MAMU May 18 eNewsletter
TAG Labor & Industrial Insights eNewsletter
Vol. VII, Issue V
Tackling the Manufacturing Industry's Skills Dilemma

Tackling the Manufacturing Industry's Skills Dilemma

 

There's a critical skills gap in the manufacturing industry today–over the next 10 years, new employees will be needed for 3.5 million manufacturing jobs, yet 2 million of those roles are expected to go unfilled, according to Deloitte's U.S. Manufacturers Survey.

There's an immediate need in this industry for highly skilled and highly educated workers that can develop creative ideas, solve complex problems and deliver innovative products. But these workers are proving to be scarce. Better employee training and development is needed, along with revised career progression models, new retention strategies and programs to facilitate knowledge transfer from one generation to the next.

 

3 Ways to Improve the Candidate Experience

Organizations that have a candidate experience strategy in place realize the work isn’t over simply by having a strategy. They need to regularly audit their process to ensure it’s working the way they intended. The organizations also need to look for trends that they might want to incorporate into their strategy.
 

Getting Real About Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

 

Early in my HR career, I worked for an employer that faced a class action lawsuit stemming from 20 EEO claims from employees who believed they were discriminated against at the location. The class-action lawsuit grew to 65 people from surrounding business locations who also said they experienced discrimination. The situation was hostile. My car was keyed and I was repeatedly threatened.

 

A Case for Celebrating Life's Biggest Moments at Work

 

Life events are all part of our shared human experience. So if we want to create more human work cultures for our people, it only makes sense that we would share in these happy moments with our teams, the people we often spend more time with than even our own families.