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October 2, 2015

Source One Management Services LLC

Source One Management Services LLC is a leading strategic sourcing, supply chain, and procurement consulting firm. With over 20 years of experience, Source One optimizes performance and profitability by supplementing client resources with cost reduction, strategic sourcing services, and spend management solutions. Source One also has the temporary, on-demand resources to staff short-term procurement, supply…


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September 17, 2015

Managing a Contingent Workforce

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Freelancers, independent professionals, temporary staff, contactors, and consultants  in one form or another we’ve all encountered contingent workers; a portion of the workforce that is growing. A rising hiring trend, contingent staffing offers a number of benefits for companies including: flexibility in type and amount of labor resources as needed, cost savings in benefits and…


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August 27, 2015

Media and Publications

Procuring High-Quality Talent In the latest edition of ISM Forward Scan, our managing partner, Naseem Malik, examines how CPOs can succeed in their quest for quality talent using their expertise of supply management. He explores how simple procurement practices, including early supplier engagement for products and services, combine with human resources to identify the drivers…


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August 14, 2015

The Theory of Motivation

In this time and age of increased competition and opportunities in the job market, job satisfaction plays a major role in retaining talented professionals within mid to high-level companies. Hiring authorities and potential employers are incorporating proven measures and best practices to identify, attract and engage top talent. From reevaluation of hiring/recruiting efforts to offering…


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August 10, 2015

Whither Company Branding?

As trite as this concept and term may sound, it remains as important as ever to both companies and employees. In a time where brands are just as important as branding, companies realize they will be well served to harness the power of both when it comes to attracting and retaining their top talent. In…


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July 30, 2015

The Transition from Consulting to Industry

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One night in March of 2011, I was sitting in the First Class lounge of the Denver airport when I received a phone call from one of my former consulting colleagues, Hey Scott! Let me know when you would like to get off of the road and join me at QBE.¬†He continued to explain that…


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July 22, 2015

Finding and Keeping Top Talent in Procurement

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What comes to mind when you think of procurement? Is it a negative connotation? Historically, procurement was a department that measured success based on the hard-dollar savings. While procurement is still concerned with savings, the typical procurement department is now much more concerned with creating value throughout the entire organization. For a procurement department to…


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June 23, 2015

Performance Appraisals : the Continued Debate

Once a year you wake up with what can only be described as butterflies or a ball of knots in your stomach depending on what you ate for breakfast mind racing, reminiscing over your accomplishments while simultaneously regretting all of the things you could have done better this year. Do you know what I am…


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June 17, 2015

Master Procurement with Kindness

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There I was, sitting in my manager’s office, having recently been promoted to a Purchasing Manager position being told, If you want to be successful in Procurement, you will need to be less nice and more aggressive.¬†Dumbfounded, I couldn’t help but think his statement was absurd. My view on business has always been about building…


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