The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA; Alexandria, VA) Foundation created a new “Get Into Gears” Employee Recruitment Toolkit available for download. It created the free kit for anyone who is looking to promote the gear industry as a viable career path to recruit new employees. Companies or individuals interested can download the kit from the AGMA Foundation’s website.
The Get Into Gears toolkit is designed to recruit operator level employees by highlighting the opportunities available in the gear industry. Materials in the kit are designed for use at job fairs, plant tours, visits to educational institutions, and much more.
The toolkit includes a PowerPoint presentation, social media graphics, short video from YouTube, brochure, poster, postcards and advertisement templates.
The design of the print materials allows companies to customize with their name, logo and contact information. Companies also can add their own slides to the PowerPoint presentation. The social media graphics are formatted for email, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn posts. The video, available on YouTube at AGMAvideo, showcases the high-tech work performed on the factory floor.
The toolkit was created by the AGMA Foundation to address the growing concerns over the lack of skilled employees in the gear manufacturing industry. In a 2017 industry-wide survey, gear companies identified “Finding qualified hourly plant staff,” as their No. 1 business concern.
“Gear companies, like many others in manufacturing industries, have an aging workforce,” said Scott Moss of Comer Industries, chairman of the AGMA Foundation Board. “Companies can use the Get Into Gears Toolkit material to spread the word that the gear industry offers young people a lucrative and fulfilling career.”
A webinar to explain the different components of the toolkit and how to use them will be held Jan. 15 at 1:00 p.m. EST. This hour-long webinar will answer any questions that companies might have regarding the kit and the campaign. Register for the webinar on AGMA’s webinar page.
The AGMA Foundation, founded by AGMA members in 1994, recruits, educates, and keeps the power transmission workforce current with emerging technology. The Foundation is funded by the generous contributions of AGMA members.