The Battle for Talent: 3 Manufacturers Share Their Wins

Nov. 21, 2022 Sometimes the best solutions have been developed by companies looking to serve their own unique needs. Ethan Karp American manufacturers are missing out on serious revenue due to talent shortages. Last year, the research firm Korn Ferry predicted that unrealized output from manufacturing talent shortfalls will grow to more than $607 billion by 2030.Read More

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

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

Leadership on Point: Managing through the Generational Divide

April 20, 2022 The principles for managing multiple generations are really the same principles of good leadership. Carolyn Hendrickson It’s hard to keep them all straight – the Silent Generation, baby boomers, Gen Xers, GenZers, baby busters, millennials, iGen, Gen Alpha. Regardless of what you call them, or who falls into which generation, the issueRead 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

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

Is Your Future Talent Hidden in Plain Sight?

There are 28 million hidden workers according to the Harvard Business Project on Managing the Future of Work. Adrienne Selko APR 05, 2021 If you are like me, you struggle with understanding how so many jobs are going unfilled, and yet there are so many people out of work. Joseph Fuller, who is a co-chairRead More

Onboarding Your First Remote Hire

Now that WFH has become the norm rather than the exception and many companies have moved to hiring new employees without ever meeting in person, the next step in adapting to the new World of Work is to build onboarding practices that can accommodate new hires starting from a home office. Employee onboarding is essentialRead More

Ensuring Your Company has Strong Leaders, Not Bosses

Are leaders born or made? It's an interesting question that produces a plethora of answers. But here's something that isn't up for debate: People are naturally attracted to leaders. Leaders possess capabilities that can inspire others to become their best, something that business owners eagerly seek in the people they hire and the individuals theyRead More