The great resignation. Employee burnout. Boomer retirements. And the pandemic. All of these factors have created an unprecedented labor shortage that is forcing manufacturers to re-examine how they attract, retain, and make the most of a precious supply of talent and resources.
You might be trying to combat these shortages with signing bonuses, higher pay, and better benefits. But even then, many employees can still migrate to the next manufacturer up the road with a better offer in hand. Many employers report that workers are gaming this incentive by sticking around just long enough to receive full signing bonuses and quitting the next day to get a another one elsewhere. Clearly you need a new way to distinguish your company when competing for new talent.
Cross-training can help by creating an unmatched work environment that offers a career path, community, safety, and a sense of value and structure. Instead of competing on compensation alone, cross-training can help you create a work environment that enables you and your employees to grow together over the long haul.
Join our complimentary webinar to learn:
- The value of cross-training
- Common barriers to successful cross-training
- Tips & techniques for success
- Resources to strengthen your cross-training program