Report highlights key measures to building a resilient workforce

According to new research from RS Components, building people’s resilience may be the fastest and most cost-effective improvement senior engineers can make to their company’s resilience.

Independent research commissioned by RS components (RS) has shown that by building resilience in their workforce, senior engineers can often make rapid and cost-effective improvements in the overall resilience of their business.

The third report in the company Resilience Index series, The Resilience Index: People -How a focus on people can amplify resilience quickly and cost-effectively – identifies five key practical actions senior engineers should consider to build their team’s resilience and drive the overall resilience of their business.

According to RS, these actions will help companies recruit and train the right people to support their objectives, as well as support a company’s resiliency by prioritizing safety, skills and capabilities.

Five steps to a resilient workforce

Address the training deficit. Continuous training of people will help maximize operational efficiency and minimize losses, but is also necessary due to the number of unfilled vacancies.

Put safety first. Conduct thorough risk assessments to mitigate risks and ensure appropriate PPE for personnel safety at all times.

Outsource certain tasks. By analyzing what can be outsourced to improve operational efficiency, senior engineers can outsource certain activities to suppliers to free up staff to deliver greater value to all operations.

Find out what drives people. Consider how you can manage, motivate and reward an engaged workforce eager to see what’s new, what’s next, and what impact they can have.

Recognize the value of HR. Recruit HR leaders who will bring commercial experience and ideas to the boardroom to unleash people’s performance and potential. No salary scales, policies or fruit.

Commenting on the findings, Peter Malpas, President EMEA at RS Components said: “It is estimated that transforming manufacturing resilience in the UK could add £26bn of productivity value to the economy. It is clear that the workforce at the company plays a vital role in achieving this.

“The findings of the third report show that strengthening your team’s resilience can be one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to build resilience in your business.

“As a strategic partner in supply chains, RS Components offers tailored services and solutions to help senior engineers seize the opportunities offered by building people’s resilience. From personalized PPE to keeping staff safe, to services such as inventory solutions, meaning parts of the operations can be outsourced and valuable time freed up to implement improvements on site.”

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