Employment in automotive manufacturing has climbed through the first quarter of 2018. Nearly ten years post recession, if you’re an employer in the automotive manufacturing sector, that is something to get excited about. And with more and more consumer demands for enhanced technology in the driving experience, for both automotive manufacturers as well as for their suppliers, the need to continue to build a strong workforce is ever present. According to US Automotive Leader Ray Telang, the next generation's workforce in this industry not only requires strong engineering and technological capabilities, but also the need to excel in an ever-evolving industry that increasingly relies on innovative ideas, versatility, and collaboration.
In today’s job market with an almost historically low unemployment rate, the emphasis can often be on talent attraction and acquisition, and while that is critical, the retention of your current employees holds equal merit. When was the last time you evaluated your retention strategy? How are you inspiring family ties at work? Does everyone in your company work towards the same goal. How you answer those questions can provide a baseline to evaluate performance and hopefully drive success in retaining a strong workforce.
"What we're really talking about here is reconceiving the car as a highly personalized and powerful digital device. This calls for educating, developing and rewarding young engineers who think differently".
Ray Telang, 2017
When something is good, there is no need to change it. Instead, it offers opportunity to evolve from good to better. Here are just a few items you can adapt to your employee retention strategy so that your workforce can become smarter and more competitive during this season in the automotive industry.
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