2 Simple Ways to Attract New Talent

The hiring process can be stressful for any employer, especially in today’s job market, but these tips can help manufacturers

Over the past few years, the manufacturing industry has seen a lack of new, young, and skilled talent. Halle Miroglotta, a Senior Account Executive at FactoryFix, told us how, in 2022, the aggregate demand for workers exceeded the total labor supply for the first time in US history across all work fields. Manufacturing as an industry offers many attractive options to the young workforce, according to Halle Miroglotta—like debt-free options for career advancement and job security in a high-demand industry that has a returning emphasis on centering in the United States. So why is it so hard for employers to attract more of this young talent into the manufacturing workforce, and what steps can they take to be competitive? 

One method is to use new and current hiring tools, such as FactoryFix. We talked with Halle Miroglotta, who explained the power behind this platform. “FactoryFix is an in-house platform that combines the power of a talent network with modernized recruiting tools built specifically for the manufacturing industry. In addition to broadly marketing your roles, FactoryFix’s matching and screening technology puts hiring teams in touch with qualified candidates who are already engaged in a conversation about the open job.”

FactoryFix connects companies directly to talent, which allows manufacturers to keep hiring efforts in-house, saving them money on hiring costs and cutting out the oft-tedious middleman that recruiting agencies can be. FactoryFix is an easy way for employers to gain skilled new workers quickly and efficiently. Head over to their website for more information. 

It is uncommon that a new hire does not suffer from a steep learning curve, one method employers have for attracting young new talent is to ensure their shop is modern and up-to-date with current advancements in tech and software. This new workforce seeks employers with cutting-edge work environments where they can learn new technology and grow their skillset while feeling a part of the community. Software like StartProto offers employers the upper hand by facilitating a smoother shop floor workflow and fostering a documentation space where employees can share knowledge and have their voices heard. 

The hiring process can be stressful for any employer, especially in today’s job market, but these tips can help manufacturers stay competitive and find new, skilled employees in a way that’s easy and hassle-free.


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