Is your logistics organization suffering because of a broken hiring and recruitment process? Tired of losing candidates because they are going through too many rounds of onsite interviews? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then it’s time to focus on optimizing your logistics hiring and recruiting process. To stay on top of your logistics hiring demands in today’s market, it’s imperative that you focus on doing whatever it takes to remove any sort of bottlenecks that delay your ability to make quick and successful hiring decisions and can lead to poor candidate experience. Here are a few [...]
Here are a few of the hot trends we’ve spotted in the overall supply chain job market along with our recommendations for how you can best position yourself for success, while avoiding the common pitfalls that exist within a high-demand, low unemployment job market.
Unless you’re a supply chain professional, the word “procurement” means nothing more than buying something. Could be buying a watch or a nice bottle of wine. “Where will we procure our dinner from this evening?” But, the supply chain discipline presents an entirely new meaning and understanding for procurement. And that meaning and use is shifting even faster now with the constant flurry of supply chain disruptions and the need for stronger strategic and global sourcing practices.
Sourcing top notch supply chain talent has become just as volatile as the supply chain itself and requires specialized recruiters who double as supply chain consultants and talent advisors for your organization. Disruption and volatility has become the norm in the world of supply chain. The field was wrought with archaic processes, aging workforce, and prone to delays from things like weather events and political whims. It now seems that geopolitical impulses and volatile externalities have had a permanent disruptive impact on the end to end supply chain world. Because of this, it has become ever more important to be able to rely on your specialized supply chain recruiter as a supply chain consultant.
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: [...]
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 [...]
As the 2nd quarter of 2022 approaches, the world continues to confront massive supply chain disruptions. Oddly, 2022 showed some promise of calm and stability in world markets. The latest Covid surge was slowing, allowing for production and manufacturing to return to normal in southeast Asia. American ports were finding relief in their previously heavily congested cargo bays and berths. The American economy continued adding jobs and surging ahead with strong earnings and low unemployment. The rest of the world started to echo these moves. And then a disruption that has threatened to crater these gains: War. Russia invades [...]
The bane of every job seeker's existence is the greatest weakness interview question. Even if the question isn’t going to be asked, a candidate will invariably prepare for it. That being the case, it’s not altogether a bad idea to be ready for the question because - like it or not - thinking this way helps you to prepare for any interview. The point of an interview is to get to know someone. Who are they? What makes them tick? What are they interested in? What are they not interested in? What experiences make them a valuable asset to [...]
Employers around the nation are coming up with various reasons for why remote working will die. The wave of pandemic workplace innovations has caused a spike in flexible and hybrid workplace arrangements. Office spaces sit empty as more and more employees seek remote working opportunities to accommodate a pandemic lifestyle in hopes of also achieving a healthier work/life balance. This is much to the chagrin of many employers. What Happened Before the Pandemic hit, approximately 16.8 million Americans were working remotely. That number has more than doubled since then with 36.2 million Americans now working from home. This has [...]