• Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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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    Dsj 5 Steps To Convincing Your Boss That A Sabbatical Is A Good Idea
  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    about 1 year 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
  • Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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 Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    about 1 year 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 Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    about 1 year 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 Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    about 1 year 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 Make the Perfect Job Offer

    about 1 year 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 Look Beyond The Cv To Find Talent
  • How to Negotiate Salary With A Successful Job Candidate

    over 1 year 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 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 Negotiate Salary
  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job

    over 1 year ago

    When seeking your next dream role within the procurement and supply chain sector, working alongside a specialist recruiter means you can learn more about a role beyond a vague job description on a job message board. Recruiters can provide insider knowledge through the relationships they have built with companies in the sector, meaning you can make intelligent choices about w...

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    The Benefits Of Using A Specialist Recruiter To Secure Your Dream Job
  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    over 1 year 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 s...

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    How To Deal With A Toxic Employee
  • How to Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    over 1 year 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 behavior of a toxic co-worker. Being the target of consistent bullying from a co-worker such as undermining comments, withholding information or spreading rumors can give you the feeling that your colleague is ‘out to get yo...

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

    over 1 year 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
  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    over 1 year ago

    Working in the supply chain means handling consistent demands and keeping a never-ending loop running smoothly. This can lead to pressure on workers who are required to adapt to the supply chain as it quickly evolves. This can sometimes lead to physical and mental illness. A 2016 report by Deloitte found that the largest concern for employers in America is the “overwhelmed ...

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    The Signs Of Burnout And What To Do About Them
  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    over 1 year ago

    ​If you are struggling to find a clear career path within your company, it is probably because it no longer exists. The procurement and supply chain sector has seen huge changes with the rise of e-commerce and new technologies; these large pivots have led to the abandonment of the traditional career ladder. If you have a manager who shows little interest in helping you devel...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    over 1 year 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 intervie...

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    How To Survive A Marathon Interview Process