• The New Frontier for Hiring Managers: How to Virtually Onboard New Talent

    over 1 year ago

    Hiring managers, with a third of Switzerland's population now working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, companies are having to alter their onboarding strategy to fit in with the governments recommendation of social distancing. Onboarding new employees remotely is a drastic change from the norm, and comes with its own guidelines to ensure the new employee is ready to s...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interview

    over 1 year ago

    Many of us in Switzerland have spent the last weeks grappling with a new reality. What has become clear is that more than ever, Swiss organizations need to fill business-critical roles to deliver food, resources and medicines on time to the general public.Working from home can put a stopper to your usual recruitment process. Do not let it stand in the way. Now is the time to...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    over 1 year ago

    If you are applying for a procurement or supply chain role Switzerland, there is an increasing possibility that you will be asked to take part in a video interview before you meet any hiring managers in-person. Particularly in this current climate, video interview are becoming the norm as we weather the Covid-19 storm.Though most video interviews take place using a webcam, a...

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  • DSJ Global Survey Results 2020: Why Women Withdraw from the Recruitment Process

    over 1 year ago

    ​​Key insights:The factors contributing to the supply chain talent ‘perfect storm’The reasons why women withdraw from the recruitment processHow to attract and keep female talent in supply chainRecognition of the strategic importance of gender diversity is growing, but many qualified women are dropping out of the recruitment process, according to our global survey. Our resul...

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  • How Can We Attract More Women into Supply Chain?

    over 1 year ago

    ​It’s not news that supply chain has a diversity problem. What makes it all the more pressing is the compound impact caused by a mounting talent crisis. Though increased attention has been drawn to both issues, our recently published study reveals that the need for progress remains. When companies go to market to recruit, their processes are turning off many female candidate...

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  • 5 Motivational Tips on Blue Monday – Beating the Winter Blues

    over 1 year ago

    Are you feeling down today? Many supply chain professionals in Switzerland spend most of their days in offices, factories or warehouses with little access to daylight. This is why January can be a tough month to get through mentally. The festive spirit of Christmas is truly gone, the new year’s resolutions might not be going as great as expected and the lack of daylight is l...

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  • Webinar: Gender Diversity in Procurement and E2E Supply Chain

    almost 2 years ago

    Over 75% of CEO's consider gender diversity to be top priority, according to research by McKinsey & Company, but gender diversity in E2E supply chain is not improving as quickly as it should be. There are still too few women in leadership and business-critical roles. It is essential that this change as failure to improve gender diversity impacts the bottom line of organi...

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  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job

    almost 2 years ago

    ​When hunting for a new role in the German procurement and supply chain sector, there is a lot of value in contacting a specialist recruiter within your niche. Recruiters know what jobs are out there, have already built relationships with employers and devote a lot of time to making sure those jobs are filled with skilled and fitting candidates.   Not only do recruiters hold...

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    The Benefits Of Using A Specialist Recruiter To Secure Your Dream Job
  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    almost 2 years ago

    ​The worst part of any hiring manager in the procurement and supply chain sector’s job is to tell a candidate that they didn’t get the job at the end of a long application process. The experience can be uncomfortable for everyone, but it is still vital that you take time and effort to contact the candidate in the right way and provide feedback on their application and interv...

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  • Advancing Women of Colour in STEM

    almost 2 years ago

    ​90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has hardly moved in recent years. A 2017 survey by Supply Chain Insights found that 72% of respondents identified as male and 57% identified as Caucasian.In this guide, we explore the current ‘state of the union’ for women in colour in STEM-related fields and the underlying processes...

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  • How to Negotiate Salary with a Successful Candidate

    almost 2 years ago

    ​Hiring within the procurement and supply chain sector can lead to long and tough recruitment cycles as demands increase for smaller skilled talent pools. If you find the ideal candidate for a difficult to fill and specialised role, be prepared to face some salary negotiations with your new employee.     It is important to come to a conclusion which keeps your candidate happ...

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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    almost 2 years ago

    ​The procurement and supply chain sector is facing a worrying talent shortage. The 2018 DHL report “The Supply Chain Talent Shortage: From Gap to Crisis,” had estimated that the demand for talented supply chain professionals exceeds the supply by six to one. As baby boomers leave the workforce, it is essential for companies to attract new generations through attractive benef...

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  • The Key to Writing a Great Employer Value Proposition

    almost 2 years ago

    ​Logistics Management’s 2019 Salary Survey revealed that 42% of supply chain workers in the US claim to be “always open to better opportunities.” A busy sector means many competitors are waiting to poach your most valued talent through attractive salaries.  Worried HR and in-house recruitment professionals can prevent this by creating an EVP, or Employer Value Proposition, t...

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  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    almost 2 years ago

    ​Reviewing a pile of CVs is a time-consuming task for hiring managers in the global procurement and supply chain sector, and they may not even be the best way to find your ideal hire. Candidates have a better opportunity to shine through other recruitment methods.    For example, younger generations of workers are hungry to learn, value guidance and are passionate about deve...

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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    almost 2 years ago

    ​As eCommerce continues to see massive growth and shopping habits evolve to rely on delivery and warehousing, pressure has been added on procurement and supply chain companies to speed up and optimise the existing supply chain through new technologies to meet customer expectations.  This has made recruitment difficult as companies struggle to source talent with experience in...

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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    almost 2 years ago

    ​One of the keys to retaining new hires in the global procurement and supply chain sector is to build a strong and effective onboarding process to welcome your new employees.  The key to building a successful onboarding process is to plan ahead, think from your new employee’s point of view and see the process in the long-term. Professional onboarding is more than ticking off...

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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    almost 2 years ago

    ​An employer’s best resource is its people, and great workers in the procurement and supply chain sector are those who can bring cutting edge innovations and knowledge of new technologies to help further optimise the existing systems in place. These employees can provide a lot of value to your company, and are worth an initial investment if you have decided to employ talent ...

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  • How to Resign and Leave on Good Terms

    almost 2 years ago

    ​Handing in your notice may come as something of a bombshell to an employer in the global procurement and supply chain sector who identified you as a future leader, or have gained a lot of value from your specialised skill set. It is best to plan ahead for a bad reaction.   However the moment where you leave your position pans out, it is vital to remain professional and unde...

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  • 7 Ways to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    almost 2 years ago

    ​There’s nothing better than getting a job offer after a long application and interview process, but despite the temptation to say ‘yes’ as soon as possible, it pays to take time to evaluate the role and whether accepting the offer is the best decision for your career within the procurement and supply chain sector.  No role is going to be perfect, but there are aspects of a ...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    almost 2 years ago

    ​Did you know that 34% of the “100 Best Workplaces in Europe” offer paid sabbaticals, according to the Great Places to Work Institute? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital oppor...

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