Logistics and the supply chain industries must work hard to attract and then retain the talent it needs to drive change from within. Industry 4.0, digitisation initiatives, the curriculum of schools and universities preparing our young people, and the perceived attractiveness of existing and new jobs within the sector are amongst our challenges. What can we do?
To keep pace with the constant change in our business environments, we need to balance our experienced workforce with an agile, digitally savvy young people who are keen to reinvent themselves and their workplaces. Younger generations currently make up more than 50% of the global workforce (‘millennials’ 35%, generation Z 24%) and attracting and keeping talent is a burning issue for leaders.