David Rea

Becoming an Employer of Choice: 5 Best Practices to Attract and Retain Superior Employees

No matter the size or focus of an organization, hiring and retaining the best people for the job is crucial to long-term success. Developing a reputation as a desirable place to work will help to attract superior candidates, and creating an organizational culture that meets employee needs will keep people satisfied and engaged in the […]

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Meeting Employee Needs Through Support, Involvement, and Empathy

Productivity and profitability are the most commonly used measurements for judging a leader’s abilities and success. But what are the underlying factors that produce such results? The research done by Development Dimensions International (DDI) points back to one thing: mastering the soft skills of communication and conversation. By connecting with the people who are performing […]

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5 Best Practices for Succession Planning

With manufacturing already experiencing a skills gap in the workforce, businesses cannot afford to put off planning for the future. Identifying, developing, and retaining top talent is vital to the long-term success of an organization, and thus needs to be a critical area of investment of time, money, and energy. Below are 5 succession planning […]

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The challenge of filling Manufacturing Jobs goes beyond the skills gap

It is becoming increasingly more difficult to find workers with adequate manufacturing skills. This commonly acknowledged problem – known as the “skills gap” – has led to calls for education and development of the next generation of the skilled trades labor force. While such reform is critical to the future, it doesn’t address the current […]

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The 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

Team cohesion is vital to all facets of a business, and the productivity and effectiveness of an organization is dependent on the health of the work environment. The positive impacts of good teamwork can lead to a culture of high-functioning and high-achieving people who are more successful at their jobs. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s book […]

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