Finding and retaining employees is currently a significant challenge. There are several facets to this issue: identifying a pool of viable candidates; convincing them the component manufacturing industry is a valuable career option; and, providing a great work environment so they don’t jump ship when the work becomes difficult or they are approached with a slightly better offer. Your workforce development approach is a key part of your overall strategic business plan. Finding the right people to fit your culture and work inside your team structure is a process each company must establish on its own. If you find a good source of employees that fit your culture, it makes sense that you would want to keep that knowledge proprietary.