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EMC ran a very successful event for former Xerox employees on Thursday October 9th. The purpose of this event was to provide these displaced employees with networking and hiring opportunities. Over 30 former Xerox employees participated along with a dozen manufacturers from the local area and beyond!

Opportunities.jpgDuring this event we:

  • Discussed what the Xerox facility did and the various positions in this facility
  • Reviewed training that  Xerox employees received
  • Talked about available talents within Xerox
  • Got to know Xerox employees - meet & greet!

The participants from Xerox included individuals with the following experience: Material Handlers, Accounting; Production Scheduling; Operations; Shipper/Receivers,  Quality Assurance and Maintenance Electricians.

A huge thank you to Wendys…

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Our discussion topic for our February event focused on the challenges of managing a workforce with workers over age 65. It is clear that many workers are choosing to continue to work beyond 65 years of age either due to a desire to keep working or financial need. As an employer there is a great value to having them continue working since they often have a lot of technical and job specific knowledge.

Our February SIG was hosted by Mancor in Oakville.  A Big thank you to Jadra for that!  Our discussion topic for our February event focused on the challenges of managing a workforce with workers over age 65.  It is clear that many workers are choosing to continue to work beyond 65 years of age either due to a desire to keep working or financial need.  As an employer there is a great value to having them continue working since they often have a lot of technical and job specific knowledge. …

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Too often Lean is seen as an isolated program that despite positive results does not sustain itself. "Employee Engagement in Continuous Improvement" answers the question – “How do we sustain Lean and transfer Lean thinking to our daily work practices?" Companies that systematically engage their people in eliminating waste, improving productivity and reducing costs are finding that they are more competitive and able to reap immediate financial and operational benefits.

Our guest speaker, Bruce Craig, discussed the topic of creating and maintaining a lean culture with a great group of participants.  We talked about how employee engagement fits into the mix and discussed ways to sustain Lean and transfer Lean thinking to our daily work practices.  The rewards are significant: companies that are engaged in Continuous Improvement are finding that they are more competitive.

A great discussion took place with some of the following comments/thoughts:

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    Paul Hogendoorn says:
    That's a good piece Kevin. Employee engagement is the key to sustainable productivity improvement, yet its so often overshadowed by a company's focus on process or equipment. Enaged people are happier people and more productive people.
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