Hiring for Emotional Intelligence
Recruiting within Procurement: Staying Connected in an Automated Future
A great leader is not only about having a comprehensive skill set, experience and being able to nurture and encourage their employees and colleagues but also being able to manage and understand their own and others emotions within different situations and environments.
Emotional intelligence isn't an area which can be quantified on a CV as this requires human interaction, body language, and engaging on a human level. Managers may have sufficient technical skills to complete their day-to-day tasks; however, lack fundamental self-awareness and social skills, making them less adaptable in today's fast-moving world.
Leverage Hidden Opportunities to Future-Proof Your Procurement Strategy
As the recruitment process becomes increasingly automated, do we risk overlooking the best candidates?
For Sourcing Solved MD, Iain McKenna and Art of Procurement MD, Philip Ideson, recruiting within procurement begins and ends with a human connection…
Digitizing Procurement: A time and place?
In an interconnected world, the right procurement strategy is an holistic one.
The only way you can achieve that is if you’re willing to try new things. But which new ideas should you be paying the most attention to…
Listen, Understand and Collaborate: The New Approach to Procurement
The advance of digital procurement is set to continue in 2019.
We ask Productive Procurement founder Richard Bell what procurement managers can do to benefit from new technology…
Managing Talent: Developing the Procurement/HR Relationship
When procurement works well, it works for everyone.
But how do we get there when our needs and goals are so diverse, even within a single company or department? We caught up with Sylvie Noel, CPO at Covéa…
Achieving Success, Thanks to ADHD
How can procurement work with HR to attract, retain and develop the best possible talent?
Iain McKenna, Jeroen Wennink, Abhi Dahiya, Şafak Işık and Tuğrul Günal discuss at the ByPi World Procurement Forum 2018 in Istanbul…
Hidden Costs and Disillusion: The tired face of modern recruitment
For many people today, having ADHD is seen as an affliction to be overcome. For Iain McKenna, growing up with ADHD had its challenges, but it also gave him the drive to become a successful professional and founder of his own company.
“As the founder and Managing Director of Sourcing Solved, I’m proud to look back on my 15+ years of experience and my journey through the recruitment industry…
Maximising Value from Digital Technologies
How can we ensure we are making the right decisions in the recruitment process, and what are the hidden costs of a bad hire?
Sourcing Solved MD Iain McKenna believes we must approach recruitment from a more strategic angle ...
The Value of Innovation: Is it Time to Put Price Second?
New innovations in digital technology are already changing the way we work.
But with so many new solutions on the market promising to transform your processes, how can you ensure you get the best outcomes from these solutions…
Building a Sustainable Supply Chain
Endemol Shine Group are global trailblazers in the TV production and distribution industry.
We talk to Chief Procurement Officer for the group, Paul Williams, about how the procurement sector can work to increase innovation within the supply chain… read more
Transforming the Procurement Skill-Set
Whilst many companies are investing in recyling and sustainability, upcoming legislation will make it mandatory to do so.
We spoke to Group Procurement Director at Wavin, Peter Verkaaik, to understand the challenges of working towards a sustainable portfolio, and how companies can begin this process...
The Future is Here: Harnessing Technology to Transform Procurement
This year saw some fantastic speakers discussing transformation, with subjects ranging from Strategic Purchase Transformation, through to the Future of the CPO....
Hiring the Right Talent Within a Start-Up Environment
As digital technology continues to influence procurement, how can business leaders use this to free up resources and drive innovation?
Marcell Vollmer, Chief Digital Offer at SAP, shares his insights on the current opportunities digital transformation can offer, and his vision for the future of procurement...
Procurement: Delivering Value Beyond Savings
Hiring the right talent for your organisation can be a challenge for even the most mature companies; how can you succeed when still in the start-up phase?
Frank Bunte, Head of Europe at Nauto, explains how start-ups can successfully identify and hire the best talent, even with limited resources... read more
How can CPOs overcome the challenges of delivering value beyond savings?
Palambrige co-founder Philip Ideson discusses not only how to face current challenges, but also how to safeguard against future risks... read more
Delivering a Successful Procurement Transformation
As visibility horizons shorten, industry boundaries blur, and technology continues to dictate the future, how can procurement evolve to meet changing demands?
We speak to Kelly Barner about the challenge, and necessity, of deconstructing procurement as we know it... read more
Robotic Process Automation and the Future of Procurement
When building a procurement function from scratch, balancing the needs of the organisation and the stakeholders can be challenging.
We spoke to Klaids Lafon de Ribeyrolles, Director of EU Ops Procurement at Amazon, about his experience in engaging technology, stakeholders and talent to build a successful procurement function... read more
Recruitment and Retention: Finding and Keeping the Right Talent
Robotic Process Automation is fast becoming an accessible, affordable choice for many organisations.
But how can it support procurement, and where is it headed? Steps 4 Consulting founder Richard Bell explains the process and potential of RPA... read more
eSourcing Event "Unmitigated Success"
How to find and keep the best consulting professionals in your procurement space.
Former Managing Director at Xoomworks and Consulting Director at SAIC, Nic Hutchins explains how to not only hire, but retain, the right consulting talent for your procurement practice... read more
Market Dojo's inaugural eSourcing event was a huge success, welcoming speakers from G4S, Specsavers, MoD and more to share industry insights... read more