Uptick in Manufacturing Focuses Attention on Human Capital

Manufacturing

Posted by Mark Gardner, Tammie Potvin and Ina Gantcheva on February 4, 2013

After years of functioning largely in survival mode, U.S. manufacturing appears to be “back,” enjoying an exciting uptick. Hiring is up; demand for U.S. products is up, along with renewed interest in North American-manufactured products; spending on equipment/machinery is up; energy costs are at historic lows; economists are optimistic—we see a lot of positive and refreshing indicators that manufacturers can rally around. Many of our clients are taking the opportunity presented by the upturn to rethink, and in many cases transform, their HR functions and processes.

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