• Why Flexible Working is No Longer a Benefit

    9 days ago

    ​​Flexible working has been a growing trend for many years; with the outbreak of COVID-19, this trend has reached its tipping point.  For many employers, flexible working arrangements have been the only way to handle the unprecedented challenges the pandemic brought about; with 78% of workers now saying they want increased flexibility in their work moving forward, it will be...

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  • How to Avoid a Talent Exodus Post-Pandemic

    3 months ago

    ​Nobody yet knows what the legacy of COVID-19 will be. HR and recruitment experts are increasingly concerned businesses which do survive this period will face a further crisis in the shape of talent acquisition and retention in ‘the new normal’.Anxiety about the workforce is not new: a recent PWC study found 80% of CEOs are either extremely or somewhat concerned about their ...

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  • Working from Home is the Key to Diversity

    3 months ago

    ​Though telecommuting has been around since the 1970s, it has taken a global health crisis to spread its adoption.According to a recent poll by Phaidon International, 82% of the end-to-end supply chain workforce want their employer to continue offering working-from-home flexibility.Yet a fifth of employees are convinced their employer would turn down a more flexible working ...

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  • Talent Across Supply Chain During Covid-19 – The Industry and Functional Impact  

    4 months ago

    There is no denying that the recent implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy create an environment few (if any) have seen before. Whilst the global financial crash of 2008 and the Oil Glut of 2014 created shockwaves economically, they were compartmentalised to some extent within their geographic or industrial sectors.The interesting aspect of Covid-19 is t...

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  • Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    5 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​​​​In the supply chain industry in the UK and Europe, many hiring managers have endured the length and breadth of the talent shortage. For years, many job post have been met with a trickle of responses, so much so that you have waited nervously to see if the source finally dries up. You have revised, rethought, and remade every aspect of your talent acquisition process, sev...

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  • Meeting Demand: How Supply Chain is Securing Business-Critical Talent

    6 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside great disruptions to the supply chain. High demand alongside constrained labor and resource capacity in manufacturing and logistics has created critical shortages for medical equipment and essential consumer goods. How is recruitment in the European supply chain being af...

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

    6 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    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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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interview

    6 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​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 c...

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    11 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    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

    11 months ago by Deleted user

    ​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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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    11 months ago by Deleted user

    ​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 Help a New Employee Relocate

    11 months ago by Deleted user

    ​Providing relocation assistance packages can help lure high quality new hires, help you with business development plans and ensure that you can have the talent you need at your location. Many brilliant workers within the procurement and supply chain sector are willing to move for challenging new roles, but they are much more likely to start their new role with enthusiasm if...

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

    11 months ago by Deleted user

    ​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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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    ​The procurement and supply chain sector require a deep knowledge of a growing and evolving world, with specialists required in new fields such as e-sourcing or purchase-to-pay systems.Gathering the right talent while keeping the supply chain running smoothly is a daunting process which takes up a lot of time and costs while seeking talent with new and specialist skills. Out...

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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    ​Like many industries, the procurement and supply chain sector in the UK is facing a technological revolution. As enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and new solutions such as blockchain help speed up and secure the supply chain, there is a higher demand for employees who can understand and work comfortably with new technologies. This has led to a competitive job mar...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    ​Everyone has a story about a toxic co-worker. They usually hold a reputation for sucking the energy out of a room, never finding anything positive to say, or constantly bullying and undermining others. Leading in the procurement and supply chain sector requires keeping teams working together to keep your company running as smoothly as the chain itself. One toxic employee ca...

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  • How to Negotiate Salary With A Successful Job Candidate

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    ​The recruitment cycle doesn’t end with your initial job offer, and if you are hiring for a role with a skillset which is rare and sought-after such as knowledge and experience of new technologies, you may find that your ideal successful candidate asks for a higher salary which was put on the table. Time is precious in the procurement and supply chain sector, and as a leader...

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  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    ​A 2018 DHL survey of 350 supply chain companies in the UK found that 27% of recruiting companies struggled to find the talent they needed. Sourcing talent continues to be a difficulty in a competitive industry, and companies are working on ways to catch the eye of a wide range of talent. A labour market facing hyper competition means companies and firms within the procurem...

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  • The Candidate Experience and its Role in Successful Hiring

    over 2 years ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​Are you focused on the candidate experience?What makes the perfect interview process? The right format? The right panel? The right questions? These are all important factors to consider, but none of them are as significant as the candidate experience.So are companies giving the candidate experience the attention it deserves? Ask job seekers what they think and the answer wo...

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  • Managing Millennials and the Future of Leadership

    over 2 years ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​It is evident that when it comes to work, millennials are very different than the generations that came before them. In order to support and manage this type of talent, it is essential to address the generational differences, to better understand their priorities and behavior in the workplace.Millennials all have one thing in common: they want to make a difference. Research...

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