How can manufacturing companies leverage social media?

The time has come for the manufacturing industry to adopt the fastest growing social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for advancement, showcasing their credibility, acquiring and retaining customers, and building brand recognition in new markets. Social media holds the power to influence your customer base unlike any other platform.

Here are some pointers for manufacturing organizations on using social media in an effective way.

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Why the manufacturing industry needs more women

Driven by the ever-evolving complexity in buyer behavior, technological advancements, and competitive pressures, the manufacturing industry is undergoing a massive change. Manufacturing is no longer simply about making physical products. A strong manufacturing industry needs skilled workers to grow, innovate, and be globally competitive. However, the gender gap in the manufacturing industry is still wide. How can bridging this gap help the current situation?

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6 key eLearning trends for 2016

ELearning, with its plethora of benefits, has brought new dimensions to education and learning. It is estimated that by 2016, the eLearning market will reach $51.5 billion, according to a report published by Docebo.

With this growth comes the need to stay up to date, and to keep your eLearning courses relevant and engaging for modern learners. As the audience changes, so must the course design. This means that people will need to be trained continuously and efficiently in order for organizations to avoid the dangers of being out-thought and outmaneuvered by competitors.

Here are the top 6 trends to be acquainted with, which will have an impact on eLearning industry in 2016.

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6 common misconceptions about training

Training is one of the most important tools for growing in one’s chosen career. Participating in continued learning and career advancement training programs will ensure you are at the top of your game. However, people engaged in their routine work schedule are not always very receptive to training. This is because they do not see training to be useful or how it could benefit them in the long term.

It is worth disbelieving some of the misconceptions associated with training and learning. Here’s a list of the six most common misconceptions about training. Continue reading “6 common misconceptions about training”

Training millennials for the manufacturing workforce

According to a report published by the Manufacturing Institute in partnership with Deloitte, in the next decade, close to 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be open and the skills gap will result in 2 million of those jobs going unfilled. This widening of the skills gap could compromise manufacturers’ ability to stay competitive in the global market. In order to address this issue, skilled labor will need to be created. Manufacturing companies have started focusing on attracting and training these young workers known as the Millennials.

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The ultimate cheat sheet on green sand

Green sand is by far the most widespread molding method used in foundries for metal casting operations. The green sand process utilizes a mold made of compacted moist sand mixed with bonding agent bentonite. Bentonite is a type of clay when mixed with water and sand, and sticks to the sand particles as a tacky coating. This mixture is then filled around a wood or metal pattern and compacted by different methods (jolting, squeezing, air impact, and others). The tackiness ensures that sand particles aggregate and provide strength to the mold even when exposed to high temperatures.

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