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Category: 10 Part Hiring / Retaining Talent Series

Forecast Your Supply Chain Talent Needs Through a Workforce Planning Study

Conducting a routine workforce planning study is important for optimizing your organization’s ability to hire and retain supply chain talent. In a way, it’s similar to supply chain planning, but instead of planning for raw materials and finished goods, workforce planning involves developing a forecast for your talent needs over a time period ensuring that your organization is aligned with the right strategies and resources to satisfy your talent demands. Here are the key steps needed to get started with conducting a workforce planning study: Gain a Deep Understanding of your Company’s Talent Landscape From a high level, you’ll want [...]

By |August 4, 2022|

Improve Supply Chain Hiring Through Creative Sourcing Strategies & Recruitment Tools

Struggling to hire and retain supply chain talent? Be sure to check out SCM Talent Group’s 10 part blog series that covers the top strategies employers can implement to improve their ability to hire and retain supply chain talent. With today’s tightening labor market and talent shortage within the supply chain discipline, do your supply chain recruiters have the tools and resources in place to fill your hiring needs in a timely manner? Are your recruiters leveraging multiple sourcing channels to identify, attract and engage both active and especially passive supply chain candidates? If you’re having difficulties with sourcing and [...]

By |July 25, 2019|

Advance Your Top Talent Through a Supply Chain Leadership Development Program

Struggling to hire and retain supply chain talent? Be sure to check out SCM Talent Group’s 10 part blog series that covers the top strategies employers can implement to improve their ability to hire and retain supply chain talent. It’s no surprise that so many organizations struggle to retain leaders especially within the supply chain discipline. According to DHL’s recent report, 58% of companies have a hard time finding employees with both operational experience and soft skills. As baby boomers continue to retire in droves, it’s imperative for organizations to take steps to create more robust talent pipelines, as today’s [...]

By |June 13, 2019|

7 Creative Ways to Find Supply Chain Talent (INFOGRAPHIC)

Struggling to hire and retain supply chain talent? Be sure to check out SCM Talent Group’s 10 part blog series that covers the top strategies employers can implement to improve their ability to hire and retain supply chain talent. If your primary recruiting strategy is “posting and praying”, you are basically fishing from a freshwater pond versus the ocean. There’s a sea of top performers that are content in their current roles and are rarely surfing the job boards, so if you think you’re going to find supply chain talent through a job advertisement, you’re setting yourself up for [...]

By |February 22, 2019|

Six Steps to Build an Employee Referral Program For Your Supply Chain Organization

Struggling to hire and retain supply chain talent? Be sure to check out SCM Talent Group’s 10 part blog series that covers the top strategies employers can implement to improve their ability to hire and retain supply chain talent. A proven way to improve the quality and quantity of your applicant flow is to create an employee referral program for your supply chain organization. According to Dr. John Sullivan, an international HR thought leader, 88% of employers claim that referrals are the #1 source for hiring above-average candidates. A recent report by ERE found that after one year, retention [...]

By |July 18, 2018|

Key Steps for Developing a Supply Chain Employer Branding Strategy

Struggling to hire and retain supply chain talent? Be sure to check out SCM Talent Group’s 10 part blog series that covers the top strategies employers can implement to improve their ability to hire and retain supply chain talent. To keep up with hiring demands in a tightening labor market, it’s important to deploy creative marketing and employer branding strategies to help attract the right talent to your supply chain organization. Here are our top tips for developing or optimizing a supply chain employer branding strategy. Unify the Brand of Your Organization You’ll want to create career branding materials that [...]

By |June 27, 2018|

Turn Your Supply Chain Organization into Talent Scouts

Struggling to hire and retain supply chain talent? Be sure to check out SCM Talent Group’s 10 part blog series that covers the top strategies employers can implement to improve their ability to hire and retain supply chain talent. Looking to make the most of out of your association dues? Many organizations undervalue the importance of joining Supply Chain associations. Supply chain associations, such as APICS or CSCMP, can be a goldmine for finding supply chain talent, building brand awareness, and serving as a continuous educational source for your employees. To use associations and events to your advantage, consider [...]

By |May 30, 2018|

Webinar: 10 Strategies to Hire & Retain Supply Chain Talent

Hiring in the supply chain discipline can be extremely challenging as the field continues to evolve and not enough experienced talent is coming up the ranks to replace retiring baby boomers, hence the supply chain talent gap. Luckily there are several low cost, high yield solutions that any employer can implement to improve their ability to hire and retain supply chain talent. SCM Talent Group conducted a webinar on “10 Strategies to Hire & Retain Supply Chain Talent”, presented by Rodney Apple that provides attendees the opportunity to dive deeper into the 10 part series on Supply Chain [...]

By |April 17, 2018|

Right-Size Your Supply Chain Recruiting Team

Struggling to hire and retain supply chain talent? Be sure to check out SCM Talent Group’s 10 part blog series that covers the top strategies employers can implement to improve their ability to hire and retain supply chain talent. Having worked on the corporate side of supply chain recruiting for half of my 23-year career in recruitment, which includes leading supply chain recruitment for major corporations such as The Home Depot, Kimberly-Clark, The Coca-Cola Company and Cummins, I have seen my fair share of supply chain recruiting team's talent acquisition programs that have ranged from good to great to [...]

By |April 6, 2018|

Streamline Your Supply Chain Hiring Process

Struggling to hire and retain supply chain talent? Be sure to check out SCM Talent Group’s 10 part blog series that covers the top strategies employers can implement to improve their ability to hire and retain supply chain talent. Is your supply chain organization suffering because your hiring process moves at the speed of molasses in January? Are your candidates dropping like flies because you’re requiring them to go 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 supply chain hiring process, as hiring [...]

By |March 27, 2018|

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