April 5, 2012
Now that manufacturing is rebounding from the economic difficulties of the past few years, manufacturing managers should take a hard look at your best employees. Presumably you eliminated any marginal people during the downturn, and your remaining people may have endured pay cuts, furloughs or reduced benefits.
At the depths of the recession, many workers feared unemployment and hunkered down to weather the storm with you. Now, jobs for machinists, production engineers and others are more plentiful, and if you want to keep your good employees you need to eliminate any reason for them to leave.
Obviously, you’ll make sure they are fairly compensated and have competitive benefits. But there’s more to it than that. Here are a few things to consider: