Hiring skilled manufacturing workers remains a manufacturing challenge right now. Shockingly, unfilled manufacturing positions are expected to reach 2.1 million by 2030.
In addition to widespread entry-level worker shortages, mid-level shortages increasingly affect our partner companies.
Middle-skill positions in high demand in manufacturing:
There’s no quick fix. All these roles require 3- to 18-months of extensive hands-on, applied training programs.
So, how are manufacturers filling the gap?
Increasing pay and benefits have become necessary. But what do you do when that isn’t enough?
Three strategic workforce solutions shown to work for manufacturers:
The Society of Human Resource Management recommends these five steps for better recruitment results:
Manufacturers today are increasing inclusivity and creating people-friendly workplaces. Focusing on worker wellbeing improves retention and yields recruitment results.
For over a decade, workforce development has focused on reskilling workers. Now, manufacturers are doing more to build ongoing skill development into their model to stay competitive.
Hiring skilled manufacturing workers may seem impossible at times, but I hope these solutions give you more ideas to work around the problem.
Do you have other ideas for solving top manufacturing challenges? Let’s talk!
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