The transport and logistics industry is simply not ‘hip’ enough to attract new talent and needs a complete makeover if it is to compete successfully with other sectors for new recruits in coming years, professional services firm PwC has warned. In a new report, Winning the Talent Race, PwC suggests the transport and logistics sector is suffering from a poor image, including the perception of low pay and poor prospects. Pay is a particular sticking point: while the average salary […]
Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has announced the appointment of Phil Shaw as MD of its UK logistics business. The move follows the recent appointment of former UK logistics business MD Malcolm Wilson as MD of the group’s logistics division. Shaw was previously director of ND’s packed chemicals and manufacturing business unit in the UK. More recently he worked in the Middle East as operations director in a joint venture with Danone. Shaw first joined ND in 2008 after stints with both […]
Amazon is set to create 275 driver jobs after leasing two warehouses in Surrey and Leicestershire.
Almost three-quarters (72%) of transport and logistics bosses plan to overhaul how they manage the talent within their companies in response to the skills crisis. Sector analysis of PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) 15th Annual Global CEO Survey reveals that attracting and keeping hold of talent is a significant concern for most bosses within road transport. Approaching half (45%) of the 98 transport bosses surveyed label the struggle to attract new workers as a “major threat” to the long term viability of their […]