Over recent months, logistics operations up and down the nation have worked tirelessly to ensure that the country keeps moving. That’s why this year’s digital Talent in Logistics conference will put the wellbeing and engagement of its people at the heart of its agenda.
We believe that engaging with and looking after your talent is one of the best ways to help your business succeed, and that’s more important than ever with the uncertain times that lie ahead.
Here are 7 reasons why you should attend our one-day online Annual Conference on 23rd September 2020.
1. The skills shortage isn’t going away
The Logistics Skills shortage can’t be ignored and thinking about future workforce challenges remains absolutely essential.
63% of UK organisations are currently experiencing a skills shortage according to the FTA and research detailed in our downloadable Talent in Logistics Whitepaper “Changing Perceptions: Attracting Young Talent into Logistics” found that only 8% of young respondents felt that logistics was an attractive career option.
At our online Annual Conference, we’ll be exploring this important topic further by revealing the results of our recent research and subsequent White Paper, ‘Driving Engagement in Logistics’. This will share how drivers really feel about their role, their employer, and the sector, and why keeping them engaged is key to retaining and attracting talent. We’ll also share drivers’ ideas for how they would tackle the skills shortage. Don’t miss the conference session: ‘HGV Driver Engagement Research’.
2. Learn how to look after your people
Recent events have taken their toll on people and businesses alike and, there’s never been a more important time to consider the wellbeing of your team. That’s why author, presenter and consultant Liggy Webb will be hosting our keynote presentation, titled ‘How to lead a culture of wellbeing and resilience’. This will explain why stress related burnout is a 21st century issue, why you should appreciate the value of investing in wellbeing, how to build a culture that manages burnout and builds resilience, and how you can help your people through demanding and uncertain times.
3. Personal development and wellbeing are important!
Do you have personal development plans in place for your team? What about for yourself? Are you so busy that training is taking a back seat? Continue to invest in your personal development by attending the Talent in Logistics Annual Conference and pass the benefits down to your team.
At the event, you will be presented with the case for continuing to focus on developing and training in our session titled ‘Covid-19 – A lesson for investing in your people.’
Understand the return on investment that your business will achieve by not cutting back on fundamental areas such as developing on your team and the future of logistics, plus gain a compelling argument to take back and present to your senior leadership team!
4. Employee engagement should be a priority
An engaged workforce not only ensures increased levels of productivity, but lower rates of absence and safety incident rates, as well as a reduced level in staff turnover. But how often do you get feedback from your employees? Probably not often enough.
At the Talent in Logistics Annual Conference, we’ll be questioning whether employee engagement surveys are still relevant in our session titled ‘Getting constant feedback from employees – are annual engagement surveys dead?’. We’ll highlight the importance of getting constant feedback from your team in order to keep workers engaged and involved in the future of the business.
5. You must prepare for your workforce to evolve
There’s no doubt that change is on the horizon, for the logistics sector and the country as a whole. This is likely to have an impact on your business in some way, whether that’s in the form of a restructure, changing responsibilities, or the unfortunate event of redundancies.
Implementing change well can be incredibly difficult. In fact, McKinsey research estimates that 70% of change programs fail to achieve their goals, largely due to employee resistance. During our Annual Conference we have dedicated a session to ‘How to manage change through an organisational restructure’ where you’ll get expert advice to help during these uncertain times.
6. Get the lowdown on being a remote manager
Although more employees are beginning to make their way back to the workplace, Covid-19 has shown that many workers can do their jobs remotely, and may need, or want, to continue to do so. As a manager, this may not be a way of working that you are experienced in or trained for. So, during the Talent in Logistics Online Conference, we’re offering a session on ‘Managing and engaging a remote workforce – best practice from the logistics sector’. Mastering the art of remote working within your business now, may also help make you an attractive prospect to the next generation of potential employees, who look for more flexibility in their working pattern and location.
7. Learn how to survive and thrive post-lockdown
Its’ been generations since something has unanimously affected businesses quite like the past few months have. How do you know where to go from here? Where do you even begin?
If, like many, you’re unsure what to do to ensure that your operations thrive in a post-lockdown world, industry leaders at the Talent in Logistics online Annual Conference have some ideas to help. One session will discuss how focussing on your corporate social responsibility strategy is a good first step, in a session titled ‘Survive and thrive by focusing on your corporate social responsibility strategy’.
Register to attend the online conference
With all experts in the sector under one virtual roof, in just a day you can get the advice you need to feel more confident and better prepared when it comes to employee engagement and tackling the challenges that lie ahead for your sector.
To make sure these vital learnings are available across our sector, we’ve made our online conference accessible and affordable, with a special price for this year of just £50+VAT to attend.