Recruiting and retaining skilled workers

Recruiting and retaining skilled workers for the
manufacturing sector

Moore Kingston Smith’s People Advisory team have worked extensively with manufacturing clients on recruiting and retaining skilled workers, including fixing day-to-day employee issues and developing more effective long-term people strategies.

Reward and recognition

Experienced workers are crucial for your company’s success, so you want to hold on to them. Knowing the manufacturing sector as well as we do, we help you establish the market rate for each area of your workforce. As importantly, we identify what your employees really value in terms of other rewards and benefits. By dropping any unvalued financial benefits, you free up money to increase wages or introduce desired perks.

Added incentive

As competition for skilled workers increases, offer yours the chance to develop professionally and build a career. If you create a career structure for internal promotions, you’ll find you can develop your own people and promote from within to fill any capability gaps. This saves you the expense of recruiting and training. We work with companies to create career paths linked to competencies, linked to training, linked to reward. This stimulates your promotion success rate as well as attracting more junior level staff to join your company.

Hiring externally

Alongside your machinery and equipment, payroll is probably your biggest outlay. Spending time streamlining your recruitment process is an investment that will pay dividends. From writing job profiles to training managers and building bonus schemes, we help you attract the right people.

Jaime Gilmour is a Reward Business Partner working in the projects team, helping clients by delivering HR projects and initiatives that improve their people position. Jaime has held various HR generalist positions across a number of industries, including the security and construction sectors, and is one of the manufacturing and distribution and real estate and… Read more

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