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Category Archives: Human Capital

Improving Employee Retention In Manufacturing

Competing for talent in a tight labor market is challenging enough, but once Wisconsin manufacturers have success in attracting employees, it becomes increasingly important to then focus on retention strategies. There are several factors that companies have control over as […]

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Solutions For Workforce Challenges In Manufacturing

For many years, Wisconsin manufacturers struggled to find qualified workers. Now, they are having difficulty finding merely attracting any employees. “This issue really started to build in the mid to late 1990s. At that time, the cry was manufacturers were […]

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Eillien’s Candies Successfully Redeploys Labor Based On WMEP Automation Assessment

COMPANY PROFILE: Established in 1959, Eillien’s Candies provides high quality packaging of candies, nuts and snacks. Located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the family-owned company packages a wide assortment of items for both private-brand customers and its own line of Eillien’s […]

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Industry’s Talent Pipeline and Solutions Partner

By Eric Lien, MSOE Technical Sales Program Coordinator  MSOE’s Rader School of Business has offered business and management degrees for more than 60 years. Our unique blend of business and technical courses — plus real-world experience gained through internships and […]

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Cher-Make Sausage Co. Wins with New Strategies to Attract and Retain Employees

Company Profile: Founded by Emil and Regina Chermak in 1928, Cher-Make Sausage Co. serves the branded and private-label industry and produces hot dogs, bratwurst, summer sausage, ring bologna, chicken sausage and smoked sausage. Products made at the company’s plant in […]

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Want to Fill Your Job Openings? Hire Those With “Unique Abilities”

“> The original blog can be found here. February 28, 2022 By: Matt Fieldman This blog is part of a monthly series brought to you by the America Works initiative. As a part of the MEP National Network’s goal of supporting […]

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Dairyland Electrical Industries uses TPI to Enhance Multiple Productivity Initiatives

A period of rapid organic growth had leaders at Dairyland Electrical Industries, Inc (Dairyland) searching for ways for the company to operate more effectively.   A manufacturer of solid-state safety grounding products, Dairyland’s boost in business has stemmed from filling an […]

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The Six Words That Will Massively Improve Your Employee Recruitment in 2022

January 28, 2022 By: Matt Fieldman Originally published here. This blog is part of a monthly series brought to you by the America Works initiative. As a part of the MEP National Network’s goal of supporting the growth of small and […]

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Componex Uses Work Instructions to Gear Toward Greater Productivity

COMPANY PROFILE: Componex, which operates a facility in Edgerton, Wisconsin, is a division of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based Maxcess International. Componex manufactures precision, aluminum idler rollers that have extremely low rotational inertia. Its products include WINertia idlers, which feature free spinning, […]

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It’s Not “The Great Resignation.” It’s Actually “The Great Recognition.”

“> By: Matt Fieldman Some are calling it, “The Great Resignation.” Others are calling it “The Great Reshuffle.” After spending the past year as Executive Director of America Works, I’ve talked with more than 250 manufacturing workforce development professionals throughout the MEP National […]

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