Author: April Miles

April Miles

April Miles has been the marketing manager at MBS Advisors since 2014. She has toured several molding facilities and attended multiple events in the plastics industry. She has a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Hartford. In her free time, she enjoys salsa dancing and live music.

2022 Plastics Salary Survey Results

MBS has completed our 2022 Plastics Salary Survey and the results are now available! Salary & Benefits – Top Drivers for Job Changes and Talent Retention Year after year, Salary & Benefits remain the two most influential factors for candidates considering a job change. Are you paying enough to attract and retain talent? Based on the MBS Advisors 2022 Plastics Salary Survey, only 6% of respondents are actively seeking a new job compared to 13% last year indicating a rebound... more

The Winner is…

Christopher Yochim Erie Molded Plastics Christopher was the lucky raffle winner of the $200 Visa Gift Card. Congratulations, Christopher!

Now Closed

The Annual Salary Survey for Plastics Professionals closed on April 1, 2022. Thank you for your participation. Check back soon for a summary of the results.

Recruiting Talent in Plastics – Tips, Trends, and Expectations – ReVive Podcast

With candidates having multiple options and greater power in the hiring process, are hiring companies evolving to attract, onboard, and retain skilled talent? Are hiring firms offering flexibility, growth potential, and an attractive place to work? MBS’s Recruiting Director Todd Nickerson sat down with Vive – Marketing for Manufacturers to discuss recruitment tips, trends, and expectations on hiring in a post-pandemic world. You can listen to the Podcast here: https://marketingformanufacturers.com/episode-13-revive-the-marketing-podcast-for-manufacturers/  

Salary & Benefits – Top Drivers for Job Changes and Talent Retention

Year after year, Salary & Benefits remain the two most influential factors for candidates considering a job change. Are employers paying enough to attract and retain talent? Based on MBS Advisors’ 2021 Plastics Salary Survey, 19% of respondents are either actively seeking a new job (13%) or very likely to seek a job change (6%) within the year. If you are in search of talent, potential candidates willing to relocate represent an even smaller percentage. It should be common knowledge... more

Plastics Salary Survey Results Now Available

For those that participated in our 2021 Annual Salary Survey, thank you so much! We greatly appreciate it! It’s been an odd year, to say the least, but we are happy to report that salaries have continued to rise in the plastics industry, even amid the pandemic. Sure, there have been some setbacks, and not every segment of the plastics industry has benefited, but overall base salaries in the plastics industry were up just over 2% last year and total... more

Salary Survey Closed

The 2021 Plastics Salary Survey is now closed. Currently, we are busy analyzing the results. Check back soon for a free survey summary.  

Post-Pandemic Workplace Expectations

Are you sick of hearing the word “pandemic” yet? I know I am. It feels like it will never end. However, with the new vaccines rolling out, it appears that there may be a light at the end of that dark tunnel we have all been living in. When the world opens back up again, and eventually it will, what will it look like? Surely, things won’t completely go back to the way they were before. That includes our workplace.... more