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Putting Your Talent Plan on Paper

Putting Your Talent Plan on Paper

Photo by Mark Fletcher-Brown on UnsplashWe all know about the talent shortage.  In this short video I make the case for rolling up our sleeves and choosing the strategies for how you’re going to face this challenge. Manufacturers are resilient and tough.  We’ll get...

Using Video for Personal Communication

Using Video for Personal Communication

Photo by Emiliano Cicero on UnsplashThroughout the pandemic, we all learned that video tools like Zoom can help improve meeting quality when face-to-face meeting just isn't feasible.  However, there are also tools, like Loom, that can enable a more personal 1:1...

Can We Master The Hire?

Can We Master The Hire?

Attracting and retaining good talent is important for every small business.  Without talented employees, it is hard for any businesses to grow or thrive. I recently picked up a book titled Mastering The Hire, by Chaka Booker.  The subtitle is what caught my eye:  12...

Develop Your Supervisors BEFORE You Need Them

Develop Your Supervisors BEFORE You Need Them

The Supervisor’s job has grown over the years. It used to be mostly about meeting the production schedule and making sure all the machines are running. Now they also need to work on scheduling issues, attend multiple meetings, support Lean and Continuous Improvement...

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