Let’s View Our Employees Like We Do Our Customers

Nov. 17, 2022 Workforce strategies must change for companies to attract the talent necessary to ensure success. Adrienne Selko Successful companies possess intricate customer profiles which enable them to deliver exactly what customers want. Great care, time and research go into developing these profiles. What if employers put that same time and energy into understandingRead More

Home Buyers Are Moving Farther Away Than Ever Before

Rural areas and small towns rise in popularity as remote workers seek opportunity in more affordable communities By Nicole Friedman Nov. 3, 2022 9:00 am ET The rise of remote work and the ballooning cost of housing in major metro areas are leading Americans to move much farther away when buying a home. Buyers who purchased homes in the yearRead More

The Story Employees Tell About Their Jobs Can Determine Retention

Oct. 16, 2022 If a story about the company that demonstrates company culture is told through the eyes of an employee, it creates a realistic view of company culture increasing retention. Adrienne Selko This statistic says it all. “The average tenure at a company used to be four years and now that number is justRead More

A Feeling of Belonging Key to Employee Attraction for CoorsTek

Jan. 3, 2022 Adrienne Selko The 6,000-person company hired 2,000 people last year at a time when many manufacturers struggle to fill their workforces. Is a family-owned company, now run by the fifth generation, one that would attract employees? Well, it seems the answer to this question is yes, as CoorsTek, founded in 1910 byRead More

What Do Successful Plant Managers Have in Common?

May 16, 2022 In many companies, they are solely focused on the KPIs within the four walls of their plant. Tom Conroy Plant managers are the grease that makes manufacturing companies run well. They need not only planning and process skills, but people skills at a high level. They also need strong business minds, notRead More

A Small Business Is Doing Well, But Finding Workers Is Another Story

April 28, 2022 Hidaka USA Inc. is growing, but finding staff is a major challenge. Adrienne Selko For the past 30 years, Hidaka USA, Inc. Inc, based in Dublin Ohio, has managed to not only navigate the ups and downs of a complicated business cycle, but it has thrived. Established in 1989 as a supplier of prototypes,Read More

Many Employees Long to Stay Home Even as Workplaces Reopen

By Nicholas Dolinger   April 18, 2022 Updated: April 18, 2022 After two years in which remote work has seen an unprecedented renaissance, many workplaces are returning to in-person work. But for many employees, faced with rising costs and onerous commutes, the return to brick-and-mortar offices is far from welcome. Office occupancy, which hit an all-time lowRead More

The Workforce Has Spoken—How Should Companies Respond?

We have moved past panic. We are now fully immersed in understanding the problem and fixing it. Adrienne Selko Last year, more than 47 million Americans walked away from their jobs. While manufacturing did not have the quit rates of other industries, the message was still heard, loud and clear. Employees are so unhappy withRead More

Poor Talent Strategy Surpasses Supply Chain Disruption As Top Worry

Feb. 8, 2022 Organizations continue to struggle with questions related to a timeline for returning employees to the office and developing new working models, including remote and hybrid, to satisfy their workforce. Executives are concerned about their ability to deliver value propositions that satisfy employees and a subsequent inability to retain and recruit talent accordingRead More