In boom times or bust, one thing doesn't change: The core of any distribution business is its people. No matter what's going on in the economy at large, you need employees who know what they're doing, know how your company runs, and know how to get the job done right and on time.
Lately, it's become clear that you also need a workforce that's flexible. When demand fluctuates, overhead typically must be adjusted to match. In the past, companies dealt with this by laying off workers when business slowed and rehiring when sales picked up. But now, many companies are concluding that a better approach is to build a flexible workforce more suited to a variable business climate. How do you do that? Here are some tips:
In unpredictable times, you need to look out for your skilled workers while ensuring your own staffing needs are met. By thinking outside the box, you can keep them close at hand while assuring a more secure future for everyone.