The Manufacturing sectors outputs are increasing, and optimism is continuing to grow amongst manufacturers. We have been able to witness first hand the recent growth in employment as manufacturers take advantage of growth opportunities. According to Industry Week last month the Labor Department reported there were 12.6 million people employed in the manufacturing sector, this is the most since 2008. During periods of increased economic growth, Human Resources Departments can face some challenges as well. Below are the most critical ones to consider.
One of the leading causes of an employee leaving a position is poor working conditions. Air quality in manufacturing is the first way to combat poor working conditions. The studies are many of the effects that air quality have on employee morale and keeping a positive workplace. Employees now have a choice when it comes to where they will be employed, and investments in your air quality equipment and maintenance will pay dividends toward your working conditions and maintaining a positive workplace.
In a study from 2008 Researchers calculated that the improvements in air quality between 1999 and 2008 saved the US manufacturing industry $20 billion a year in productivity or 2.6% of the industry’s wage bill. Those numbers are staggering and point up how investments in your air quality will directly affect your bottom line and help you realize that poor air quality makes your employees perform worse in their job duties. Not only do improvements in air quality save you dollars regarding employee productivity but they also keep you compliant with OSHA and EPA regulations.
Currently, when you set out to recruit employees, you must be conscious of the increased demand for the manufacturing workforce. Some things to consider here are workplace attitude and the physical appearance of your factory. Both are a direct result of your industrial air cleaning equipment. In the picture below, you see an extremely clean and well-maintained facility. It also helps you understand how this visually affects a future employees decision to join your workforce.
With more than 40 years in the industry working with industrial electrostatic applications, we are well suited to diagnose and help you improve your existing equipment and new applications as well. We wish you the best success in your Human Resource department. Feel free to reach out for help with your air quality we are always glad to help.
Thanks for reading,
The Bee Clean Team