Addressing the Skills Gap in Manufacturing
The shortage of skilled workers has become a very real problem for the manufacturing industry – and one that can have a significant negative impact. Without the right people with the right skills, a manufacturing company simply cannot attain the operational excellence and productivity required to thrive. The ability to bring products to market cost-efficiently – all while meeting strict government regulations – is severely hindered. And digital transformation is throttled. You may have first noticed the drying-up of suitable talent a few years ago; well paid jobs that used to be filled immediately started taking a month, then two, then three to fill. Before you knew it you had a backlog of openings and very few ideal internal or external candidates with the skills required to step-up.
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Sharpening Professional Skills in Today’s World of Work
HR professionals know that an organization is only as good as its people. But how can you keep employees engaged, developing, and feeling fulfilled while also staying on top of other pressing tasks?