Black Friday Affected by the Supply Chain This Year
November 24, 2021
Black Friday has been considered the busiest shopping day in the United States for several decades. Droves of patrons flock to stores in order to secure the best deals. But in recent years, more and more consumers have shifted to the ease of shopping online ...
Why Supply Chain Disruptions Will Cause Your Thanksgiving Costs to Rise This Year
November 22, 2021
In 2020, many Americans were unable to spend the holidays with their families due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, thanks to the availability of vaccines and the lift on travel bans, people are returning to their annual holiday traditions. Unfortunately, they’re likely to find the cost of celebrating has risen ...
Build A Better Company Culture with WorkStep RETAIN
November 19, 2021
Have you ever left a job? What motivated you to leave that job? Whether it was because you wanted a higher wage, or better benefits, or didn’t see a path to advance your career, it all boils down to one underlying need: to feel heard by your employer.
3 Factors Paved the Way for Labor Strikes in October 2021
November 15, 2021
Striketober may sound like the title of the next Star Wars movie, but unfortunately this is a real-life situation that has had a global impact, especially on the supply chain. If you’re not familiar with the term, it was coined after a massive surge in U.S. labor strikes this past October...
4 New Features To Track Hiring and Retention
November 02, 2021
October 2021 was an exciting month for new WorkStep HIRE and WorkStep RETAIN features. Our new functionalities enable employers to navigate and have more control of their hiring and retention efforts. At WorkStep, we are constantly developing our software to meet the needs of our customers and improve efficiencies....
New Hires Start a New Trend: Incentive-Hopping
October 26, 2021
There’s a fierce competition happening right now, and it’s not football. Talent acquisition, especially for the supply chain, has become increasingly difficult, and companies are desperate to find ways to attract applicants.  There’s a continued push to drive hiring incentives in order to remain competitive to a narrowing pool of candidates. Whether it’s increased wages, sign-on bonuses, or tuition reimbursement, people are flocking to the shiniest offer. Unfortunately for companies, there’s a new trend happening with new-hires...
What's Driving Supply Chain Workforce Turnover?
October 19, 2021
The workplace landscape has drastically changed over the past couple of years. People are leaving jobs at an accelerated rate to seek out better positions. This trend has especially impacted companies within the supply chain, with turnover rates set to exceed 50% in 2021. Without enough frontline workers to support ...
WorkStep & RILA Retail Roundtable Recap
October 15, 2021
Holiday Season 2021 - A Strained Market for Retailers as Labor Demand Outstrips Supply: What’s The Impact of Not Hiring & Retaining Your Frontline Workers on Your Business?
October 11, 2021
As consumers, we’re used to ordering a product, checking shipping updates, and having a package arrive at our doorstep. It wasn’t until recent production and shipping delays that we really considered what’s happening behind the scenes...
Supply Chain Workers Are Harder To Hire & Retain. Why?
August 10, 2021
The struggle businesses are faced with pertaining to hiring and retaining supply chain hourly frontline workers is real. It's time to challenge the status quo. Job boards and agencies are no longer supporting your hiring strategy.
Attracting Gen Z and Millennial workers to your supply chain job openings
June 30, 2021
If you’re hiring for frontline jobs in an industrial setting, you’re already fighting an uphill battle. It’s an incredibly competitive marketplace and turnover is at an all-time high. To fill jobs, you need to be attracting Gen Z and Millennial workers to your openings. But what exactly do you need to do differently to reach these younger groups? Thankfully, there are a few strategies you can try to better attract Gen Z and Millennial workers to your critical openings.
4 Reasons Why Supply Chain Turnover Keeps Going Up
June 16, 2021
Why does supply chain turnover keep going up? Today, we’re sharing the top 4 reasons why supply chain turnover continues to increase. These reasons will make it clear why things won’t turn around on their own– in order to better retain hourly workers, you’ll need to make changes in your organization.
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