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Category: Workforce Development


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How technology can support behavioural safety in the manufacturing industry

January 9, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

We all have bad habits – whether it’s interrupting our boss or forgetting to turn off our computer at the end of the day. Our minor faults can cause friction in the workplace, yet when bad habits extend into health […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Productivity and efficiency in the manufacturing industry

December 20, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Computer systems, such as CRMs, can help you plan out your workload as efficiently as possible, while analytics allow you to judge what updates are needed and when. Technology is evolving across every business, allowing companies to become more productive […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Tesla Workers Start a Drive to Unionize Solar-Panel Factory

December 14, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Employees at Tesla Inc.’s solar-panel factory in Buffalo, New York, are kicking off a union-organizing campaign, a fresh challenge to the automaker that has so far successfully resisted similar efforts by the United Auto Workers at its sole car plant […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

The Trades Union Congress calls for manufacturing job shortages to be tackled by 2030

December 12, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

In the UK, the manufacturing sector continues to see a depletion in numbers, with many longstanding employees looking to retire in the next 10 years. In order to plug the gap and entice talent to the industry, the Trades Union […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

US Factories Paying More to Hire and Keep Staff, Survey Shows

November 14, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Most U.S. manufacturers are paying workers more to keep production humming amid a shortage of skilled labor — and it’s working. More than four in five firms in the industry are raising wages or boosting signing bonuses, according to a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

ASSEAL wins Developing Future Talent Award at EEF Manufacturing Awards

November 8, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The company has won the Developing Future Talent Award which acknowledges the manufacturer that has developed their employees internally the most and to advertise engineering manufacturing careers through activities within the community. “This award is testament to the hard working […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Positivity About Addressing the Skilled Worker Shortage Within the Manufacturing Industry on the Rise

October 29, 2018

Via: Industry Week

We’ve noticed a sense of increased optimism in the manufacturing industry over the past year. The economy is strong and manufacturers are increasingly looking to technology to drive additional efficiency to help them be as lean as possible. Manufacturers globally […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

FABTECH Tracking the Rising Trend of Women in Manufacturing

October 4, 2018

Via: Quality Magazine

The metal fabrication and manufacturing industry has adjusted in recent years to meet the demands of an evolving global economy, impacted by social, political, economic and technological advancements that effect all aspects of the industry. In changing times and in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Overcoming Internal Resistance to Additive Manufacturing

September 4, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Back in the 1980s, Motorola was exploring adopting the then-emerging digital technology for cellphones. Its engineers, however, resisted the move. They were so entrenched in analog technology — much of it developed by Motorola itself — that they couldn’t see […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How to Bridge the Skills Gap: Dassault Systèmes and Women in Manufacturing (WiM)

August 24, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Transformation

The manufacturing industry is facing tremendous growth over the next decade with close to 3.5 million new jobs opening up. It sounds like great news, but a skills gap—the inability for companies to find talented, skilled workers—will result in an […]