Are you struggling to find qualified candidates for your manufacturing team? We know how important finding reliable and skilled workers is, but it can be difficult, especially since the manufacturing industry has been suffering from a growing skills gap in recent years. Here are some ways you can make sure you are hiring top-performing workers for your manufacturing team.
1. Offer competitive benefits
A great benefits package can often be valued over pay. Medical bills have become a financial burden for many, so if you offer a benefits package better than other companies, chances are you will attract better candidates to build your manufacturing team. In addition to better medical care, it is also a plus to offer flexible schedules. Recognition for hard work and giving them more time to spend with their families will make working for your company more attractive and set you apart from others.
2. Raise your entry-level wage
If you can, adjust your budget and raise your entry-level wage. Even a small increase will significantly boost the quality of the candidates coming to you. This is a sure fire way to attract stronger candidates to your workforce and a more collaborative group. Also, raising the entry-level wage allows you to expect higher quality work from your manufacturing team.
3. Provide growth opportunities
Offer opportunities for your manufacturing team to strengthen their skill set and build new ones.
Do this by providing workshops and training and you will see a boost in productivity and an increase in job satisfaction. In addition to satisfaction, training on new equipment is becoming extra important as Industry 4.0 approaches and technical skills become more and more valuable in the manufacturing industry.
4. Partner with a staffing company
Partnering with a staffing company can boost the quality of your workforce immensely. You can save time while the staffing company does the footwork to find you the best quality candidates for your manufacturing team by matching skill sets to ensure a great fit for your company. At Alliance Technical Solutions, we specialize in skilled manufacturing career placements. Contact us to learn how we can help you build a top-performing manufacturing team.
With the growing manufacturing skills gap, and Industry 4.0 on the horizon, it’s vital to hire and retain the best possible manufacturing workers for your company’s long-term success. Practice these tips and you will be on your way to a superstar manufacturing team in no time!