Maintaining compliance and closing the skills gap in manufacturing
Manufacturing is often touted as the backbone of innovation. And, today, manufacturing plays a crucial role in driving the global economy and society's response to the pandemic. But despite its resilience, manufacturing faces some challenges that could impact its future. Chief among them: a workforce skills gap and regulatory compliance.
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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.
DEIB at Work: Building a Culture of Belonging
Continuous learning is key to putting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) at the forefront of your organization. And with all the disruption from COVID and the rapid pace of change, this has never been more relevant. In this session, DEIB at Work: Building a Culture of Belonging, you’ll learn: Insights from our interactive customer DEIB workshops (led by our Thought Leadership and Advisory Services Team) – including a quick overview of our DEIB maturity model and some of our top findings from conversations we’ve had with customers on this topic. Learnings from Henry Ford Health who, in the midst of extreme challenges, has doubled down on building a culture of belonging. They’ve built practices that reinforce behaviors that allow people to bring their full selves to work. You’ll come away with tactical approaches and ideas for building your own program and measuring success. Plus, you’ll get an update on Cornerstone’s latest DEIB course offerings and a sneak peek into what’s coming from Cornerstone Studios.
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? With the rise of resignations and a competitive talent market, there is an increased need to lessen the administrative burden and create a continuous learning culture that is easier to maintain. In this session, Organic Valley discusses how they built a program for building skills that is simple, engaging, and sustainable by pivoting to a more self-directed approach. You’ll learn how to: Make a cultural change from employees perceiving their value as what they do to what they are capable of Use tools and resources to drive content engagement and value Keep the momentum going for learning and development while also freeing up managers to focus on other strategic tasks