INDUSTRY OVERVIEW: FOOD MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSING

Winning Through People: Exploring HR Challenges in the Food Manufacturing and Processing sector

In this industry overview, we discuss each of the 9 factors that science has shown to determine success through people and explore these in
the context of the unique challenges currently being faced by employers in the food manufacturing and processing sector.

Winning Through People: Exploring HR Challenges in the Food Manufacturing and Processing sector

Success Through People - the factors

The food manufacturing and processing sector is undoubtedly experiencing some of the biggest repercussions from the Covid-19 pandemic. As the UK prepares to return to some form of ‘normal’ life, Deloitte report that an overwhelming number of employees are planning to spend only 2 days a week in the office confines.

Issues that were already concerns for the food industry, particularly around employee safety, productivity and talent retention have only been exacerbated by the COVID 19 pandemic. Change has accelerated and a recent survey by Food Industry Executive found that 72.5% of food manufacturing and processing businesses report having had to adapt their business strategy or operations in response. In order to emerge from the current situation in a better position than before, the sector must be successful in dealing with a number of HR challenges.

In the following industry overview, we discuss these challenges and each of the 9 factors that science has shown to determine success through people. Join us as we explore these in the context of the unique challenges currently being faced by employers in the food manufacturing and processing sector.

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