Workforce Development
Workforce Development May 30, 2018

Robotics will drive job growth, study finds

Research from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) finds mid-sized manufacturers will benefit from robotics—if they can find workers.

By International Federation of Robotics (IFR)
Workforce Development February 28, 2018

Time to spend on our ‘other’ aging asset

The 2017 Salary Survey identified lack of workers as the primary issue facing the manufacturing industry, but aging equipment and technology should not be ignored.

By Bob Vavra
Workforce Development February 5, 2018

Where to find the workers?

The 2017 Salary Survey reveals there is still difficulty finding skilled workers.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Workforce Development January 29, 2018

2017 Salary Survey: It’s the (lack of) workers

Skilled workforce needed—and technology isn’t seen as the answer.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Workforce Development January 15, 2018

Giving your robots a hand

Robots will be a bigger part of manufacturing in 2018 for two primary reasons.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Workforce Development December 19, 2017

Top manufacturing industry trends of 2017

There have been many changes to the manufacturing industry in 2017. Immigration and trade policy, workforce shortages, distribution techniques, and more have influenced the manufacturing trends of the past year.

By Mrinal Gokhale, MSI Data
Workforce Development November 27, 2017

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 20-26: Best practices for cloud computing, industrial energy training, 2017 Product of the Year finalists, and more

Articles about best practices for cloud computing, industrial energy training, 2017 Product of the Year finalists, culture and IIoT, and motor efficiency webcast unanswered questions were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 20-26. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media
Workforce Development October 23, 2017

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, October 16-22: Traits of excellent engineers decrease in OSHA violations, keys to a successful RPM program, and more

Articles about the traits of excellent engineers decrease in OSHA violations, keys to a successful RPM program, how to get management on board with IIoT, and tackling motor failure with energy-based condition monitoring were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, October 16-22. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media
Workforce Development September 20, 2017

What motivations do teams have for completing training? 7 reasons we have been told.

Here are seven explanations we've been given as to why people do training. Let's look at each one and what it says about the organization and what you might do to improve your training ROI.

By Shon Isenhour, Eruditio LLC
Workforce Development September 19, 2017

Hidden gems: Community colleges may hold the key to manufacturing’s future workforce

Community colleges may hold the key to manufacturing’s future workforce.

By Billy Hamilton, Motion Industries