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PT WORK Force Expands Resources to Support PT/MC Employers

Now more than ever, employers need tools and resources to help them adapt to new workplace realities. As the charitable arm of the Power Transmission Distributors Association, the PTDA Foundation, through its PT WORK Force initiative, enables employers in the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry to maximize their workforce – whether in the factory, warehouse or in a work-from-home environment – ​​by offering programs and services to help with recruitment and retention efforts. All resources are available for free at

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Over the past nine months, here’s how PT WORK Force has helped employers:

  • Stay competitive when it comes to competing for top talent with the data and benchmarks provided in the cross-industry Compensation and Benefits Survey.
  • Discover recruitment and retention tips, trends and techniques with the monthly e-newsletter What are the trends in recruitment and retention.
  • Stay up to date with timely information on events, resources, and engaging news related to hiring and retention via the PTDA Foundation’s LinkedIn page.
  • Consider what it takes to attract the next generation of employees who bring different interests and expectations to the workplace in the webinar “Branding, Social Recruiting, and Candidate Experience: What It Takes to Attract next generation talent.
  • Establish an effective hiring and selection process, avoid costly hiring mistakes, and improve employee satisfaction, performance, and retention with the PXT Select assessment tool.
  • Identify the right search partner to help find new talent using the recruiting agency’s checklist guidelines and questions.
  • Solve some of the HR challenges with advice from industry peers on the PT WORK Force blog, dedicated to providing actionable ideas.
  • Focus on the imperatives of hiring diverse talent during the “Inclusion in Action: Recruiting and Onboarding Diverse Talent” webinar, so managers and teams understand how to better make everyone’s voice heard.
  • Celebrate pioneering women in our industry like BDI’s Shawn Marken, recipient of the 2022 Wendy B. McDonald Woman of the Year Award.
  • Recognize the tenacity and spirit of rising industry Hafeez Hameer of Garlock Sealing Technologies with the second annual Robert K. Callahan Future Leaders Award.
  • Find out why forming relationships and alliances is key to helping employers meet the challenges of today’s tight job market during part four of the six-part “Winning the War for Talent” webinar series. “.

PT WORK Force has more to come, with these programs at the top of the PTDA 2022 industry!

  • Risha Grant, Founder and CEO of Risha Grant, LLC, will focus on how to minimize bias to attract diverse employees and markets and increase sales during the PTDA Foundation’s keynote “Get Rid of the BS (Bias Synapse) to attract various employees and markets”.
  • The roundtable, “Build Your Talent Pipeline,” will bring together career services directors from technical and industrial programs at colleges and universities to share best practices for engaging the future workforce before it arrives on the market.

Opportunities for personal and professional growth are key to advancing this phenomenal industry and the PTDA Foundation is here to help attract and retain a workforce that harnesses the power of the industry.