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Are you struggling to keep up with demand?

Posted: Friday, May 1, 2015

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce’s HR/Professional Development Group will hear from Carrie Van Daele, Van Daele & Associates, on Friday, May 8 at its monthly meeting. The meeting will be held at Pathfinder Services, 2824 Theater Avenue. The cost of the event is $10 which includes lunch. RSVPs are required by Wednesday, May 6.

On a list of executive-related business issues, the biggest company concern for 2015 is filling the skills-gap and leveraging the talent, according to, February 11, 2014. According to Van Daele, 80% of the talent at a business is occupied by 20% of the workforce. With the boomers beginning to retire, how is the business leveraging the talent to pass that talent along to the next generation?

Demand is about how to better utilize in-house talent as an “off-balance sheet” asset. If a company is running at a 70% capacity utilization rate, it has room to increase production up to 100% rate without increasing costs. Achieve the same capacity utilization rate with talent.

According to Van Daele, the key points to learn from this meeting are: How to shrink the widening skills gap for a sustainable pipeline of talent; How to capitalize on in-house talent for building a ready workforce; How to calculate future earnings of available talent for advanced manufacturing; How to leverage in-house talent for more market share, profit and lean success; How to qualify subject-matter-experts and/or trainers for workforce development.

Carrie Van Daele has over 25 years of experience in business. Her training company was founded in 1996. Van Daele is a published author of a book called The Fifty-Best Training Techniques published by LogicalOperations. She is featured in several publications such as Women of Achievement and Business People Magazine. Her manufacturing experience in the automotive industry provides the real “hands-on” knowledge and wisdom to consulting with her degree from Evangel Bible College (AA), Indiana University (BS) and Indiana Wesleyan University (MSM).