How a Staffing Agency Can Help Recruit Talent for the Manufacturing Sector
Fill Permanent Staffing Needs Resourcefully through a Manufacturing Recruiter
Employers in the manufacturing industry will likely have some awareness of the Labour Force Survey (LFS), published on a monthly basis by the Government of Canada through its national statistical agency, Statistics Canada. This survey produces estimates of the unemployment rate and other standard labour market indicators like employment rates by industry, occupation, and public and private sector.
Data released for the month of June 2015 indicates that employment across Canada was practically unchanged versus the previous month and that the national unemployment rate held at 6.8% for the fifth consecutive month. Gains seen in permanent staffing or full-time work in June were offset by corresponding losses in part-time jobs.
On a regional basis, the province of Ontario saw little change in employment for June and its unemployment rate remained at 6.5%, slightly below the national average figure. On a year-over-year basis, employment in Ontario was up by 92,000 jobs or 1.3%, and its unemployment rate had declined by just under one percentage point.
Although overall employment rates have been relatively consistent on a national basis as well as in Ontario, individual employers, especially those within the manufacturer sector in Toronto, will need to continue recruiting and hiring top talent for their organizations. This need could be the result of several factors, including:
- Loss of knowledgeable, skilled, or experienced staff due to retirements
- Corporate plans to expand operations within or relocate jobs to Ontario
- A need for advanced skill sets to stay competitive within global markets
- Need to meet increased demand subsequent to securing new contracts
- Approval of federal/provincial grants supporting economic development
The challenge for these employers, of course, will be that of finding and on-boarding such talent in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner possible. Few employers have the luxury, meaning they have neither the time nor the budget, to conduct a slow and deliberate search for candidates then allow these individuals to grow and develop in their jobs over many months; essentially, when these manufacturing employers require such permanent staffing, they need the person or people now and they need them working up-to-speed as soon as possible.
To achieve such objectives, employers would benefit from the services of an experienced manufacturing recruiter like Winters Technical Staffing in Toronto. For more than 40 years, Winters Technical Staffing has been effectively and successfully fulfilling the recruiting and hiring needs of employers within many manufacturing sectors, including:
An Experienced Manufacturing Recruiter Offers Substantial Value to Employers
For many employers in the manufacturing industry, talent acquisition can be a strenuous and time-consuming undertaking. An inability to assign/commit internal staff, restricted advertising budgets, and/or the absence of an existing candidate pool can all impede the recruiting and hiring processes. Furthermore, the need to find candidates as quickly as possible to maintain productivity and revenue levels can sometimes lead to poor hiring decisions just to have someone, anyone, in place for the specific role(s).
The expertise and agency staffing services of a dedicated manufacturing recruiter such as Winters Technical Staffing can help employers overcome or avoid these challenges. Supported by more than 40 years of recruiting experience in this industry, working with Winters Technical Staffing provides respective employers with a number of benefits, including:
- Thorough understanding of the complexities of such jobs
- Access to an up-to-date network of potential candidates
- Time-efficiency – candidate screening, reference checks
- Cost-efficiency – a targeted and focused recruiting effort
- Capability to recruit for entry-level to executive positions
- Flexibility to find permanent, temporary, or contract staff
- Accelerating on-boarding for both employer and new hire
Contact Winters Today
Winters Technical Staffing has been satisfying staffing needs for the manufacturing industry for more than 40 years. Call the manufacturing recruiting professionals at Winters Technical Staffing today at 1-866-932-5248 to discuss how we can work together to address your recruiting needs.