How Can Minnesota’s Manufacturers Better Compete for Talent?

How Can Minnesota’s Manufacturers Better Compete for Talent?

From vehicles, to beauty supplies, to food production, the manufacturing industry’s 8,343 employers provide jobs for over 300,000 Minnesota workers. The industry contributes the largest share of the state’s gross domestic product (16%) and nearly half of the Fortune 500 companies in Minnesota are in manufacturing. Manufacturing has historically been Minnesota’s largest private-sector industry...

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Utility Workforce of the Future

Utility Workforce of the Future

With baby boomers retiring in record numbers and millennials projected to comprise nearly 75% of the workforce by 2025, utilities are faced with the challenge of recruiting and training the next generation of leaders. In early May, members of the Greater NY Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network and the NY Chapter of Young Professionals in Energy gathered at West Monroe’s New York City office...

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Tackling Talent and New Technology in the Manufacturing Workplace: Talking with Spencer McMillan of McMillan Electric Company

Tackling Talent and New Technology in the Manufacturing Workplace: Talking with Spencer McMillan of McMillan Electric Company

One of the best things about our profession is the opportunity to meet and collaborate with so many talented and interesting people at our clients and in the community. This blog series introduces some of the executives with whom we work and spotlights the ways they are leading and making their mark, both personally and professionally.…

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4 Ways to Manage and Retain Talent Through an Integration

4 Ways to Manage and Retain Talent Through an Integration

With 1 million more job openings than unemployed workers in the United States, retaining talent through an integration is more critical than ever. Whether your acquisition was driven by the desire to “acquihire” talent or retain existing talent to drive growth and business strategy, here are four tips to ensure you don’t lose your greatest assets during the deal process: If you didn’t...

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WERC 2019 Takeaways: Upskilling Managers is Imperative to Drive Workforce Productivity

WERC 2019 Takeaways: Upskilling Managers is Imperative to Drive Workforce Productivity

I recently returned from the annual WERC (Warehousing Education and Research Council) conference in Columbus, Ohio. During the sessions I attended, the various networking events, as well as the session I presented with Ethan DeWall from Martin Bros. Distributing Co., a reoccurring theme appeared: the struggle to attract and retain talent is a continuing challenge that organizations face across...

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4 Ways to Invest in your Talent Acquisition Function to Succeed in a Candidate-Driven Market

4 Ways to Invest in your Talent Acquisition Function to Succeed in a Candidate-Driven Market

In today’s business climate, attracting and winning top talent has never been more difficult. Unemployment is at an all-time low, and the most recent ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage Survey found that 38 percent of employers are having difficulty filling jobs with a reduced number of applicants per requisition. Here are four ways your organization can invest in your Talent Acquisition function...

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Attracting Talent for Distribution: Start Small

Attracting Talent for Distribution: Start Small

The distribution industry is approaching a crossroads. With a workforce that is aging by the day, companies are having a hard time attracting and retaining employees across all levels of their organizations. According to Gallup Daily tracking, only 32% of employees in the U.S. are engaged. Employees are looking for work-life balance, flexibility in time, role, and location, and the opportunity...

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EX is the New CX

EX is the New CX

Unemployment rates are at the lowest levels in 18 years. That’s good news for the economy, and even better news for workers – but bad news for companies trying to recruit and retain talent. Instead of preparing for the next downturn, companies are scrambling to find the people they need to grow their businesses right now.…

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