Tips for Hiring Manufacturing Workers

The labor shortage is one of the most significant problems that the industrial market faces today.

Manufacturers are making every effort to attract and hire top talent. However, the nature of manufacturing jobs has also changed. These positions were once considered low-skilled and low-paying but not anymore. With the manufacturing industry increasingly incorporating high-tech processes and equipment, the need to find the right candidates for the job has become a challenge.

The following are three helpful tips for hiring manufacturing workers to meet today’s needs.

Challenge Perceptions

Although the manufacturing industry is continuing to evolve, we still live in a world where many parents don’t wish to see their children pursue a manufacturing career. This perception needs to change. And the way you present the field, your company and its opportunities need to change as well. It would help if you made people rethink the scope of the positions available by making them realize that manufacturing is no longer an unskilled field with little to no job security. Be sure your recruiting material stresses long term benefits. Hold open houses and invite workers to see for themselves what the job is all about.

Offer Apprenticeships

Students and graduates may be willing to start a manufacturing position if they have a good-paying job and future career opportunity. You should consider getting in touch with nearby schools to offer apprenticeships for students to find motivated interns.

Attract a Diverse Workforce

Although the manufacturing industry has traditionally been a male-dominated field, the labor shortage has compelled companies to hire women to fill in the empty positions. Therefore, you need to prepare yourself for an evolving workforce and offer specific incentives to attract women. Many companies are willing to provide them with specialized training programs and expanded leave options.

Since 1948, Bopp Busch has understood the value of our employees. We remain committed to maintaining a qualified and dedicated workforce. It is only through this dedication to our workers that we can provide the best to our customers. To learn more about Bopp Busch and our capabilities, contact us today.