Built in the USA: Attracting and retaining workers in manufacturing

Webinar (September 29, 2022)

Amid a tight labor market and volatile world pressures, manufacturers are struggling to attract and retain skilled workers. In this SHRM webinar recording, thought leaders from the manufacturing and benefits industries discussed key insights from a recent study by The Manufacturing Institute. They explored the strategies some manufacturers are using to successfully attract employees and build long-term loyalty.

Whether you're in the manufacturing space or not, these lessons are valuable for everyone.

Preview of the guide

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About the speakers

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Chad Moutray, CBE, Ph.D.

Chief Economist, National Association for Manufacturers (NAM)
Director, Center for Manufacturing Research, The Manufacturing Institute

Chad Moutray serves as the NAM's economic forecaster and spokesperson on economic issues. He frequently comments on current economic conditions for manufacturers through professional presentations and media interviews and has appeared on various news outlets. In addition, Moutray is the director of the Center for Manufacturing Research at The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce development and education partner of the NAM, where he leads efforts to produce thought leadership, data and analysis of relevance to business leaders in the sector. Moutray was the chief economist and director of economic research for the Office of Advocacy at the U.S. Small Business Administration from 2002 to 2010.

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Michelle McLaughlin White

Vice President, Field and Client Development, Colonial Life

Michelle McLaughlin White leads the teams responsible for maintaining strong relationships with nearly 100,000 employer clients across the United States. She also oversees the strategy for the national recruiting, onboarding, training, and development of Colonial Life's sales organization. McLaughlin White previously held roles with Colonial Life leading client and policyholder retention programs and with Unum in finance and claims. McLaughlin White frequently volunteers with the Girl Scouts, where she also serves on the board of directors.

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Patrick McCullough

Director, Market Development, Colonial Life

In this role, Patrick McCullough is focused on developing cost-effective benefits and enrollment services. With over two decades of leadership and market development experience, McCullough is part of a unit that evaluates and strategically refines benefits programs to help clients achieve their business objectives. He recently worked with The Manufacturing Institute on its research study on compensation and labor market effectiveness. His expertise has been featured in Employee Benefit News, School Business Affairs, U.S. Mayors Magazine and The New York Times.

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