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Month: March 2018

Automation Is Not the End Goal— but Increased Productivity

Automation Is Not the End Goal but Increased Productivity

I am passionate about manufacturing and helping my customers thrive. One pressing concern they all share is how to boost productivity with fewer workers. To stay competitive, they understand that improvements must be made to grow the bottom line. Manufacturing leaders are looking for fresh ideas and new perspectives, but often lack the time and resources to bring… Read More

We Can Do It – Bridging the Manufacturing-Labor Gap

Solving the Advanced Manufacturing Labor Shortage

On March 7, I had the pleasure of presenting at PivotPoint, a thought-leadership event designed for the manufacturing and industrial community in southwest Michigan. My topic centered around the biggest challenge facing many manufactures… Read More

Hiring for Year One (Part 2)

Hiring for Year One Part 2

In part one of this series we described the need to shift the recruiting mindset from a hit-the-ground-running approach to a hiring-for-year-one strategy in order to better meet the challenges of today’s competitive hiring environment. In this entry, we will discuss how proactive recruiting and performance planning expands your talent pool and results in greater success. If you… Read More

4 Keys to Accelerate Your Speed to Market

4 Keys to Accelerate Your Speed to Market

4 Key Ways to Stay Ahead “Only the paranoid survive,” he spoke softly while everyone listened intently. Jerry was known in the company for pulling off miracle product launches and releasing game-changing products. While nervous laughter made its way around the room, Jerry’s face remained serious. He used the quote, originally said by Andy Grove of Intel, as… Read More