Navigating the complex world of executive search can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to choosing between retained search and contingent search methods. Both approaches have their merits, but which one is best suited for your company’s specific needs? In this blog post, we’ll explore the key differences between retained search and contingent search, weigh the pros and cons of each method, and provide valuable insights to help you make the right decision for your organization’s talent acquisition strategy, with a focus on the benefits of retained search. Key Takeaways Retained search is a comprehensive and consultative [...]
Quality management is an essential aspect of every successful organization, with a dedicated Quality Manager ensuring products and services meet the highest standards. But what makes a Quality Manager truly exceptional? How do they navigate the intricate world of quality assurance and quality control? In this blog post, we will delve into the various aspects of quality management, from the core responsibilities and essential skills to the job market and salary expectations. By the end, you’ll be well-equipped to embark on a rewarding career as a Quality Manager or enhance your current role in this dynamic field. Key Takeaways [...]
Introduction Logistics hiring has never been simple and easy. 2024 will present many of the usual hurdles to finding enough people to work in this nuanced field. However, a supply chain world under constant stress will also continue to add layers of complexity to the talent landscape. Finding the best person for the job won’t be easy but can help to secure your competitive edge while allowing your company to build capacity. We’re going to help you understand what you need to prioritize as you explore logistics hiring and people development decisions in 2024. The intersection of supply chain [...]
Tune into the 4th episode of our Supply Chain Talent Building and Engagement Podcast Series. Dive deep into fostering a positive culture and boosting employee engagement with Global HR Executive, Ashley Jensen.
Introduction The year in supply chain has been full of change and disruption. Some of the predicted supply chain trends in 2023 came to fruition and some didn’t. We know that no one has a crystal ball and that prognosticators often fail. We’re going to look at some things that panned out and others that didn’t and what that might mean for 2024. Make no mistake about it: we live in disrupted times. Change management is becoming more of a must have skill set in supply chain, rather than a luxury. Companies and individuals have tried to avoid this [...]
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 Hybrid work schedules were once reserved for rare instances of satellite offices or other special circumstances. The Pandemic has disrupted the norms more than initially thought and made these working arrangements more prevalent across industries, including supply chain. Compensation packages in supply chain and other industries reflect these changes and employers are wise to accommodate new demands while candidates should be aware of limitations involved in certain working environments. Employers have been saying that remote working will die for quite some time. But, that doesn't seem to be the case. Prevalence of Hybrid Work Schedules According to a [...]
Introduction Supply Chain transformations fail because of poor planning. That's the most succinct and oversimplified way to put it. Historically in large and small companies, change and transformation were viewed as a periodic event. In many cases, businesses did not place a special focus or dedicate resources to manage the change as a structured event. Instead, they would muscle in and reactively deal with the impacts, issues, and challenges. In a few companies, an effort was made to intentionally deal with the change, invest in resources and skill sets to do it well. For those companies, the chance of [...]