
Different deep-seated challenges stay, the examine confirmed, beginning with long-running efforts to diversify what stays a largely white male workforce. Amongst younger professionals surveyed, 68% had been male and 67% had been white. On a constructive be aware, the share of girls rose two years in a row to 30% of the respondents. But, the share of Black and Hispanic/Latino workers stays largely unchanged, at 8% and 5%, respectively.
Regardless, HR managers throughout trade stay upbeat concerning the process forward. A number of counsel the experiences of 2020 could make corporations stronger by accelerating points that they knew had been already there, whether or not effecting higher communications, bettering work-life stability, digitizing factories, and attracting new employees.
To obtain a complimentary copy of the 2021 Workforce Abstract, go to Aviationweek.com/WorkforceSummary
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