How to Empower Hiring & Retention in the Manufacturing Industry   

Hiring & Retention in Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is highly competitive and in order to attract and retain top talent, it’s essential for companies to have a robust and thorough hiring process. One critical component of this process is the background investigation, which provides a wealth of information that can help companies make informed hiring decisions. 

According to a recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 85% of organizations conduct background checks as part of their hiring process. And it’s not hard to see why. Background investigations help to verify the information provided by job candidates, including their employment history, education, and credentials. This helps to identify any potential red flags or discrepancies that might indicate dishonesty or unethical behavior. 

Moreover, background investigations can help to ensure that job candidates have a clean criminal record. This is particularly important in the manufacturing industry, where employees often work with heavy machinery and other dangerous equipment. As the National Safety Council states, “employers have a duty to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees, and background checks are an important part of that obligation.” 

In addition to ensuring safety, background investigations can also provide insight into a candidate’s past job performance. This can be especially valuable in the manufacturing industry, where job performance can have a significant impact on productivity and efficiency. By checking references and speaking to previous employers, companies can gain a better understanding of a candidate’s work ethic, reliability, and overall job performance. 

The benefits of background investigations extend beyond the hiring process as well. By conducting thorough background checks, companies can minimize the risk of lawsuits and other legal problems. For example, if a company fails to conduct a background check on an employee who later causes harm to a coworker or customer, the company could be held liable for any resulting damages. 

Industry experts agree that background investigations are an essential part of the hiring process in the manufacturing industry. According to a statement from the National Association of Manufacturers, “a company’s reputation and bottom line are at stake every time it hires a new employee. Thorough background checks help ensure that the new hire is a good fit for the company and its culture, as well as for the job itself.” 

In conclusion, background investigations play a crucial role in employee hiring and retention in the manufacturing industry. By verifying information, ensuring safety, gaining insight into job performance, and minimizing legal risks, background investigations help companies to make informed hiring decisions and attract and retain top talent. The industry experts agree, and the data supports the importance of conducting background checks as part of a comprehensive hiring process.  

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