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8 hiring and retention challenges facing manufacturing—and how to overcome them

According to a study from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, over two million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled by 2030, and currently, there are more than 856,000 open positions. 

While the reason for shortages in the past has pointed at the stigma surrounding manufacturing work among younger laborers entering the workforce, there are many other challenges facing HR departments across the industry, who are struggling to find enough workers to meet demand.

Beyond recruiting, though, are some problems that new workers won’t fix: skill and technology gaps, disengaged leadership, and a lack of effective retention strategies. 

In our new guide, learn 8 tips for recruiting and hiring employees, addressing employee experience issues with your current staff, and retaining top talent in your manufacturing business, including:

  • The value of creating a strategy for meeting and communicating with employees and making them feel valued and heard.
  • How to engage with — and recruit — a more diverse workforce made up of underrepresented populations.
  • Tips on putting your company out there as an “alternative” to what many job seekers think they are looking for. 
  • Reducing the inherent costs of recruiting, vetting, hiring, and training that can have a real effect on a company’s bottom line.

By fully supporting the needs of your workforce and embracing a more human-centered approach, your manufacturing business can recruit and retain top talent, and put your people first.

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