Ah, the joys of parenting! If you’ve got children, you’ll know that it’s pretty damn difficult, and costly, to return to the workplace post-parental leave – as if you needed that extra stress! What should your organisation be doing to ease your transition? You’re coming to the end of nine months (give or take) parental leave and my … Continue reading Punished For Parenting – The Most Expensive “Time-Off” You’ll Ever Take
Do people in your workplace ever refer to you as reliable, trusty, dependable? That’s got to stop! Are you a woman working in procurement? Join Bravo, our specialised group on Procurious. Truth or myth Myth: Having a reputation for being “reliable” and “getting the job done” makes you valuable. Over the weekend I’ve been helping … Continue reading Why Being Reliable Spells Doom to Your Career
When was the last time you reached out to a Procurement Guru? Although the battleground is changing, those among us with scars have a lot of relevant insights to share. We knew we’d be in for a treat when we locked in an interview with ISM board member Ann Oka. Ann is the former senior VP of supply … Continue reading Evergreen Wisdom for a Changing Profession
Scores of women struggle to be their most authentic selves at work without the fear of negatively impacting their careers. How can you be your fabulous self in the workplace and still succeed! Join the women in procurement conversation in the Procurious Bravo group. I moderate forums quite regularly for women that focus on the themes … Continue reading Can I Really Be Me And Succeed At Work?
Too scared to talk about workplace diversity and inclusion? Dominic Price will happily go first as he debunks the 5 most common myths about underrepresentation. As a 6-foot-4-inch straight white guy in tech, it might seem unusual that I’m writing about diversity and inclusion. The reason is,more of us need to: write about it, talk about it, … Continue reading The Five Myths Of Workplace Underrepresentation, Busted!
“Behind every growth story like ours, there’s always a procurement person who has provided an opportunity.” Procurious caught up with inspirational dynamo Nina Vaca at ISM2017 to discover why procurement needs to give entrepreneurs every chance. “The unsung heroes of my stories are always in procurement and supply,” says Nina Vaca. The Chairman and … Continue reading Five Ways Procurement Can Change the World for Entrepreneurs
The “Don’t Argue” is a classic move in the often-brutal game of Australian Rules Football. While we wouldn’t recommend shoving your colleagues in the office, there are plenty of lessons to be drawn from the world of elite sport. It’s always interesting interviewing sportspeople for a business-related publication. Before the interview, I usually have my doubts … Continue reading Don’t Argue With Footballer Daisy Pearce