On-Demand Webinars: Workforce Development

 

Influential Women in Manufacturing: Strategies to Retain and Advance Women in Industry


Presenter(s): Kelly Finch, Linda Freeman, Anne Lucietto
As manufacturers work to address their hiring needs and cultivate leadership for their organization's future, what strategies can help ensure that women are represented in the hiring and promotion pools? What are some of the keys to fostering a culture of inclusion — one that supports retention of female employees and elevation of innovative women leaders? This roundtable discussion features perspectives from three members of Putman Media's inaugural class of Influential Women in Manufacturing.

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Prepare Your Food and Beverage Facility and Workforce for the Digital Future


Presenter(s): Todd Gilliam, Mike Rogers
Industries across the board have taken steps to digitalize their operations: manufacturing, utility and business. But the food and beverage industry faces unique challenges due to individualized processes, high fluctuation in commodity prices and competitive product introductions. Looking ahead, digital technology offers tremendous opportunity and will soon cease to be optional — success hinges on training and preparing your workforce to work with new digital technologies. This on-demand webinar explores how digitally connecting the plant, from the business system to individual equipment, can unveil new ways of improving profitability and the best way to prepare your workforce for the digital future.

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State of the Industry Research: Workforce (2018)


Presenter(s): Thomas Wilk
The industrial workforce is evolving before our very eyes. Baby Boomers continue to retire, making way for Millennials to leave their mark. Automation is changing the way we produce product, eliminating jobs in the process. But how will this changing landscape affect day-to-day operations at your plant? Plant Services has surveyed manufacturing and industrial production professionals, asking them a comprehensive set of questions on workforce-related topics ranging from the effects of automation on their facility's labor force to the qualities they look for in an employer. This on-demand webinar, presented by Plant Services Editor-in-Chief Thomas Wilk, focuses on the key findings of the survey.

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State of the Industry Research: Workforce (2017)


Presenter(s): Bill Wilder, Thomas Wilk
Training is expensive in terms of money and time. How do you make sure you’ll get the results you need – the workforce skills required to meet your company’s performance objectives? In this on-demand webinar, we walk you through the process of identifying training objectives and performance expectations, preparing people beforehand, and managing post-training performance to maximize results. We also discuss the benefits of different types of training and explain the difference between certificates and certification.

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State of the Workforce / Enabling Leaders to Be Leaders


Presenter(s): Tom Moriarty, Thomas Wilk
There is a direct link between the amount of leadership training received by leaders and their motivation scores. It is possible to measure leadership effectiveness and motivation, to identify and solve issues. In this on-demand webinar, we will take an in-depth look at two surveys and their standout findings, and will offer employees and employers perspective on how to stay competitive through effective plant workforce recruitment, retention, and development.

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How Diverse Teams Reach Superior Results


Presenter(s): Rob Bishop
It is human nature to surround ourselves with those whom we share commonalities with, but the strongest teams are made of diverse members. Often, teams of engineers can quickly achieve a goal, but is the result the best result?  Diversity is about all of the things that make us individuals, from our experiences and education to our personality traits. This on-demand webinar explores how teams can be formed and enabled to achieve their full potential. This approach works for project teams as well as for departments or long-term matrix teams.

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Reliability, Safety, Training - What's the Correlation and ROI?


Presenter(s): Richard Wood
Remaining competitive within the marketplace is critical. Can an organization really expect to realize a return on their investment that would substantiate the funds and lost time? Is it really worth the effort? Will it make the organization more competitive?

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The Shortage of Qualified Workers – What Can Be Done?


Presenter(s): Dennis K. Neitzel
There are, and will be in the foreseeable future, a shortage of qualified workers in all types of industry, which includes industrial, commercial, residential, and utility maintenance, along with these same shortages in construction. This on-demand webinar provides background and statistics on the shortage of qualified workers.

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