The Weekly Report – January 16, 2023
In her upcoming workshop, talent and leadership development expert Nicole Lian will show employers the keys to retaining great workers in today’s challenging employment climate.
January 16, 20233 min read
Minnesota’s labor market remains tight, and that means employers need to take every step they can to attract and retain the best workers. For companies working to fill vacancies, develop existing employees and create a workplace environment their employees rave about, Nicole Lian’s manufacturing workshop, “Insights and Strategies for Employee Retention” is a perfect fit.
With the state’s unemployment rate at just 2.3% with 14 consecutive months of employment growth, employers have to stand out to compete for the best workers. This is especially true in the manufacturing sector, which added 1,800 new jobs in the last month data was collected.
Not surprisingly, Enterprise Minnesota’s latest State of Manufacturing® survey shows that attracting qualified workers remains a top concern for business leaders. Those same employers want to be known for having a great work environment. That’s where Nicole comes in.With an extensive background in executive human resource leadership, Nicole has experience in numerous industries, including industrial and process automation, technology, and consulting services. She’ll translate that expertise into a highly interactive workshop that helps participants build on the strengths and eliminate the weaknesses in their company’s efforts to retain employees.
For example, Nicole asks, “What have you done in the last year to retain your top performers? What lessons have you learned?” Her insights can help employers move beyond wringing their hands at losing great employees and work to create an environment where employees love their work and employer enough to refer others.
The heart of the workshop–Six Drivers for Retention–provides background on areas ranging from recruiting and hiring to organizational culture and belonging. Nicole doesn’t just identify these drivers, but helps participants understand how they can improve them to create a work environment that leads to employee enthusiasm, loyalty, and productivity.
The online workshop will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, January 18 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Participants will leave the workshop understanding:
Who should attend:
Any manufacturer who wants to learn why employee engagement is so important for a productive workforce, and how to get started.
View all upcoming Enterprise Minnesota events here.
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