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Solutions to Mitigate Supply Chain Hiring Mistakes (Part 2)

In part one we broke down some of the common mistakes companies continue to make in hiring supply chain talent. Now it's time to provide some supply chain hiring solutions for you! In today’s candidate-driven market, organizations need to mitigate these mistakes and improve how they go about finding supply chain talent.  This means doing more than just “posting and praying” the right person will come across your open supply chain opportunity. There’s a lot of strategies and tactics you can implement in your organization, so many that one could create an entire series of articles on them (fun fact: [...]

By |May 5, 2022|

8 Hiring Mistakes Supply Chain Companies Make (Part 1)

You're not getting the candidates you need because you're committing too many hiring mistakes. Recruiting and hiring within the Supply Chain discipline is difficult. With the ongoing supply chain talent shortage and historically low unemployment driving up the need for supply chains to have the top players, locating top talent in a candidate-driven market can seem like finding a needle in a haystack. Not sure why you keep losing top supply chain talent to competitors? Sick of being disappointed with the lack of quality candidates to interview for your job openings? Here are eight of the most common supply chain [...]

By |May 3, 2022|

10 Do’s and Don’ts on How to Quit Your Job

It's very important to know how to quit your job. As 2022 gets into high gear the and supply chain discipline continues to be a candidate-driven market.  According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, supply chain logistics jobs are expected to increase by 30% in the next 8 years! There's a shortage of supply chain talent and stiff competition for the available talent for all the job openings. Short answer: you can make good money in supply chain with a lot of choices at your disposal if you choose to quit your job. Therefore, now is one of the [...]

By |April 11, 2022|

Supply Chain Management Careers – Overview of Career Options

Supply Chain Management Careers are some of the most expansive and diverse disciplines within the business world as they encompass a broad array of interconnected activities and functions which enable commercial activities, such as procurement, logistics, inventory planning, order fulfillment, and manufacturing. Likewise, the paths of supply chain management careers are expansive and diverse, particularly so because supply chain touches almost every industry in almost any type of company, from private to public to government to non-profit. If you’re considering or beginning a career in supply chain management, you may find it a bit overwhelming to gain a comprehensive [...]

By |March 26, 2022|

Top Warehouse Skills Sought After in Warehouse Managers

Possessing warehouse skills can offer lucrative internal promotions for warehouse operatives, in particular for those with the drive to advance their supply chain careers into warehouse management. Starting salaries are typically in the $60,000-$80,000 range for warehouse managers, and can spike into the mid-to-high $100K range for those that manage large and more complex warehouse facilities. Most companies prefer their management team to consist of experienced warehouse managers, oftentimes recruited externally, and staff who have been promoted up from the ground floor  within the operations. This allows for a healthy balance between having fresh ideas and allowing operatives’ voices [...]

By |November 9, 2021|

Webinar – “Hiring & Retaining Supply Chain Professionals in a Competitive Environment” – Watch Recap

Staying ahead of the supply chain talent war is one of the biggest challenges facing employers. It has been more difficult than ever to hire and retain professionals within your supply chain organization. Part 1 - October 27th, 2021 | Webinar  Recap Topics Covered: Pain Employers are Feeling Right Now Stats on Supply Chain Talent Shortage Develop Employer Branding Strategy Turn Your Organization into Talent Scouts Develop an Employee Referral Program Create a Supply Chain Leadership Development Program Implement a Mentorship Program Streamline Your Hiring Process [...]

By |September 28, 2021|

Supply Chain Hiring Strategy: Why SEO is an Essential Component

Implementing a hiring strategy suitable for qualified talent can often be challenging, recruiters are increasingly posting their jobs online. In fact, Google has revealed that almost 30 percent of all searches on its platform, around 300 million per month, are job-related. While this news appears encouraging, it can also be a sign that job ads can quickly disappear amidst all the other postings.      When you use search engine optimization (SEO) as a recruiter, it is advisable to focus on Google as it has a page dedicated to job postings. Fortunately, SEO can make your hiring strategy and online recruitment much [...]

By |July 21, 2021|

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