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

    about 1 month 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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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
  • The Key to Writing a Great Employer Value Proposition

    3 months 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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    The Key To Writing A Great Evp
  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    3 months 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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    How To Look Beyond The Cv To Find The Right Talent
  • Advancing Women of Colour in STEM

    3 months 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 Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    3 months 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 Successfully Onboard A New Employee
  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    3 months 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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    How To Reject A Candidate And Gain A Brand Advocate
  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    3 months 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 Help A New Employee Relocate
  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    3 months 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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    The Benefits Of Using A Specialist Recruiter To Find Talent
  • How to Negotiate Salary with a Successful Candidate

    3 months 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 Negotiate Salary With A Successful Job Candidate
  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    3 months 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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    How To Make The Perfect Job Offer
  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    3 months 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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    5 Steps To Convincing Your Boss That A Sabbatical Is A Good Idea
  • 7 Ways to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    3 months 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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    7 Ways To Decide If A Job Is Worth Taking
  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    3 months ago

    ​Working in the procurement and supply chain can be stressful, and at work we can find ourselves caught up in unneeded situations and drama thanks to the behaviour of a toxic co-worker. Being the target of consistent bullying from a co-worker such as undermining comments, withholding information or spreading rumours can give you the feeling that your colleague is ‘out to get...

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    How To Deal With A Toxic Co Worker
  • 5 Reasons Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time

    3 months ago

    ​The global procurement and supply chain sector has a busy market where skilled candidates, particularly with those who have experience in new and emerging technologies, are high in demand. If you face a note of resignation in your inbox, it is tempting as an employer to send back a counter-offer to retain your most valuable employees on the payroll.    The sad reality is th...

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    5 Reasons Why Counter Offers Are A Waste Of Time And Money
  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    3 months ago

    ​One of the most important parts of making a first impression in your challenging new role in the global procurement and supply chain sector is to start work on building a social network which can help you navigate the tough period of the first few months of learning the ropes. It is therefore important to be as positive and open as possible to everyone you meet. The first d...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    3 months ago

    ​As the global procurement and supply chain sector evolves alongside emerging technologies and the rise of ecommerce, hiring for senior roles now requires input from a range of stakeholders as technological savvy is tested alongside leadership skills and experience. This has led to a rising trend of conducting an all-day interview for talented candidates.  An all-day intervi...

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    How To Survive A Marathon Interview Process
  • How to Deal With a Toxic Employee

    3 months ago

    ​Do you have an employee who appears to spend more time complaining about their work rather than actually doing it? Or is always found by the water cooler gossiping about promotions and personal lives?    Having a toxic employee can lead to a dip in productivity and wellbeing among an entire team, which can have disastrous consequences within the procurement and supply chain...

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    How To Deal With A Toxic Employee
  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    3 months ago

    ​The 2018 US Supply Chain Compensation and Career Survey Report by APICS found that 96% of the industry reported high levels of satisfaction, with an average annual salary increase of three percent and an average salary reported of $85,000.   Being employed in a buoyant and well-paying sector means there are plenty of opportunities to drive your career forward, apply for pro...

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    How To Find Out Your Co Worker's Salary