Supply chain worker retention is a ‘critical issue’

10 August 2020

Employers could be facing an exodus of supply chain talent, according to new research.

A survey by recruiter DSJ Global measured the confidence of the supply chain labour market across various global regions. 

It found that while 50% of respondents were confident or very confident about their job security, only 36% said they were likely to stay with their current employer in the next few months. 

DSJ Global questioned supply chain professionals across industries including banking and financial services, aerospace and defence, automotive, FMCG, chemical, and life sciences, between February and May this year. 

The study found that despite a gloomy economic outlook, workers revealed they would leave to progress their career (60%) or in search of a higher salary (53%).

According to the survey, 43% of respondents felt negative or very negative about the current job market, and only 44% were confident or very confident they could find another job in the next three months if they became unemployed. 

“In this climate, it can be difficult to grasp what current and potential employees are thinking and feeling,” said Luis Rolim, group marketing director at DSJ Global. “The Job Confidence Index provides some clarity and reveals that talent retention is a critical issue right now.”

The DSJ Global Job Confidence Index surveyed over 650 experienced supply chain professionals in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. 

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