This is the most popular month to make a career change, which means there’s even more competition – if you want to stand out from the crowd, it pays to be prepared. Job-seeking is not a numbers game – all you need is one great job offer. So, get yourself ready to be open to … Continue reading 20 Ways To Get Job-Ready for 2020
In days gone by, Christmas gifts from suppliers were the norm. Now it’s no longer the case. But how do you turn them down without offending anyone? Way back, towards the end of the last century, year-end gifts from suppliers were not only abundant but also expected. It was common practice for suppliers to spend serious … Continue reading How to Manage Unwanted Supplier Gifts
Gifts are fairly common this time of year. But are you doing anything to recognise and thank your suppliers for their hard work this year? Let the gift basket parade begin! It is the holiday season. The cheese trays, cards, fruit towers, yeti coffee cups pour in from suppliers at this time of year. Savvy sales teams … Continue reading 5 Ways to Thank a Supplier this Holiday Season
Still using cost as a primary criteria for supplier selection? Our latest webinar shares all the secrets you need for success. Have you been tasked with running a selection process for a new supplier but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you’ve been using the same routine for years but feel it’s time to freshen … Continue reading The Secret of Successful Supplier Selection
What critical factors do you look for in your suppliers? What does an organisation have to offer to get their foot in your door? When you think of procurement, and get beyond the savings agenda, then the first thing that comes to mind is managing suppliers. While employees may be the life-blood of an organisation, … Continue reading Critical Factors for Selecting your Suppliers
Supplier failure and collapse on a massive scale – it’ll never happen to you, right? How do you really think you’re doing to help protect your organisation from the fallout? London, July 2017. Despite an “encouraging start to the year”, the warnings are coming thick and fast on Carillion. By November 2017, the company has … Continue reading Supplier Failure – Are You as Protected as You Think?
If the pot of gold at a contract’s end is realised savings, why do so few contracts provide adequate cover for completion delays and overspend? It’s time for the public sector to get serious about damages. In procurement we are no strangers to contracts overrunning or budgets being exceeded. As hard as procurement professionals try, … Continue reading Delays and Overspend – Do Your Contracts Have Your Back?