Words from the IACDS President: What’s your New Year resolution?Published 27/12, 2021 at 11:34
A new year, a new luck’. One way or another so was the saying for the New Year. And like every year for the New Year, we make all sorts of resolutions about how and what we want to do differently and, above all, better in the following year. Most of them somehow have to do with the fact that we plan to either lose a few pounds, or not to forget the classic: ‘I will definitely quit smoking this year’.
Every New Year's resolution looks like this or something like that. Ok, I admit I quit smoking years ago so I definitely will have to make a new resolution this year.
Okay, maybe I should think about the challenges we should deal with intensively such as maybe attracting new and young employees. I see a certain discrepancy between the sustained good order situation and the average age of our employees. If you walk through your company yourself in the morning, then you may also have encountered the phenomenon. The employees who have been with you for years are getting older with you and there is a lack of new blood. Maybe that's the inspirational impetus for you to set yourself the goal of hiring a young employee or trainee.
You don’t know how to? I can offer you a suggestion: inspire young people with our exciting and challenging work, for example by going to schools and introducing our technology to young people. I know some colleagues who very successfully let young people experience it themselves on such practical days with a trailer and a core drill in schoolyards. Drilling to touch, so to say.
If you do not have any opportunities for training, then give them the chance to do an internship with you, or use the training and further training opportunities offered by your National Association. There is still a lot to do, so let's get started. If you have decided that this is a good resolution, I wish you every success in recruiting employees in the New Year and, of course, good business.
If you have any questions don‘t hesitate to contact me and check out: www.iacds.org
Do well and hopefully see you soon.