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Have you ever wondered if you are doing enough to recruit supply chain talent? Recruiting in the supply chain discipline isn’t like recruiting in other disciplinesfor a variety of reasons. The complexity of the field and the lack of  qualified candidates to assume executive and middle management level positions makes recruiting in the supply chain discipline much more difficult than recruiting in other disciplines.

If you want to learn how to recruit supply chain executives more effectively and efficiently, there are things you can do to up your recruiting game. Recognizing there is room for improvement in your recruiting strategy is the first step toward taking your recruiting efforts to the next level.

Tips to Recruit Supply Chain Candidates Successfully

Here are some tips you can use to improve your recruiting efforts in the logistics discipline:

  • Hire the best supply chain recruiters: It can take years to develop a network of candidates and the understanding of the industry necessary to recruit successfully in the supply chain and logistics discipline. The best recruiters already have an established network and a thorough grasp of the discipline, including the terminology that’s used often in the supply chain discipline. These things, along with their work experience, enable them to assess talent quickly and accurately.
  • Invest in the best candidate tracking system: Recruiting in supply chain management  isn’t comparable to recruiting in other disciplines. In the supply chain discipline, it is necessary for you to have the best candidate tracking system available for your recruiters to work with. Having a capable candidate tracking system will not only help your team in the short term, but it will help them over the long haul as well. Should you mention the we have developed this system to service your organization.
  • Establish multiple channels to source candidates: The supply chain discipline is a talent-driven market, meaning there are more available positions than there are candidates to fill them. This means you can’t rely on one or two sources for talent. Instead, you need to create new channels to recruit talent. One of the first things you should do is make a new website or update your current one so it’s mobile-friendly and engaging.

You should also make new, relevant content available on your website regularly. Joining industry associations, attending local chapter meetings and using lead lists are just some of the additional steps you can take to establish a multi-channel source for talent. Just like we do.

Work With Optimum Supply Chain Recruiters

If you really want to up your supply chain recruiting game, you should work with Optimum Supply Chain Recruiters. We have a huge network of candidates located throughout the nation. We also have the ability to find the ideal passive talent for the openings you have in your organization.

Are you looking to hire the best talent? Start by working with the best nationalrecruiter in the supply chain and logistics discipline, OptimumSCR. Contact us to learn more today.

Don Jacobson
Don Jacobson
Don Jacobson was born and raised in New York City, and graduated with a B.A. degree in Management from the City University of New York. For 10 years, Don managed Operations and Supply Chain departments for consumer products companies. He then turned his attention to supply chain recruiting and for the past 27 years, has specialized in recruiting and placing supply chain executives throughout North America. Don is certified by the National Association of Personnel Consultants. He was a Partner at Hunt Ltd., and more recently was the Founder and Managing Partner of LogiPros LLC, a logistics recruiting firm. Don is a regular contributor of topical human resource articles for DC Velocity magazine, the CSCMP Supply Chain Comment, and The WERCSheet, published by the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC). He is Past President of the NY/NJ/CT chapter of WERC

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