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Celebrating Women in Manufacturing

Posted by Marjorie Dunn

In honor of International Women’s Day, CMTC celebrates women in manufacturing!

There’s a common misconception that the manufacturing industry is almost universally male-dominated. In many people’s minds, the industry is old fashioned, hanging on to dated gender biases and excluding women from managerial roles that are key to climbing the industry ladder, such as production supervisors and operations managers.

But the fact is, manufacturers are more forward-thinking than ever before, and women now make up nearly one-third of the manufacturing industry workforce in the United States.

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Topics: Workplace Diversity, Women in Manufacturing

5 Ways Manufacturers Can Successfully Onboard New Hires

Posted by Steven Brand

Losing workers from the factory floor is never easy, especially for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) where the output of every employee can be critical to maintaining production quotas and keeping customers happy. When an employee leaves, it’s then critical that SMMs are able to attract skilled workers and onboard them quickly and adequately to minimize production disruptions and ensure a smooth integration that will lead to higher employee retention (after all, the less often you have to do this, the better!).

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Topics: Human Resources, Maufacturing, Manufacturing Solutiions, employee performance review, tribal knowledge, Diversity Training, Workplace Diversity, manufacturing careers, Future of Manufacturing, job descriptions

How Good Job Descriptions Help Manufacturers Attract Skilled Employees

Posted by Steven Brand


When seeking out a new job, potential employees want to understand what will be expected of them and how they will be evaluated if brought onboard; on the other hand, employers want to be sure they are interviewing the right candidates for the right job, and not wasting valuable time interviewing under- or over-qualified individuals. One way to ensure each party gets what they want is to craft a well-thought-out and detailed job description.  

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Topics: Millennials, Manufacturers in Training, Maufacturing, Manufacturing Solutiions, motivating employees, employee retirement, employee tribal knowledge, Employee Training, networking, Diversity Training, Workplace Diversity, digital transformation, manufacturing careers, MFG DAY, Future of Manufacturing, job descriptions, recruiting

5 Ways California Manufacturers Can Embrace Diversity

Posted by Steven Brand

The changing face of the American worker has manufacturers considering the importance of diversity. Today, California is the most diverse state within the contiguous United States (only Hawaii has more diversity).

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Topics: Diversity Training, Workplace Diversity