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FY22 Retention Programs and Strategies for Operations Workforce

Manufacturing leaders share their continuing struggles with hiring and retaining workers with the skills needed today and tomorrow.

Key Findings

  • Most companies stated that their turnover rates have worsened over the last 3 years, with 40% of those seeing rates over 10% in the U.S.
  • All surveyed leaders noted having difficulty retaining skills needed in their company. 
  • Nearly 2/3 of leaders rated remote work as the primary challenge to retaining employees in the last 12 months. 
    • The most impactful benefit program to retention over the past 12 months has been flexible work schedules.
  • At least 2 in 3 companies track demographics to measure retention efforts.

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