Finding good employees is essential to the success of any company and MHEDA wants to help you find the best talent. Use the resources below to grow your teams. These resources are only available to Members of MHEDA. If you are not a Member and want to learn more about joining, click here.

Miller Resource Group – MHEDA Endorsed Partner

Miller Resource Group is a team of trusted advisers that help MHEDA members attract, hire, and retain talent in this ever-changing job market.  They not only have a network and database that helps members find the best solutions for their hiring needs, they also specialize in truly understanding your company’s vision, mission, and culture, and then providing you with the tools and resources to package your story and tell it in a compelling fashion to enhance your employment brand and attract the best people in the industry.

Alex Chausovsky, Director of Analytics & Consulting at Miller Resource Group provides MHEDA members with valuable compensation data utilizing a platform called LaborIQ.  Labor IQ pulls salary data from 8.6 million W2 forms every month to give insight on job titles, education levels, years of experience, job location, industry, and provides job descriptions and skill requirements for each position.

Members Only Benefits:

Compensation Market Analysis Dashboard
Members receive free access to the MHEDA Compensation Dashboard, compiled by Miller Resource Group through the platform LaborIQ. The reports outline the top 5 most common job titles amongst MHEDA Members (Members surveyed in April 2022) and include include talent availability, salary forecast, median salary, and more. Featured Job Titles are:

  • Forklift Technician
  • Technical Sales Engineer
  • Capital Equipment Sales
  • Service Manager
  • Project Manager

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Discounted Custom Reporting
MHEDA Members receive a special discounted rate of $450 per custom report with Miller Resource.

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Winning the War on Talent Webinar Series

Join Alex Chausovsky’s Winning the War on Talent Webinar Series every other month and learn more about the hiring climate. The live and recorded sessions are free to MHEDA members.

February 16 – Alex will assess the current state of the labor force in the US, discuss the implications for companies trying to attract, hire, and retain workers in a candidate-driven market, and analyze various talent supply and demand disruptors. Watch recording on MHEDA-TV.

April 20 – Alex will review the factors that candidates consider when assessing company attractiveness and identify the key elements that make an organization attractive to top talent. He will also cover CLAMPS, which are the different preferences and priorities that candidates place on the various aspects of each position. Watch recording on MHEDA-TV

June 8 – Alex will evaluate how well your HR department is prepared for the challenges of today’s labor market and discuss the various methods of getting the word out about your current open positions, explore the differences between active and passive candidates, and share best-in-class interview practices. Watch recording on MHEDA-TV.

August 17 – Alex will explore the reasons why workers choose to leave organizations, identify the top predictors of turnover, and convey the leading factors that drive talent retention. He will also identify key retention metrics to track with the goal of improving this component of your workforce strategy. Register for August 17 Webinar

October 19 – Alex will summarize the key pillars of talent strategy and highlight the “low-hanging fruit” areas that can help businesses become better at attracting, hiring, and retaining workers. The intent is to provide companies with actionable and practical advice that will allow them to move the needle in improving their workforce-related activities. Register for October 19 Webinar

December 14 – Alex will provide a comprehensive review of what it takes for companies to develop and continuously improve a cohesive and intentional talent strategy at the senior management level. It will include specific recommendations for business leaders to take back to their organizations and effectively institute change from within. Register for December 14 Webinar

CFT – Certified Forklift Technician

There is an extreme shortage of qualified forklift technicians in the industry. As many as 10,000 forklift technicians are needed within the next two years. MHEDA and the nationwide Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) have partnered to help fill this gap by creating the Certified Forklift Technician (CFT) program.

The CFT is a nationally portable, industry-led, hands-on training and assessment certification program developed through the MHEDA and MSSC partnership to prepare individuals with in-demand skills to maintain, service, and repair forklift trucks.

Waukesha Community Technical College piloted the first CFT course. In the picture is the Fairchild team and one of their technicians, the CFT instructor, Jason Solberg and the dean of WCTC, Mike Shiels. 

Interactive map to see community colleges that work with MSSC

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These are universities that have an industrial distribution program or related programs such as supply chain management or industrial technology/engineering program. MHEDA works closely with them and our objective is to introduce students to the material handling equipment distribution industry and increase their recognition and appreciation of the rewarding career opportunities that exist among our member companies. As employers you have the opportunity to connect with these students who represent the future of the Material Handling industry.

Clemson University
Clemson, SC

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East Carolina University
Greenville, NC

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Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

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Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

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University of Nebraska at Kearny
Kearny, NE

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Career Videos

MHEDA has the tools for you to communicate to students, recent graduates, and young talent from other industries the vast opportunities and career paths available in the material handling industry, and at your company.

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LMS Recruiting Courses

MHEDA online management system offers specific programs geared to recruiting efforts in addition to other courses to use to enhance your career development. 

  • How to Become an Employer of Choice
  • Recruiting and Retaining Top Salespeople
  • Recruiting Young Talent
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