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The Role of Continuous Learning in Advancing Your Manufacturing Career

May 23, 2024

Engaging in continuous learning helps advance your manufacturing career. Regularly developing your knowledge, skills, and experience helps shape your professional path. As a result, you can take on more advanced roles for greater career satisfaction. Finding opportunities for continuous learning that align with your career goals and interests supports advancement in your manufacturing career. The…

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Identifying Skill Gaps in Your Manufacturing Workforce

May 2, 2024

Identifying skill gaps in your manufacturing workforce can be challenging. Uncovering the mismatch between your employees’ skills and your current and future business needs requires time, critical thinking, and planning. Many factors can contribute to your manufacturing workforce’s skill gasps: Aging workforce Poor manufacturing industry perception Lack of manufacturing career interest from younger generations Misaligned…

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Managing Cross-Generational Teams in Manufacturing

April 18, 2024

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the Manufacturing Institute (MI) surveyed manufacturers and interviewed industry leaders to create the November 2021 report Multigenerational Teams in Manufacturing: Industry Trends and Best Practices for Leveraging Age Diversity. The results showed that manufacturing employers who successfully manage cross-generational teams target knowledge transfer, recruitment, and employee feedback.…

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How Virtual Reality Is Transforming Training and Recruitment in Manufacturing

April 4, 2024

Virtual reality is transforming training and recruitment in manufacturing. This technology creates a virtual environment that users interact with. Employees wear virtual reality headsets that transport them to a simulated manufacturing environment to engage in tasks and procedures in a safe, controlled setting. As a result, the employees can learn from their mistakes without real-world…

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Chatbots: How to Seamlessly Navigate the New Hiring Frontier

February 22, 2024

The use of chatbots can help companies seamlessly navigate the new hiring frontier. These artificial intelligence (AI)-based hiring tools use machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) to respond to candidates in a human-like way. The tools learn from each conversation to respond more effectively over time. Recruitment chatbots automate top-funnel hiring activities. As…

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Navigating Inflation: Strategies for Effectively Managing Salary Expectations

February 8, 2024

Navigating inflation currently is a top priority for most companies. Part of this process includes finding strategies to effectively manage salary expectations. Many employers are having employee conversations about salary and pay transparency. Helping employees understand why they earn their current compensation helps retain top talent. Implement these strategies to effectively manage salary expectations while…

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How to Best Support Your Employee’s Goals

August 17, 2023

Effectively supporting your employee’s goals increases the odds of attaining them. Each goal your employee reaches benefits your organization. Having a plan to support your employee’s goals provides direction and guidance for success. These methods can help. Follow these guidelines to best support your employee’s goals. Involve Your Employee Encourage your employee to participate in…

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Improving Company Culture for Any Business

August 10, 2023

Your company’s culture includes your organization’s mission, vision, and values and how employees carry them out. These characteristics impact every aspect of your business. Having an attractive company culture increases employee engagement, productivity, and performance. This culture also strengthens job satisfaction, employee morale, and attraction and retention rates. Because your culture impacts your organization’s bottom…

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Hiring for Temp Positions Can Help Your Business

July 20, 2023

Hiring for temp positions can help your manufacturing business improve its bottom line. You can gain fresh perspectives, specialized skills, and support to help your organization grow. The ability to scale your workforce helps you save money. As a result, you should start looking into hiring temp workers today. Discover how hiring for temp positions…

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