Tackle workforce issues in three ways
At the NEBB Annual Conference, speaker Shirley T. Ramos discussed engineering workforce issues, including retention and management.
Shirley T. Ramos, training consultant with FMI, kicked off the 2014 NEBB Annual Conference with the presentation, "Understanding Today's Workforce and Recovering the Lost Generation for Industry's Future." In this session, she touched on three key points that engineers and managers should consider:
- Baby boomers are leaving the workplace, and should work to train Generation X and Y to take their place
- The key to working with Generation Y (also known as Millennials) is communication
- For Generation Y, the keys to retention are adequate pay, work-life balance, and structure.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.