• Rich Overmoyer

Solving the Labor Shortage: Workforce Reanimation

Zombie workers
Photo by Chad Hurst

Everywhere I turn, people are complaining about the inability to find workers for many of the open jobs in their community. We continue to identify best practices and work with communities to replicate and implement to fit their needs. What if the solution was right in front of us (or I should say under us) the whole time. Inspired by the remaking of Pet Semetary and the dozens of Zombie shows on TV, we may want to look into Worker Reanimation. Yes, can we bring back the talent that has left us and get them back at the desk, factory floor, or driving delivery vehicles!

Reanimation Training Academy

In most cases, the reanimated will probably need some job skill upgrades and maybe even some life skills updates. A training academy can be established to prescreen, support intensive training and get them back in action. Haven’t held a job/been alive since the 1800s? No problem. We’ll catch you up on what computers are in no time.

Reanimated Professionals Group

We can imagine that the reanimated may want to share experiences with their peers. Their pre-life work relationships may not align any longer with their current views and activities outside the workplace. They will want to share their pre- and post-life thoughts with people who really understand them.

Ok, so maybe I got a bit carried away, but I do think I have a story idea to pitch for the next big AMC series.

We do take the issue of labor force shortages and skill needs of residents seriously and are working with several communities to address these situations. We will make sure to share some of this exciting work - when it’s not April Fools Day.