The content at PTDA’s Annual Summit in late October went heavy on recruiting and retaining best practices. Here, Mike Hockett chats with association CEO Ann Arnott to discuss key takeaways from the event, which included the nontraditional methods distributors can leverage to find and keep needed staff in a time when labor is hard to come by.
Does the messaging in your hiring materials and practices reflect what it's really like to work at your company? Mike Hockett recaps an ISSA Show session that dove into the nuances of being transparent in all phases of the recruitment and onboarding process.
Decades before digital transformation became an imperative, Jay Platt, CEO of BlueVolt and former CEO of Platt Electric, was on a mission to improve how his customers, team members and vendors could access information, whether for training, customer support or building a stronger company culture. He’s still at it.
MDM’s quarterly survey in partnership with investment banking firm Baird reveals that distributor revenues decelerated sharply in 2Q but not as bad as feared at the beginning of the pandemic shutdown. One consensus among more than 550 participants: Distributors began rethinking the way they manage talent.
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