Category Archives: Human Resource Management

Nominations are Now Open for the 2018 Don Schlimme Future Leader Award

Now open for nominations, the Don Schlimme Future Leader Award recognizes outstanding young professionals in the North American cold storage industry. This award is organized by the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA).

Matt Toogood (left) accepts the 2017 Don Schlimme Future Leader Award from Corey Rosenbusch, GCCA President & CEO

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How Much is Developing Your Employees Worth?

Written by GCCA’s Talent Management Service Partner Plus Delta Consulting.

Years ago, the cost of employee turnover was calculated to be 150% of an employee’s annual salary. That included any internal recruitment costs, external search fees, and hiring and on-boarding expenses as well as the simple loss in productivity associated with losing and then replacing a talented worker. While that may have been more accurate for higher-level leaders and professional staff, recent research still suggests that the average cost of replacing a warehouse worker who earns less than $50,000 per year, or more than 40% of Workforce America, amounts to 20% of the person’s annual salary.

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Five Must-Dos To Create A World-Class On-Boarding Experience For You And Your Employees

Written by GCCA’s Talent Management Service Partner Plus Delta Consulting.

So much time and energy goes into finding top talent and then wooing these superstars into our companies, so why is it that typically so little time and energy is devoted to on-boarding these folks once they do accept our offers? If anything, business leaders should invest more time and energy into the process at this critical juncture to ensure that their new employees are truly set up for success as they get started. For those who agree, we offer you the following 5 “must dos” to create a world-class on-boarding experience and enhance the results of your critical on-boarding efforts.

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About GCCA Service Partners

Global Cold Chain Alliance Service Partners offer an affinity program between GCCA (or any of its Core Partners) and a superior industry vendor. Through this relationship, the vendor is granted an official association platform for building and servicing member clientele in exchange for a revenue share allocated to the association. Learn more.

Plus Delta Consulting delivers the strategic solutions that address GCCA members’ greatest leadership challenges and talent management needs. These services include executive coaching, succession planning, strategic planning, organizational assessment, change management, and talent management.

Make Professional Development a New Years’ Resolution

Professional development plays a key role in employees’ decisions to stay with a company. With talent development and retention being a focus of the temperature-controlled logistics industry, it is now more important than ever for companies to provide their employees, especially the younger employees, with opportunities to apply their knowledge and gain experience. Continue reading

10 Employee Recognition Ideas to Try in 2015

Employee recognition is increasingly important for engagement levels as well as business outcomes. How can you implement recognition practices into your company? What ideas are others utilizing that you could as well?


The Global Cold Chain Alliance recently hosted a training program in Omaha, Nebraska. The topic: employee engagement. There were a lot of great discussions from the general managers in attendance about how to engage and recognize employees. Continue reading

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