1. Articles in category: Talent Management

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    1. Talent programs need real world exposure

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jul 22 2013)

      The best kind of talent management often involves a broader mix of experience - something procurement would do well to heed.  There was an engaging report out of Gartner last week on the importance of supply chain leadership in the development of emerging markets. It is one more indication among many of the critical task of developing the next generation of procurement professionals. But what’s the best way to do that? Many colleges and universities, with their undergraduate and graduate programs focusing on procurement and supply chain fundamentals, make a case that their programs offer the best training.

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      Mentions:   Gartner

    2. EY Africa ‘has $40m to acquire consulting businesses’

      Explore BDlive (Jul 14 2013)

      EY Africa ‘has $40m to acquire consulting businesses’

      Professional services firm EY Africa (previously Ernst and Young) says it has about $40m to spend on acquisitions in South Africa, Angola and Nigeria and is also looking to increase its investments in skills development.  "We are still looking for acquisitions in South Africa, Nigeria, Angola and we are significantly increasing our investments in skills development by developing the pipeline of future accounting, tax professionals and IT consultants," EY Africa CEO Ajen Sita said in an interview last week.  EY Africa was looking to acquire consulting businesses dealing in IT, supply chain and customer relationships, and aims to help develop ...

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      Mentions:   London   Africa   South Africa

    3. Prasa prefers Treasury coffers to expensive ‘private route’

      Explore iol.co.za (Jul 1 2013)

      Prasa prefers Treasury coffers to expensive ‘private route’

      The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) did not intend to go to the markets to raise the R11 billion not provided by the National Treasury for its huge rolling stock renewal programme, chief executive Lucky Montana said on Wednesday. ||| The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) did not intend to go to the markets to raise the R11 billion not provided by the National Treasury for its huge rolling stock renewal programme, chief executive Lucky Montana said on Wednesday. “It will be more expensive to take the private route. We will just have to go back to ...

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Johannesburg

    4. When it comes to talent, you reap what you sow

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jun 25 2013)

      When it comes to talent, you reap what you sow

      Attracting talent to help the function move forward means persuading bright young things why procurement is a good career option. In this guest blog, Procurement Leaders invites former GlaxoSmithKline procurement director Jan Piskadlo to develop a discussion on starting a career in procurement that first appeared on the People In Procurement LinkedIn group.  As sure as night follows day, there will always be a standing agenda item at conferences and roundtables on Procurement talent (or more likely lack of) and why the function consistently struggles to attract the right DNA. I believe the answer can be found in the old ...

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      Mentions:   Japan   Asia

    5. Challenges of an Improving Economy

      Explore Supply Chain Management Review (Jun 20 2013)

      As the key indicators continue to point to an improving economy, many organizations find themselves with new concerns regarding talent management.  While dealing with an improving economy is a welcome change, the challenges presented today are significant, and leaders need to understand the impact on their organization of the following potential issues:
      • Loss of tribal knowledge due to retirements
      • Pent-up demand for formal training
      • Retaining top talent
      • Recruiting new talent

      Due to tough recent economic times and productivity improvements prior to the recent economic crisis, many organizations find themselves with a high percentage of employees who are eligible to retire ...

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      Mentions:   San Francisco

    6. Slow, but steady improvement in female representation in procurement

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jun 10 2013)

      We are currently in the midst of the analysis into the latest of our salary surveys. It seems as though opportunities for women are improving. One of the key findings of our 2012 Salary Survey was the widespread gender inequity found in procurement. Last year, we uncovered that women in purchasing earned 70% of their male equivalents. In addition to this, we detected strong evidence of a glass ceiling, with only 10% of the CPOs in our sample being female. This year the outlook for women has improved. We detect that women earn 77% of their male counterparts – a seven ...

