Graduates Bring New Workforce Opportunities

May 24, 2016 8:00 am
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Graduates Join Workforce

As the 2015 – 2016 school year comes to a close, a new class of graduates are in the midst of finalizing one of life’s most pivotal decisions…what’s next?

For employers, this time of year provides an opportunity to grow your workforce with the best of the class.  Drawing the right employees to your business can have a huge impact on growth.  Are you prepared to attract the kind of employees who will inspire your company’s success?

2016 graduates will choose employers who:


Appreciate Open and Honest Communication

Communication is one of the most important ingredients to ensure company growth.  Be transparent and authentic.  These graduates want to work for a company that they feel they can trust, believe in, and be proud of…. be that kind of company.

Encourage Creativity and Innovation

This year’s graduates aspire to make an impact.  They will choose to work where they feel empowered.  These graduates want to make a difference, to be given the ability to add value, and to be appreciated for their thoughts, ideas and contributions.

Value Diversity

Hire people who can bring something different to your team and grow a culture of respect for individual strengths. Gallup has found that “people who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged on the job” and “teams that focus on their strengths are 12.5% more productive”.  Taking the time to strategically align people with the right positions will increase your employee’s happiness.  By encouraging the appreciation of each individual’s differences you can accelerate your company’s success. Check out StrengthsFinder.

Provide Opportunity

Offering future training that will allow these graduates to continue to grow and further their professional development is essential.  2016 graduates want to be able to earn future advancement and progress their careers.  Providing educational opportunities will attract employees who want to continue to learn.  These employees will grow both themselves and your company.


Are you ready for the class of 2016?


FASTLANE is a team of manufacturing advisors who work directly with companies in the Dayton region to help accelerate growth and increase profitability. We are a Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program created and funded by the State of Ohio and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help small and medium size manufacturers to increase manufacturing innovation and to drive economic growth and job creation.

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