Among the difficulties of managing supply chains over the past few years has been the sizable labor shortage. While technology and robots can help with some of the voids, you still need human brain power and hands to successfully operate. To attract and retain qualified labor in today’s environment, you need to pull out all the stops.
Salary is just one part of the equation, but it remains an essential recruiting tool. In the truck driver segment, for instance—one of the hardest hit by the labor shortage—big companies like Walmart are paying salaries nearing $100,000 to attract new drivers. Beyond salary, however, potential employees are looking for better work/life balance, opportunities to advance within an organization, including “upskilling,” and a variety of shift options beyond the typical three-shift approach. If you want to overcome your labor shortages, getting creative with your offerings can go a long way in this era of the great resignation.
What recruiting tools are working for you?