It is no exaggeration to say that the next generation of conveyors will be more comfortable working with new technology. Digital evolution brings rapid changes to the entire industry, The administrative side of work will undoubtedly benefit from more efficient digital processes.
However, while this generation of conveyors leads the adoption of new technologies, other aspects of the job remain the same.
Electronic processes do not eliminate the human element of the services we provide to our clients. Understanding the client’s point of view and developing empathy and compassion to build successful partnerships with third parties – these skills are just as important as new technology. And most importantly, they don’t come overnight.
Embracing digital change is great, but the future is not just about new technologies. So, as an experienced conveyor and business leader, how does he identify the next generation of talent and help develop all the skills needed to become a balanced conveyor?
I don’t know of any Conveyor who was recommended a path into this industry by a career advisor at school. Property law is not an area of the legal system for young people, so as professionals it is our job to show them how this can be a fulfilling career.
Aligning with Second Level Education is a great way to help dropouts understand what a career in transport is like. It also serves as an opportunity to provide an alternative route to qualification for those who may not have the means to follow the traditional path through college or law school.
Each year from March to May, many schools and colleges welcome professionals to their campuses to speak with retirees. This is an effective way to engage with young people and potential talent in your area.
Businesses that train their own staff have obvious benefits. They come to understand individual company processes and don’t arrive at work with established (and sometimes bad) habits. But there are benefits to the industry as a whole in training carriers in the field. If they are likely to leave the company, they will be highly qualified, benefitting other businesses they join and raising standards across the industry. It also gives you mentoring opportunities, which can add a challenging layer to your work.
Digital isn’t everything
The next generation is undoubtedly our technological vanguard, but this can come at the risk of unskilled people skills. tend to be nervous about speaking directly and more comfortable communicating from behind a screen. Our role here is to encourage new starters to develop basic interpersonal skills by setting a good example of ourselves. Encourage personal contact. Phone calls and face-to-face conversations are especially important.
Enabling today’s leaders to spend time mentoring and imparting essential skills that conveyors cannot deliver through technology (human connection and empathy) can help find and retain top talent and pave the way for inspiring leaders. more likely.tomorrow’s for success in our industry
Today’s Conveyancer is organizing the Leaders of Tomorrow Dinner in Manchester on September 20th.
Leaders of Tomorrow was launched to encourage up-and-coming leaders in tomorrow’s transportation industry to discuss their challenges and ambitions for this incredible industry.
The aim is to bring together current protégés, legislators and lieutenants to discuss transportation, technology, management, recruitment, training and innovation for a “Chatham House Rules” style dinner with guest speakers.
Be part of the future of transportation. Join us on September 20th at 6:30pm. Click here to register your location.