Training Helps Engineering Keep Talent
By offering opportunities to learn and develop, engineering avoids retention problems. But recruitment remains a challenge.
Engineering firms keep staff because they offer development opportunities—a “top priority among workers,” explained Jorge Puente, vice president of engineering with Kelly’s Science, Engineering, Tech, and Telecom unit. Eighty-one percent of staff reported being able to dedicate time to training and 52 percent said their firms actively encourage them to develop their skills.
“But no sector is immune to talent attraction challenges,” Puente concluded. Recognizing this, 51 percent of leadership are working to make their development strategy better and 55 percent look to automate tasks/processes to get more work done with less people.