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2019 PEI Show
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PEI Helps Members Stay Relevant
PEI recently teamed
with the Association
Education Alliance to
publish a white paper,
“Confronting the Labor
Shortage: Strategies and
Solutions for Distributors
Facing a Growing Skills Gap.”
The authors inter-
viewed distributors and
manufacturers, as well as HR and education experts.
According to the white paper, the top three contributors to the labor shortage are:
1. Technology changes.
2. Misconceptions about the industry.
3. Mass baby boomer retirement.
The white paper states companies must appear
relevant to millennials to court them, recruit them and
retain them. That means companies must adopt advanced
technologies and highlight them.
“How many potential employees are you losing
because you’re still taking orders with a pen and notepad
or managing sales opportunities in Excel?” the white paper
The white paper also addresses training and apprenticeships, drug testing, messaging, social media, veterans
The document is available to PEI members at no
charge at www.pei.org.