Maybe it’s not too surprising that a global pandemic caused major, record breaking disruptions for the American labor force. After mass layoffs in 2020, more than 47 million Americans quit their jobs in 2021, most to seek remote opportunities that offered higher wages and a more accessible work-life balance. During this labor reshuffle, jobs that required in-person labor, which traditionally have lower wages, have had a difficult time retaining in-person workers.
While COVID-19 and a rapid shift towards remote work has sent a shockwave through the system, making it challenging to retain long-term employees, businesses are beginning to face yet another economic obstacle – a structural labor shortage.
It’s basic math: As the baby boomers inch closer and closer to retirement, there are simply not enough young workers available to replace them. And the problem isn’t going away. Economists predict these hiring challenges will persist for another decade, at least. This shortage includes workers across all skill sets – including IT and software engineers, hospitality services, retail workers, financial professionals, and tradespeople. Coupled with an imminent recession, business owners are beginning to sweat, wondering “How can my company continue to grow and stay competitive in such uncertain conditions?”
There is a path forward! Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) platforms, like Decisions, offer sustainable approaches to streamline work and enhance operational efficiency, while still employing the expertise of the existing workforce. Adding automation to your company’s toolkit lets you automate the tedious, high-volume tasks that eat away at your employees’ time and patience. This gives your team the time back to focus on complex, value-added tasks, while simultaneously increasing efficiency, reducing process errors, and reducing your company’s overall costs.
The no-code Decisions platform makes it easy for businesses to build powerful workflows without writing a single line of computer code, empowering any member of your team to quickly and easily automate your most tedious processes.
Decisions packages the most powerful and dynamic tools in its drag-and-drop interface. These tools offer numerous advantages to help your business succeed, even when the economy looks bleak:
Increased Efficiency & Accuracy: Decisions automates the repetitive tasks that hold your business experts back from doing what they’re best at. This increases the overall efficiency of both your low and high-value tasks, while simultaneously reducing manual processing errors – resulting in increased accuracy and improved quality control.
Reducing Costs: By automating repetitive workflows and increasing your company’s efficiency, you save big on overall operating costs. Don’t overlook the advantage of saving on material waste, and not having to worry about expense reporting fees or other deadline based fines. With Decisions you’ll know that your information is accessible, timely, and accurate.
Scalability: All workflows built in Decisions are easily scaled to meet the changing needs of your business. As your business demands shift over time, your workflows can be compressed or expanded with the tasks needed to get the job done.
Real-Time Analytics: Decisions collects your data in real-time, making it easy to analyze and view trends on customizable, visual dashboards. This sets your team up for success to make the best, data-driven decisions about where to focus your automation efforts and maximize ROI. With Decisions you can monitor and track all of your automated tasks and processes, allowing you to quickly identify and address any issues that may arise.
Easy & Flexible Integration: It’s easy to integrate Decisions with your existing systems and processes, making it a flexible solution, capable of meeting your unique business needs.
Keeping your business staffed and efficient will be more crucial than ever as we encounter a more limited workforce. Luckily, automation technology offers an accessible and adaptable solution to help distribute the workload.
Connect with our team today to learn more about the innovative ways Decisions is tackling the labor shortage.
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