People, please..

Humans eh, who’d have them? Erm, us please! M&S – we’ll take your spares… Asdabury’s? Sadly there will be casualties there too... As we see a shift in demand from traditional retail to e-commerce logistics, shouldn’t we see a shift of people too? As plans commence – about now – for ‘Black Friday’ it’s clear that warehouses need the people not the high-street.

The staff being ejected by Britain’s favourite retailers are not attracted to our sector – never were. The good news is, there are people out there trying to change this. See the recruitment feature in the June issue which addresses some of the recruitment problems the industry faces, and how they're being tackled by companies like Fowler Welch, Bis Henderson and Think Logistics.

Kirsty Adams

Editor SHD Magazine

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