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Diversity in the Tech Industry -- What Employers Can Learn

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The evidence is clear that diversity in the workplace leads to more innovation, productivity, and profitability. But the tech industry is lagging behind other sectors when it comes to hiring a more diverse workforce.

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Topics: Workplace, Industry Trends, Hiring Strategies

Companies that are Getting Diversity and Inclusion Right

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Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) at one point was seen as a nice-to-have element of business but the tide has been shifting to make D&I an essential element for any company. As more and more research is showing the financial impact of a properly implemented D&I program, more companies are devoting resources to making diversity a priority.

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Topics: Workplace, Industry Trends, Hiring Strategies

Why All Manufacturers Should Consider Working with a Professional Recruiting Firm

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The manufacturing landscape has changed over the past couple decades as technology influences all aspects of the business. From the designing of products to assembly and delivery, each step in manufacturing requires a higher level of knowledge and skill. Finding new talent is a formidable hurdle that HR departments are not equipped to face. Professional recruiting firms provide a solution to these challenges.

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Topics: Workplace, Technical, Industry Trends, Hiring Strategies, Business

How to Recruit Engineers when Engineers are in Short Supply

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According to a report from Deloitte, the shortage of engineers in the manufacturing space leaves 600,000 positions unfilled annually. There are fewer candidates with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Technology) backgrounds and graduates with STEM skills are gravitating to the perceived more exciting software development field. Manufacturing recruiters face a considerable challenge finding qualified engineers in today’s marketplace. What are the best practices for recruiting engineers?

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Topics: Technical, Hiring Strategies

How Will Automation Impact Manufacturing Jobs?

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Industrial robots go back decades, first introduced in the American automotive factories in the 1960s. These initial robots did simple and repetitive tasks, such as handling hot and heavy die-cast parts. Later in the decade robots were adapted for spot welding tasks, but they were still not in very wide use.

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Topics: Technical, Industry Trends, Hiring Strategies

How to Identify the Best Manufacturing Sales Candidates

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You want to grow your business and take it to the next level. That’s going to mean increasing your sales volume. How can you hire the right manufacturing sales candidates who are going to believe in the vision of your company? How can you find people with the creativity and energy to catapult sales?

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Topics: Workplace, Hiring Strategies, Business

How to Hire for Manufacturing with Automation in Mind

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Automation has permeated every aspect of manufacturing from the initial design of a product to the assembly and delivery. This shift has had an impact on the roles of workers in manufacturing. Recruiting for manufacturing now requires a better knowledge of how this automation has affected these roles.

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Topics: Industry Trends, Hiring Strategies

How is Recruiting in the Manufacturing Sector Changing?

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If you are struggling to find skilled employees to staff your manufacturing business, you are certainly not alone. According to research from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute the manufacturing industry is looking at a shortage of 2.4 million workers in the next decade. This dire prediction has HR managers scrambling to make changes in their recruiting efforts.

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Topics: Hiring Strategies, Business

Best Practices for Hiring Manual Workers for Manufacturing

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Hiring for manufacturing positions has become increasingly more challenging. More than 75 percent of manufacturers report a moderate to severe shortage of skilled workers. With a significant portion of manufacturing workers nearing retirement age, hiring managers are faced with the monumental task of filling manufacturing positions with younger workers, which takes a more creative approach.

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Topics: Workplace, Hiring Strategies

Best Practices for Hiring C-Level Employees in the Manufacturing Industry

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Hiring a new employee in the manufacturing industry comes with a set of special challenges. But hiring a C-level employee who will likely be managing a lot of people presents a different set of concerns for recruiters and hiring professionals. This executive will impact the direction of the company and the culture of your organization so it is important to follow best practices when making this crucial decision.

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Topics: Workplace, Hiring Strategies

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