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Skills Gap

Retaining your Best & Brightest is Key to a Successful Succession Plan

Published in tED Magazine on December 2014 According to a survey performed by the LMA Consulting Group (lma-consultinggroup.com) in conjunction with the APICS Inland Empire Chapter (apics-ie.org), executives said that succession planning is tied as a No. 1 priority in retaining top talent. This is especially noteworthy when considering [...]

2020-11-30T22:11:30+00:00December 14, 2014|Categories: In The News, Leadership, Skills Gap, Talent|Tags: , |

On Pace with Strongest Job Growth in 15 Years – Think about Training

Published December 5, 2014 I read in the Wall Street Journal that the U.S. is on pace for the strongest job growth in 15 years after November's growth of 321,000 jobs. This news doesn't surprise me as my clients are in growth mode. Even though my clients cut back [...]

Are You Thankful for Your Employees?

The best companies thrive because their employees are valued members of the company – everyone’s labor matters and they know it. Are you thankful for your employees? And do you see your employees as a cost line of your P&L or do you consider them an asset? In my [...]

2020-09-25T23:40:14+00:00November 27, 2014|Categories: Skills Gap, Talent|Tags: , , , , , |

Essential Skills of the Supply Chain Superhero

Surviving and flourishing in today’s business environment increasingly demands more of the supply chain professional, including excelling at soft and technical skills. According to a 2013 Gallup poll, 70% of U.S. workers are not engaged. What a startling statistic! Through observation of clients, trade association members, and colleagues, I'd [...]

Leverage Supply Chain Trends for Success

The ability to see supply chain trends and capitalize on them can set you apart from competitors, no matter the size of your company. As the year winds down, it seems an opportune time to discuss supply chain management trends. I find that those clients that pay attention to [...]

Navigating the Widening Skills Gap

Published in tED Magazine on November 2014 According to a survey performed by the LMA Consulting Group (lmaconsultinggroup.com) in conjunction with the APICS Inland Empire Chapter (apics-ie.org), 87% of manufacturers and distributors are experiencing a skills gap—that is, they have lost qualified people to retirement, job transfers, etc. The [...]

2020-11-30T22:14:54+00:00November 14, 2014|Categories: In The News, Leadership, Skills Gap, Talent|Tags: , |

Manufacturing Wages are Going UP!

Published October 10, 2014 I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal about the fast rise of manufacturing wages in some areas. The largest increase has been in Texas at 25%; however, wages are beginning to rise across the board. According to my skills gap research study, [...]

Do Not Ignore Your Stars

Identify and focus on how to nurture your higher performing employees to net a better return on your human capital investment. Since the beginning of 2014, the job market has been robust and employers are struggling to find high-skilled, qualified candidates for key positions. I've talked frequently about this [...]

How Empowered and Engaged Employees Can Fill the Skills Gap

Playing on the strengths of high performing employees can lessen skills gaps within your organization while motivating everyone to perform at a higher level.Not a day goes by when an employee, volunteer, Board member or colleague doesn’t retire, get promoted, move companies, change roles within the company or at [...]

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