November/December 2021 | Vol. 26 No.6
by Marc Neufcourt, Industry Director, Building Systems
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published a new COVID-19 Workforce Development Report. This document highlights workforce management tactics and strategies NEMA Members and other manufacturers implemented out of necessity during the pandemic. It also identifies adaptations that are likely to persist, and how they can be applied to small, medium, or large businesses. The report addresses the full life cycle of workforce management: Workforce Strategy Planning, Talent Acquisition & Onboarding, and Talent Development.
“Our industry continues to face challenges in the area of workforce development. For many industries, including ours, those challenges were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Members stabilized their businesses and met demand through innovative responses that can and should be more broadly adopted,” said NEMA President and CEO Debra Philips. “The COVID-19 Workforce Development Report highlights how some of our Members have adapted to the pandemic and navigated uncertainty, including what has worked for them and how it could be replicated by other manufacturers, large or small. The report is also peppered with important “post-COVID keepers” which will benefit any manufacturer looking to improve their workforce development efforts.”
NEMA COVID-19 Workforce Development Report is available for download at no cost on the NEMA website. For more information, please contact Marc Neufcourt at firstname.lastname@example.org ei