Hiring Challenges and Trends in Manufacturing: SHRM Annual Conference Workshop

Manufacturing and HR leaders to share expertise on recruiting, retention and workplace flexibility at June 28 event in Las Vegas

Apr 1, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The majority (97 percent) of manufacturers said they were hiring in a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Of those organizations, three-fifths (60 percent) reported difficulty in recruiting.

SHRM will address the hiring challenges and trends facing the manufacturing industry during a preconference session at its 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition

The session will cover best practices in attracting and retaining talent in the manufacturing sector as well as strategies to overcome skills shortages and build an organizational culture that benefits the bottom line.

Additionally, the session will feature case studies on how to adapt workplace flexibility practices to the manufacturing industry and how flexible work arrangements can be used as a recruiting and retention tool. SHRM and the Families and Work Institute (FWI) recently released a guide on workplace flexibility in manufacturing.

WHAT: SHRM 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition Preconference Workshop “Attracting and Retaining Talent in Manufacturing” (#SHRM15)

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015

WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109

DETAILS: Presenters will include human resource professionals and leaders from all sizes of manufacturing organizations across the United States.

• Kyle Adamonis, senior vice president, Taco, Inc., Rhode Island;
• Michael Aitken, vice president of government affairs, SHRM, Virginia;
• Ellen Galinsky, president and co-founder, Families and Work Institute, New York;
• Michele “Shelly” Green, senior vice president, Building Systems and L&W Supply, and senior director, USG Corporation, Illinois;
• Dave Lagerstrom, president and CEO, TURCK Inc., Minnesota;
• Kenneth Matos, senior director of research, Families and Work Institute, New York;
• Nooshin Nathan, chief human resources officer, JM Eagle, California;
• Craig Porter, president and owner, PlastiCert, Inc., Minnesota;
• Bernadette Scarola, HR business partner, American Sensor Technologies, Inc., New Jersey; and
• Gayle Troy, human resources manager, Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC, New Hampshire.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://annual.shrm.org/sessionplanner/session/8612

Members of the media must pre-register for the session. To request complimentary press registration, please contact SHRM Media Relations: Laura Ambrosio at 703-535-6273 and Laura.Ambrosio@shrm.org or Vanessa Gray at 703-535-6072 and Vanessa.Gray@shrm.org.

About the Society for Human Resource Management
Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit SHRM Online at shrm.org and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.

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