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WSWA is dedicated to providing our members with valuable resources that help them to be more competitive in the ever-changing, dynamic alcohol marketplace. 


One of the greatest assets and challenges of any company is in identifying and retaining a highly talented and diverse workforce. We are working with the WSWA Talent Development and Diversity Council – a group comprised of leaders, HR, and other diversity professionals across wholesaler member organizations – to identify talent challenges, create resources, and advocate for the value of diversity and inclusion.


The goal of the WSWA Talent Resource Center is to provide all of our members with an aggregate of resources, articles, and other practical information related to talent acquisition, development, and retention as well as diversity, equity and inclusion.  WSWA services more than 350 member companies with different talent challenges and levels of resources in-house to focus on talent.  Below you’ll find links to articles, podcasts, webinars on relevant HR and talent-related topics, links to common HR-related forms, and some sample tools and toolkits. 


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Benefits & Compensation

Metlife Employee Benefit Trends Survey Report 2021 - This report aims to help employers mobilize and problem-solve. We’ll help make sense of the pandemic’s trends and implications with eyes toward building a more resilient and readied workforce.

Employee Relations

The Delta Variant - How Companies Should Respond


Navigating Mental Health at Work - Reading List


Bring the Outdoors into Your Work Routine - The pandemic has contributed to work-related stress. A growing body of research reveals that spending time in nature has many benefits for mental and physical health.


Employee Resource Groups


Power of Empathy in the Workplace


Mental Health in the Workplace Survey


Recruitment, Talent Acquisition & Retention

Rethinking The On Demand Workforce


Attracting Talent During A Worker Shortage  As of late April 2021, there were over 9 million open jobs in the U.S., a record high. Recent reports show employers across the country are scrambling for ways to fill their open requisitions. While it might sound contradictory, the U.S. is experiencing higher unemployment numbers and a labor shortage.


The Labor Shortage May Be Permanent


Interview Formats & Styles  - In this article, explores what interview formats are and the different types of formats and styles employers commonly use with tips for preparing.


Three Types of Interview Questions - Interviewing is no easy task. But asking the right questions can help you sort out the star candidates from the low performers


Internal Talent Mobility


The 6 Talent Futures


Avoiding the Great Resignation

Performance Management

Eat That Frog: A Practical Approach to Reaching Your Goals – 21 principles that can help you tackle your to-do-list


How to Get Yourself Unstuck

Management & Leadership Development

How to Intervene When a manager is Gaslighting their Employees - Organizations of all sizes are racing to develop their leaders, spending over $370 billion a year globally on leadership training. Yet research shows that almost 30% of bosses are toxic. Leadership training is only part of the solution — we need leaders to act and hold the managers who report to them accountable when they see gaslighting in action. Here are five things leaders can do when they suspect their managers are gaslighting employees.


4 Steps for Changing Other People - How to Change People Without Forcing Them to Change


7 Questions that Challenge People


The Power of Compliments


Do You Need a Leadership Reset? This Guide Can Help

Recommended Reading

Patrick Lencioni - Patrick Lencioni is one of the founders of The Table Group and is the pioneer of the organizational health movement. He is the author of 11 books, which have sold over 6 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. 


Daniel Pink –  Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of life. He demonstrates that while carrots and sticks worked successfully in the twentieth century, that’s precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today’s challenges. 


John C. Maxwell - To become more than "the boss" people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces.