Workforce en Will Robots Upend Asia's Development Model? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Kuka makes robots that specialize in assembling goods on a factory floor--exactly the kind of work that has lifted millions of Chinese out of poverty.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Global Economy Technology Workforce The Latest Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:15:00 +0000 321641 at <p>Visitors watch a Kuka robot perform precise movements as part of the Robochop interactive robot installation at the 2015 CeBIT technology trade fair in Hanover, Germany.</p> Getty Images Design for a New Manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> Joseph A Gonzalez, FAIA/Ghafari Associates </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Woodward Inc., an aerospace and energy systems controls manufacturer that recently built three new U.S. facilities, sees good site planning and architecture as a recruitment tool and a way to save energy for its clients.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Management Strategic Siting Corporate Culture Recruiting / Retention Expansion Management Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:37:00 +0000 319581 at <p>Terraced landscaping and an attractive trellis&nbsp;provide&nbsp;a welcoming outdoor cafeteria/gathering&nbsp;space for employees at the Rockford building.&nbsp;</p> Ghafari Associates Top Three Ways to Avoid Increased OSHA Fines <div class="field-byline"> James Robins </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With OSHA's impending penalty increase, companies must empower employees, embrace technology and be prepared to ensure compliance success.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire EHS Today Safety Workforce The Latest Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000 319211 at US Steel Won't Punish Workers for Injury Reporting Delay <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The steelworkers union filed a complaint after workers were suspended without pay for not immediately reporting they had been hurt on the job.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor / Employment Policy Workforce The Latest Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:35:00 +0000 319251 at Getty Images Wanted: An Immigration Office in China to Fill Talent Gap <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It’s the latest sign that China sees recruitment of foreign workers as a way to help shake its dependency on manufacturing and investment and avoid the "middle-income trap" that has stalled developing economies from Asia to South America.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor / Employment Policy Recruiting / Retention Workforce The Latest Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:47:00 +0000 317671 at Getty Images Can Training Solve the Skills Gap in Manufacturing? <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Weber, SVP of People and Places | Bridge by Instructure </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Emphasizing continual education and training will increase enterprise productivity and retain top performers. Stimulating employees’ ability to gain expertise and share it will narrow the Skills Gap.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire Foundry Management & Technology Education / Training The Latest Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +0000 315131 at <p>Manufacturers have regained their footing since from the 2007-2009 recession, and more jobs are available, but there are fewer qualified candidates to fill these roles. Effective training may be the remedy to this Skills Gap issue.</p> Fiat Chrysler to Add 1,000 Jobs, Spend $1 Billion in Jeep Push <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The investments include $700 million in Toledo, Ohio, and $350 million in Belvidere, Illinois. Jeep has been the driving force in Fiat Chrysler’s steady increase in U.S. sales. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Fri, 15 Jul 2016 01:13:00 +0000 313131 at Fiat Chrysler President's Special JAMA Article Defends Continued Health Care Overreach <div class="field-byline"> Robyn Boerstling </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The thesis is more of the same from President Obama and his Administration &ndash; a public option and continued federal interference in health care markets will strengthen and improve the legacy of the Affordable Care Act.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire Shopfloor Public Policy Global Economy Workforce The Latest Wed, 13 Jul 2016 19:51:00 +0000 311151 at Small Businesses Having Trouble Finding Quality Labor But Won't Hike Pay <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new report showed 29% of small businesses said they had job openings they were unable to fill, and 15% of owners said that finding quality labor was their single most-important business problem but only 14% will hike pay. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Workforce The Latest Tue, 12 Jul 2016 18:38:00 +0000 308711 at Thinkstock NLRB Makes It Easier for Temporary Workers to Bargain <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The decision overturns a 2004 ruling that workers who want to bargain as a single unit must first obtain the consent of both the employer supplying the temporary workers and the employer using the temps.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor / Employment Policy Workforce The Latest Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:01:00 +0000 308401 at Getty Images