Social Sustainability Challenges for European Manufacturing Industry: Attract, Recruit and Sustain
Paper in proceedings, 2013

The purpose of this paper is to link social sustainability challenges to manufacturing companies, focusing on the upcoming recruitment crisis caused by demographic changes in Europe. The findings are based on literature studies that were validated and reflected upon as the study progressed. The conclusion is that diversity within the manufacturing industry has to be increased in order to expand the pool of possible employees by focusing on three main improvements: providing interesting jobs, work flexibility and an improved image of the industry.

retention

human resources

recruitment

manufacturing industry

demographic change

shared values

social sustainability

Author

Cecilia Berlin

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Caroline Dedering

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Guðbjörg Rist Jónsdóttir

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Proceedings of the Advances in Production Management Systems conference (APMS), Penn State, PA, USA, September 2013

Vol. 414 78-85

Subject Categories

Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1007/978-3-642-41266-0_10

ISBN

978-3-642-41266-0

More information

Created

10/8/2017