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Category Archives: Human Capital

How to Implement a Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program

September 30, 2021  |  Human Resources, Employee Training Apprenticeships has a proven track record of producing strong results for both employers and workers. Apprenticeship programs offer access to hundreds of occupations, in high-growth and emerging industries with an average annual starting […]

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Joe Brown

Senior Consultant 608.515.4549 | [email protected] Joe Brown has 30 years of manufacturing experience with both public Original Equipment Manufacturers and private, small to midsize manufacturing companies. His wide-ranging roles have included machine operator, engineering, operations at all levels, and president of […]

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Employee Recruitment: Winning the War for Talent

Aug. 23, 2021, by Chris Czarnik, CEO of Career Research Group, Award Winning International Speaker | Author | Business Trainer | The intensifying struggles facing companies in their quest to recruit employees has been brewing for years, a mathematical certainty […]

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Update your Hiring Practices To Stay Competitive

May 18, 2021 by Paola Castaldo | Many studies have cited the skills shortage as a reason manufacturers can’t find or keep workers. While there is no denying that the traded sectors are having difficulty attracting and finding talent compared […]

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Featured WMEP Manufacturing Solutions Staff Member: Mark Hatzenbeller

Mark Hatzenbeller has navigated many twists and turns during a career in manufacturing that has spanned more than four decades. Hatzenbeller is a senior account executive at WMEP Manufacturing Solutions, where he has worked for the past 14 years. He […]

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Outsourced Management Services

WMEP Outsourced Management Services provides you with a manager or executive who is available part-time, for however long or short you need them.  The role is defined exactly as it sounds: a manager who devotes part of his/her time to […]

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Training Within Industry (TWI) Part 3: Scientific Thinking Enables Innovation and Teamwork

Posted by Rachel Miller Toyota Kata–a structured approach for creating a culture of continuous learning and improvement–had its beginnings in manufacturing. The word Toyota refers to the Japanese carmaker’s renowned production system methods and tools. A Kata is a routine practiced so its pattern becomes a […]

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Training Within Industry (TWI) Part 2: Helping Supervisors Solve Workplace People Problems

Posted by Rachel Miller The pressure on today’s workforce is considerable. COVID-19 has introduced new challenges. There are new rules about social distancing and personal protective equipment (PPE) gear. Workers may be dealing with changes to equipment and floor plan layouts […]

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Training Within Industry (TWI) Part 1: Practice Makes Perfect with On-the-Job Training

Posted by Rachel Miller Even before COVID-19, manufacturers were facing challenges on several fronts relative to hiring and retaining a high-performing workforce. In addition to the easily observed factors – lack of a qualified applicant pool, turnover and absenteeism, and under-performing […]

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Supervisory Skills

Enhance your skills and fill the gap with leadership development. Good leadership is not just characterized by the ability to motivate a group toward a common goal—it’s the ability to cross over from being a person employees HAVE to follow, […]

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