WPMA Member Survey
RequiredRequired Question(s)
Required 1.


Required 2.

Annual Revenue 

$200,000 - $1,000,000
$1,000,000 - $2,000,000
$3,000,000 - $4,000,000
$4,000,000 - $5,000,000
$5,000,000 - $10,000,000
$10,000,000 +
Required 3.

Considering your entire career, how many years have you personally worked in manufacturing? 

less than a year
1-5 years
6-10 years
11-15 years
16-25 years
26+ years
Required 4.

How do younger workers learn of job opportunities at your company?  Check all that apply. 

Word of mouth
Social media
Company website
Job fairs
Trade publications
WPMA job board
I don't know??
Required 5.

Specifically, what are your doing to retain younger workers?  Check all that apply. 

Promoting them
Salary increases
Training & development
Regular feedback
Job rotations
Flexible work schedule
Remote working
Required 6.

Which of your company's roles are hardest to fill?  Check all that apply. 

Entry Level - Shop Help
Machine Operator
Department Foreperson
Sales Professional
CNC Programmer
General Manager
Financial Manager
Required 7.
What are the top 3 skills your younger, less experienced employees must develop to address the challenges they'll face in the future?

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Required 8.
How confident are you that you are developing in your younger, less experienced employees the skills and knowledge needed to address the challenges they'll face in the future? 
Extremely Confident
Very Confident
Less Confident
Not Confident
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Required 9.

What types of benefits included in your employment offer (other than salary) have been the most appreciated and effective by younger workers? 


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Required 10.

Where are you finding quality management candidates with experience? (check all that apply) 

Internal Promotions
Job Fairs
Staffing / Temp Agencies
Help Wanted Ads (print, TV, radio, and/or online)
Social Media
Hiring away from competitors
Hiring away from non-industry companies
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Required 11.

What aspects of work, job, career, etc. do you think are most important to younger generations? 


350 characters left.