Training & Personnel
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Is It Time for a Four-Day Work Week?
This shop's employees now work four 10s instead of five 8s. Here are the benefits the shop has seen.
How to Evaluate Prospective Employees
The consultant who has worked with Staub Machine describes his method for helping this shop identify candidates who have the personal attributes the shop is now seeking.
The Esteem Incentive
Does your shop’s culture encourage knowledge sharing among employees?
The Lights Came Back On
A community college’s fast-track CNC instruction made it possible for one manufacturer to restart its idle machining area. I see several lessons in this.
The Inside Track
For many shops, the best source of new business is existing customers. Is the best source of new talent your existing employees?
A small nonprofit is demonstrating just how ready veterans are to transition into skilled manufacturing careers. The organization is helping vets and manufacturers at the same time. How far could this training model go?
Patents are Not Only for Big Business
Patenting should be a part of more small companies’ and inventors’ business plans. The process is less complicated than people realize, and it serves to protect important intellectual property.
Training through close collaboration among educators, manufacturers and equipment builders gives shopfloor prospects the chance to contribute right away.
The Goal is Jobs
TechWorks provides a rapid way into skilled manufacturing work. Could this program offer a model for how to expand the manufacturing talent pool in your region?
Looking for a Skilled Machinist?
We hear it a lot: Shop floor jobs are plentiful, but skilled workers to fill them are not.