Multimodal

Multimodal 2019 celebrates twelve years of putting shippers, retailers, wholesalers, importers and exporters in front of exhibitors who offer the latest logistics and supply chain solutions.

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LOGISTICS CAN ATTRACT AND RETAIN TALENT BY LEARNING FROM OTHER INDUSTRIES MULTIMODAL DELEGATES WILL HEAR


HSBC’s Global Head of Resourcing and Onboarding will join a panel of experts sharing insights on how to tackle the labour crisis at the free-to-attend seminars

 

London UK, Thursday 9th May 2019 – The logistics industry can tackle its labour issues by learning from other industries and refreshing its image, delegates at this year’s Multimodal 2019 will hear.

A panel of experts from across different disciplines will share their insights and ideas on how the sector can take a fresh look at its approach to encourage a turn-around, both in the numbers, and quality of job applicants.

Hamish Nisbet, Global Head of Resourcing and Onboarding, HSBC, will join Dr Naomi Irvine, Director, Naomi Irvine Ltd, Ian Nichol, Head of Logistics Career Ready, and Leigh Anderson, Managing Director, Bis Henderson Recruitment, to discuss the importance of investing in recruitment and marketing the positive career paths to be found in the transport and logistics arena.

“There is nothing a company does that is more important than recruiting and developing its people, and yet all too often we forget to consider how we can invest in our talent pipeline, and how the next generation of recruits sees our sectors,” said Nisbet.

“Just like the logistics industry, finance faces image issues when it comes to attracting and retaining staff and it takes investment and often a shift of focus, to solve a labour crisis.”

The “Labour Crisis” panel will take place on the 18th of June, the first day of the show’s three-day education programme, which this year shines the spotlight on positivity, collaboration and the next generation of logistics leaders.

A special session on day three of the exhibition will offer secondary school students first-hand experience of the depth and breadth of the industry.

“Financial services, science, technology, health and construction, in our experience, are much more proactive than logistics and as such they are recruiting the best talent by offering students more work placements and paid internships,” said Nichol.

“It is essential that the logistics sector is more proactive in engaging directly with young people in schools and colleges, if it is to address the challenges of skills shortages and an ageing workforce.”

Furthermore, the missed opportunity of ignoring the benefits of a diverse and inclusive approach to potential employees will also be highlighted.

“Business leaders need to create a culture where difficult and important issues are confronted with openness and readiness for change, because often diversity and inclusion efforts can ‘miss the point’ by focussing only on upskilling an underrepresented group,” said Irvine.

“If your organisation is open to diversity and inclusion, this will help to tackle the skills shortage by providing you with a pipeline of people you might not previously have considered, and who might not normally consider you!”

“Talent is everywhere but opportunity is not,” added Irvine.

Voting has now opened for the FTA Multimodal Awards which recognise companies and individuals that have made exceptional contributions in categories such as Young Logistics Professional of the Year and Operator of the Year, across every sector.

A highlight of the event, the FTA Multimodal awards ceremony also features a gala dinner, which Steve Davis, snooker legend, will be hosting this year.

To cast your vote, visit www.multimodal.org.uk/awards/awards-list now, voting ends on 31st May 2019.

ENDS

Now in its 12th year, Multimodal is the UK, Ireland, and Northern Europe’s premier freight, transport, logistics, and supply chain management event.

In 2019, Multimodal will include the latest technological innovations to enter the industry, including AI and Blockchain.

It will feature a series of topical seminars including patterns of global trade, disruptive technologies, the impact of Brexit, and trends and opportunities in modal shift, as well as hosting a Shippers’ Village, providing freight buyers with a private space to meet logistics suppliers.

On the final day of Multimodal 2019, we will be supporting young talent within the industry by launching a new initiative to address tomorrow’s leaders by focussing on apprenticeships, training, upskilling, education, and recruitment specific to the sector.

Multimodal 2018 was attended by over 9,200 supply chain decision makers and more than 300 exhibitors.

The FTA Multimodal Awards evening takes place on the first evening of Multimodal, at the VOX Conference Centre at Resorts World Birmingham at the NEC, attended by some 650 guests.

The awards recognise excellence in air, road, rail, maritime, and freight forwarding services, and are voted for by the thousands of readers of the Multimodal newsletter, as well as FTA members, and exhibitors at Multimodal.

Multimodal 2019 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 18th to 20th June 2019.

