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Hiring and Retention Platform WorkStep Raises $25M to Solve ‘Supply Chain Labor Crisis’

January 13, 2022

The so-called “great resignation” is seemingly continuing apace, with some 4.5 million U.S. workers quitting their jobs in November alone. The quit rate was particularly high in sectors with a large number of frontline workers, such as retail, hospitality, and health care — something that WorkStep is hoping to address.

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WorkStep Raises $25M to Solve Supply Chain Labor Crisis

January 13, 2022

WorkStep, a workforce hiring and retention platform for the supply chain, announced today it has raised $25 million in Series B funding to combat the workforce shortage by transforming how enterprises hire and retain frontline workers. The investment brings its total capital raised to $42 million.

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Guest: Dan Johnston of WorkStep on Truck Driver Shortages

January 12, 2022

Dan Johnston, CEO and Co-founder of WorkStep joins Ben Ames from DC Velocity to discuss the current truck driver shortages and what this means to the supply chain overall.

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Drilling Deep: Recruitment and Retention CEO on WorkStep’s Approach

January 7, 2022

Dan Johnston, Co-founder and CEO of WorkStep joins the Freightwaves Podcast, Drilling Deep, to discuss the latest hiring and retention trends across the supply chain industry.

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What are the Key Procurement Trends for 2022?

December 21, 2021

Dan Johnston, co-founder of WorkStep, highlighted how governments are putting supply chain issues ate the forefront of their agendas.

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Is There a Solution to the Supply Chain Worker Shortage?

December 9, 2021

Federal aid was keeping people out of the job market wasn’t exactly a myth. Call it more of a hope, by businesses that have been desperate to attract enough talent to keep the doors open. “The supply chain labor market has been strained for years,” said Dan Johnston, CEO of WorkStep.

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New perks introduced for seasonal workers are yielding mostly the same poor results: Dan Johnston

November 12, 2021

Ahead of the holiday season, various retail businesses go on a hiring spree. Holiday sales are predicted to jump 9% this year – “yet a growing workforce shortage will serve as a major roadblock to meeting spiked demand,” said Dan Johnston, WorkStep CEO (and former warehouse manager).

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Supply Chain Workforce: What Big Business is Missing

November 11, 2021

Amazon and other supply chain employers are boosting wages, offering sign-on incentives, and ditching drug tests to draw in new hires amid ongoing labor shortages. However, even with $3,000 bonuses and $3 hourly raises, it will be tough to overcome a turnover rate of 150% a year. So, what are the tech giants and other major businesses getting wrong? The answer lies in their poor retention strategy.

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Want to Solve the Supply Chain Labor Shortage? Start by Retaining Your Existing Employees

November 10, 2021

The labor crisis is a hurdle the world can’t seem to jump. There are an estimated 10 million job openings with approximately a million fewer workers available to fill vacant positions. As the holiday shopping season nears, the pressure to fill these open roles escalates. Ninety-two percent of organizations plan to boost hiring over the next three months, but this won’t be an easy feat.

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It’s time to give white-collar perks to traditionally blue-collar jobs

November 4, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, businesses have touted perks like sign-on bonuses. Others have raised wages. But experts say that companies should go even further as they reconsider compensation for many crucial blue-collar jobs that are struggling with staffing.

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