Manufacturers are meeting talent needs through sustainable attraction and retention tactics
Pohlen Partners were a guest contributor at a knowledge forum for members of the Manufacturers Network.
It was refreshing to hear companies are creating success with:
Apprenticeships, Cadetships and Internships
Partnerships - with schools, Industry Training Organisations (ITO’s), recruitment firms
Development of a strong company culture and engaged workforce
Promotion of current employees
Challenges being navigated include:
Attitudinal behaviours with companies looking for mutual commitment from candidates
Length of time to recruit non-conventional technical roles
In addition to these themes the wide topics of conversation covered many further ideas and included both short and long term solutions. The importance of integrating company, employee and candidate requirements when developing an effective talent attraction and retention strategy were highlighted.
You are welcome to contact Pohlen Partners for more insights and market information on successful approaches companies are implementing; email Nicola Pohlen on firstname.lastname@example.org to begin a dialogue.