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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

the leading association for the power transmission/motion control industrial distribution channel, bringing together distributors and manufacturers.

2019 Accomplishments

PT WORK Force® Empowers Employers in 2019

Because of the generous contributions made by 130 companies and individuals to the PTDA Foundation, power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) employers were further empowered in their recruitment and retention efforts. Through the PT WORK Force® initiative’s efforts in 2019, employers:

  • Understand how employment is shifting based on a new research study, the Industry Employment Report: Shifting the PT/MC Workforce (now available for download) 
  • Discuss hiring and retention challenges with a human resources expert during a free 30-minute one-on-one consultation at the PTDA 2019 Industry Summit 
  • Discover tips, trends and techniques on recruitment and retention through the quarterly issues of “What’s Trending” 
  • Learn what the next generation expects from employers with a panel forum of Texas A&M University Industrial Distribution Program students at the PTDA 2019 Industry Summit
  • Celebrate women pioneers in our industry including Sandy Sullivan, formerly of Nidec Motor Corporation, recipient of the 2019 Wendy B. McDonald Award
  • Find new ways to solve a few of the many human resource challenges they face with an entire issue of Transmissions (Vol. 3) dedicated to actionable ideas 
  • Create job descriptions and job postings for positions in Sales, Operations and Marketing to appeal to today’s workforce 
  • Train employees to better articulate to potential job seekers what they do in their jobs by sharing “conversation starters” for effective word-of-mouth referrals 
  • Orient and mentor new employees using checklists on these key retention techniques