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ATTRACT AND RETAIN: HR Best Practices for Manufacturers Virtual 4-Part Series – Session 3

May 17, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm




Join us for the final session of this series to learn best practices in Onboarding and OJT that can directly impact your retention rates and keep employees engaged from the moment they walk in the door and throughout their career.

Explore the ever-changing landscape of workforce development and get introduced to best practices in attraction and retention strategies that help their organization become an employer of choice.

Learn why it is important to use branding to attract talent and where to find your talent. We share best practices as well as what is outdated so you can leverage your brand and attract the best talent along with retaining your current workforce.

Are you struggling to attract talent and retain your workforce?

Is your company having trouble meeting demand due to a lack of available talent?

We hear your frustration and concerns. Join us for a four-part virtual series on HR best practices to help your organization attract and retain skilled employees. Led by Denise Ball, a Workforce Development Specialist for Tooling U-SME, this series will cover the current state of attraction and retention for manufacturing companies, best practice on using branding to attract talent, structured onboarding, on-the-job training, and more.

Each virtual session is under 45 minutes. Companies who attend all four sessions will have an opportunity to have a one-on-one discussion with an IMEC workforce Development expert on how to implement these strategies, as well as receive a complimentary 2-week trial of Tooling-U courses through the IMEC Career Pathways program.

Session 3: Generations & Culture

With millions of manufacturing workers expected to retire in the next few years, the Z generation and Millennials will need to fill these positions. As these workers have been entering the hiring pool, employers are discovering that the next generation of workers learns quite differently than they did. Manufacturers need to leverage their key characteristics, implement new learning and development programs that align to the way these generations learn and rethink policies that will not only help attract but also retain these generations.


  • The Gen Z and Millennial workforce
  • Discussion/Q&A

Sessions 2, 3, & 4:

Session 4 | May 24: Structured Onboarding & On-the-Job Training

  • Keeping employees engaged
  • Discussion/Q&A

Session 1 – May 3: State of Attraction & Retention

  • The current state of attraction and retention from around the country
  • The cost of turnover
  • Discussion/Q&A

Session 2 | May 10 : Attraction & Branding

  • The importance of branding to attract talent and where to find your talent
  • Best practices
  • Discussion/Q&A


Denise Ball | Workforce Development Specialist – Tooling U-SME

Denise Ball is a Workforce Development Specialist for Tooling U-SME. Her experience in manufacturing equips her to implement best practices in workforce development and facilitate workshops across the country to organizations of all sizes. For nearly 90 years, Tooling U-SME has been providing manufacturers with the tools and resources they need to succeed.

Presented in Partnership with:

Contact Name: Kristy Johns
Contact Emailkjohns@imec.org