It’s a Candidate’s Market in Supply Chain!

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, hiring slowed to a crawl. Companies were forced to adapt to a radically different working environment on the fly – changing to remote work, navigating a host of supply chain disruptions, working to secure PPE for front-line workers, among many other immense challenges. Hiring took a bit of a back seat, understandably in this Candidate’s market.

When you have many daily fires to fight, it’s hard to prioritize new hires – especially when the business climate and consumer demand were all of a sudden so unpredictable. Rather than bring on new Supply Chain staff to deal with these immense tasks, many companies paused all hiring, and some seconded employees from other functions to deal with the immense workload.

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