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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?
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.
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?
We spoke to Klaids Lafon de Ribeyrolles, Director of EU Ops Procurement at Amazon, about his experience in engaging technology, stakeholders and talent and delivering a successful procurement transformation.
Hiring Procurement Executives can be a challenging and timely process, especially when you are searching for a Procurement Leader. Here's why executive search delivers results and should be considered.
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?
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.
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.
Hiring senior management can be a long task, and disappointing when your new hire doesn't make the grade or live up to your expectations...
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