Manufacturers Should Consider Becoming an ‘Employer of Choice’

Miscellaneous | David Rea| October 31, 2018

Earlier this month, Catalyst Connection released the “Manufacturing Employment Demand Study” as part of its Making Your Future initiative to support manufacturing job growth in Southwestern Pennsylvania and gain a better understanding of the current and projected demand for workers and the skill sets sought after the regions’ employers.

So what does that mean for employers? Based off the results of the report, manufacturers will need to put their focus on becoming an “Employer of Choice”.  The world’s most successful organizations get superior business results by doing two simple things exceptionally well: they build effective programs to select, develop, and retain talent; and they engage, and invest in, all employees — from the executive suite to the shop floor — by giving them tools for solving problems and taking ownership of their roles. Becoming a successful “Employer of Choice” will attract more talented job seekers and  ultimately reduce turnover and result in more applicants.

Catalyst Connection has developed services that can put any manufacturer on the right track to becoming an “Employer of Choice”:

  • Talent Attraction & Retention
    • Learn how to create an employment strategy that best fits your organization’s critical needs.
  • Leadership Development
    • Building leadership skills among supervisors and managers results in higher employee morale and productivity and lower employee turnover.
  • HR Strategy & Performance Management
    • Identify and validate the appropriate business drivers and organizational goals and then help you develop a plan that drives these metrics down to the individual team members.
  • Succession Planning
    • Even if a company has strong talent in its leadership and skilled workforce pipeline, it may not have the right people to fill important roles or keen insights into the best candidates for key positions.

If you would like additional information, or if you have any questions, please contact David Rea, Managing Director of Organizational Development at (412) 918-4218.

Click here to download the Manufacturing Employment Demand Study.