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Recruitment, retention and culture in your manufacturing business - Member Meeting

We had a good turnout for our Member Meeting with excellent presentations and information from our speakers and two new members joined as a result!

Of interest to Directors and HR leaders

In the changing world post-Brexit and post-COVID, employee attitudes towards working patterns are changing

What worked in the past will not necessarily work and maybe your business needs to re-think its methods to attract talent 

SME manufacturers do not have the resources of the corporate world and it’s a competitive market.

What have other manufacturers put in place to make positive changes?  How does culture impact on recruitment and retention?

In a short introduction to Strategy & Culture, we’ll be looking at some of the techniques and tools available to support ‘people development’ in a manufacturing business.
With some helpful tips, examples and insights get ready to dig deeper on this all important topic – as business adapts to the new world of employment.
Introducing the subject is Jonathan Rayfield, Managing Director of DNA Business Engineering, who has spent the past 30 years both as an employer and working with manufacturers on culture change and strategy.
Chris Taylor of E3 Recruitment, Elland, will introduce the Employer Value Proposition approach and which channels to use to reach potential candidates attracting talent with a strong Employer Brand.
Joanne Thompson, CEO of A Fawcett Engineering Ltd in Elland, will speak about the journey the company has been on and overcoming the challenges of growing a business and embedding a culture of change.


Date: 29th March

Time: 5.30pm – 6pm Arrival and networking followed by meeting from 6pm – 8pm

Venue: West Yorkshire Manufacturing Services Ltd, Armytage Road, Brighouse HD6 1QF


Kindly hosted by West Yorkshire Manufacturing Services Ltd

To book your place email    Booking essential for catering purposes.

If you are a manufacturer and not yet a member you are welcome to join us as an invited guest.

Event supported by DNA Business Engineering and E3 Recruitment