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State of the Supply Chain Job Market: Labor Hoarding and Co-Sourcing

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.

By |October 4, 2022|Tags: , , |

Offer Evaluation and Negotiation Do’s and Don’ts

Here are some quick tips to consider when you find yourself in offer evaluation and negotiation mode: DO Do research the average salary and average salary ranges for the type of job you’re interviewing for. Do research the company to determine opportunity for career growth, company reputation, etc. Do withhold salary information for as long as possible until you’ve learned more details about the job, company, etc. Do concern yourself with the type of work you’ll be doing and the opportunity for growth as much as you concern yourself with initial starting compensation. Do ensure that the compensation that’s [...]

By |May 21, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

3 Part Webinar Series – Obtain the Supply Chain Job You Deserve: Pandemic-era Job Search Strategies

  PART 3: Interview and Offer Negotiation Webinar! Presented by ASCM Career Coach and SCM Talent Group President Rodney Apple WATCH RECAP HERE           PART 2: Job Search & Networking Strategies Webinar!  Presented by ASCM Career Coach and SCM Talent Group President Rodney Apple WATCH RECAP HERE           PART 1: Resume and Linkedin Optimization Webinar!  Presented by ASCM Career Coach and SCM Talent Group President Rodney Apple WATCH RECAP HERE       Meet Rodney Apple: Rodney Apple is the founder [...]

By |May 21, 2020|

Toolkit for Supply Chain Disruptions

Jobless claims have reached a record high, and millions will be focused on seeking new employment within an economy that has been shocked to its core by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. In the spirit of helping professionals that have been laid off or furloughed, SCM Talent Group has just completed a compilation of our top job search and professional development resources. We sincerely hope that this content and advice can aid job seekers with returning to the workforce as quickly as possible. Please know that our team is ready and able to provide support to those in need, so [...]

By |April 1, 2020|

9 Steps in Evaluating a Job Offer

During a job search, it’s common to spend weeks or even months researching career opportunities, sending out resumes and going on interviews. When you finally receive a viable job offer, there are typically feelings of anxiety when it comes to evaluating the opportunity and especially negotiating and making a final decision. How will you evaluate the job offer in supply chain discipline and if necessary, counter and negotiate? In the excitement of receiving an offer, don’t forget to use sound judgment because accepting a new job with a new company can and typically is a “life-changing event”.   Here [...]

By |August 9, 2018|Tags: , , |

How to Address Questions About Current And Desired Salary

The all-important “What’s your current and desired salary?” questions that are typically asked in a job interview can be challenging to address especially if you haven’t spent any time preparing your thoughts for how you would respond to these questions. I view these salary questions as a poker game where the goal of one party is to get the other party to lay down their cards first. The key to knowing how to address these questions is proper research and preparation. It’s important to understand that the primary goal for the employer is to simply find out if you’re within their [...]

By |March 11, 2018|

Rodney Apple of SCM Talent Group to Present at APICS 2015 Global Conference

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 [...]

By |September 29, 2015|Tags: , , , |

APICS Career Coach Webinar: How to Evaluate and Negotiate a Job Offer

Our leader, Rodney Apple, who also serves as the APICS Career Coach, will be presenting another webinar for APICS members on Wednesday, December 17th from 1pm – 2pm CST. His newest white paper and webinar are titled "How to Evaluate and Negotiate a Job Offer" and will teach job seekers how employers calculate job offers and provide advice to help candidates improve their offer evaluation and negotiation skills. APICS members that are interested in participating in this webinar can click here to register. The white paper will be released in early January. If you can’t make the webinar you can always [...]

By |December 12, 2014|

Rodney Apple to Serve as Career Coach for APICS, Kicks Off First Webinar on May 21st

I am very excited to be serving as the new Career Coach for APICS – the American Production and Inventory Control Society. For those not familiar with APICS, it is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. As the APICS Career Coach, I will be responsible for developing a series of white papers and hosting corresponding webinars pertaining to career development topics. These white papers and webinars will be free of charge but can only be accessed by [...]

By |May 15, 2014|

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