In the heavily regulated manufacturing industry, managing new hire paperwork, training, and documentation for compliance can be a struggle. Maintaining a trained workforce while reducing turnover is top of mind for most HR departments.
Despite many challenges, manufacturers with an efficient, easy-to-use onboarding system have a significant advantage. According to a report published by Glassdoor, “Organizations with a strong onboarding process improve new hire retention by 82% and productivity by over 70%. Companies with weak onboarding programs lose the confidence of their employees and are more likely to lose these individuals in the first year.”
The list of required onboarding documentation for employees at any company is not short. In the manufacturing industry, the additional training certifications and reporting capabilities required for OSHA and other federal regulation compliance can become extensive and hard to manage.
Most roles in manufacturing usually have specific training requirements. Some of the possible required training could include workplace safety, food safety, GMPs or company information and job-specific instructions. Having an easy way to administer the training and track certifications is vital to be successful.
Beyond safety regulations, additional training is usually required to help with employee retention. The skills gap is an ongoing pain point for manufacturing firms. Industrial companies are challenged with a ‘blue-collar drought,‘ as jobs demand more technical skills, yet fewer people seek training and education in the manufacturing Industry.
According to a survey from Tooling U-SME, “The True Cost of Turnover” two in five companies have an annual staff turnover of at least 20%.
To combat turnover and the drought, many companies utilize the flexibility and easy access of the contingent workforce to help. Manufacturers have also begun incorporating continued education upskilling for their employees. By using technology to streamline self-service training, manufacturers can build a stronger workforce and improve employee loyalty.
Managing the tedious, time-consuming headaches of onboarding and training are often compounded further by the knowledge that all HR files including up-to-date certifications, safety training and other regulatory documentation will be subject to audits.
Companies that take advantage of technology by using manufacturing software designed to simplify candidate onboarding have a substantial competitive edge.
Save money and time by streamlining onboarding and get employees up to speed faster with paperwork completed before their 1st day
Build trust and loyalty with your employees by providing an easy and professional onboarding experience, improving retention
Reduce your risk of compliance violations by using an intuitive dashboard to manage and monitor credentials and the onboarding completion status
Functionality to get you flying
Simplify. Savings. Security. Retention
WorkBright’s approach in designing our solution to help improve the process of onboarding new employees is focused on 3 main objectives: