Different Questions to Develop your Workforce

Every company leader has questions about how to develop and improve their workforce, but many aren’t sure what those questions are.

Northeast Ohio manufacturers face a common yet multifaceted problem of hiring and retaining quality talent for the long-term. One way to confront this problem is by looking through the scope of your human resources department.

Peter Cappelli, author of the Harvard Business Review article, “Why We Love to Hate HR…and What HR Can Do About It,” recently sat down for an interview discussing the challenges facing human resource departments in American business today.

As you listen to Capelli examine these challenges, questions about your own workforce may come up, such as:

• How can you demonstrate the ROI and cost-effectiveness of certain hiring practices and policies (e.g. bonuses)?

• How do you overcome “nagging” and persuade your company to take performance reviews and career development more seriously across the board?

• When should you hire contract workers and when should you hire from within?

• If you contract your workers, are you managing them properly?

These questions and more will be addressed at MAGNET’s upcoming event, “Develop Your Workforce for Growth,” on Thursday, Aug. 6 at the Holden University Center at Lakeland Community College.

You’ll learn from the experiences of Swagelok, Royal Plastics, and Fairmount Santrol on how to build and maintain a workforce of high-quality, long-term employees.

Also, MAGNET Growth Advisors will be on hand to address your workforce questions and concerns.

You can register by clicking here or by contacting Linda Barita at linda.barita@magnetwork.org or (216) 391-7766.

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