Skills Gap

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: , , , , , |

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 trends [...]

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 [...]

The Skills Gap is Alive and Well in California

Job openings are still on the rise in California but for supply chain so is the skills gap, which is a hiring headache that then shifts the attention on employee retention.California was responsible for 1/3 of all new jobs added in August in the nation!  I see this on [...]

The Project Managers Skill Gap

With manufacturers and distributors finding it increasingly difficult to find top talent, bridging the skills gap has become a leading managerial task for success and even survival.According to a recent survey, 87% of manufacturers and distributors cannot find the skills required to successfully run their businesses. These results didn’t surprise me [...]

Become the Strongest Link in Your Supply Chain

With so many variables in manufacturing, distribution, and customer service, bolstering the strength of every link in your supply chain depends on calculated efforts put into strategic improvements. As The Manufacturing Connector(SM), I work with clients on a comprehensive process to connect the rapid assessment and identification of key [...]

An Immediately Implementable Tip to Retain Your Top Supply Chain Talent

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, [...]

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