Has your pay been cut due to COVID? Here’s what to do if it has. There’s no doubt that the economic effects of the coronavirus have been significant, with job losses being so severe that many countries are comparing this situation to the Great Depression. But for those of us who have fortunately retained our … Continue reading My Pay Has Been Cut. What Should I Do Next?
A clean start: tips and tricks for corporates to create a COVID-safe workplace. One of the biggest misconceptions out there right now is that cleaning is booming, says Estelle Lewis, who is the group executive general manager for partnerships at cleaning services and hygiene products company IKON Services. The company, which provides cleaning services and … Continue reading CPO Digital Forum: Crown Resorts And IKON Services
How do you set a strategy for your procurement function? Discover what not to do. In 2020, we’re all au fait with the word ‘strategic.’ Procurement needs to be strategic, metaphorically yells every advice piece we read. What’s the strategy behind that, what’s your function’s strategy, what’s the strategy this year? Exclaim C-suite executives we … Continue reading How To Set A Procurement Strategy Part 1: What You’re Currently Doing Wrong
How do you play office politics to your advantage? Here’s four skills you’ll need to do so. Let’s face it, no one, bar perhaps a few actual psychopaths, goes to work because they love the politics of it. In fact, toxic office politics is often cited as one of the key reasons people quit, and … Continue reading How To Navigate Office Politics (Without Selling Your Soul To The Devil)
Writing off Procurement as the department that finds things for the cheapest price is to write off a complex and important decision-making mechanism that expertly considers several vital factors over “buying cheapest”. It is saddening how some organisations still think the only idea of Procurement is to buy the cheapest. This leads to numerous erroneous opinions about Procurement … Continue reading Buying The Cheapest – The Biggest Myth About Procurement
In supply chain and procurement, what has changed since COVID-19? Find out what 4 influencers think here. In every industry, there’s a few powerful individuals who drive the conversation. These fortunate few are the ones that propel industries forward; they are the ones who decide what’s trending, what’s next and what our future might look … Continue reading Do You Agree? 4 Supply Chain Influencers On What’s Changed Since COVID-19
This is no time for procurement professionals, let alone global CPOs, to float above the action or flit from minor issue to minor issue. It’s time to keep learning and get involved. Ian Holcroft’s career, currently Procurement Director at Murphy, has given him a unique perspective on the situation currently facing procurement. Here, he offers some personal and professional tips on what we can learn … Continue reading Want To Succeed As A Global CPO? Don’t Be A Procurement Butterfly!