The Future of Work & Pandemic Recovery
Emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and associated workforce challenges, AIA brings member companies and workforce experts together to use lessons learned to reimagine the Future of Work as a human capital imperative, including exploring new ways of working, maintaining employee engagement, and improving manager training for hybrid teams.
AIA Position StatementLook Toward the Future
The aerospace and defense workforce remains the bedrock of our industry’s success. At over 2 million strong in 2020, A&D workers represented 1.4% of America’s total workforce. Like so many sectors in the U.S., however, the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped our workforce and created unprecedented financial and human resources challenges, impacting the way our companies operate and the lives of our millions of employees and their families.
As we look ahead, opportunities for the industry to increase flexibility and offer new solutions for its workforce will be central to increasing employee satisfaction, engagement, and belonging. AIA is central to bringing member companies together to chart that path forward together, united as an industry and committed to supporting its diverse, critical workforce.
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In order to support the industry’s dynamic and newly distributed workforce, comprehensive industry analysis is critical to understanding the desires of today’s workforce and effectively planning for a collective future. Expanded scope of AIA’s Annual Aerospace & Defense Workforce Study, along with best practice sharing among members, is vital to defining and building The Future of Work.
AIA directly engaged on these topics with policymakers, workplace researchers, and HR leaders through our dedicated Return to the Workplace working group.
Your Leadership ConnectionTalent & Workforce Team
AIA’s workforce leadership team is well-positioned to address members’ issues and advocacy needs.
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