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Raising procurement’s image – one person at a time

We are still hearing comments like “we only involve procurement because it’s the policy” and “procurement slows down the sourcing process”.  There are some lonely but passionate practitioners out there waving the flag and highlighting [...]

It’s a fine line between being assertive or aggressive in interviews

What is the difference and why does it matter in job interviews?  Assertiveness is saying what you mean without being impolite, asking for what you want without making demands. Assertive behaviour helps you to avoid [...]

Tackling difficult procurement categories

 Mature procurement teams have influence over the majority of the third-party controllable expenditure in their organisations. For others, some categories of spend may be no-go areas for either historical reasons or because they seem too [...]

Hiring and retention in the digital workforce

Workplace 4.0, or the new digital workplace, not all about data-driven processes, smart devices and the internet of things; it’s about hiring and retaining talented employees to extract the best results from the implementation of [...]

How to nail a job in procurement

  Many leading recruiters offer general advice on how to prepare for and behave in an interview situation. That’s all freely available and very helpful, but what about preparing for a procurement or supply chain [...]

Seven habits of highly effective networkers

Networking with career advancement in mind requires some planning and focus. The key to successful networking is to market yourself using resources available to you and uncover job opportunities that may otherwise be hidden.  Look [...]