Job Quality Matters
The challenge of attracting and retaining a diverse, productive, engaged workforce has grown significantly in recent years. In today's environment, many manufacturers are struggling to fill open positions and keep their existing workforce. Recruiting, hiring and developing new employees is an investment, and engaging and retaining current workers is critical to maximize that investment and increase productivity.
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- Economic stability: Does the job offer adequate pay, health benefits, and a reliable working schedule?
- Economic mobility: Does the job follow fair hiring practices and support opportunities to grow one’s career and wealth?
- Equity, respect, and voice: Does the workplace have a culture that supports its employees by encouraging accountability, advancing diversity and inclusion, and empowering employees to improve their workplace?
Job quality is not just about the job; it is a combination of key drivers that are important to each worker’s overall employment experience. Pay and benefits matter, and so do a multitude of other factors such as workplace safety and health, having a voice in decision making, scheduling predictability, feeling valued, skills building, and advancement. Together, these distinguish an employer of choice from the rest.