• The New Frontier for Hiring Managers: How to Virtually Onboard New Talent

    12 days ago

    Hiring managers, there is no doubt that Covid-19 has caused disruption for majority of companies within the UK, especially within the supply chain and procurement industry. With this unforeseen pandemic many companies have been forced to adopt new strategies, including onboarding new employees remotely. When onboarding remotely it is vital to have a plan to ensure the employ...

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  • The unique role of the supply chain industry in the COVID-19 pandemic

    17 days ago

    ​As travel restrictions are causing flights and trains to be cancelled and social distancing measures are bringing regular life as we know it to a halt in many regions, some industries are hit particularly hard by the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus. Travel and tourism, hospitality and producers of luxury goods and non-essential items are facing tough times. Demand in many...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    17 days ago

    As the Covid-19 outbreak continues, many of us in the United Kingdom have been advised to work from home, if we are fortunate to be able to do so. During this time, it is more likely that a candidate will be asked to interview via video conference call. Long-term, video interviews have become an increasingly common part of the recruitment process in end-to-end supply chain....

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interview

    17 days ago

    ​During the Covid-19 epidemic, we have been given a strong reminder of how entangled the UK economy and markets have become with complex global supply chains. More than ever, organizations need to fill business-critical roles to deliver food, resources and medicines on time. “End-to-end supply chain industry cannot afford to halt or slow down. Companies that do will lose a...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Emily Cook

    28 days ago

    This year’s International Women's Day campaign is #EachforEqual. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. In 2020, we can choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements. Emily Cook, Head of Chemicals Procurement at DSJ Global, discusses the unique role t...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Matt Wood

    29 days ago

    ​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout the supply chain. Women now occupy 39% of the total supply chain workforce but only 11% of C-suite positions. Matthew Wood, director of DSJ Global, Europe, discusses the unique position that recruiters play in furthering gender equality in end-to-end supply chain.The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is that an equal...

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  • DSJ Global Survey Results 2020: Why Women Withdraw from the Recruitment Process

    29 days ago

    ​Key insights:The factors contributing to the supply chain talent ‘perfect storm’The reasons why women withdraw from the recruitment processHow to attract and keep female talent in supply chainRecognition of the strategic importance of gender diversity is growing, but many qualified women are dropping out of the recruitment process, according to our global survey. Our result...

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  • How to Recruit More Women into Supply Chain Management

    about 1 month ago

    ​It’s not news that supply chain has a diversity problem. What makes it all the more pressing is the compound impact caused by a mounting talent crisis. Though increased attention has been drawn to both issues, our recently published study reveals that the need for progress remains. When companies go to market to recruit, their processes are turning off many female candidate...

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  • 5 Proven Ways to Turn Blue Monday Around

    3 months ago

    ​It’s the most dreaded time of the year, Blue Monday. As Storm Brendan batters the UK with gusts of more than 80mph winds, it’s no wonder that so many end-to-end supply chain professionals feel down in the dumps this time of year. Mulled wine, mince pies and Don’t Stop the Calvary seem like a distant memory. Instead, we’re left with a sorry bank balance and an engorged waist...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    4 months ago

    ​Working in the supply chain means handling consistent demands and keeping a never-ending loop running smoothly. This can lead to pressure on workers who are required to adapt to the supply chain as it quickly evolves. This can sometimes lead to physical and mental illness. A 2016 report by Deloitte found that the largest concern for employers in America is the “overwhelmed...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    4 months ago

    ​If you are struggling to find a clear career path within your company, it is probably because it no longer exists. The procurement and supply chain sector has seen huge changes with the rise of e-commerce and new technologies; these large pivots have led to the abandonment of the traditional career ladder. If you have a manager who shows little interest in helping you devel...

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  • Advancing Women of Colour in STEM

    5 months ago

    ​90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has hardly moved in recent years. A 2017 survey by Supply Chain Insights found that 72% of respondents identified as male and 57% identified as Caucasian.In this guide, we explore the current ‘state of the union’ for women in colour in STEM-related fields and the underlying processes...

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  • Driving Diversity in End-to-End Supply Chain

    5 months ago

    ​Women only fill 15% of senior positions in end-to-end supply chain despite making up 37% of the workforce, according to a report from Gartner. How we can we address this imbalance and drive diversity forwards? By demonstrating that gender diversity a commercial imperative - and business leaders agree. A report by McKinsey & Company found that 90% of CEOs said they prior...

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  • Sourcing is a Science

    5 months ago

    ​As the web of global procurement continues to expand and evolve, so too are the methods used to obtain parts, supplies, and services at optimal price points. Gone are the days of instinct or precedent that made the job somewhat predictable and stable; today’s sourcing specialists must have skills, both tangible and intangible, to help their companies improve their bottom li...

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  • Contract or Perm – Which is the Right Route For You?

    5 months ago

    ​Although the traditional career pathway often leads directly to a full-time permanent role, there are other modes of work that might better suit certain styles of working and circumstances. Temporary and contractor roles are common, especially in industries such as business change and transformation, and have their own unique benefits and drawbacks.If you’re considering swi...

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    5 months ago

    Everyone knows that applying for a job and going through a recruitment process is not a lot of fun. Ask any candidate what the worst part is, and they will confirm that the waiting period after an interview can be particularly nerve-wracking. While waiting a long time for a rejection isn’t ideal, not hearing from the company at all paints a negative picture of your employer ...

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  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    5 months ago

    ​If you find your inbox flooded with CVs which don’t quite fit the requirements of your role within the UK procurement and supply chain sector, think twice before clicking that ‘delete’ button. Though it is tempting to discard the CVs which don’t reflect your job requirements, you may be missing out on passionate and enthusiastic potential employees who could add long-term v...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    5 months ago

    ​Did you know that 37% of UK companies offer sabbaticals, according to The Confederation of Business Industry? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital opportunity for a company to ...

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  • Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    5 months ago

    ​Demand is high for talented and skilled workers within the UK procurement and supply chain sector, and the job market is currently a feast for the qualified. It is likely that your most qualified candidates have one eye on the job market, and you may have to face resignations from those you consider irreplaceable. When faced with this situation, it is tempting to provide a ...

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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    5 months ago

    ​Hiring within the UKs procurement and supply chain sector involves hiring for complex and demanding roles where are lot of information about processes and workflows need to be quickly introduced. A high quality onboarding process and hiring checklist costs little to create and implement, and yet can save your company thousands in recruitment costs by improving your employee...

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    How To Successfully Onboard A New Employee