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Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals anticipate employment in 2014


LOMBARD, Ill.–According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, recruiting trends will have a significant impact on 2014 hiring, especially if you work in an industry where qualified candidates are scarce. Forecasting your labor needs for the upcoming year is a great way to see where you are and where you’re going, said the Council in a brief. 

New hiring trends will drive recruiters and staffing professionals to come up with new ways of attracting qualified candidates.

Hiring trends to look for include:

Mature Talent: The number of people in the 55 to 64 age groups will grow to 40 million in 2014, said the United States Census Bureau, meaning you will have to interact with mature talent as you look for qualified candidates, which will impact the way you recruit new employees. Tweak your advertisements to attract professionals from this age group, said the CSCMP. 

Young Talent Retention: You will also need to focus on retaining younger talent. Millennial workers are not just looking for jobs; they want interesting and challenging work. Give your young workers a challenge in order to keep them interested in working for you. 

Industry Specific Hiring Tends: For 2014, one of the biggest hiring trends in technology will be finding candidates skilled in smart manufacturing. Early implementers foresee a smart manufacturing model flexible enough to respond to global consumer demand and bring new innovations, along with other game changers. Smart manufacturing melds information, technology, and human ingenuity. It will change how products are invented, manufactured, shipped, and sold.

Marketing Instead of Recruiting: 2014 will be the year that chief human resource officers make a strong move from recruitment to attraction. With changes in the talent pool, you will need to begin thinking about the long term…developing a strong employer brand that brings talented workers to you, starting to think like a marketer instead of a recruiter, defining your target audience, and developing a strategy to reach it, said the CSCMP.