Manufacturing Recruitment in the Face of Labor Shortages

TA leaders in the manufacturing industry must grapple with a growing labor shortage, further exacerbated by a high turnover rate in the sector. As of March 2023, there were approximately 700,000 open manufacturing jobs in the United States, and on average, manufacturing companies are achieving only 44% of their hiring goals. A GoodTime survey shows that time-to-hire has emerged as the top area of concern for manufacturing TA leaders.


Get an on-demand recording of our executive roundtable session where industry leaders converged to discuss strategies and innovative approaches to overcome the manufacturing labor shortage

This roundtable saw TA leaders share experiences, collaborate on solutions, and navigate the evolving landscape together. We covered:

  • Critical focus areas for manufacturing TA teams as we transition from 2023 to 2024, and what needs to be deprioritized
  • Tools and tactics that keep high-volume roles filled continuously, even in the face of high turnover rates
  • Strategies to streamline time-to-hire without compromising the quality of new hires
  • Key insights into budgetary adjustments amid the ongoing labor market challenges
  • Inspiring, specific real-world stories of how TA leaders have recalibrated their strategies to hit their targets

We were delighted to have Craig Pyke, Director of Talent Acquisition at Rivian and Michael Case, Head of Partnerships at Meshd, share their wisdom while moderated by Jenn Oswald, Chief People Officer at GoodTime.

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