Global

Attracting and Engaging Moms Returning to the Workplace

Posted: 05/08/2020 - 22:04
Moms in the Workplace

The Benefits of Hiring Moms

Companies in the UK continue to overlook the significant benefits that come with hiring moms wanting to return to the workplace. In fact, senior decision-makers underestimate the host of skills moms come equipped with, all of which they would not have had the opportunity to develop if they had remained within a role leveraging the same skills every day. These include, but are certainly not limited to, increased productivity, efficiency, empathy and a greater capacity to multitask. 

Rebuilding a Broken Chain: How Agility Can Save The World

Posted: 05/08/2020 - 05:54

There were two stories in recent news that grabbed my attention.  All across the country, food banks are overwhelmed with demand.  Families in desperate need waited for hours for a week’s worth of supplies over Easter weekend, with lines of cars stretching for miles. The demand outstretched many facilities’ ability to fulfill, with some leaving empty-handed, or with less than they need.

B2B Digital Marketplaces: Paving the Way Forward in Procurement and Sourcing

Posted: 05/06/2020 - 05:32
B2B Digital Marketplace

Growing a recognizable brand while remaining cost-efficient are two key imperatives for businesses as they continue to transform their organizations digitally. Procuring software through digital channels and online solutions is increasingly popular as a way to keep pace with these initiatives.

Making Indirect Spend Take the "Shortest Way"

Posted: 05/04/2020 - 02:26
Indirect Spend

Procurement is famous for our terminology – it is perhaps the one area where we’ve mastered the fine art of marketing. The labels "direct" and "indirect" spend are a perfect example. Direct spend materials are eventually sold to the customer, and therefore they are essential. Very important. The management of direct spend determines the size and health of the corporate top line. As a result, procurement may or may not have access to manage direct spend categories.

How to Find Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Posted: 04/29/2020 - 04:32
Mindfulness

We are in an unprecedented time around the world, with an extremely wide gap in coping skills. Finding calm and peaceful moments is more important than ever right now. Chronic stress and anxiety takes an incredible toll on many bodily systems, most crucially, the immune system. If we can regulate our own emotions, we can pay better attention to those around us and increase empathy and morale.

The Cyber Skills Gap isn’t Going Anywhere and Businesses Need to Adapt

Posted: 04/27/2020 - 21:08
Cybersecurity Talent

The constant cyber threat has completely changed the way boards around the world approach risk. A robust cybersecurity posture is no longer a “nice-to-have” but a business priority, especially at a time of almost pervasive threats. As the need to protect customer data grows, business leaders have been attempting to work out how best to respond to this new reality, and, most importantly, whose responsibility it should be.

Shifting Source-to-Pay Operations to Serve the Values-Based Consumer

Posted: 04/23/2020 - 07:10
Corporate social responsibility

Legislation regarding the environment, modern slavery and other sustainable procurement laws are coming into force at a breakneck pace. By embracing change now and adopting ethical and sustainable procurement, organizations can get ahead of the curve. Also, this socially responsible commerce movement is being thrust into the forefront of how business will operate moving forward, given the guidelines for the recent stimulus bill passed in the U.S.

6 Tips to Drive Sustainable Procurement

Posted: 04/22/2020 - 22:07
Sustainable business

In 2020, you can bet your bottom dollar that consumers won’t be spending theirs on your products if you aren’t striving to operate sustainably.

For years, naysayers have argued that the consumers who say they want sustainable products aren’t actually willing to part with the extra cash to acquire them, opting for fast-fashion and plastic packaging over higher price points. Recent research proves this is simply not the case.

7 Steps to Build and Execute your Sustainable Procurement Initiative

Posted: 04/20/2020 - 05:26
Sustainable procurement

Identify Your Sustainability Priorities

To build a sustainable procurement process that complements your company’s core mission, the next step to take after conducting a thorough spend analysis is to identify the blend of environmental, social and economic sustainability goals your organization both prioritizes and is able to make real impact by addressing.

4 Ways to Accelerate Your Impact Sourcing Strategy

Posted: 04/17/2020 - 22:57
Talent management

Across all industries, talent is our single most important resource. Our corporate strategies rise and fall in line with the experience, commitment, and uniqueness of our talent pool. One can often point to economic circumstances, seasonality of your business or other external factors affecting your market position, however even in times of an economic downturn, your talent makes you stand out above your competitors and helps you overcome the downturns faster than others.

COVID-19: Where is your supply disruption?

Posted: 04/13/2020 - 01:06
Coronavirus map

When the first few cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) were detected just four short months ago, few could have expected what has now become our new reality. We are in the midst of a global pandemic outbreak that tragically continues to claim the lives of thousands and disrupt the livelihoods of countless others. On top of that, it’s also causing serious business, supply chain and economic disruptions worldwide. From shortages in supply and talent, to quarantine and border closures, the impact is increasing by the day, continuing to wreak havoc on businesses and supply chains.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Global