It likely will come as no surprise to anyone that one of the current hottest workplace topics is…the workplace itself.  The pandemic forced many organizations to abruptly transition to a 100% remote work environment. This had more than a few employees sighing in thanks as there has been clamoring for years regarding the need for…

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As I write this post in mid-January 2021, we’re looking at an entirely different workplace (and global) landscape than this time a short year ago. OK, I’ll take that back, 2020 was anything but short…and it drove significant changes to what “work” looks like today and how business is conducted. Harvard Business Review covered nine…

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It’s that time; the end of the calendar year. Time to reflect upon and honor the (soon-to-be) 2020 past (yes, you read that correctly, I said honor). That magical far away time is almost upon us – 2021! Recently, Thrive Global posted a short piece on the surprising things we learned this year. It gave…

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Harvard Business Review recently put out an article that really got us thinking and did so by starting with the painfully obvious…we’re all exhausted. As 2020 nears a merciful end, it’s hard not to reflect on the stress caused by the vast range of emotions we’ve experienced. From fear (Coronavirus exposure, losing loved ones, economic…

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It’s not unusual to breathe a massive sigh of relief as another year draws to a close. Following a year of ups and downs, hard work, and new challenges you’re more than ready for a break and a reset – and there’s nothing quite like a clean slate, a fresh start, and a list of…

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An interesting new initiative undertaken by a successful Procurement executive recently caught our attention. Pivot Ops was created to help small and mid-sized businesses cope with the new pandemic reality of operating. As these critical businesses deal with risk, resiliency and safely operating their companies again, Pivot Ops provides a framework that can be utilized…

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Nick Lazzara recently wrote an article on LinkedIn about the unprecedented hiring opportunities that lie ahead as we enter uncharted waters with COVID-19. Despite limitations caused by a forced remote set-up for a majority of the global workforce, unique opportunities exist for employers to be proactive and better position themselves for the future. Read the…

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In this article, MRA’s own Nick Lazzara shares his thoughts on deploying a process commonly used in the tech world, “Agile Methodology”, in the procurement space and how to use this to your advantage in the procurement employment market. Read the entire post here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/agile-methodology-employability-procurement-nick-lazzara/

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Please read this article by Nick Lazzara on our team, who examines five different types of CPOs and their respective characteristics. Be warned: you may find yourself nodding along as you read, as it’s very likely that you know one of these CPOs! Read the entire post here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-types-cpo-nick-lazzara/

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In this article Naseem talks about the following: are you prepared for the future of work?  And if so, how are you going to train for a largely uncertain future ahead? Read the entire post here:  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/prepared-future-work-naseem-malik-cpsm

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