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EQ, Procurement and the Perils of Resume Hunting

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

May 14th, 2020|

Shopping for talent

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

April 21st, 2020|

Homebound: When working from home is no longer optional

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

March 17th, 2020|
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How to Succeed as a CPO in the Digital Age

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.

December 12th, 2019|

The Need for Social Skills

In the new era of procurement, it has become clear over the years that there is a need for the development of social skills to complement analytical skills.

November 26th, 2019|
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Deconstructing Procurement

As visibility horizons shorten within procurement, the need to increase agility, whilst still reducing risk, is becoming more crucial. How can companies not only prepare for the unknown, but actively work it into their strategy?

November 25th, 2019|

The Making of an Effective CPO

Typically, a chief procurement officer (CPO) is an executive of a corporation who’s responsibilities lie in the management, administration, and supervision of the companies acquisition programs. Their role may require them to be in charge of the contracting services and may manage the purchase of supplies, equipment, and materials, but what is the making of an effective CPO?

November 14th, 2019|

People Powered: Hiring and Retaining the Right Talent

Being successful in the procurement industry requires not only drive, determination and vision, but more importantly the ‘right’ procurement people in your organisation. We are not running machines, and Artificial Intelligence is quite not ready to take over yet so, the success of procurement relies heavily on hiring, training and retaining the right talent.

November 12th, 2019|

The Future Talent Shortage

At Septembers World Procurement Congress in London, future talent shortage and talent management was again a major topic of discussion and concern. Yet, given that this is not a new topic, and the fact that this is a subject that remains on most leadership team’s agenda’s it appears there is a greater need to find more creative solution’s to address the problem.

November 5th, 2019|

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