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Staying in STEM: Keys to Acquire & Retain Manufacturing Talent

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Apr 18, 2024   – 
On Demand, 54 minutes

Recent research reveals that finding the right talent in manufacturing is now 36% harder than it was in 2018. One of the primary reasons for the increase is a lack of support towards employees.

There are three key employee needs that too many manufacturers fail to address, which greatly impacts their ability to retain top-quality STEM talent:

  1. Childcare – 23% of parents who left STEM organizations did so because their work hours did not align with traditional childcare hours
  2. Education – 92% of STEM employees say the opportunity to advance their education would impact their decision to change employers
  3. Career advancement – 24% of STEM employees already left at least one STEM organization due to a lack of career advancement/promotion

Join Eli Lilly and Bright Horizons for this session to learn:

  • How to create an employee experience that delivers on all three of these crucial opportunities.  
  • The latest data and research into STEM industries and the factors impacting retention.
  • Proven strategies for engaging manufacturing employees and driving long-term loyalty. 

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Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke

Supplier Relationships - Employee Experience, Eli Lilly

Ryan Burke has been with Eli Lilly for over 33 years with various roles in HR, finance, and manufacturing. Currently, he is in the Facilities Management organization, responsible for driving strategy and managing relationships with all the people and departments that enhance employee experience. Burke is responsible for fitness, food, and fun – driving all the Lilly corporate programs that support their amenities. He has an Environmental Design degree from Indiana University. 

Elizabeth Myers

Elizabeth Myers

Senior Director, Thought Leadership, Bright Horizons Workforce Consulting Team

As Senior Director, Thought Leadership for Bright Horizons Workforce Consulting Team, Elizabeth Myers, PhD, is responsible for advancing current and conducting original research on topics of interest to our clients. Dr. Myers’ career spans for-profit, non-profit, and government sectors with over a decade of experience leading research, evaluation, and analytics projects primarily within the domains of education and human development. Her research can be found in more than a dozen scientific journals, and she is a frequent conference speaker. Dr. Myers earned her B.S. in Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.Ed. in Psychological Studies from Cambridge College, and PhD in Child Study and Human Development from Tufts University.  

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