3 Benefits of Continuous Employee Training

Posted by Mitch Szafran

Feb 10, 2017 6:00:00 PM

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In an age when manufacturers are striving to accomplish more work with fewer workers, anything that helps to motivate and retain a skilled workforce is worth the investment. At Fusion OEM, one of our key investments is employee training.  A thorough, well-designed manufacturing training program offers a wide variety of benefits for manufacturers, including reduced costs, increased employee engagement, and product quality improvements.

This week, Fusion partnered with Best Inc., to provide our Panel Shop and Production team members IPC Certification Soldering Training (J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronics Assemblies). Best visited our facility with their Mobile Training Center, the only self-contained solder training center on wheels. It had all of the conveniences of a modern electronics work bench including stereo microscopes, ESD protection and professional hand tools. The two-day training was a resounding success for Fusion, our employees and our customers. Below find three ways we all benefit:

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Topics: employee training

Leadership Styles: Leader-Follower vs. Leader-Leader

Posted by Jacob Miller

Oct 16, 2015 5:21:30 PM

Useless meetings. Unengaged employees. Weak performance. All of these are hallmarks of a company culture that desperately needs to be rebuilt. The question is, how does one revive a culture and inspire employees to take ownership of and pride in their work? David Marquet’s book, Turn the Ship Around! describes his struggles, setbacks, and ultimate rewards of his efforts to tackle these issues. A Retired US Submarine Captain, Marquet was assigned to one of the worst-performing submarines in naval history, and decided to develop his own approach to conquer the challenges it presented.

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Topics: employee engagement, employee training

Our 5 Training Best Practices

Posted by Jacob Miller

Jun 19, 2015 6:30:00 PM

Forward-thinking contract manufacturers realize the importance of training their employees early and often. Developing an effective training program is an investment that can prove extremely important for the long-term development of your manufacturing organization. It’s essential to ensure a thorough training program is in place, one that both employees and managers appreciate and value. If your proposed manufacturing training program doesn’t incorporate these best practices, it could be a waste of time and resources.

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Topics: contract manufacturer, oem, employee engagement, employee training