Talent Optimization

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Leading Beyond Your Job Description – CDK Global

Procurement leaders are well positioned to provide value to the business beyond the traditional view of the function. This is especially true when it comes to having an impact in...

Professional Development Training: A Journey of Personal and Organizational Growth

Professional development should remain top-of-mind with the lingering possibility of an economic downturn and cost-cutting in full swing. There is immense value in continuing education for career growth and development,...

Maintaining Organizational Focus on Long-Term Goals During a Global Crisis

Today's multifactorial supply chain crises come at a time when many procurement teams are under pressure to deliver on ever-growing mandates related to Supplier Risk, ESG initiatives, and of course...

Employee Experience Management (EXM) Platforms

Employee Experience (EX) is the sum of all the interactions an employee has with various organizational elements – technology, environment, and organization and culture – that shape cognitive behavior toward...

The Workplace Has Changed Forever: Will You Thrive or Survive?

One year later, the pandemic has managed to completely change our workplace forever. We have gone from working in the office with minimal flexibility permitted in some business → to...

Diversity Real Talk

Join us for a lively panel discussion about the challenges and recommendations for sourcing, hiring and retaining diverse talent within Strategic Sourcing and Procurement.  

Orchestrating Successful WAHA-based Delivery

Labor pools and the workforce culture have been experiencing significant generational shifts for some time - the new workforce, dominated by Gen Z and millennials, is competitive, tech savvy, entrepreneurial,...

Procurement and Sourcing News: 15 Negotiation Pitfalls – and How to Avoid Them.

It’s Easy to Let Personality and Emotion Get in the Way of Getting the Best Deal Negotiating skills remain a critical capability for procurement and sourcing managers – an area...

Practical Advice for the Practicing Sourcerer: Mastering the Little Things That Count

"Now that we have your attention, be sure to join this session in which these outstanding thought leaders from the finance, healthcare, aerospace and professional services industries will share their...

Learning by Doing: University of Tennessee Rethinks How It Teaches ContractingTalent Management

In 2003, researchers at the University of Tennessee (UT) began a research project funded by the U.S. Air Force to answer this question: "Is there a better way to outsource?"...

Building the Procurement Workforce for the Future

What does the future look like for the procurement workforce? We are facing an ageing population which is not sufficiently equipped with a digital skill set. How do you transform...

Effective Project Communication Management

Original Source:  Jyothi Goudar via Project Perfect   "Effective Project Communication Management  Overview  Communication is among the more important factors for success in project management.  Communication is the fuel that keeps...

Leading Through Influence: Getting to Yes for Projects and Initiatives

Do you struggle to gain support for initiatives and projects? Or, do you gain initial approval only to face walls half way through a project.  Support for initiatives, whether technology...

Ask the Experts: How to Keep Your Team Passionate, Engaged and Motivated

We hear it from our clients, friends and peers - procurement organizations are struggling to keep teams motivated and passionate. We are continually overtasked and underappreciated; we need to do...

Sales Skills for Procurement Professionals

As basic purchasing is automated and outsourced, procurement professionals must upgrade their capabilities to continue to add value. Want to be a preferred customer…or a trusted advisor? You may have...

Labor Classification for Staff Augmentation or Consultancy

This matrix/tool will help you classify services spend as: Independent Contractor-Labor Service Staff Augmentation/Agency Temporary Consultant Outsourced Vendors Using the criteria: Company's interest in work Direction and control Type of...

Creating a Team of Catalysts – Insights from Top Procurement Professionals

Procurement professionals can have tremendous impact on their organizations as catalysts. They are in the fortunate position of being able to see across the entire company, however all too often...

Get Ahead of the Curve and Be the Change

Our profession is undergoing a change in current. Yet to lead the change, meet rapidly rising expectations, keep or earn that ""seat at the table,"" attract and retain the best...

Five Actions That Will Enhance Your Talent Management

Advancements in technology are disrupting the way we work, but few companies are prepared for the changes that are rapidly affecting us all.  This presentation will share how you can...
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