• How to Avoid a Talent Exodus Post-Pandemic

    about 1 month ago

    Nobody yet knows what the legacy of COVID-19 will be; HR and recruitment experts are increasingly concerned businesses which do survive this period will face a further crisis in the shape of talent acquisition and retention in ‘the new normal’.Anxiety about the workforce is not new: PWC's latest Annual Global CEO Survey found that 80% of CEOs are either extremely or somewhat...

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  • Working From Home is the Key to Diversity

    about 1 month ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    Though telecommuting has been around since the 1970s, it has taken a global health crisis to spread its adoption. According to a recent poll by Phaidon International, 82% of the end-to-end supply chain workforce want their employer to continue offering working-from-home flexibility.Yet a fifth of employees are convinced their employer would turn down a more flexible working ...

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  • Beyond Covid-19: Strategies to Future-Proof Supply Chains and Your Business

    3 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​A resilient supply chain ensures existence. Today, we are facing an uncertain business environment, driven by climate change, social upheaval, economic downturns, and resource shortages, whose waters have been further disturbed by an unprecedented public health care crisis.  Of course, external risks will always come into the picture, but  Covid-19 has shown that many suppl...

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  • Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    4 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​​​Hiring managers, you have endured the length and breadth of the talent shortage. For years, every job post has been met with a trickle of responses, so much so that you have waited nervously to see if the source finally dries up. You have revised, rethought, and remade every aspect of your talent acquisition process, several times over, in an attempt to drive up interest....

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  • Meeting Demand with the Right Talent: Covid-19 and Supply Chain Recruitment

    4 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside great disruptions to the supply chain. High demand alongside constrained labor and resource capacity in manufacturing and logistics has created critical shortages for medical equipment and essential consumer goods. How is recruitment in supply chain being affected? How ca...

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

    5 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    Hiring managers, you put a lot of time and effort into securing a business-critical hire for your procurement or supply chain team. Given the Covid-19 epidemic, end-to-end supply chain talent is more important than ever before to ensure people have access to critical supplies, resources and equipment. Amid current uncertainty in the US, many team have decided to onboard a ne...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    5 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    As the Covid-19 epidemic grows across the United States, the importance of procurement and supply chain is clearer and ever before. Organizations are working overtime to bolster their supply chains and get necessary medical and household products to consumers during these unprecedented circumstances. For many procurement and supply chain teams, hiring managers are looking t...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Andrew Arcuri

    5 months ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout the supply chain. Women now occupy 39% of the total supply chain workforce but only 11% of C-suite positions. Andrew Arcuri, Vice President - Engineering and Manufacturing at DSJ Global , discusses the unique position that recruiters play in furthering gender equality in end-to-end supply chain.The 2020 International Wo...

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

    7 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​"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

    7 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    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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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    9 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​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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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    9 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​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 Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    9 months ago by Marissa Notaro

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

    9 months ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​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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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    9 months ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​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 Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    9 months ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​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 Make the Perfect Job Offer

    10 months ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​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 Deal with a Toxic Employee

    10 months ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​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 s...

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  • How to Negotiate Salary With A Successful Job Candidate

    10 months ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​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 specialized role, be prepared to face some salary negotiations with your new employee.It is important to come to a conclusion which keeps your candidate happy and...

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  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    10 months ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​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, to...

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