How Springs & Things attracts skilled professionalsDecember 1, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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North America’s growing shortage of skilled workers is forcing companies to work harder to attract employees, according to a recent article in Springs, the Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI) magazine.
In the article, “Winning the talent wars”, business consultant and author John F. Dini writes that there are some simple ways a company can make itself more attractive to prospective employees. One spring manufacturer that excels in these areas is Mississauga, Ont.-based Springs & Things.
Foster a positive culture
The article suggests that employers should remember to treat employees as “real people”. It says creating a positive culture can offer a big advantage, as surveys show employees rate social interaction in the workplace as more important than wages. At Springs & Things, the company has achieved a balance between a friendly atmosphere and a productive, efficient workplace.
Invest in skills
The article advises business owners to invest in training workers, and to not fall prey to the fear that employees will leave for a better job afterwards. Instead, employers should provide appropriate wages to keep qualified workers on board.
Springs & Things regularly invests in skills, as it takes pride in maintaining a staff of knowledgeable and experienced professionals. As a result, when customers call Springs & Things, they get direct access to senior sales and production staff with a total of 125 years of experience in spring manufacturing.
“We have dedicated sales and design staff who can show you how to use spring materials to cut manufacturing costs while also increasing functionality,” the company says.
The right type of employee
As the competition for skilled workers heats up, many companies are going the extra mile to attract qualified workers. But due to Springs & Things’ commitment to quality, the company only wants to attract professionals of the highest calibre.
“Anyone who seeks employment with our company must be a team player who takes pride in his work and understands the importance of always putting the customer first,” the company explains.
To learn more about Springs & Things’ products, services, capabilities and qualified staff, visit the company website.