My dad was a printing pressman my entire life. He worked third shift until I was in the 4th grade, and I remember when he was part of a strike at his plant when contract negotiations failed. It’s because of this, I’ve always carried a special place in my heart for blue and pink collar workers.
When we talk about employee engagement, we’re usually talking about the differences between engagement, turnover, and retention strategies for industries like technology. While important, they only represent a small percentage of our workforce and industries that offer employment.