Manufacturers representing the 5-county Oh-Penn region met on Friday, April 19 to hear how implementing new hiring practices focused on credentials and assessments can provide a recruiting system that decreases turnover and increases retention and production.
Judith Crocker, representing The Manufacturing Institute, provided a presentation on the tools needed to establish and maintain a hiring practice based on the ACT WorkKeys assessment. WorkKeys addresses the basic skills and aptitudes and allows companies to identify qualified job candidates who are more prepared to contribute to the work environment.
Lee Wilkins of Gorman-Rupp Company of Mansfield, Ohio, shared key data his company has gathered during the 10 years they have utilized WorkKeys in their hiring practice. They have experienced significant increases in production and employee job satisfaction since implementation.
Manufacturers in the Oh-Penn region are encouraged to work with their county Career Pathways Coach to answer any questions and to learn more about grant funding available to assist companies with implementing a credentialing system in their hiring process.
For more information, see the attached Business Journal article (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/54333152e3b20c29e066426ea/files/Coalition_Urges_WorkKeys_Adoption.pdf) .
If you are interested in information on WorkKeys®, please contact one of the Career Pathways Coaches
Monica Allison, 330.420.9675 x8206
Debby Gagliano, 724.656.3165 x210
Erica Wilson, 330.965.1787 x7142
Greg Blashak, 724.347.9257 x103
Cheryl Saffold, 330.675.2183