Signs It Might Be Time to Rethink Your Hiring Strategy

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Growth in your manufacturing business is critical to the future. But a company must embrace new things, including technology, processes, and people, to grow. Rethinking your hiring strategy is one way to infuse your business with the best energy and skills to take your company into the future. How can you be more strategic with hiring? Here are some tips to get you started.


How Prepared are You for Uncertainty?

We don’t know what the future has in store for the economy. There has been discussion of a recession, and some companies are laying off employees. Layoffs aren’t given even during a recession. It’s essential that you plan for several scenarios. Figure out how to maintain production with a leaner staff or curb employee burnout by bringing in a contingent workforce.


How Fast Can You Scale Talent?

When things do change, you may require an influx of industrial workers. How fast can you scale talent? Working with a staffing partner can help you get up to speed quickly when the time comes. You can focus on your processes and internal staff while your recruiter provides temporary support for your increased workload.


Do You Have Access to New Technology?

One of the biggest challenges for industrial companies today is keeping up with the latest technology. Logistics, for example, can use Blockchain technology to ensure the chain of custody and accuracy. If you don’t have experts on your staff in these technologies, you may find yourself falling behind.


Can You Upskill Your Current Talent?

The best resource you currently have is your team. There are reasons you want to invest in your employees today in the face of a potential recession to ensure that you have the best in-house talent as things evolve. Upskilling is a great way to incorporate new technology into your workplace and increase retention. It’s always easier to hire entry-level employees than replace experienced talent.


Are you ready to work with a recruitment partner? Hutco can help, so call now.