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Power transmission and motion control industry offers $250,000 to PT Work Force to support recruitment and retention


The PT Work Force intititative of Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) has received voluntary contributions amounting to $250,000 from companies and individuals from the power transmission and motion control (PT/MC) industry. These funds will be used by the PT Work Force initiative to develop programs to support the recruitment and retention efforts of the PT/MC companies.

“Despite the challenges that emerged during the past 20 months, PT Work Force consistently produced quality programs and resources to bolster the endeavours of those seeking to advance the PT/MC workforce,” said 2021 PTDA Foundation president Keith Nowak of MPT Drives.

The PTDA Foundation stated in a release that employers in the industry need greater support to grow and develop staff across all job functions. It added that 40 percent of PT/MC companies lack a dedicated HR professional. Consequently, other staff take up the responsibility of managing recruitment and retention. PT Work Force offers employers assistance, including insightful and relevant content on PTWORKForceBlog.org, webinars on topics like stress management and an engaging industry summit presentation and panel on finding right-fit employees.

“Wherever there is a demand, PT Work Force addresses it,” added Nowak. “One of the greatest needs today is counsel on how to onboard employees virtually. PT Work Force answered by creating a guide to assist employers. Likewise, employers needing assistance drafting job postings can find examples through PT Work Force resources. The PTDA Foundation continues to tap into the pulse of what PT/MC companies require to stock their HR toolbox.”

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