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The Wrong IT Hire Could Cost Your Manufacturing Company Dearly


Hiring the wrong IT professional can be a costly mistake for manufacturing companies. Manufacturing companies in the US spend roughly $290 billion on IT professionals and according to a 2022 report by LinkedIn, the average turnover rate for IT professionals in the manufacturing industry is 40%. Higher than other industries!


For individual manufacturing companies, the average cost of a bad hire could be as high as $240,000. This includes the cost of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding a new employee. Add-on the cost of lost productivity and it is even greater.


IT professionals play a critical role in the smooth operation of manufacturers. They are responsible for keeping the company's computer systems running, developing new software applications, and providing technical support to employees. If an IT professional is not qualified for the job, they can make costly mistakes that can disrupt production, damage equipment, and lead to inefficiencies.


Manufacturing companies should take steps to ensure that they are hiring the right people for the job. This includes carefully screening candidates, conducting thorough interviews, and checking references.


IT professionals in the manufacturing industry are a specific niche. Relying on generic recruiters or HR departments with no industry-specific knowledge can be costly.

That's another reason we created IFS-Jobs.com. We wanted to be specialists in helping manufacturing, construction, and food & beverage companies find the right resources to keep their IFS systems running smoothly.


If you are a manufacturing company that is looking to hire an IT professional, be sure to do your due diligence. The wrong hire could cost you thousands of dollars, not to mention lost productivity, customer dissatisfaction, and damage to your reputation.

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