After reading Deloitte’s 2019 CPO Survey, Nick Lazzara wrote an article sharing his three key findings. His thoughts include takeaways on multiple ideas, including hiring competition, skills gaps and procurement org structure trends. Read the entire post here:  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/3-talent-takeaways-from-deloittes-2019-cpo-survey-nick-lazzara/  

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Job interviews stir up all sorts of different emotions – hope, anxiety, excitement, anticipation, fear, pride, and so on. The most important thing you can do as a candidate is to prepare as much as possible before an interview. As you do your research on the company and role, make a list of questions you…

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In the wide world of Procurement Transformation we often cite a variety of pain points within organizations -some more prevalent than others. Oftentimes we find that it is an entire pillar (Organization/ People, Process, Tools/ Technology, or Metrics/ Reporting) that is causing the majority of roadblocks within Procurement, and other times it is more isolated.…

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We recently addressed attributes that hiring managers should probably steer clear of when looking to hire procurement professionals. Now, we’d like to flip that around and touch upon the qualities you should embrace in hopeful candidates. The list of top-mark traits is long, but let’s tackle some of the most important, and sometimes most challenging…

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Supply chain procurement is a specialized field calling for talent with a very specific set of skills. Finding qualified supply chain managers to fill a need at your organization requires a focused, informed candidate search, rather than casting a wide net. Placing a spot on Monster, Indeed, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn and other mass-appeal “help wanted” sites…

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Supply chain is often written off as an unnecessary evil when it comes to the inner workings of a company. Parts/services/assets flow through a predetermined process and at the end, an invoice and/or purchase order is cut for the specific product and/or deliverable that has been manufactured. Everyone needs a supply chain but nobody likes…

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Sorting out procurement candidates can be challenging.once you start the outreach, you’ll be buried in the resumes of hopefuls and left with the daunting task of finding the best one for the job. The job is demanding, your company works in a unique field and your managers are especially particular about whom you let into…

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In my first blog, we discussed talent management and some of the strategies used by companies to address the same. Within this realm, the Millennials pose a unique and interesting dilemma for many organizations. As their numbers grow in the workplace, the ability to attract, motivate and retain this generation has assumed even greater significance.…

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Before the Interview: Every Battle Is Won Before It Is Ever Fought According to MRINetwork, 75% of the hiring decision is based on the chemistry between the hiring authority and the job-seeker. The decision to hire someone can be made in a matter of minutes, with the remaining time spent supporting this decision. That being said, this…

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