Industrial Journalist TR Cutler Suggests Ways for 3PLs to Attract and Keep Labor Talent
As the holiday shipping season begins, 3PLs (Third Party Logistics), distribution centers, and warehouse operation will be faced with the lack of available labor and obvious skills gap. Recruiting efforts for these vital workers can be improved by building a solid online employer brand that gives candidates a better sense of the business, values, and opportunities.
Increasing base hourly wages to improve retention and offset the cost of excess overtime will help along with offering tuition reimbursement and flexible shifts to accommodate students’ class schedules. Companies must proactively manage company profiles on sites like Glassdoor by responding to reviews and sharing company updates.
While Amazon is currently the disruptive elephant in the room for the retail supply chain industry, there is more to come. Whether machine learning, flying warehouses, self-driving delivery vehicles or drone delivery, supply chain organizations must make it a priority to build a resilient talent acquisition team that can weather turbulence and help sustain a positive bottom line. This is a process that will surpass the holiday shopping season.
About TR Cutler, Inc.
TR Cutler, Inc. was founded seventeen years ago by Thomas R. Cutler. Cutler is the President and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based, TR Cutler, Inc., (www.trcutlerinc.com), the largest manufacturing communication firm worldwide with four dozen industry experts and thought leaders on staff. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, economists, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium in 1999, which now has more than 6,000 global members including journalists, editors, publishers, and economists, worldwide writing about trends, industrial data, manufacturing case studies, material handling profiles, and robotics feature articles. Cutler works with thousands of media outlets to expand the coverage and importance of the manufacturing media coverage.
Cutler has authored more than 6,000 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals each published in leading monthly trade magazines, B2B periodicals, blogs, and marquis publications globally. Cutler is the most published freelance industrial journalist worldwide, and more than 3500 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler.