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Manufacturing Workers of the Near Future: Beyond Millennials and Focus on Gen Z

Huge Attitude Shifts Regarding Money, Work, and Communication Preferences The Bulldog Reporter shared that Gen Z influences 93% of all household purchases; those findings have a direct result in what products are manufactured and who will be working on the plant floor over the next decade.  Digital agency Deep Focus this week announced the findings […]

Manufacturing Leaders Outsource Communication to Achieve Outstanding Performance by Shop Floor Workers

Dr. Marvin Marshall – an American educator, writer and lecturer – is widely known for his programs on discipline and learning. His approach stemmed from his acquiring knowledge about youth as a parent; a recreation director and camp counselor; a classroom teacher; a school counselor; an elementary and high school principal; district director of education; […]

Manufacturing Executives #1 Fear: Communication with Plant Floor Workers

In the largest quantitative research project of its kind, more than 1500 small and midsized manufacturing CEOs were interviewed (in February 2015) about their greatest barriers, challenges, and fears about growing their companies.  The survey was conducted by TR Cutler, Inc., based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the organization which founded the five thousand-member Manufacturing Media […]

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 […]

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 […]