The coronavirus crisis has created a number of challenges for hiring. Here’s how to hire the best people during this difficult time. It’s a fact that most business leaders already know, but one that this crisis has highlighted more than ever, and that is: your people are your everything. In volatile and stressful situations like … Continue reading Here’s How To Hire Better People
Have you been furloughed during the coronavirus crisis? Many people have. Here’s a searingly honest account of what it feels like. Matt* was suddenly and unexpectedly furloughed from his job as a sourcing consulting director at one of the US’s most recognisable businesses. He has shared his story here on the condition of anonymity. Life … Continue reading What It Feels Like To Be Furloughed
Nine in ten of us do NOT want to go back ‘normal’ once lockdown ends. So how do procurement professionals negotiate a new WFH arrangement – that works for them and their employer? With half the world in lockdown we are starting to get used to the ‘new normal’…. and after an initial reluctance, most … Continue reading Happy At Home Alone? 5 Ways To Negotiate Your New Normal
Working can feel impossible when you have to collaborate with someone you don’t like. Here’s how to do it. Michelle* had recently taken on the role of CPO at a large manufacturing organisation. It was a job she’d been planning, and pining for, for years, so she was heavily invested in making it a success. … Continue reading How To Work With People You Don’t Like
Is it even ok to still want to become a CPO this year, or soon? Read expert insights from a recruiter about on how to do just that. It’s been challenging, of late, to give our careers the usual focus they need and deserve. But with the coronavirus situation looking like it may get under … Continue reading Aspire To Be A CPO? Know This.
8 simple steps for improving your webiquette while working from home… Washing drying on a radiator, all that junk you thought was hidden away on top of the wardrobe and the unmade bed in the background… all within screen shot. Yes, your webcam will show it all! Not very professional, is it? While the hashtag … Continue reading Webiquette: Webcam Woes Procurement Professionals Must Avoid
How should you lead your procurement team during a crisis? Here’s what you need to do “The ultimate measure of a leader is not where they stand in moments of comfort, but where they stand at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was certainly onto something when he … Continue reading How To Lead Your Team In A Crisis: Covid-19 Procurement News