In this podcast series, we focus on workforce issues impacting companies and individuals across industries through in-depth interviews with experts using new approaches to enact change in their plants, attract up-and-coming workers and overcome the skills gap.
Leadership & the future of work
Whether it's a global pandemic, inclement weather conditions, or other unforeseen challenges, being a good leader is key to making it through difficult times. In this episode, Jay Richards, a member of the founding team and senior consultant at Denison Consulting, returns to the show to discuss a little bit about leadership in a post-pandemic world and going forward.
Learn more about Denison Consulting: https://www.denisonconsulting.com/
Read the transcript: https://www.controlglobal.com/podcasts/manufacturing-tomorrows-workforce/leadership-and-the-future-of-work
Navigating the changing grant landscape
For the past year or so, many manufacturers have struggled to keep up and running, maintain staff, and adjust to the digital changes the pandemic required. Making these changes or funding a new project, like a digitalization effort, for example, can be expensive, but there are grants and funding available to help. Micki Vandeloo, president of Lakeview Consulting, returns to keep us up-to-date on the changing grant landscape for manufacturers.
Read the transcript: https://www.controlglobal.com/podcasts/manufacturing-tomorrows-workforce/navigating-the-changing-grant-landscape
How a training program can solve many of your workforce problems
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many employers to reduce their staffs, but having workers who have the know-how and nurturing their growth is still important. Amanda Del Buono and Tom Strong, director of employer action for the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, discuss the importance of investing in and training employees for the long haul.
Read the transcript: https://www.controlglobal.com/podcasts/manufacturing-tomorrows-workforce/how-a-training-program-can-solve-many-of-your-workforce-problems
How to better manage change in your organization
With the change that 2020 brought, it might be time for us to get used to change. Business Enterprise Mapping's Donald James speaks with Amanda Del Buono to help us understand how manufacturers can manage that change in their organizations going forward.
Learn more about Business Enterprise Mapping: https://www.businessmapping.com/
Read the full transcript: https://www.controlglobal.com/podcasts/manufacturing-tomorrows-workforce/how-to-better-manage-change-in-your-organization
How can manufacturers recover their workforces post-pandemic?
With vaccines rolling out, some workers are returning to their normal duties. Some manufacturers, however, may find themselves short-staffed and back in search of employees, a difficult endeavor prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. With more people out of work, can manufacturers more easily recruit from a larger pool of potential workers?
In this episode, Amanda Del Buono discusses how manufacturers can recruit in a post-pandemic environment with Tom Moriarty, professional engineer, certified maintenance and reliability professional, certified asset reliability practitioner, MBA in business administration, President of Alidade M.E.R. Inc., and columnist for Putman Media’s Plant Services magazine.
Read the full transcript at https://www.controlglobal.com/podcasts/manufacturing-tomorrows-workforce/how-can-manufacturers-recover-their-workforces-post-pandemic
A look ahead: what does the next year hold for U.S. manufacturers?
Amanda Del Buono is joined by Deanna Nord, Principal of Nord Strategy Group, speaker and contributing writer to plant services in the journal magazines, as well as other publications, to discuss how the industry was impacted by 2020, and what 2021 has in store.
Read the full transcript: https://www.controlglobal.com/podcasts/manufacturing-tomorrows-workforce/a-look-ahead-what-does-the-next-year-hold-for-u-s-manufacturers
Great words of wisdom from Jay Richards in the episode I listened to. Thank you so much for sharing! Looking forward to your next episode.
The company I work for recently got into the podcast space. If you have the time, check out “The Right Direction Podcast” from Compass Precision!
A must listen!
This is a must listen for anyone working to build the workforce of the future.