• 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    4 months ago

    ​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.​Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?​While great pr...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    4 months ago

    ​​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the end-to-end supply chain sector, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social animals, most h...

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  • How to navigate a difficult job market

    6 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​​​​It comes as no surprise that Covid-19 is dominating the European supply chain market in 2020. While some industries like pharma, medical device, packaging and food businesses as well as logistics services are experiencing unforeseen surges in demand, other industries are hard-hit economically. So, as international markets and the global economy are being shaken up, an un...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    7 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    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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  • 5 Proven Ways to Turn Blue Monday Around

    9 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​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

    11 months ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​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?

    11 months ago by Marissa Notaro

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

    12 months ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

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

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    ​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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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    ​Landing a new role within the UK procurement and supply chain sector and advancing your career is certainly a cause for celebration! But before you pop the champagne, you need to consider the tricky subject of how you are going to tell your former employer you’re on your way out of the door. After securing an exciting new role, it may be tempting to leave your current role ...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    ​When you get a call from the hiring manager and find out the job is yours, the hard part isn’t quite over. Before saying ‘yes’ to a job offer within the UKs procurement and supply chain sector, it is important to take your time to evaluate the offer on the table. Though it may be tempting to accept an offer after a long and tiring interview process, there are elements to a ...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    ​Your first day in your new job in the UK Procurement and Supply Chain sector involves more than learning the ropes. There’s a whole new company culture and working environment to navigate, and the pressure is on to make a lasting first impression on both your supervisors and your new team members. There will unwritten rules to find out about, like how to navigate the tea an...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    ​When hiring for a senior or technical role, companies within the busy UK procurement and supply chain sector will be seeking to make a smart and informed hiring decision as the sector evolves and keeps up with emerging technologies and the meteoric rise of ecommerce. This has inspired a growing trend of conducting an all-day interview during recruitment cycles. This involve...

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  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    ​Most niche recruiters spend a lot of their time gaining an in-depth knowledge of their sector and building close relationships with employers. They can offer a unique and honest perspective on both the suitability of roles and companies for your skills experience, alongside the industry as a whole. Working alongside a specialist recruiter within the UK procurement and suppl...

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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    about 1 year ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​The supply chain sector in the UK is growing and demand for skilled developers, enterprise resource planners (ERP) and logistics specialists is getting higher. Salaries are generous, with the pay of a supply chain manager averaging 40k. This puts workers in a position where they can negotiate higher salaries or see if it is a good time to apply for other roles. Knowing yo...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    ​Working within the procurement and supply chain industry means handling a fast-moving environment which relies on collaboration and positive relationships between co-workers. We all find ourselves working with those we simply don’t get along with, but it is a toxic coworker whose behaviour can start to impact on our ability to do our jobs and even our mental health and pers...

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    ​Resigning from a position is always going to be a tough process, particularly in the UK procurement and supply chain sector, where skilled and dedicated workers are in high demand and you may prove hard to replace. The longer you have been in a role, and the more valuable you are to your company, the harder it is to approach the resignation process. However, there are ways...

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  • To interview or not to interview: how to decide whether to go for a job that may not seem perfect

    over 1 year ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​​Here’s your dilemma: a recruiter or hiring manager has come across your CV. They found you on LinkedIn and approaches you with an interview opportunity that you haven’t sought out. The problem is that the role doesn’t seem, well, perfect. It’s not exactly what you want, and you didn’t even apply for it. So what do you do? Do you go for the interview or not? Randy Chan, Hea...

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  • How Working with a Specialist Recruiter Can Help Advance Your Career

    over 2 years ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​​Upon reaching Senior Executive level, the number of opportunities available for career development begins to decrease, while the competition increases. As you reach the competitive leadership positions, it’s vital to differentiate yourself from the other candidates in the market.In many circumstances, working with a specialist recruiter will help give you an edge when it c...

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