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Annual Global Survey Discusses Shifts in Digital Investments

March 28, 2023
Global business transformation agency Valtech, in collaboration with Copperberg, has released its second annual global research report titled the Voice of Digital Leaders in Manufacturing 2023, which surveyed global B2B digital leaders and decision makers from large industrial manufacturers.
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Durable Goods Orders Decline on Transportation

March 24, 2023
New orders for durable goods fell in February on transportation equipment, the Commerce Department reported today.
Bill Koenig
By Bill Koenig Senior Editor, SME Media
Job searches and interviews are increasingly conducted online. Top companies also are using A.I. to improve applicant screening. And video interviews have become so effective that some companies now are making job offers without ever having met the candidate in person.

Thriving Through 'The Great Resignation'

March 24, 2023
A modern approach to hiring, onboarding, and retention is key to long-term success.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
Steven Baney assembles a robot from a kit as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship (AMP) program at the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Pre-Apprenticeships: A Head Start to Success

March 23, 2023
Today, apprenticeships are more important than ever, providing aspiring job seekers the necessary training, skillset, and mentorship for a pathway to lucrative and fulfilling careers.
By Tooling U-SME
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Printing People Parts

March 22, 2023
Replacement knees, hips, and other joints are just the beginning for 3D printing.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Eaton employees, including those shown here at the company’s facility in Washington, Pa., have access to a wide range of resources that support and encourage diversity and inclusion throughout the organization.

Eaton Deepens DEI Efforts — and Results

March 21, 2023
Manufacturing Engineering (ME) Senior Editor Steve Plumb spoke with Eaton’s Monica Jackson, vice president, Global Inclusion and Diversity, and Petra Godoy, director, Human Resources, Vehicle and Corporate Groups, South and Central America, to discuss the company’s plans for diversity, equity and inclusion.
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By Steve Plumb Senior Editor, SME Media
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