Don Jacobson is the president of Optimum Supply Chain Recruiters, a recruiting organization that specializes in the placement of management personnel in the logistics field on a nationwide basis. You can reach him by calling Optimum SCR at (800) 300-7609 or by visiting the firm's Web site, www.OptimumSCR.com.
Survival strategies for logistics professionals
Worried about surviving the recession with your career intact? Here are some tips for holding onto your job (or finding a new one).
Temporary help for the executive suite
Need short-term management help? Right now, you can have your pick of highly qualified professionals who are looking for something to tide them over until the job market picks up.
How to deal with survivor's guilt
With wave upon wave of layoffs hitting the workforce each week, these are brutal times on the employment front.
How to build a flexible workforce
Rather than laying off workers and rehiring when business picks up, some companies have concluded there's a better approach.
Look before you leave: tips to ensure a successful succession
If you are in mid-career or later, the next generation of managers is right behind you. And now it's your turn to identify the talented up-and-comers on your staff who can support you now and step into your shoes when the time comes.
When playground bullies come to work
Workplace bullies are just grownup versions of the playground bully—people who use their social or political power to subject their victims to psychological abuse.
Let's get serious!
You may never be able to get buy-in from 100 percent of your staff, but there are some things you can do to make them more receptive to training.
Show and tell: strategies for presenting training material
The way you choose to present a training program could have a lot of bearing on how much of the material your audience absorbs and retains.
Setting up a training program
What follows are some of the questions you'll need to consider when setting up a training session.
The price of talent
Human resources management is more art than science, but there are some ways to "quantify" a job applicant's potential value to the company.