1. Articles in category: Talent Management

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    1. People, not machines | by Paul du Toit

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Apr 24 2015)

      People, not machines | by Paul du Toit

      In order to get the best performance from a machine, it should be well looked after, used mostly for the purpose it was intended and not put in hazardous positions that may damage it.

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      Mentions:   New York

    2. Retaining staff is as important as recruitment, CPOs told

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Apr 20 2015)

      Retaining staff is as important as recruitment, CPOs told

      John Glen, CIPS economist and senior lecturer in economics at Cranfield School of Management, says the labour market for procurement professionals is "incredibly tight". © Rafael Bastos Retaining procurement professionals is as important as recruiting them, an event was told.

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      Mentions:   England   CIPS

    3. The War for Talent: When Innovation Becomes an Employee Branding Tool

      Explore 15inno by Stefan Lindegaard (Apr 12 2015)

      The war for talent is picking up again. More and more companies are starting to hire people for challenging positions and now we are starting to see examples of how innovation is being used as an employee branding tool.

      Talents are attracted to work places where they can be intellectually stimulated, have freedom to operate and thus the ability to make things happen and make an impact on smaller or bigger issues in the world.

      Will this impact on the procurement profession too?

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    4. The importance of skills development and the new BBBEE Codes

      Explore Polity.org.za (Apr 8 2015)

      The importance of skills development and the new BBBEE Codes

      How will an organisation’s upcoming skills development submission impact on its future BBBEE ratings and what steps can be taken to maximise their scores in this element?

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    5. A New Online Course to Build Procurement Capacity

      Explore World Bank Group (Mar 25 2015)

      A New Online Course to Build Procurement Capacity

      World’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and blended learning programs for public procurement was launched in March 2014 and has seen more than 55,000 visitors. More than 4000 people have enrolled for the course. It is regularly accessed by users in 135 countries worldwide.

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    6. Why aren’t more procurement teams using capability assessments?

      Explore Procurious (Mar 25 2015)

      Why aren’t more procurement teams using capability assessments?

      This article is a call to action for procurement leaders to conduct a capability assessment and create a subsequent business-case for investment in team development, paving the way for improved staff retention, lower hiring costs, uplift in team performance and resultant value delivery. 

      There is a pressing need to develop and implement fact-based capability plans…

      In 2011 the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) conducted a survey entitled Employers’ Commitment to Training, concluding that only 80 per cent of employees possessed the skills required to perform their jobs

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    7. What Makes Procurement People Want To Move Jobs?

      Explore World's Largest Professional Network (Feb 24 2015)

      What Makes Procurement People Want To Move Jobs?

      As part of Spend Matters focus on Talent this month we are contributing a series of articles relating to the subject of recruitment and retention of outstanding procurement professionals.A great recruitment strategy actually starts with the retention of your best people. Why? Retaining, developing and promoting your best people sends a very positive message to the market that your department is a great place to work. Conversely an organisation wi...

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    8. Do You Know Who Is On Your Procurement Team?

      Explore Sniply (Feb 22 2015)

      Do You Know Who Is On Your Procurement Team?

      Has your procurement organisation recently looked at the ratio of different age generations that it is made of? Recent research by Procurement Leaders (The 2015 Trend Report) reveals that succession planning is a real challenge for today’s CPOs. But, understanding which generations are represented on your team and what their idiosyncrasies are will not only help with succession planning or wider talent management.

      Research by Barclays found that 33% of the current UK workforce are baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1960).

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    9. Sanral offers supplier support

      Explore Small Business Connect (Jan 22 2015)

      Sanral offers supplier support

      Over one thousand small businesses received a boost in the last financial year by tapping into over R2-billion in the South African Road Agency’s (Sanral) procurement spend. Sanral is a statutory company which finances, manages and maintains the country’s national road network.

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    10. The Productivity Challenge of an Aging Global Workforce

      Explore Harvard Business Review (Jan 16 2015)

      The Productivity Challenge of an Aging Global Workforce

      The world is aging, and that matters for growth. In the past, an abundant and growing labor pool was a powerful engine of the world economy; today, the number of workers is starting to decline in many countries. This leaves no alternative but for companies, individuals, and governments to work in smarter ways. In an era of profound demographic change, another productivity revolution is a necessity.

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      Mentions:   India   Brazil   Russia

    11. Tips For Attracting And Retaining The Brightest Talent

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jan 13 2015)

      Tips For Attracting And Retaining The Brightest Talent

      Contemporary procurement’s role is continuing its progress from decision support to one requiring a predictive capability; and increasingly there is currently demand for procurement professionals who can demonstrate that they are both commercially focused as well as capable of analytical work.

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    12. Why 2015 Is The Time To Change How We Access Procurement Skillsets

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jan 7 2015)

      Why 2015 Is The Time To Change How We Access Procurement Skillsets

      We’ve written and spoken a lot about the arrival of the Millennials – the generation that has no idea how life was before Google and mobile phones; who are tech-savvy, globally aware and demanding of flexibility and diversity in their lives. Intellectually, they are no different from previous generations (we like to tell ourselves) but new tools have revolutionised how they approach life and work.

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      Mentions:   Google

    13. 4 HR trends to affect SA's supply chain in 2015

      Explore SmartProcurement.co.za (Dec 2 2014)

      According to Forbes, high-level trends like the growing skills gap increase pressure on staff to “stay relevant, choose degrees that turn into jobs and constantly reinvent themselves”.

