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Recruiting Reboot and Wage & Benefits Data

Post: Oct. 23, 2018

Workforce has been one of the top issues for our members recently. The Council of Industry has put together an HR Network meeting to help with recruitment and we are conducting our annual Wage & Benefit Survey to help members see where their numbers fall in comparison to others in the Hudson Valley.

We have set up a presentation to help you update and upgrade your recruiting process with Recruitment Reboot a presentation by Rebecca Mazin from Recruit Right. Rebecca is also the instructor of some of our most popular Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership classes: Fundamentals of Leadership, Business Communication, and Positive Motivation & Discipline. She will identify tools and tips to change your approach to recruitment with the potential to attract the talent you are looking for. The meeting is free for all Council of Industry Members and will be held on November 2, at our offices at The Desmond Campus of Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh. Please register online so we know who will be attending: https://www.councilofindustry.org/event-seminar/hr-network-recruitment-reboot/

The CI Wage & Benefit Survey is well underway but there is still time for you to participate. With the help of Marist College’s Dr. Ken Sloan, Ethan Allen Personnel Group, The Council of Industry has developed a Wage and Benefits survey which provides meaningful results while at the same time is easy to complete. Email Johnnieanne Hansen at jhansen@councilofindustry.org for a survey link or questions.

Participation in the survey is critical to its usefulness. The more companies that participate the more valuable and reliable the data will be. As the market for manufacturing workers at all levels becomes tighter the data generated from this survey becomes increasingly important.

  • Position Descriptions can be downloaded and contain the benchmark descriptions to use in matching your positions to the proper survey entry.
  • Wage data should be reported as of September 30, 2018 (or as close to that date as is possible) to insure comparability of reported statistics. Wage data can be entered as hourly, weekly, monthly or annually.
  • The survey is set up so that you can save and complete later so that you do not need to finish the entire survey at one time.
  • Completed surveys should be submitted by November 9th.
  • Results should be available early December.


Help Us – Help You… Join our ad-hoc Survey Committee to help restructure and plan the 2019 wage and benefit survey and explore other survey topics to help meet YOUR needs. Click here to learn more and sign up for our committee meeting.

Full Results will be shared only with Council member companies that submit surveys.