There is a sense of priority when it comes to Pegasus’ culture of learning. It is not a “buzz word” or a “flavor of the month” but instead, it is part of the roots that make up our organization. Recently, one of our executives, Hiram Hartnett, Executive Vice President of Sales, was interviewed by Inbound Logistics regarding “companies that invest in ongoing education, innovation, and research…” It shows that companies are investing in innovation to creatively adapt to the needs of their customers and stakeholders. One of our favorite stakeholders, and one that Hiram spoke to, is our people! When we provide our team members with educational resources and opportunities, the return is monumental. We must invest in them, prioritize them, and listen to their needs.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” This is a quote that I have been taught since I was a young girl. Often, we do not take the time to pause and to analyze the true meaning behind messages such as these. Adaptability is defined as the ability to recalibrate and adjust to the ever-changing circumstances; to be better, faster, and stronger in a new situation. It is the difference between changing to endure and barely getting by versus adapting to win and enjoying the journey. The need for adaptability has never been greater than right now. Often, the ability to adapt to changes is a defining characteristic between success and failure. In the fast-paced, ever-changing workplace of today, adaptability is a crucial skill for anyone looking to pioneer a successful career path.
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Searching for a company that holds goals and values that align with yours is a task I knew was important to me while I was interviewing for a post-college graduation career. I made it a goal of mine to land at a company that valued culture, encouraged employee growth and development, and had good pay and benefits. While salary may be straightforward, company culture was a harder trait that was not necessarily proved in the first interview. This was the type of thing that had to be experienced, the aspect of a company that couldn’t be fully understood until you were in the midst of it.
The talent shortage in the supply chain and logistics industry is not NEW news. The multiple factors that have contributed to this steady decline had been expected and have come to fruition over the past few years. As a PDP (Peer Development Program) at Pegasus Logistics Group, I have a different perspective on what has attracted me to the industry, as a whole, and this company, specifically. The factors that have been listed as reasons for the talent shortage include topics like: baby boomers are reaching retiring age, a general shortage in supply chain education, and, lastly, the supply chain industry has the perception of being boring. Of all the factors that make the most sense to me is the image problem supply chain seems to have.