Create Your Championship Company Culture By Modeling a World Series Champion

Guest blogger Skip Weisman offers advice on how to create a Championship Company Culture that will achieve high-performance resultsFind out some of his tips and tricks inside.

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COI Collaborate Recruitment Initiative Success Story

Debra Sherman, the Human Resources Director at Fair-Rite Products, joined the Council of Industry's Collaborative Recruitment Initiative about 10 months ago. Since then she has managed to fill 16 of their open positions. Learn more about the benefits of this initiative and if it could be right for you inside.

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NAM Outlook Survey Results Show Record Breaking Optimism in 2018

For the last 20 years the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has conducted the Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey. This year manufacturers reported record breaking optimism, with 92.4 percent of manufacturers surveyed reporting a positive outlook for their companies. Link to full survey results inside.

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How to Attract Veterans

Guest blogger Michaela Ryan discusses a new method of attracting experienced workers through the use of Military Occupational Specialty codes (MOS codes). To find out what MOS codes are and how they can help you attract skilled veterans to your open positions read more in this post.

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Preparing for the New Era of Manufacturing

The fourth Industrial Revolution is in full-swing and manufacturers are spending billions on IIoT initiatives. When planning for this new era of manufacturing there are several steps you can take to build a more successful digital strategy. Read more in this post.

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American Made Holiday Gift Ideas

The holiday season is officially in full swing! If you're struggling to find a gift for everyone on your list try scrolling through the Alliance for American Manufacturing's 2018 Made in America Holiday Gift Guide. There's something for everyone, and you can support jobs and local economies in the process! Link to the full list in this post.

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MFG Day Inspires Americans to Imagine Themselves as Manufacturing Workers

Manufacturing Day is the opportunity many manufacturers have been looking for to change the old perceptions about manufacturing and show the public what modern manufacturing really looks like. Find out more about how MFG Day is helping to increase awareness about careers in manufacturing in this post.

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The Many Advantages of Apprenticeship Programs

Apprentice Programs can help companies retain quality employees, inspire a culture of learning and growth, and lessen the industry-wide skills gap. Learn more about these advantages and how they contribute to a company's long-term success in this post.

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Meet Rob – Apprentice at Zierick Manufacturing

Meet Rob, an apprentice at Zierick Manufacturing. Rob has spent the past 4 years at Zierick as a Tool Room Apprentice, and recently registered as an apprentice in The Council of Industry’s NYS Registered Apprenticeship Program. Learn more about his journey to becoming an apprentice in this post.

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Meet Zach – Apprentice at Stanfordville Machine

Meet Zachary, an apprentice at Stanfordville Machine. Zach has spent the past 3 months at Stanfordville as a Machine Operator, and recently registered as a pre-apprentice in The Council of Industry’s NYS Registered Apprenticeship Program. Learn more about his journey to becoming an apprentice in this post.

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Eric Armenat and Mike McQueeney on Corporate Turnarounds

Guest Bloggers Noa Simons and Luke Stangel from Upstate Capital Association of New York discuss Eric Armenat and Mike McQueeney's hands on approach to corporate turnarounds. Read more in this post. 

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The Race Between Humans and Robots

Humans are coming out on top in the race between humans and robots. Many manufacturing companies believe that the risks associated with huge investments in equipment just simply aren't worth it. Investing in human capital seems to be the trend of the future. Find out more in this post.

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Tomorrow’s Technology and Skill Sets: A Perpetual State of Flux

Guest Blogger Elisha Tropper, CEO of Cambridge Security Seals, discusses the imminent Fourth Industrial Revolution and its potential impacts on the manufacturing industry and workforce. Read more in this post.

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Increase Hiring Success in 5 Simple Steps

Today's candidate-driven job market is forcing employers to update their hiring processes to remain competitive. Learn 5 simple steps to improving your interview process in this post.

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2018 Manufacturing Employment Trends

Several employment trends in 2018 made a significant impact on the manufacturing industry. Check out this post for a full list of trends and how they individually affected the workplace.

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A Value Proposition with an Altruistic Twist

Guest blogger Stephen Casa discusses the importance of getting students enrolled in local BOCES programs, and further elaborates on what these programs offer. Learn more in this post.

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The Future of Manufacturing is Sustainable

Manufacturing companies have begun embracing their environmental responsibility, and are actively finding ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Learn more about what manufacturing companies are doing to become more sustainable.

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