BlueSteps Executive Job Trends: Industrial & Manufacturing - November 2013

The BlueSteps Executive Job Trends in the Industrial & Manufacturing Sector survey was conducted in October 2013 and received 206 responses from BlueSteps member executives worldwide. Most executives stated that they were most concerned with the pressures their company and the general industry places on profitability and cost reduction (28%). In addition, senior-level executives’ top career management concerns were finding new career opportunities (40%) and career growth and stagnation (22%). Worldwide executives also predicted the top 3 factors that they believe will impact the industrial & manufacturing industry in 2014. These included cost reduction (47%), human resources (33%) and automation (20%). Only 27% of executives stated that their company is prepared for digital transformation.

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