Talent Management

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.

Job Burnout

Posted: 05/07/2019 - 01:14
Have you been feeling exhausted, depleted and stressed to the core? Ever feel like you don’t have boundaries between your work life or personal life? Do you feel like you’re sinking, unable to meet constant demands, and are starting to have zero motivation? If you’ve said yes to any of those questions to any degree, you may be experiencing job burnout. Let’s take a closer look as to what exactly job burnout is, identify causes, and examine ways to quell the symptoms before they take you down. 
 

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.
 

Why Going Alone in Cybersecurity is a Non-Starter

Posted: 02/07/2019 - 01:47
Are cybersecurity threats overblown or hyped up? It would be nice if that were the case. Then we’d have one less bucket of things to worry about. 
 
Unfortunately, the headlines are not fiction. Bad actors are stealing data, inflicting pain, and damaging corporate finances and brand reputations every single day. And it appears that they will continue doing so. 
 

Four Common (But Often Overlooked) Outsourcing Costs

Posted: 01/24/2019 - 03:42
As the labor market continues to tighten, employers are challenged with finding resources for special projects and ongoing operations. As a result, many organizations turn to outsourcing to augment their staff, engage specialists or to completely offload non-core capabilities. While there is tremendous benefit to strategic outsourcing, organizations should be aware that there are often overlooked – or soft – costs behind those benefits.

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