Exegistics, a veteran-owned (VOSB) industry leader in 3PL, supply chain innovation and operational staffing, recently published a new guide, 5 Operational Staffing Trends to Watch in 2019, which incorporates research and analysis around five key trends ranging from the power of leveraging military veterans in your workforce to utilizing data to predict your next new hire.

“Companies must break out of the traditional mold of staffing or they will be left behind,” said Stephen Olds, Founder and CEO of Exegistics. A recent study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics supports that sentiment. The Beureau predicts that jobs in logistics will grow by 26% between 2010 and 2020, yet the supply of skilled workers falls far short of demand. As technology evolves and requirements change, supply chain executives must keep up with quickly developing staffing trends and challenges.

“With the shortage in skilled-talent and acceleration in technological advancements, companies need to expand their idea of what the perfect team looks like,” adds Olds. “This new guide shares insights that we’ve gleaned over the past decade of working with companies and helping them make strategic staffing decisions that enhance efficiency, growth, and value.”

Exegistics’ guide highlights five trends:

1) Adopting new technology changes & skill sets

2) Leveraging the advantage of a veteran workforce

3) Utilizing data to predict hiring & track outcomes

4) Improving supply chain efficiency to optimize your staffing needs

5) Embracing diversity as a new mindset

“The best way to find great people is to use multiple strategies, not a one-size-fits-all approach,” said Chris Randich, Director of Staffing Solutions for Exegistics. “Companies that embrace new and innovative ways to meet their staffing needs will attract and retain the best talent over time.”

To download the full guide, click here.