The globally integrated material handling manufacturing company, which has 26 manufacturing operations in 13 countries and employs more than 5,000 people, focuses on its customers’ needs when designing everything from their products to their recruiting strategies.
In a tight labor market, the company is focusing on continuously improving employee experiences, as it is one of the top employers in the area.
To combat the national shortage of qualified employees in the manufacturing industry, Hyster-Yale is also looking to the future, sponsoring programs that will build the next generation of talent by engaging with them early on — as early as middle school.
At Hyster-Yale, technology has made manufacturing less of the mundane job it was considered to be in the past.
With a shortage of technically skilled talent, the company is recruiting for skill sets like problem-solving and innovative thinking to push their business forward, attracting those who may not have thought of a career in manufacturing previously.
For example, the company is working with alternative fuels, and they offer a suite of power solutions to give customers the flexibility to match the most appropriate power solution for their application, including lithium-ion and hydrogen fuel cells.
They also have invested in technologies like robotics and telematics, as that’s what customers are looking for, which has opened a wide range of opportunities for people who can install, build and analyze those technologies. Hyster-Yale also hires accountants, sales representatives, marketers and engineers at its eastern North Carolina headquarters.