Published July 11, 2014

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, 63% of CEOs in 68 countries are concerned about the future availability of key skills at all levels. This not only supports my firm’s skills gap research but also is proven true on a daily basis with my clients, contacts and trade association colleagues. Not a week goes by where someone hasn’t lost a key employee, doesn’t have the skills available to complete a critical project, or experiences a skills gap due to suddenly increased requirements.

Those who want to thrive in the second half of 2014 will focus immediate attention on ensuring you retain and attain supply chain talent. Start at the beginning – retain your top talent!

One tip to implement this week: Schedule a 30-60 minute session with your top performer to discuss ideas and strategies for moving the business forward. Delay that meeting with your under-performer if necessary. Where you spend your time speaks volumes. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.