• DSJ Global to Moderate at Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum

    1 day ago

    ​DSJ Global will be moderating a panel at the Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum taking place in Dallas from March 8-10th. This three-day conference, hosted by Consero, will include opportunities to network, learn, and share best practices with senior executives in the procurement industry. The forum will explore top industry issues and give delegates the opportuniti...

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  • Machine Bias: Why AI Stands in the Way of Diversity

    about 1 month ago

    ​"I certainly would not trust any AI system today to make a hiring decision on its own. The technology is just not ready yet." Are AI recruitment tools eliminating hiring bias or making it worse? Over the years, the recruitment and hiring process has become more sophisticated. New software has emerged to supercharge hiring through automation. Free from human constraints, art...

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  • Using AI to Eliminate Recruitment Bias

    about 1 month ago

    Should more end-to-end supply chain hiring managers use artificial intelligence ​to boost the diversity of their candidate pools? Only 9.9% of the STEM workforce are women of color (WOC), according to the National Science Foundation. As we explored in the first part of this series, women of color are uniquely disadvantaged when seeking employment. Too often they face a 'doub...

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  • Boost Your Mood on Blue Monday

    about 1 month ago

    For those living in many regions across the US, January can be a dreary and long month, with cold temperatures and fewer hours of sunlight. A lack of daylight can even affect your usual chemical balance. When it’s dark, your body creates the hormone melatonin as a signal that it’s time to go to sleep. During the winter, this can make you feel tired and sluggish, and impact y...

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  • The Holiday Hiring Freeze: Fact or Fiction?

    3 months ago

    Everyone has heard of the holiday hiring freeze, but is it really better to wait until 2020 to start a job search? Over the last ten years, we’ve found that nothing could not be further from the truth. December is usually marked by many last-minute interviews and job offers to candidates. And we’re not alone, a survey by ExecuNet, an online executive career network, foun...

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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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  • 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 optimize 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
  • Advancing Women of Color 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 color in STEM-related fields and the underlying processes...

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  • Driving Diversity in End-to-End Supply Chain

    3 months ago

    ​The business case for gender diversity is stronger than ever, but many companies are struggling to ensure women are fairly represented in top management. According to a report from Gartner, while women make up 37% of today's end-to-end supply chain workforce, they only fill 15% of senior positions. How we can we address the balance and drive diversity forwards? At DSJ Globa...

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    4 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 Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    4 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 develo...

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    How To Help A New Employee Relocate
  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    4 months ago

    ​Did you know that 23% of US companies offer sabbaticals, according to the Society for Human Resource Management? 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 opportunity for a company ...

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  • Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    4 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 that...

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    5 Reasons Why Counter Offers Are A Waste Of Time And Money
  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    4 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 Help a New Employee Relocate

    4 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 optimize 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
  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    4 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 Make the Perfect Job Offer

    4 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 Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    4 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 r...

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    7 Ways To Decide If A Job Offer Is Worth Taking
  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    4 months ago

    ​When the time comes to officially leave a role within the procurement and supply chain sector which you have found tough, it can be tempting to go out in a blaze of glory and air your grievances before leaving abruptly. However, staying on your best behavior will ensure you leave your current company on a positive note and ensure a positive job reference, which will be help...

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    How To Leave A Job Without Burning Bridges
  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    5 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 promot...

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    How To Find Out Your Co Worker's Salary