How Can I Prove the Employee Assessment is Working? [Video]

Posted by  Ted Kinney, Ph.D.

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Understandably, clients often are tasked with proving the ROI of employee assessments. In this vlog, we start with a skit where the "client" asks a question we commonly receive:


Should Your Hiring Process Change for New Manufacturing Technology?

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

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I recently had the opportunity to tour two manufacturing plants back-to-back. They both made the same products, they were both located in the same general vicinity, and the work itself was largely the same across both plants. The only difference? One had been using the same machines since the company’s inception, and the other had been upgraded to brand-new manufacturing technology within the past two years. My mission was to determine if this upgrade at one plant would warrant an upgrade in their manufacturing hiring process as well. In other words, how would this new technology affect our definition of a “qualified” applicant? Would employees need markedly different skills or abilities in order to be successful at a cutting-edge manufacturing plant?


How to Reduce Turnover: Put the R Back in RJP (Realistic Job Preview)

Posted by  Alli Besl, Ph.D.


Working at Select International has a number of perks - one of them being the opportunity to interact and get involved with individuals from several different organizations. Each of these organizations has its own unique set of challenges, some more organizationally-specific than others. However, recently there have been some consistent pain points emerging from our clients across industries. Specifically, as unemployment rates continue to remain low many organizations are experiencing two primary issues:


3 Ways Successful Companies Ace Manufacturing Hiring for Expansions

Posted by  Eli Castruita

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4 Things HR Experts Should Know About the Manufacturing Industry

Posted by  Trevor McGlochlin

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HR experts across industries understand that there are important and unique aspects of the HR world specific to each industry. This post will focus on four areas of the manufacturing world that HR leaders, hiring managers, and executive leaders in the industry should strive to have a solid basic knowledge of to give their organization a stronger foundation and a better future.


The Future of Auto Manufacturing Jobs

Posted by  Chris Klinvex

Have you ever listened to economists’ insight into how markets will change in the near future and the technological disruptions that are changing industries? If you haven't, you should, because the changes are impacting us all. One industry that is experiencing rapid disruption is the century-old auto industry. How? Autonomous cars, electric motors, TaaS (Transportation as a Service). Regardless of how quickly the transformation goes from driver to driverless, ownership to TaaS, or ICE (internal combustion engine) to electric; experts agree it is coming and in many ways is already here.


How to Find Manufacturing Employees With Strong Work Ethic

Posted by  Amie Lawrence, Ph.D.

high-volume-hiring-2.jpgWouldn’t it be great if you could go to Google or Facebook and type in, “how to find hard working employees,” and have the results show people who are actually hard working? I have spent most of my working career studying jobs and listening to what organizations want in their employees. I’ve never heard an organization say they didn’t want an employee who was going to work hard for them, particularly for entry-level positions in the manufacturing industry.

Manufacturing jobs are often routine and very procedural. As such, it’s very important that employees follow the procedures exactly and stay engaged and focused on the work for a long period of time. Even with job rotation and breaks, it can be difficult to stay motivated to do the same motion or task day after day. For many people, it’s challenging to maintain productivity and quality under these circumstances.


4 Tips to Help Build a Manufacturing Team From Scratch

Posted by  Greg Kedenburg

manufacturing-workersBuilding a workplace team from scratch can be a daunting task regardless of what industry you’re in. There are a variety of considerations that must be made when assembling a new team: skill sets, experience, leadership, the list goes. Manufacturing settings can pose a particularly tough challenge due to the wide variety of backgrounds, types of positions, and differences in training. Despite the unique difficulties that putting together a brand new manufacturing team can present, there are several steps that can help make the process easier.

Here are the top four steps to help you build a great manufacturing team:


3 Ways to Improve Your Manufacturing Hiring Assessment

Posted by  Adam Hilliard

91695183Organizations hiring in the manufacturing industry have seen benefits from using manufacturing focused hiring assessments. These benefits could include 5-30% decreases in turnover or even 10-15% increase in overall quality of work.  Manufacturing assessments can measure everything from attention to detail to leadership potential and even a candidates qualitative problem solving. That all sounds great, but what if you tried a manufacturing focused assessment and it didn't work? Make sure you are using an assessment that doesn't cause the following problems.


Are Technical Skills More Valuable than a College Degree?

Posted by  Brian Dishman

Recently I read a couple of provocatively titled articles in major online business periodicals:


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