A whitepaper published by The National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine, Attracting Retaining, and Developing the Transportation Workforce, found that the transportation industry is more likely to lose mid-level supervisors and managers if there isn’t a well-defined career path.
People are driven by career growth, flexibility, interaction with authority, and technology, just to name a few. Of course, job location, salary, and benefits are important factors of any job. However, the research shows that this new generation of workers (Gen Z) are particularly driven by working on problems that are of societal importance. It's important to know and understand the characteristics of all generations of workers in order to keep them engaged and motivated to work in the industry.
Material Handling & Logistics magazine provided a comprehensive overview of the research. Read the article here.