There are no magic bullets when it comes to attracting and retaining a productive engaged manufacturing workforce. But there is some basic ‘blocking and tackling’ that manufacturing managers should take into account.
In a survey of hourly workers they said that pay is most important to them. On the job, however, there is not enough money to make someone work hard or stay in a job if they are miserable. It is said that they will jump company’s for $1 and hour. When they feel like they’re making a contribution where they are, they are more likely to stay. (Setting wages competitively and fairly from the start is an indicator of how management will treat people in the future – think about it.)
You know the saying, “People don’t leave companies or jobs, they leave managers.”
The culture of an organization begins at the top, with the Owner or CEO. If managers feel their leader doesn’t value what they do, tries to squeeze them, keeps them uninformed, or is disrespectful, they are likely to treat their people the same way.
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