Cold Connection

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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CCLA Conference to Explore Trends in China’s Cold Chain

The Central China Logistics Alliance (CCLA) Global Cold Chain Conference is an internationally well-known conference, with over 7,000 attendees from US, UK, Japan, China, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, India and over 20 other countries in past years. CCLA has announced that this year’s conference will be hosted in collaboration with China (Beijing) Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) and Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) in Dalian, China, 11-13 July 2017. Continue reading

GCCA’s Lowell Randel Teaches Best Practices to Drivers in the Dominican Republic

Since 2015, GCCA has worked with the USDA-funded Exporting Quality and Safety (EQS) Program to help grow the cold chain. The project has led to several activities including a cold chain assessment, consultations, and presentations.

Most recently, GCCA Vice President of Government & Legal Affairs Lowell Randel flew to the capital of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, where he led two workshops on the best practices for transport of perishable products. With approximately 50 refrigerated transportation vehicle drivers in attendance, Randel noted a wide interest in the topic, as well as an acknowledgement that most of the drivers were eager to learn more about the temperature requirements for the products they were transporting. Continue reading

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