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Executive Search Reflects Turbulent Times

Executive search has always been a reflection of the macrostate of the supply chain industry. Are there more positions open than candidates to fill them? Is the talent keeping pace with the technology? How will elongated supply chains impact the talent pool needed to adequately and efficiently link them? These are just some of [...]

2022-01-17T12:06:09-05:00January 14, 2022|Hiring & Recruiting|

Omicron and the Supply Chain

An already stressed supply chain labor pool Impacted by Covid19 The combination of lockdowns, shift in ecommerce buying habits fueled by government cash injections, an already depleted labor force, and production evolutions with real time issues like a Suez Canal blockage created a perfect storm of supply chain issues. Now, the world faces further [...]

Supply Chain Talent Shortage: The Downside of an Up Economy

There are few basic economic tenants that rarely need explanation. One such phenomenon is the principle of supply and demand. In the world of supply chain, we are seeing this principle play out across every sector of the industry. From trucking to shipping to ports to production and warehouses and to the people who [...]

2021-11-23T09:12:52-05:00November 17, 2021|Hiring & Recruiting, SCM Talent News|

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 [...]

2021-11-16T09:17:38-05:00November 9, 2021|Career Development|

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 [...]

2021-11-16T09:17:40-05:00September 28, 2021|Webinars|

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 [...]

2021-07-21T13:19:13-04:00July 21, 2021|Career Development, Interviewing|

Why You Should Not Present a Lowball a Job Offer

By providing a lowball job offer to a qualified applicant, you are only cheating yourself and your business’s bottom line. Not to mention, you can quickly tarnish your employer brand. Candidates will likely share their negative experiences with their frien

2021-07-20T15:19:35-04:00July 16, 2021|Hiring & Recruiting, Offers|

Common First Round Interview Questions and How to Answer

As a leading supply chain recruiting firm, it is common for our candidates to go through different interview processes with various companies, then report back to us about their interview experiences. Below are some of the most common first round interview questions and our insights on how to best answer them.   Tell me about yourself.  [...]

2021-11-15T14:49:06-05:00July 1, 2021|Career Development, Interviewing|

Top Tips for Executing an Executive Procurement Job Search

While there are fewer job opportunities at the top of the pyramid, along with immense competition, there are still various tactics one can apply to their executive procurement job search in order to be noticed by the right decision-makers at the right time.  We’re going to break down what to do to prepare for an [...]

2021-12-13T16:41:18-05:00June 21, 2021|Procurement Hiring/ Retaining Talent|

Finding Supply Chain Talent & How to Encourage Them to Join Your Team

One of the toughest challenges you can face when managing a supply chain is encouraging and finding supply chain talent to join your team. Now more than ever, competition for supply chain positions has skyrocketed. As universities adapt to onboarding more Supply Chain Management Programs, competition for this new talent has peaked. Additionally, the [...]

2021-12-09T07:57:41-05:00June 15, 2021|Hiring & Recruiting|
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