Manufacturing Employment Survey

Manufacturing Employment Survey

Manpower has partnered with Manufacturing Management to bring you the Manufacturing Employment Survey, analysing the current manufacturing job market and offering insights and solutions to the challenges facing manufacturing employers today.

According to the survey, over 64% of respondents believe they are being paid less than their market value. This is despite over 80% of respondents seeing their salary increase in the past year. And with 81% of organisations in the Industrials and Materials sector reporting difficulty in finding the talent they need, it is a crucial time for businesses to understand where investment in their recruitment strategies is best placed.

“Candidates are in the driving seat and their primary motivator is – unsurprisingly – compensation”, says Damien Lee, Director of Engineering for Manpower. “Many candidates have multiple offers, the market is awash with counter offers and the negotiation period is growing longer, causing real issues for hiring employers. But it’s important to note that salary is not the only driver for candidates. ManpowerGroup’s research finds that work-life balance, flexibility and development opportunities are increasingly at the top of candidates’ must-have lists.”

Find out more

Download the Manufacturing Employment Survey to find:

  • Detailed analysis on the manufacturing workforce
  • Key retention drivers for employees
  • The biggest barriers to attracting and retaining staff
  • The strategies manufacturers are using to attract and retain top talent in a competitive environment.

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