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Growing Prominence of Interim Staffing

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 [...]

Why Supply Chain Transformations Fail

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 [...]

Contract Staffing on the Rise in Supply Chains

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 [...]

How to Attract and Manage Talent in the Supply Chain

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.

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