Why Are You Losing Top Manufacturing Talent?

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A high turnover rate in the manufacturing industry is no laughing matter and can be a major detriment to your business. In fact, studies show that “average employment replacement costs are 1 to 1½ times their salary.” Besides this, consistent turnover can adversely affect your business in other ways including reduced productivity, lower employee morale,… Read more »

What are the Biggest Challenges Facing Manufacturing in 2016?

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  There’s no denying that the manufacturing industry has evolved greatly over the past decade, and new forms of technology have been a major catalyst for change. As a result, manufacturing companies face a gauntlet of challenges, and success is largely contingent upon being able to adapt and overcome. Below are some specific challenges that… Read more »

Managing a Diverse Manufacturing Team

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  Many manufacturing companies are in an interesting position where they employ individuals that span multiple generations. As a result, it requires effective management techniques that take the characteristics and working style of each generation into account. Here are some tips for successfully managing a team with millennials, Generation Xers and baby boomers – and… Read more »

Determining Reliability During an Interview

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There are many traits that the ideal manufacturing employee will possess – and one of the most important is reliability. Before hiring a candidate, you need to know that they’ll show up for their shifts on time, not be excessively absent and be accountable for their actions. An effective way to determine reliability is to… Read more »

Identifying Performance Problems in the Workplace

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There are a variety of factors that can contribute to performance problems in the workplace. Some common ones include lost time, inadequate knowledge, interpersonal conflicts, low morale and inappropriate work behaviors – all of which can hurt your productivity and have an adverse affect on overall operations. Before you can resolve performance problems, you must… Read more »

How to Spot The Right Candidate For Your Fast-Growing Manufacturing Company

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Although manufacturing jobs took a significant hit during the recession, they’re now seeing positive growth in more recent years. In fact, Progressive Economy reports “U.S. manufacturing employment is rising at its fastest pace in 18 years and accounts for 19.1% of the world’s manufacturing output.” In order to keep your fast-growing manufacturing company on track,… Read more »

How Flexibility Could Benefit Your Business

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With all of the demands of family life and work duties, many businesses are choosing to implement flexible work programs. This helps employees achieve a healthier work-life balance, which tends to result in higher employee satisfaction and better overall morale. At the same time, flexibility can benefit employers as well. Here are some specific advantages… Read more »

How to Handle Difficult Employees in the Light Industrial Sector

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Almost every business owner or manager in the light industrial sector must inevitably deal with difficult employees at some point. These individuals are problematic because they take up a disproportionate amount of time, which can hurt the efficiency and productivity of your company. But by learning how to effectively handle problem employees the right way,… Read more »

Struggling to Find the Talent You Need?

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For a company to be truly successful and experience sustained growth, it’s usually necessary to find a team of talented employees. The problem is that this is often easier said than done, and too many businesses end up settling for lackluster talent. If you’re struggling in this department, partnering with a local recruiter can streamline… Read more »

Increase Productivity in the Workplace

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Nearly every employer wants to make their company more productive. Besides operations running smoothly, having a productive workplace means a higher output and ultimately larger profit margins. Here are some specific strategies for management to help encourage workers to be more productive in their efforts. Set Priorities To optimize manpower, it’s important to determine what’s… Read more »