Attracting Qualified Applicants Through Social Media

Posted by IMEC on Feb 28, 2024 4:39:04 PM

This is an original article from MFG Empire.

By: Matt O'Reilly, VP, MFG Empire

Credit: MFG Empire

In the evolving landscape of recruitment, social media has emerged as a game changer for
connecting with potential candidates, particularly in the manufacturing sector. With a vast
majority of the workforce active on various social media channels, leveraging these platforms for recruitment marketing can significantly enhance a company’s ability to attract top talent. Let’s explore some effective strategies for using social media channels to reach, capture, and engage your target audience in the manufacturing sector.

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The Daily Shop Floor Huddle: The Most Important Meeting in the Day of a Manufacturing Operation

Posted by Mark Loscudo on Feb 27, 2024 2:33:46 PM

“THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL MEETINGS IS NOT THE ‘BIG MEETINGS’, BUT THE SHORT AND POWERFUL DAILY HUDDLE” (Growth Institute Blog)

Working with numerous small to medium sized, mostly family-owned manufacturing companies, I have found there is an ongoing struggle in their lean transformation away from a traditional approach to manufacturing. Why is that?

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The Benefits of Data Collection for Manufacturing Companies

Posted by IMEC on Feb 21, 2024 9:56:28 AM

This is an original article from Veryable.

By: Matthew Babich

Credit: Veryable

Imagine yourself sitting at a table, attempting to complete a puzzle blindfolded. Without the use of your eyes, you find your hands scrambling around the table, hopelessly feeling edges and shoving pieces together at random. With the use of your eyes, the information needed to complete the task efficiently is clear, like where the colors match and where they don’t.

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CULTURE BY DESIGN: 4 Steps to Implement Today

Posted by Paola Velasquez on Jan 30, 2024 3:01:01 PM

You probably have seen this plastered across social media, a strong company culture attracts and retains top talent, keeps employees engaged, and creates a collaborative team environment, yet you find yourself like many manufacturers crunched for time, pressure, and cost. Your time, efforts, and money are spent on requirements to meet legal compliance. Yet according to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Manufacturers, 74% of executives identified attracting and retaining talent as their primary challenge1.

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What Comes After Onboarding? The Journey Is Not Over!

Posted by Angelika Nowosadko on Nov 28, 2023 2:36:52 PM

You have navigated your new employee through socialization, position training, and overall integration into the organization. They are now confidently going through their day and meeting other co-workers. You have noticed they attend your check in conversations with excitement and suggestions for improvement and began answering questions for newer hires joining the organization.

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Onboarding - A Seamless Journey to Achievement

Posted by Angelika Nowosadko on Nov 28, 2023 2:35:28 PM

Now, let’s dive into the core of the onboarding process. If you missed the blog about pre-onboarding, I suggest reading that first and then coming back to this one. We went through the first impression, now the new hire has officially arrived for their first day: the first moment of onboarding. This stage is where the new hire becomes an integrated and productive member of your team. Let's explore this critical phase in the employee journey.

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ENHANCE WORKPLACE SAFETY: How Bias Could Be Contributing to Workplace Injuries

Posted by Paola Velasquez on Nov 7, 2023 10:28:53 AM

Physical safety is a priority for manufacturers, yet we continue to see high incident rates of injury in the industry. In 2020, there were 373,300 total cases of nonfatal injuries and illnesses recorded in the private manufacturing sector according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, of those 36% had days away from work and 29% had days of job transfer or restriction.  Injuries can occur due to equipment failure, yet an often-overlooked contributing factor could be our biases and the immediate recipient of our bias is our employees.

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NAVIGATING THE STORM: The Quest for Supply Chain Stability

Posted by Joshua Falco on Oct 24, 2023 9:53:48 AM

In the modern global economy, supply chains are the backbone of almost every industry. They are intricate networks of manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors that ensure products flow seamlessly from conception to the hands of consumers. However, supply chain stability, or rather the lack of it, has been under the spotlight in recent years, and the COVID-19 pandemic only accentuated the fragility of these systems. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of supply chain stability and explore strategies to achieve it in an ever-changing world.

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Pre-Onboarding: Your New Employee’s Journey Starts Now

Posted by Angelika Nowosadko on Oct 24, 2023 9:24:33 AM

Onboarding is a free, first opportunity to retain your new hires. It allows the organization to set the tone for the new hire experience, while having an opportunity to instill a new culture or proper training. Many organizations focus on the main course of onboarding, and even more often on orientation. There is a less known (but highly valuable) missed step: pre-onboarding. In this blog, we'll explore what pre-onboarding is, how it can positively impact your employees and your organization, and some best practices to bring back to your new hires.

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CHIPS for America Funding Opportunity

Posted by Adrian Garces on Oct 18, 2023 9:10:06 AM

On September 29, 2023, CHIPS for America unveiled its second funding opportunity, aimed at fortifying the resilience of the semiconductor supply chain, bolstering U.S. technological leadership, and fostering robust domestic semiconductor clusters.

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