From Plant Engineering
As an increasing number of plant operators find success working with maintenance contractors to address staffing needs, one of the most critical differentiators is a partner’s ability to provide a highly trained workforce. At a base level, labor providers must be able to find a sufficient number of workers to staff the project effectively.
True partners don’t just look at the numbers; they focus on the quality of the workforce they’re providing. Finding and retaining the highest quality workers starts and ends with having a robust, flexible, and proven training program.
With a largely transient workforce, the only thing a plant manager can really know about a worker is what his resume says—unless the worker has worked with the manager before. This is why examining a staffing partner’s training program is so important. Training is the only way to truly influence a worker’s performance and meet the owner’s expectations.