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Employees Will Listen

This holiday season the motion picture Into the Woods, starring Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep, was released.  The film of this Stephen Sondheim musical features Streep (the witch and mother of Rapunzel) admonishing parents to be careful of what they say because children will listen. Careful the things you say, children will listen Careful […]

Manufacturers Career Development Critical for Engagement & Retention

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Sheridan shared insight on how career development has a direct impact on employee engagement. Kevin appeared as a guest author on the TalentSpace Blog and urged that career development opportunities are an essential part of employee engagement. In fact, key driver analyses consistently show that career development is the […]

Manufacturers Capture Employee Engagement and Recruitment through Corporate Social Responsibility

Recently an ASQ survey reveals manufacturers’ social responsibility predictions for 2015. The 2015 “Manufacturing Outlook Survey,” nearly 1,500 manufacturing professionals from the aerospace, automotive, food, medical device, and utility industries shared predictions for companies’ participation in social responsibility in the coming year. As defined in the survey, social responsibility is the responsibility of an organization […]

Manufacturers Keep Employees Healthy and On the Job

Diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States are skyrocketing. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reported a total of 29.1 million people, or 9.3% of the population, have diabetes. Undiagnosed diabetic Americas are 8.1 million people (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed). The consequences of this disease are catastrophic, resulting in heart failure, […]

Manufacturers Must Recognize and Consistently Award Employee Loyalty

Each month, Hytrol Conveyors, based in Jonesboro, AR, announces the cumulative years of worker anniversaries being celebrated each month. The company with approximately 800 employees, celebrates 300+ years of work each month. Employees who have served the company for 40 years are nearing 100 plant floor employees. It is admirable. Kara Simon shared in Manufacturing.net […]

User Interface on the Plant Floor: Communication Leadership

In the December 9th issue of Global Manufacturing, Phil Lewis explains why manufacturers need to embrace a new era of business software. Lewis, Senior Director, solution consulting, EMEA at Infor, looks at why business software is finally getting the makeover it deserves. The last decade has seen somewhat of a technological revolution with consumer user […]

Despite Flat Salaries, Most Quality Professionals OK with Compensation

For the second time in three years, salaries in 2014 decreased slightly for quality professionals, who said their organization’s quality culture plays a key role in the overall satisfaction of their job and salary, according to Quality Progress magazine’s 28th annual Salary Survey. In 2014, salaries decreased a meager $183 for quality professionals in the […]

Building & Retaining Talent Requires Shop Floor Employee Engagement

Ram Lonkar recently authored (and published in Innovation Excellence), an important blog about building and retaining a competitive talent base and delivering extraordinary customer experience. Lonkar suggested that the customer experience has become the most important aspect in achieving success for organizations all over the world. It has become increasingly important for organizations to build […]

Manufacturing Growth Up for 18th Consecutive Month

Guaranteed Painful Growth Without Employee Engagement Jack Welch, former CEO of GE, said: “There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow. It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run […]

Leadership Communication Key to Stopping Manufacturing Unionization

SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) reports that almost all employers are eligible for union organization—there is no minimum size or type of industry required for a union to represent employees. However, there are strategies employers can use to minimize the likelihood that a union would be accepted by employees. Employees join unions because of […]

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