      Top HR Workplace Trends in 2015

      1. Expect the skills gap to widen

      Skills mismatch – or ‘the gap between the skills required on the job and those possessed by individuals’ – is a worsening structural issue that is set to affect supply chain competitiveness in 2015.

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    14. The five characteristics of high-performing teams

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 30 2014)

      The five characteristics of high-performing teams

      Mike Blanchard, general manager of strategic procurement at Sydney Trains, made the point while addressing delegates at the CIPS Australasia Conference this month. He said high-performing teams have the following five characteristics: they share the same vision; have a healthy team culture; clearly defined roles and expectations that encourage excellent performance; everyone is held accountable and; the leader of the team acts by example.

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      Mentions:   CIPS

    15. Late government payments are ‘killing black-owned small businesses’

      Explore BDlive (Oct 22 2014)

      Late government payments are ‘killing black-owned small businesses’

      Knock-on effects include inability to repay loans and to obtain tax clearance certificates for tendering purposes

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    16. Stop Trying to Control How Ex-Employees Use Their Knowledge

      Explore HBR Blog Network (Oct 9 2014)

      Stop Trying to Control How Ex-Employees Use Their Knowledge

      The free flow of workers between companies is central to economic growth and innovation. Yet employers are increasingly taking legal action to prevent former employees from using knowledge and skills learned on the job.

      More and more frequently, firms are asking new hires to sign post-employment agreements, which prevent former employees from working at rival firms or starting up their own companies in the industry.

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      Mentions:   IBM   Apple   California

    17. CIPS launches interactive version of Global Standard for Procurement and Supply

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 2 2014)

      Launched earlier this year in hard and soft copy, this comprehensive competency framework will enhance organisational and individual performance as it offers a benchmark for all levels in the profession and can be used for all sectors. The Global Standard is based on extensive research with around 5,000 procurement and supply professionals at all stages of their career and from organisations from around the world.

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      Mentions:   CIPS

    18. Ready For The 'New Normal' Workforce?

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Sep 3 2014)

      Ready For The 'New Normal' Workforce?

      A fundamental shift is underway in today’s employment landscape. The majority of a company’s workforce no longer consists of long-tenured, full-time employees, whose first job was often the same one as when they eventually retired.

      In this guest post, Procurement Leaders invites Arun Srinivasan from Fieldglass (now part of SAP), to highlight the demographic changes affecting contingent workforce spend and suggest where procurement’s priorities should lie.

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      Mentions:   SAP

    19. Minister Zulu to be the voice of small business

      Explore SA News (Sep 1 2014)

      Minister Zulu to be the voice of small business

      Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says she is ready to become the voice of small business in South Africa.

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      Mentions:   Brazil   Russia   South Africa

    20. SA urged to import natural gas ahead of local gas finds

      Explore Engineering News (Aug 26 2014)

      SA urged to import natural gas ahead of local gas finds

      South African Oil and Gas Alliance CEO Ebrahim Takolia has argued that South Africa should first increase the size and distribution network of the local gas market.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Nigeria

    21. Employers Aren’t Just Whining – the “Skills Gap” Is Real

      Explore HBR Blog Network (Aug 25 2014)

      Employers Aren’t Just Whining – the “Skills Gap” Is Real

      Every year, the Manpower Group, a human resources consultancy, conducts a worldwide “Talent Shortage Survey.” Last year, 35% of 38,000 employers reported difficulty filling jobs due to lack of available talent; in the U.S., 39% of employers did. But the idea of a “skills gap” as identified in this and other surveys has been widely criticized.

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    22. SAP in U.S.$500 Million Investment to spur Africa's Innovation and Growth

      Explore allAfrica.com (Aug 19 2014)

      SAP in U.S.$500 Million Investment to spur Africa's Innovation and Growth

      SAP has announced a seven-year plan to up-skill local African talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Africa.

      With more than 1,300 customers across the continent, SAP is already enabling African businesses and governments of all sizes to grow, scale and globalise, as well as make the transition to a networked, technology-driven innovative economy.

      As part of this commitment, SAP Africa is now taking responsibility for SAP operations across 51 African countries, including Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia and Mauritania.

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      Mentions:   Turkey   Africa   SAP

    23. Millennials to shake-up procurement

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jul 28 2014)

      Talent management continues to be a major priority and challenge for procurement. Virtually every company is exploring ways to recruit and train staff. An interesting description of one superb effort -that at ABB - provides suggestions others may well look to adopt.

       The effort at recruitment may be getting stronger. A recent report says that 63% of procurement and supply chain employers surveyed will increase hiring this year, and that, indeed, junior staff are in demand. No definition of "junior," but presumably they are very young. And that raises a point worth considering.

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      Mentions:   Tim Minahan

    24. The Age of Socially-Sourced Talent in CWM

      Explore cporising.com (Jul 21 2014)

      We all may be sick of hearing the phrases “the war on talent” or “the talent wars,” however, the very truth of contemporary contingent workforce management (CWM) dictates that talent is a primary focus for achieving core business objectives through temporary labor.

      It’s no great secret that the CWM industry has been evolving for quite some time; a space that was once an afterthought before the economic downturn of last decade has now become a vital component of the average enterprise. In fact, Ardent’s latest research has discovered that this industry will grow by nearly 30% over the ...

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