Will procurement ever achieve ‘rockstar’ status within an organisation? It’s an idea that hasn’t gained much traction in the past. But help may be at hand from a new source. Despite the profession’s best efforts, the terms ‘procurement’ and ‘rockstar’ are uneasy bedfellows in a sentence. When you picture a rockstar – Keith Richards, Dave … Continue reading How Procurement Professionals Can Look Like Rockstars
When you’re considering your career choices, take inspiration from the property market. There are more similarities than you think. As a nation we are pretty obsessed with house prices – what our property would fetch if we put it up for sale, what the neighbour’s/our boss’s/our ex’s home is worth, how much our ‘bricks and … Continue reading Don’t Move! Improve: How the Property Market Should Inspire your Career Choices
Well conducted research is beginning to appear and it does not look good for the open plan office… The open plan office is the badge of the thoroughly modern work space. It’s as much a part of the office of the future as unlimited free snacks and Fussball tables in the common room. But research … Continue reading Is It Time To Get Rid Of The Open-Plan Office?
There is no limit to the types of questions that can be asked at an interview for a mid-level role in supply chain management (SCM). We have selected five of our favourites which come up regularly… There is no limit to the types of questions that can be asked at an interview for a mid-level … Continue reading 5 Favourite Supply Chain Job Interview Questions… And Answers
A greater understanding of what makes you tick could be the route to a more fulfilling career – and if you are stuck in a rut and can’t move roles, then forget EQ and IQ, learn to boost your PI (physical intelligence). The future is all about understanding and nurturing your self. As a nation … Continue reading Could A Selfie Save Your Sanity?
How do you thrive in the new world where we need to be in control of our mind and embrace technology as it becomes more powerful. In a new article series we explore the four fundamental C’s of success. How do you thrive in the new world where we need to be in control of … Continue reading The 4 Fundamental C’s of Success – Part 3: Community
If there is one topic in business literature that has been covered exhaustively, it is Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). But if you’re not careful, the indicators you set might inadvertently encourage behaviours that can be dramatically damaging… “In 19th-century India, the city of Delhi had a snake problem. A rather large population of cobras slithered … Continue reading What Is The Cure To The Side Effects Of KPIs?