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The Manufacturers’ Guide to Finding and Retaining Talent

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | Manufacturing, Workforce
 
Steps that will help you improve and enhance your employee recruitment, retention, and engagement

Employees matter. They are difficult to find and hard to replace, especially in today’s labor market. Besides figuring out why someone leaves unexpectedly, it’s important to consider the other side of the equation—what about your company makes people stay.

As part of the annual NIST MEP survey, clients from the 51 MEP Centers identify the top three challenges their companies will face over the next three years. Not surprisingly, manufacturers continue to report that employee recruitment and retention are their greatest challenges. In fact, these concerns have heightened during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent workforce disruptions. The market forces driving these challenges are not likely to improve soon.

Based on a Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte study, the National Association of Manufacturers estimates that manufacturers will need to fill 4.6 million jobs by 2028.

The Building Economic Strength Through Manufacturing (BEST) Act passed by the 2021 Washington Legislature, provides a framework for the state to add 300,000 new manufacturing jobs over the next 10 years. 

The Manufacturers' Guide outlines steps that will help you improve and enhance your employee recruitment, retention, and engagement in the following areas:
• Strategy
• Attracting and retaining talent
• Training and development
• Workplace culture

Download your copy of The Manufacturers’ Guide to Finding and Retaining Talent!

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