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Struggling to find rail talent in a tough labor market? Get productive first.

Across the rail industry, shortages in skilled labor and gaps in knowledge management are beginning to affect operations, meaning organizations across the sector are left to navigate structural challenges with respect to safety, operations, morale, and profits.  How can you combat these industry-wide trends, improve throughput, and build a culture of efficiency and continuous improvement without adding any resources? It all starts with your people, the front-line workers, supervisors, and folks on the ground where the work gets done.

Tough time finding aerospace technicians?  Get more productive first

Over the last decade, the aviation industry has experienced unprecedented growth, leading to major shifts and changes in the way the market has functioned and will function going forward.  Since the end of the downturn almost a decade ago, Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs), a common measure of airline performance, has averaged year-on-year growth of over 6% (source:  IATA). This growth has been a boon for airlines and is indicative of the overall strength of the global economy.  However, with growth comes challenges.  One of the most pressing of these challenges for airlines, and adjacent maintenance organizations, is the ongoing struggle to meet labor requirements.