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

Be Deliberately and Relentlessly Clear’: Lessons from Goodyear and Beyond

Oct. 13, 2022 Standards are not monuments, but they are the core of consistency. The following is an excerpt from the new book The Winning Link: A Proven Process to Define, Align and Execute Strategy at Every Level by Billy Ray Taylor [McGraw-Hill: 2022]. Taylor spent more than 30 years at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.,Read 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

To Address Labor Shortages, Manufacturers Must Become Talent Creators

Aug. 18, 2022 Upskilling and reskilling of existing employees is also a vital piece of this employment puzzle. Chris Keaveney Our nation is facing a dire shortage of manufacturing workers. The National Association of Manufacturers forecasts that by 2030, the United States could have 2.1 million unfilled manufacturing jobs. A March 2022 survey from Deloitte and the Manufacturing InstituteRead More

Leaders Need to Learn How to Care—and Show It

May 17, 2022 Cultivate a culture of empathy, and people will want to work for you. The Great Resignation has generated new trends in employment, most of which have involved throwing money at workers to make them stay or to lure them in. For the first time in decades, hourly workers are incentivized with signingRead More

Majority of Female Workers are Stressed and Considering Job Changes, Survey Finds

April 28, 2022 Concerns of safety and inclusivity are prompting one-half of the workforce to reconsider their current employment situation. Nicole Stempak The workforce may soon be facing another shakeup. A majority of female workers (53%) say their stress levels are higher than they were a year ago, and almost half feel burned out, accordingRead 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

Getting Gen Z to Like Your Company

Here are some ideas to try. Adrienne Selko AUG 05, 2021 The bar to help companies attract the next generation of workers – Gen Z ( born 1995-2012 -- keeps getting higher. We understand they have different values, expectations and working styles. And now we have to get these employees to like our companies, saysRead More

How to Handle a Leadership Change in Your Organization

Most human beings resist change. After all, the unknown is uncomfortable. Changes in leadership are no exception — with them comes a natural apprehension. What direction will the new leader take? How does that impact your future? However, with the right mindset and a smart approach, changes in leadership can lead to great opportunities. TheyRead More