Introduction The "non-recession recession" has some companies hedging their bets on hiring. They want to control costs as demand slows but don’t want to overcorrect in a market that is still very tight for most roles. While growth continues and remains a strong desire for many of these organizations, companies are cautious on talent expansion, especially in highly specialized fields like supply chain. We have seen various tactics used by large and small employers in 2023 as they trim their sails and attempt to maintain momentum. One of the ways in which employers are hedging their bets is to [...]
Introduction Contract staffing offers the dynamic world of supply chain management solutions to problems that these organizations regularly struggle to solve by optimizing workforces to meet fluctuating consumer demands and disruptions. When you add in rapid technological advances and the need to quickly build capacity to handle these obstacles, rapid hiring practices become in-demand. Supply chain contract staffing emerges as a powerful solution to address these challenges efficiently. Understanding Supply Chain Talent Needs Supply chain contract staffing involves hiring temporary professionals on a contractual basis to fulfill specific roles and responsibilities within the supply chain function. These contract staff [...]
Hiring trends in 2023 include employers that don't over-hire in response to rosy economic outlooks and employees who are pro active about their own gap analysis and growth. These tactics can reduce the need and impact for widespread layoffs that damage culture and engagement.
Return to work has to be done in a way that curates an onsite culture which benefits the team while also being conscious of cost, productivity, and the emerging trends in a Pandemic impacted workforce.
SCM Talent Group Founder & President, Rodney Apple, who also serves as the APICS Career Coach, will be presenting another webinar for APICS members on Wednesday, August 17th from 2pm-3pm CST. He will be discussing his experience, wisdom and the importance of mentorship in supply chain. Learn: The advantages of using a mentor and how they can help accelerate your career How to identify the right mentor throughout each phase of your career The steps you need to take to get the most out of your mentor If you can’t make the webinar, you can always replay it after August [...]
I am looking forward to participating in this year's APICS 2015 Global Conference which is being held October 5th - 7th at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. I will be taking the APICS Career Coach program "on the road" to this year's conference. My first presentation will detail the top career development highlights and advice from past webinars and whitepapers I've developed for APICS over the last two years as their Career Coach. This session will take place at the beginning of Student Career Day on Tuesday, October 6th from 8am - 9:15am PST in the St. Thomas room. Afterwards I'll [...]