Attract Temp Workers with These Incentive Programs

With the need for skilled manufacturing workers on the rise, companies need to be creative to attract the right temp and seasonal employees to their businesses. Temporary workers may be looking for short term projects but they may also use temp work to bridge the gap between employment. The right incentives can help you attract… Read more »

Why Manufacturing Employers are Hiring Now!

Toward the end of 2013 it was predicted that manufacturing companies would be trying to fill over 230,000 new jobs in 2014. It is also believed that this number will continue to grow over the next few years. Why is the hiring in American manufacturing so urgent right now? Here are a few of the… Read more »

Why You Are Losing Top Talent!

Wading through dozens if not hundreds of applications for just one position can be daunting. When you need to add a new member to your team you need to spend hours focusing on candidate background and matching them to your needs. There are a lot of things that contribute to not finding a good candidate… Read more »

Manufacturers Looking to Hire in 2014

In late 2013 industry analysts believed that manufacturing would experience growth in the following year. As this has proven to be true so far, many companies are still concerned about where to find qualified candidates for their open positions. In light of the skills gap and the need for more advanced technology training, how are… Read more »

How to Attract Talent for Hard to Fill Positions

As a business owner or manager you understand that manufacturing isn’t just made up of unskilled general labor employees. Many of the positions you fill are very demanding and require a specialized skill set and experience. So how do you attract talent for these hard to fill positions? Here are a few tips that can… Read more »

4 Questions to Ask a Temp Worker Before Hiring

Sometimes short term assignments require more preparation on the part of the employer than long term opportunities. Short term employees have access to vital production information and their ability to perform and reliability are intensely important. Before you make your next temporary hiring decision, there are a few things you should know. Here are 4… Read more »

The Widening Gender Gap in Manufacturing

There has been so much talk in professional circles of the gender gap when it comes to industries such as engineering and computer science. However, one segment of American industry that goes largely unexamined in terms of women in the workplace is manufacturing. Battling against strongly held but outdated beliefs, women are entering the manufacturing… Read more »

ISSA and OSHA Alliance Warehouse Safety Tips

ISSA, the World Wide Cleaning Association, and OSHA have created an alliance to ensure workplaces in the United States are safe for all employees. Unsafe tools, hazardous materials, slips and falls, and workplace accidents are endangering our workforce every day. These injuries are also costing businesses and individuals a lot of money for medical expenses… Read more »

Where is Artisanal Manufacturing Going?

While the word “artisanal” is more commonly seen referring to cheese or bread it can be used for many other applications. A movement for artisanal manufacturing is happening right here in the United States. A lot has changed since the 1950s where manufacturing dominated American business. Today, many companies are choosing to outsource their production… Read more »

Manufacturing Predictions for 2014

Like with every new year, businesses are greeting 2014 with optimism and a new motivation for the coming year. As the industry continues to move forward several trends are appearing center stage for manufacturing. With some major changes in the national landscape and technology these trends will affect many aspects of the manufacturing and industrial… Read more »