CHICAGO — Now more than ever, employers need tools and resources to help them navigate the new realities of the workplace. As the charitable arm of Power Transmission Distributors Association, the PTDA Foundation, through its PT WORK Force initiative, develops these resources to help power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) employers support, retain and motivate their employees and take advantage of future growth opportunities in the PT/MC industry. All the resources can be accessed, free of charge, at PTWORKForce.org.
The efforts of PT WORK Force initiative over the past six months are helping employers:
- Integrate essential skills assessments into hiring practices with tips provided during the recent PT WORK Force webinar, “Using Emotional Intelligence and Skills Assessments to Screen Candidates.”
- Learn strategies to support their talent pool through the upcoming webinar, “How to Better Manage Your Energy and Feel Less Stress,” which will offer ways to foster employees’ wellbeing, productivity and success.
- Celebrate women in our industry as inspirational and accomplished leaders with the Wendy B. McDonald Award. This year’s recipient will be honored at the PTDA 2021 Industry Summit.
- Recognize the talent, ambition and vision of young industry executives through the newly established Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Award. The first honoree will be recognized at the Industry Summit.
- Help new remote workers–a growing outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic–assimilate to their role and their company’s culture with the steps outlined in the resource guide, Virtual Onboarding for PT/MC Companies.
- Develop and refresh job descriptions and job postings that are PT/MC specific for positions in Finance/Accounting, Human Resources, IT, Marketing, Operations, Purchasing and Sales that will attract today’s workforce.
- Identify best practices for recruiting and retaining successful hires for vital sales and non-sales roles during the Industry Summit session—“Why Is It So Hard to Find Right-Fit People?” —led by technical recruiter John Salvadore, GRN Coastal Recruitment and featuring industry HR executives.
These are just a few of the many resources provided by the PT WORK Force initiative of the PTDA Foundation. Opportunities for personal and professional growth are central to advancing this phenomenal industry and the PTDA Foundation is here to help attract and retain a workforce that channels the power of the industry.
The PTDA Foundation, whose work is funded solely by donations, was founded in 1982 to champion education, outreach and research initiatives relevant to the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry that enhance the knowledge and/or professionalism and productivity for industry stakeholders. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation; contributions are tax deductible to the full amount allowed by law.
For more information or a complete list of donors, visit ptda.org/FoundationSupport.