Talent Acquisition

Training and Developing Procurement Professionals

Posted: 06/11/2019 - 03:30

Training a company’s team members is a foundational step in running a company, one that is often forgotten when busy times hit. It shouldn’t be. Putting the time and effort into designing a training program that suits the unique needs of procurement will drive more effective results in less time. Employees will be better equipped to manage the various situations and surprises that sourcing across numerous categories brings about.

Attracting and Retaining Talent in the Face of Low Unemployment

Posted: 05/30/2019 - 03:30
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that employers outperformed forecasts in April by introducing over 260,000 new jobs. This growth, coupled with near-record unemployment is a double-edged sword for American organizations. Though it’s a positive sign for the economy as a whole, low unemployment and a wealth of job openings leave business leaders in a tough position. The fight for attracting top talent is increasingly crowded and competitive. What’s more, candidates have come to expect more in the way of compensation and additional value adds. 
 

All Rise for Poland: A Thriving Outsource Destination

Posted: 05/16/2019 - 02:13
It’s hard to believe that up until 1989, Poland was governed and ruled by the crushing grip of Communism as the Soviet Union took over Eastern Europe after World War II and strangled economic growth. At that time, Poland was seen as a powerless country with no business prospects and frankly, no real future. 
 
A Thriving Economy
 

Employee Immobility: Getting Talent to Move in a Tightening Market

Posted: 04/24/2019 - 06:50

Today’s labor market is tight. At the start of 2019, the U.S. economy had seen the longest run of job growth since 1969 and the current unemployment rate is still holding steady at about four percent. Year-over-year wage growth is also the strongest it’s been in a decade. The robust economy has shaped an ideal market for employees, where the demand to fill open positions is outpacing the supply of talent. You’d think employees would look at this as an opportunity to shop their talent to the highest bidder, right? But are workers actually looking to move on?

The Value of Women and Diversity in Global Procurement

Posted: 04/12/2019 - 01:10
If there’s a part of any company that ought to understand the value – the business value – of diversity, it’s procurement. Buyers have to build relationships with a cast of characters, both suppliers and internal clients, who have very different objectives, vision, culture and modes of communication. And that cast seems to get bigger and more diverse all the time. It’s more than any one person, or any one kind of person, can handle.
 

The Introduction of Social Media Recruiting

Posted: 04/06/2019 - 09:03
When social media came onto the scene, it was like manna from heaven for recruiters because it elevated the networking environment.  We could “friend” prospective candidates and contact them directly. The recruitment process became faster, and it was much easier to get a more robust picture of a potential recruit.
 
But along with the benefits came the drawbacks. 
 

Three Reasons Organisations Should Look to Ukraine for Outsourcing Expertise

Posted: 03/15/2019 - 00:58
As technology advances in this digital age, with exciting developments coming thick and fast, many associate the forefront of innovation with Silicon Valley and the tech giants that dominate the global headlines. There are innovations happening around the world, but, when it comes to outsourcing, many of these hubs are overlooked. 
 

How BPO Providers Can Reinvent Themselves in 2019

Posted: 01/15/2019 - 03:52
Not so long ago, Blockbuster (remember them?) and Netflix ran a similar service. In fact, at the turn of the millennium, Blockbuster had the opportunity to purchase Netflix for a lowly $50 million. Blockbuster turned it down in what must rank alongside the country and western community’s response to rock and roll as a passing fad for “most short-sighted decisions of all time.”  Today, Netflix has more than 100 million subscribers worldwide and a revenue of $11.69 billion. Blockbuster, on the other hand, filed for bankruptcy in 2010. 
 

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