It’s a candidate-driven market


By Naseem Malik

The market for top talent remains tight, especially in the field of supply chain management.  The most common frustration among companies on the hunt for talent is a lack of A-players, or A-players who can’t be found fast enough. In short, just as real estate has sellers markets, where the seller is running the show, in supply chain management today, it is a candidate-driven market, especially when it comes to the most valuable and sought after candidates. That raises a number of issues for recruiters.

For example, sometimes the kind of manager you’re looking for is available but just isn’t attracted to your organization. In fact, in the past 12 months, we have seen progressive companies begin to realize that it’s no longer 2009-2010, when there were six qualified candidates for every opening. Those companies that haven’t yet confronted this reality are the ones that struggle to fill their positions in a timely fashion, if they can fill them at all.

But all is not lost. Here we provide advice for how to navigate this candidate-driven marketplace, in order to attract the best and brightest to your organization. 

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