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Logistics Recruitment 2008 Employment Market Report now available for industry

Logistics Recruitment released today the 2008 Supply Chain & Logistics Employment Market Survey Report; the second annual survey report dedicated to the Supply Chain and Logistics industry.

According to Kim Winter, Group Managing Director, Logistics Recruitment, the 2008 survey highlights critical factors influencing the industry during a year of continuing global economic strength, driven by strong demand for resources and the flow on effect to high demand for skilled executive talent through our all verticals of the Supply Chain and Logistics industry worldwide.

“No more than now has our industry experienced such pressure on the most valuable resource of any organisation – our people,” Mr Winter said.

“As the ever-expanding middle class drives demand for consumer goods in the worlds emerging economies, we are seeing dramatic increases in demand for talent across the Mining, Resources, Engineering, Construction, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, and ultimately the Supply Chain and Logistics sectors that provide the vital infrastructure for economic growth,” he said.

The survey underlines competition for talent has driven the need for unprecedented innovation and flexibility by companies as they find themselves in a war for skills as they are transferred between industry verticals.

The 2008 survey respondents represent a wider geographical sample than 2007 and therefore provide a useful insight into the emerging trends affecting human resources across different regions including Europe, Africa, The Middle East, Asia, North America, and Australasia. It highlights that regions of higher demand for talent are being forced to offer greater flexibility in workplace conditions, benefits and flexibility as a means of retaining and attracting talent.

Key findings from the survey include human resource trends related to: salaries levels and expectations, talent attraction and retention strategies, industry education levels, and some economic projections.

“The increasing trend toward greater mobility, nationally and internationally, is indicative of how employees are interested in relocating to advance their salaries, skills and career opportunities,”

“It is evident that employees are not only attracted to premium economic and career opportunities but that the Supply Chain & Logistics industry globally is competing for a limited talent pool and that geographical boundaries are becoming less defined.”

Logistics Recruitment thanks survey respondents, and acknowledges the leading industry organisations and their members who participated in this year's survey.

• Australian Logistics Council (ALC),

• Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA),

• The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT),

• Transport and Logistics Centre - Australia (TALC),

• Logistics Association Australia (LAA)

• Supply Chain Logistics Group - Middle East (SCLG),

• Supply Chain Asia (SCA).

Logistics Recruitment welcomes feedback and input on areas of interest and inclusion for the next survey.

To order your copy of the Salary Survey & Market Report log on to and request a copy of the report.


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