Solve Labor Challanges at WERC 2024

As staffing remains a top concern for the supply chain, many of the sessions at WERC 2024 are geared toward helping you retain and attract talent. Held June 2-5 in Dallas, Texas, WERC 2024 is where warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment professionals gather to grow their knowledge and industry connections.

Below are a few highlighted sessions that can help you elevate your workforce:

A Collaborative Approach to Fostering Inclusion and Empowering Warehouse Talent
Session Leaders: James Emmett, James Emmett and Company & Felicia Nurmsen, National Organization on Disability

Hear how the National Organization on Disability and the James Emmett Company are seamlessly integrating individuals with disabilities into the warehouse workforce. Learn how this synergy benefits job seekers while empowering warehouse staff and management to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Architect a Blueprint for a High Performing Team
Session Leader: Rich Pirrotta, ReBound

A leader’s role is to create an environment in which people can do their best work. This session focuses on how to apply the critical principles of transparent communication, investment in people, and accountability of principles to dynamic challenges, and how to make the case for value. 

Implementing a Labor Management System (LMS)? Here’s How to Avoid the Pitfalls
Session Leaders: Paul Stephenson, Connors Group & Patrick James, Connors Group

Learn how to choose the LMS that best fits your needs. Key takeaways include creating a culture that ensures ongoing success, pay for performance methodologies, and accountability plans –  as well as how each can impact productivity, morale, and retention.

What Younger Workers Look for in a Job
Session Leaders: Paul Stephenson, Connors Group & Patrick James, Connors Group

Explore the latest research on what younger workers — those aged 18-34 without college degrees — find important in a job, how they view working life in general, and what they look for in job postings. Participants will gain a better understanding of this employee and job candidate demographic to take some of the guesswork out of recruitment and retention tactics and strategies.

Workforce Toolbox: Gather Actionable Insights, Practical Solutions, and Compelling Techniques that Address Labor Challenges

Session Leaders: Brian Devine, Ignite Industrial Professionals; Jasmine Gorey, Sunland Logistics Solutions; Jeff Spratlin
Chick-fil-A; Robin Sutton, Penguin Random House

This keynote panel discussion will equip you with a workforce toolbox jam packed with front-line, practical solutions to the unique labor challenges faced by operations managers. Key focal points include strategies to elevate your talent attraction and retention efforts and learning how to forge a workplace environment that propels your team toward enduring success.

In addition to labor issues, WERC 2024 sessions also address such topics as robotic deployment, sustainability, and machine learning.  Register by April 15 to save $200 on conference fees.  If you become a WERC member when you register, you can save an additional $400.

Join us at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas from June 2-5.