For more information visit www.multimodal.org.uk

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LOGISTICS CAN ATTRACT AND RETAIN TALENT BY LEARNING FROM OTHER INDUSTRIES MULTIMODAL DELEGATES WILL HEAR

 

HSBC’s Global Head of Resourcing and Onboarding will join a panel of experts sharing insights on how to tackle the Labour Crisis at the free-to-attend seminars

 

London UK, Thursday 9th May 2019 – The logistics industry can tackle its labour issues by learning from other industries and refreshing its image, delegates at this year’s Multimodal 2019 will hear.

 

A panel of experts from across different disciplines will share their insights and ideas on how the sector can take a fresh look at its approach to encourage a turn-around, both in the numbers, and quality of job applicants.

 

Hamish Nisbet, Global Head of Resourcing and Onboarding, HSBC, will join Dr Naomi Irvine, Director, Naomi Irvine Ltd, Ian Nichol, Head of Logistics Career Ready, and Leigh Anderson, Managing Director, Bis Henderson Recruitment, to discuss the importance of investing in recruitment and marketing the positive career paths to be found in the transport and logistics arena.

 

“There is nothing a company does that is more important than recruiting and developing its people, and yet all too often we forget to consider how we can invest in our talent pipeline, and how the next generation of recruits sees our sectors,” said Nisbet.

 

“Just like the logistics industry, finance faces image issues when it comes to attracting and retaining staff and it takes investment and often a shift of focus, to solve a labour crisis.”

 

The “Labour Crisis” panel will take place on the 18th of June, the first day of the show’s three-day education programme, which this year shines the spotlight on positivity, collaboration and the next generation of logistics leaders.

 

A special session on day three of the exhibition will offer secondary school students first-hand experience of the depth and breadth of the industry.

 

“Financial services, science, technology, health and construction, in our experience, are much more proactive than logistics and as such they are recruiting the best talent by offering students more work placements and paid internships,” said Nichol.

 

“It is essential that the logistics sector is more proactive in engaging directly with young people in schools and colleges, if it is to address the challenges of skills shortages and an ageing workforce.”

 

Furthermore, the missed opportunity of ignoring the benefits a diverse and inclusive approach to potential employees will also be highlighted.

 

“Business leaders need to create a culture where difficult and important issues are confronted with openness and readiness for change, because often diversity and inclusion efforts can ‘miss the point’ by focussing only on upskilling an underrepresented group,” said Irvine.

“If your organisation is open to diversity and inclusion, this will help to tackle the skills shortage by providing you with a pipeline of people you might not previously have considered, and who might not normally consider you!”

“Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not,” added Irvine.

Voting has now opened for the FTA Multimodal Awards which recognise companies and individuals that have made exceptional contributions in categories such as Young Logistics Professional of the Year and Operator of the Year, across every sector.

A highlight of the event, the FTA Multimodal awards ceremony also features a gala dinner, which Steve Davis, snooker legend, will be hosting this year.

To cast your vote, visit www.multimodal.org.uk/awards/awards-list now, voting ends on 31st May 2019.

ENDS

Now in its 12th year, Multimodal is the UK, Ireland, and Northern Europe’s premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event.  Shippers and cargo owners attend to improve their businesses by finding ways of moving their products more efficiently, and by meeting new suppliers.

Multimodal 2018 was attended by over 9,200 supply chain decision makers and more than 300 exhibitors. The free-to-attend event showcased the latest logistics and supply chain solutions covering all aspects of logistics from equipment suppliers, ports, hauliers, shipping lines, 3PLs and forwarders.

In 2019, Multimodal will include the latest technological innovations to enter the industry, including AI and Blockchain.  It will feature a series of topical seminars including patterns of global trade, disruptive technologies, the impact of Brexit, trends and opportunities in modal shift, and lots more. The event also hosts a Shippers’ Village, providing freight buyers with a private space to meet logistics suppliers.

On the final day of Multimodal 2019, we will be supporting young talent within the industry by launching a new initiative to address tomorrow’s leaders by focusing on apprenticeships, training, upskilling, education, and recruitment specific to the sector.​

The FTA Multimodal Awards evening takes place on the first evening of Multimodal, at the VOX Conference Centre at Resorts World Birmingham at the NEC, attended by some 650 guests. The awards recognise excellence in air, road, rail, maritime, and freight forwarding services, and are voted for by the thousands of readers of the Multimodal newsletter, as well as FTA members, and exhibitors at Multimodal.

Multimodal 2019 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 18th to 20th June 2019.

For more information, visit www.multimodal.org.uk