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Manufacturing Assembly


Supply chain, labor shortages continue to create challenges

The rise of remote work, demand for higher salaries, and labor mobility have created unprecedented challenges for manufacturers to find and retain qualified talent. 

With candidates gravitating toward higher-paying jobs,  the challenge for the industry is to first retain, and then continue to upskill and challenge workers.

"“Today’s workforce is increasingly digitally aware, eager to make an impact, and willing to upskill to advance their careers.”

Of manufacturers are finding it hard to hard to find employees

Average percentage of given annual salary costs required to hire a replacement employee 

By the numbers:


Percentage of manufacturers considering moving production offshore because of labor challenges


Of blue-collar employees consider a higher salary the core motivator for changing jobs

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of employees that quit in the first week

Period of employment at highest risk of turnover

You might already be issuing signing bonuses.

Here's why you need Benefi: 

You might already be issuing signing/retention bonuses. 

You don't track signing/retention bonuses well.

It's a pain to administer your bonuses on an excel sheet.  It's time consuming for your admin staff, and if they're being honest, it's easy to forget if someone has left the organization. 


This means hundreds of thousands of dollars of unearned bonuses walks out the door every year. 

You're not in the business of lending

If your team is honest, they'd rather not spend valuable time managing, tracking, and trying to collect on outstanding debts owed by ex-employees.  There's a lot of other time-sensitive tasks they'd rather focus on

You're letting money walk out the door. 

Even in situations where your team remembers to ask for a signing bonus back if an employee leaves early, you have no recourse if the ex-employee decides not to repay the obligation. 

It's generally not worth it to pursue these debts in small claims court individually - but collectively, these losses can be substantial. 

You're noncompliant

If you want to be able to deduct signing bonuses from other wages owing to the departing employee, you will need to document the bonus as forgivable “loan” to comply with Employment Standards restrictions on deductions from wages.


Chances are you aren't doing this, due to the complexities of managing this process. 

Want to calculate the cost of employee turnover? 

The costs related to employee churn are not always clear;   we've got a handy (and free!) calculator to help you determine the impact on the bottom line. 

Ready to hear how Benefi can help your manufacturing business? 


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Toronto, ON

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