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.
The supply chain labor market has been going through volatile changes and disruptions. Staffing has been a challenge at the front line and in professional ranks for the past two plus years. In the last six months, there have been signs that economic activity is slowing. Some spaces, including technology, have seen the beginnings of layoffs. This is what we would expect given history. To date, this type of activity has been less prevalent in Supply Chain jobs. So what is different about jobs in Supply Chain and will we see this continue? Supply Chain leaders are using different approaches and we will discuss a few of them. One such shifting dynamic is labor hoarding - an age-old term used to describe the retention of a company’s labor base during down economic times.
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