“We don’t just pay a person for their skills. We also pay for their attitudes and their behaviors.” — Larry E. Fast

It’s true that there are a lot of factors influencing the manufacturing workforce of today. Whether it’s the new technologies and or a perception of the industry, manufacturing’s workforce is falling behind. Yet, when hiring the question still remains as to whether hard skills or soft skills matter more. Manufacturers have discussed the issue and many say both. 

 As is often the case, it depends. Larry Fast, founder and president of Pathways to Manufacturing Excellence and a veteran of 35 years in the wire and cable industry, weighs in on this question.

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