Out front, we are a fast-moving, quick-thinking frozen food supply chain company with what we call our “Yes, We Can” attitude. Hanson Teammates have earned an enviable reputation for food safety, order accuracy, and on-time delivery through hard work and dedication. Admittedly, the pandemic has placed incredible pressure on maintaining our standard of excellence, but in that, we’re not alone. I’m sure I echo the sentiments of my peers in the logistics industry when I say that on many days just getting it done is an accomplishment. As odd as it may sound, the pandemic has required those who work to work harder.
Behind the scenes, we are a close-knit family. And as a family, we share a vision of delivering excellence in all we do. It’s what we look for when hiring new Teammates. We have fostered a culture built on the Hanson Way Genuine Beliefs, a set of core principles of family, safety, trustworthiness, always improving, collaborative, and thinking ahead. Hanson Logistics focuses on adding value to our customers’ brand by leveraging our expertise, cultivating partnerships, and empowering teammates through the Hanson Way.
We encourage open communication between the executive team, managers, and teammates. All Hanson Teammates throughout our organization are valued for their input and contribution to problem-solving.
Today’s greatest challenge is finding and onboarding qualified, like-minded men and women who value the Hanson Way. The demand for our services continues to grow as we return to a post-pandemic economy, and we’ve never been more aggressive in our recruitment efforts.
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, millions of adults say they aren’t working for fear of getting or spreading Covid-19. Businesses are reopening ahead of schools, leaving some parents without child care. Many people are receiving more unemployment benefits than they would earn in the available jobs. Some who are out of work are unwilling to switch to a new career.
Add to that the fact that we need to ensure continued alignment without company culture and brand. It’s critical that we attract the right Teammate. As part of our talent acquisition strategy, we look for candidates that reflect values that resonate with our company culture and values. We can’t put our culture at risk by allowing the pressure to hire to interfere with the need to maintain, if not strengthen, the Hanson Way.
Hanson Logistics is fortunate to have a family of Teammates willing to step up to the task of returning to a robust economy. We will emerge from these challenging times a stronger company only by maintaining the Hanson Way.