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The year that was: A look back on the highlights from the Procurement in 5-Minutes podcast’s first season
Back in the 1960s artist, Andy Warhol said that everybody would be famous for 15-minutes. He was right with his prognostication with one slight twist – in today's world of social media, everybody's moment in the sun comes at the
An Inside Out Look at Hiring Procurement Talent: A Parable of the book Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell
(A guest post by Octavian Cuntan, Head of IGS Category Management & Business Transformation Projects at Bombardier Transportation - Stockholm, Sweden) There is so much talent in the world, and for the most part, we are blind, or we cannot
“A good manager will understand the requirements of the business and be able to assess the personal attributes and candidate skill set to see if there is a match. This takes a lot of time and experience in the organisation
Horses, Carts, and Resume Robots: Why more than 50% of all new hires fail within the first 18-months
There was an interesting article in LinkedIn this weekend by Andrew Seaman titled How to make resume robots happy. It was a short and engaging read in which Seaman provided a couple of useful tips on how to "wordsmith" your
Sourcing Solved conducted a series of interviews with job candidates who had recently gone through a virtual interview process to get their take on the experience. The objective of the research is to gain much-needed insight into what is now
There are some amazing women in the procurement profession. People such as Kelly Barner, Sylvie NOËL, Virginie VAST and Elvire Regnier Lussier, only to name a few who immediately come to mind. Thinking about all the things these women
INTRODUCTION: Reading the article on "unconscious bias" by Michael A Massetti who is the Vice President, Gartner for General Managers - High-tech, is one of those moments where harsh reality collides with passive illusion. What he has done is remind
Inclusion starts with “I”, part of a personal journey – (In his own words by John Everett with Iain Campbell McKenna)
As EMEAI regional purchasing director at Dow Chemical John Everett provided leadership for 100 source-to-pay experts managing a spend of 5 Bn$. His career has included many highlights, including significant M&A synergies, working capital enhancements and digitalization, risk mitigation, category
At the crossroads of accomplishment: How HR, Procurement and IT can work together to realise their collective greatness
In my article last week (HR’s role in transforming the global procurement practice), I talked about the role that HR will play in transforming the procurement practice through the introduction of the market-oriented ecosystem or “MOE.” For those who have
To help HR professionals deliver value through organisation, we have focused our work on helping them build the “right” culture, which is the identity of the firm in the mind of the key customers made real to employees. As such,
In reading the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report, emotional intelligence is “described” as being “the most important emerging soft skill heading into 2020.” From a procurement standpoint, during an interview Supply Chain VP Taras Korec identified emotional intelligence
The Uninitiated might have been shocked by the harsh ratings Procurement leaders gave their teams in Deloitte’s 2019 Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey. According to the responses, 76% of the 481 CPOs queried (managing over US$5 trillion of spend) rated
Considering there is an old saying that “the secret of effective crisis management is not good versus bad; it’s preventing bad from getting worse.” As the COVID-19 virus grew into a global pandemic forcing governments to institute social distancing measures
Taking our shopping experience online has revolutionised how we shop as a consumer. Through automation, we have gone from spending significant amounts of time roaming the aisles of stores hunting for what we need to a simple search and click
From “unchartered waters” and “Wild West” analogies, here is what procurement leadership will look like in the post-COVID world
From “unchartered waters” and “Wild West” analogies, what will procurement leadership look like in the post-COVID world? In the past few days, if not shell-shocked, we have all probably felt inundated by the surprising, attention-grabbing headlines that flash across our
We live and work in increasingly uncertain times. While global economies are taking a significant hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the demands on supply chains are equally notable. For the many organisations who were in the middle of searching
COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, is having a dramatic impact on our daily lives, including how we work. Unlike the week last, when companies were “encouraging” employees to work remotely, governments are now starting to close businesses as countries
In a recent discussion regarding the use of Artificial Intelligence or AI in the recruiting process, it became clear to me that there seem to be two camps – both of which are on opposite ends of the scale regarding
In December's 2019 HR Technologist article 3 Ways to Refresh Your Talent Acquisition Strategy Heading into 2020 talks about the need to shorten the hiring process. The reality is that the longer the hiring process, the more likely you are
How can CPO's overcome the challenges of delivering value beyond savings?
What are the top attributes or qualities that progressive organisations look for in their next CPO? In this article, we will focus on the 5 things a CPO must be able to do to get hired and succeed in the digital age.
Iain McKenna Managing Director at Sourcing Solved discusses whether procurement is good at sourcing people to lead in this digital era?
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