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Happy Thanksgiving!

By Steve Simmerman | 11/25/2015 | 6:40 AM

Wishing you, your family and friends a warm and Happy Thanksgiving!

Pending Workforce Crisis 2030

By Steve Simmerman | 11/10/2015 | 3:24 PM

We hear all about the recent declines in unemployment here in the US.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the current US unemployment rate is 5% as of October.

Many economists argue that 5% represents "Full Employment". We're fully aware of how competitive the labor market is today and that's true in distribution, retail, IT and more.  Having a 'people strategy' is critically important and Rainer Strack has done a fantastic job of illustrating the pending global Labor Crisis as we head toward 2030 in his TED Talk.  That may seem like a long way away, but the trend has started and it's frightening in many ways. Having a people strategy today is essential for the long-term health of any business or organization.  Finding ways to become more efficient as well has having carefully orchestrated HR programs aimed at attracting, hiring, training and retaining a good skilled workforce will become an even bigger challenge over time as the workforce demographics shift.  Does your organization have a healthy People Strategy?  If not, the time to start working on it is now.

Tell us what some of your key People Strategies include, we'd love to hear your ideas.

The opinions expressed herein are those solely of the participants, and do not necessarily represent the views of Agile Business Media, LLC., its properties or its employees.

About Steve Simmerman

Steve Simmerman

Steve Simmerman is a Senior Director with JDA. Simmerman has more than 25 years of experience in the supply chain industry including software, consulting and material handling. He has focused his efforts on working with clients to achieve high performance supply chain results through partnerships and creative solutions. He is a member of CSCMP, WERC, and MHIA and is a regular contributor to several industry publications and events. Simmerman holds his undergraduate and MBA degrees from The University of Notre Dame.


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