As manufacturing is facing high turnover and an increased skills gap in today and tomorrow’s jobs, it is apparent that traditional training methods are not working. To mitigate a risk to business continuity and sustainability, a new focus on workforce development needs to be considered.
Mr. Hindman will discuss 5 modern-day strategies to combat the struggles manufacturers are facing in terms of acquiring, developing, and retaining their employees.
- Engage Early and Often
- Make Training Personal
- Build Cultural Ambassadors
- Adapt to Work/Life Challenges
- Make Training Fun Again
Mr. Hindman will detail out these strategies, along with real-world tactics, that can counter contemporary battles with poor employee engagement and retention. These measures may be new approaches for manufacturers, but they will benefit both existing workforce challenges and better prepare manufacturers in developing the worker of the future.
John Hindman, Director of Learning Services, Tooling U-SME