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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put added pressure on global supply chains. As a result, many countries are reconsidering their manufacturing strategy and shifting production.  

The Australian government recently announced a $1.5 billion initiative called the Modern Manufacturing Strategy that will “create jobs and build long-lasting economic resilience beyond the COVID-19 recovery” over the next four years. 

But to truly create long-term organizational resilience and foster greater agility, employers can’t neglect the employee experience. 

WorkForce Experience provides employers with two-way communication capabilities and real-time workforce data, which managers can use to engage staff, capture feedback, and act on employee sentiment. 

Recently, Australian Manufacturing News explained how digital interactions through the WorkForce Suite can drive employee engagement and provide employees with safer, more compliant work environments while boosting employee retention. 

“In our work with some of the largest global employers, we can see that focusing on improvements to employee experience are being prioritized even more highly than before the pandemic,” says Mike Morini, CEO of WorkForce Software. “A tightening labor market, lower barriers to job change, and an increasingly diverse and digitally native employee population with higher expectations creates a demand for employers to re-imagine their workforce management technology and include solutions aimed at improving the employee experience.” 

According to Safe Work Australia, roughly 50% of employees work in deskless work environments like manufacturing, meaning that companies can no longer afford to consider solutions primarily aimed at the office worker. To truly succeed, they must include solutions that work for the entire workforce—especially those who don’t perform their work from behind a desk. 

Read the article below to learn more.