Talent Shortage

Employees, employers hold divergent views on upskilling the workforce

Thursday, May 2, 2024 · Brian Straight
A survey from talent solutions provider LHH finds that 64% of workers believe companies should upskill and train their current employees before hiring external employees.

Tips for CIOs to overcome technology talent acquisition troubles

Monday, April 15, 2024 · Norman Katz
CIOs often turn over the job search process to HR or search on job boards, often with a jumbled job description. That may not be yielding the best candidates and exacerbating a talent shortage.

Political Headwinds Not Enough to Trump Company DEI Goals

Friday, March 8, 2024 · Brian Straight
Gartner’s annual DEI survey finds that companies continue to invest in programs as it leads to better employee attraction, retention and overall wellness.

Talent Procurement Success is in the DNA

Friday, February 2, 2024 · Brian Straight
Procurement departments are not immune to the talent shortage facing companies, but finding the right people to fill jobs goes beyond locating the right technical skills.

Unlocking Employee Engagement: Finding The Key to Retention Success

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 · Brian Straight
While most supply chain employees seem happy in their careers, there are some areas where companies can improve employee engagement and the workplace environment to reduce turnover.

Supply Chain’s Top Trends for 2024 Require Talent Investment for Success

Tuesday, December 26, 2023 · Brian Straight
As we head into 2024, top 10 supply chain lists feature the usual suspects: technology, visibility, AI. But a focus on talent is needed to ensure the investments in these more high-profile areas provide value.

The Imperative of Preparedness: Weather-Proofing the Supply Chain through Talent

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 · Christine Corson, co-head of DSJ Global
All supply chains and businesses benefit from investing in specialists that know how to mitigate weather risk – but for locations that are especially vulnerable to extreme weather, hiring the right individual is a must.

Supply Chains Can’t Find Talent With The Right Skill Sets

Thursday, August 17, 2023 · Brian Straight
Sixty-four percent of Alcott Global survey respondents said a lack of the appropriate skillset is the biggest obstacle to hiring new supply chain talent.

COVID-19 has proven that people can be productive away from the office

Thursday, October 21, 2021 · Iqra Arshad
In light of ongoing challenges from the pandemic, employers and employees alike need to question whether a return to the office is a necessity

Talking Supply Chain Podcast: Breaking through the concrete ceiling

Thursday, January 21, 2021 · Bob Trebilcock
Listen in as Loyola University Chicago’s Harry Haney and Jeffrey Korzenik, chief investment strategist for Fifth Third Bank, discuss the benefits of hiring from another untapped talent resource, the recently incarcerated. SCMR’s Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts.

Talking Supply Chain Podcast: Let’s create a human-centric supply chain

Thursday, January 7, 2021 · Bob Trebilcock
Listen in as Michigan State professor Sriram Narayanan and Ed Terris, vice president of apparel manufacturing at Goodwill Industries of South Florida, discuss how to integrate people with disabilities into supply chains. SCMR’s Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts

Reskilling: Tapping the talent pool

Saturday, October 3, 2020 · SCMR Staff
COVID-19 has resulted in massive unemployment. It may be an opportunity for warehouse operators

How Serious is the Holiday Supply Chain Talent Shortage and What Can We Do About It?

Monday, November 19, 2018 · DHL Supply Chain
The holiday season highlights the seriousness of the supply chain talent gap and magnifies its consequences. Failing to attract and retain labor during this critical period reduces an organization's ability to serve customers and challenge competitors. DHL Supply Chain,…

Six Steps to an Employee Referral Program

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 · Rodney Apple
Employee referrals are a proven way to improve the quality of your applicant flow

Turn Your Supply Chain Organization into Talent Scouts

Thursday, July 19, 2018 · Rodney Apple
Many organizations undervalue the importance of joining Supply Chain associations.
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