Smartphones and tablet computers have drastically changed the way business professionals consume and use information, and the mobile devices offer significant opportunities for manufacturers in on-the-job learning and training for their workforce.
As more middle-market manufacturers adopt advanced techniques, they find better profitability and business growth. The major challenge with incorporating these specialized manufacturing techniques, ranging from automation to information technology, is a lack of workers with adequate skills, a detriment to business growth, according to new research by the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) and the National Association Manufacturers (NAM), which highlights strategies to reverse the worker gap.
What does it take for a company to lead in safety culture? At a seminar titled “Creating a World Class Safety Culture” at the Grainger Show held earlier this week, Dr. W.E. Scott, Ph.D., PE, a consulting services manager at the National Safety Council, provided tips that managers can follow to establish a safer, more effective work environment. Read more
Many workers are interested in pursuing ongoing education to advance their careers. However, while the majority of professionals (85 percent) indicate that continuing their education has career benefits, only 52 percent of those who were offered tuition reimbursement took advantage of the opportunity, a new education survey reveals. Read more