Happy Workers—Happy World; Save Workers, Save Money; DJ Jazzy Jeff Rules; Putting a Shine on Good Work.Read More
A 16-week academy for leaders holds key to future growth, company officials say.Read More
How do we facilitate a discussion with our employees on the meaning of career development? We want to ask probing questions that give us a meaningful plan of action. We know from a recent employee survey that most of our staff is not satisfied with our career development and we need to start a conversation to make improvements.
—Career Doldrums, assistant human resources manager, mining/oil/gas, Singapore
Dealerships that pay for technicians to attend the tool-maker's school may receive higher reimbursement levels, though maintaining quality of service and reputation primarily drive participation. Read More
Although the toolmaker does not use the event to directly recruit students, the hope is that some of the participants will consider manufacturing careers. A larger goal is to help usher in a 'renaissance in manufacturing' in the United States by immersing them in the details of the industry.Read More
Women make up about a quarter of the manufacturing industry's workforce, according to a report by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute. The same report suggests the industry should actively focus on recruiting women to hundreds of thousands of empty positions. Read More
Large U.S. firms tripled their spending on social tools such as internal blogs, wikis and communities of practice in 2012, a new report says.Read More
My company underwent a recent merger that created a need for new managers. Our organizational structure also is changing to run much flatter. The newly merged organization is looking for a way to identify candidates for the new management jobs. Historical data on performance either is lacking or not available. How do we go about the task of assessing which employees to interview for the management roles?
— Data Blackout, organizational development specialist, manufacturing, Teaneck, New Jersey
Even though we have fewer than 200 employees, how could our human resources function develop career paths for them?
—-Forward Thinker, HR director, publishing/communication/advertising, Dearborn, Michigan
A new survey shows 19 million employees are angling to change their jobs in 2013.Read More