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    7. Sustainability Matters in the Battle for Talent

      Explore HBR Blog Network (May 20 2013)

      Sustainability Matters in the Battle for Talent

      New research shows that employees want to work for companies that make sustainability a priority.  Bain & Company recently surveyed about 750 employees across industries in Brazil, China, India, Germany, the UK, and the U.S. Roughly two-thirds of respondents said they care more about sustainability now than three years ago, with almost that many saying sustainable business is extremely important to them. Interest peaks among employees age 36 to 40 — a young group but not the youngest. Employees expect employers to step up and nurture this growing interest.

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      Mentions:   India   Brazil   Germany

    8. Financial Industry Falling to Meet Needs of New Graduates

      Explore procurementbulletin.com (May 16 2013)

      Financial Industry Falling to Meet Needs of New Graduates

      According to a new survey released by international research firm PwC, the financial industry needs to change its policies regarding upcoming talent or face a serious talent shortage in the years to come. The survey indicated that 55 percent of recent graduates (workers born since 1980) made compromises when they accepted jobs during the height of the recent economic recession, and many are seeking new employers or are willing to accept offers from other employers.

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    9. Red tape, skills shortage top concerns for South African business

      Explore BDlive (May 13 2013)

      Red tape, skills shortage top concerns for South African business

      Excessive regulation and red tape, and a lack of skilled workers are major concerns among South African privately held businesses, the first-quarter Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) released on Monday showed. These factors, the businesses say, are directly restricting their expansion. The report provides insights into the views and expectations of about 3,000 different privately held businesses across 44 economies each quarter. About 150 of these businesses are based in South Africa.

       

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      Mentions:   India   Brazil   Russia

    10. In-house recruitment capabilities gaining sophistication

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (May 9 2013)

      In-house recruitment capabilities gaining sophistication

      Around half of the HR professionals surveyed by Right Management in recent research stated that they would expect to use video or webcam to interview future candidates in the next three years, an increase from 24% in 2012. The increase of HR professionals’ uptake of this method is a sign of the move of parts, if not all, of the stages of the recruitment process in-house. It is now cheaper and easier for companies to reach a wider pool of prospective employees with a reduced need for external recruitment agencies. Interviewing through webcam or video speeds up the initial screening ...

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    11. Procurement Pros Focus on Education and Experience

      Explore ThomasNet News (Apr 8 2013)

      A recent study by Source One Management Services, titled “The Roles of Education & Experience in Procurement,” part of their Procurement & Sourcing Survey Whitepaper Series, finds that while a four-year college degree isn’t necessary for procurement personnel until the higher management levels, experience certainly is – fully 76 percent of procurement staffers have more than 11 years of experience.  New blood is entering the procurement field, “armed with degrees and higher education,” the study found. It predicts that if current trends continue “it will likely further the shift from old school methods rooted in tradition to new school sourcing methods rooted ...

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    12. Lack of female CPOs 'a disappointment'

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Mar 7 2013)

      As International Women's Day takes place today, professionals told SM more needs to be done to increase female representation in senior procurement roles. Robyn Wright, a principal at AT Kearney said: “Women are good buyers, great managers and excellent drivers of category management – CPO [representation is] the disappointment. “For a profession that has 50/50 intake of men and women it’s a shame that this is not the case for the top executive roles. Women are not perceived as great leaders and action needs to be taken.” 

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      Mentions:   Sarah Ellis   BAA

    13. Required skills for CPOs (walking on water optional)

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Feb 25 2013)

      Talent - finding it, nurturing it, and retaining it - is on the mind of virtually every CPO today. In fact, as one recent report from Deloitte shows, it should be on the mind of executives in every area of business.. And the concern is not only to shore up current staffs; it’s also, at least for procurement, important in terms of leaving a legacy. What kind of talent is important for procurement? The ability to walk on water would help, but not many have that talent.

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      Mentions:   Microsoft

    14. Where risk management and talent management come together

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Feb 4 2013)

      Of all the risks CPOs deal with, among the least obvious is personnel. Procurement Leaders recently reported on personnel behavioural risks. Many of those risks are the result of a lack of individual ethics. But, there are other risks directly related to personnel as well. The decisions procurement staffs make - based on their knowledge and experience - on supplier qualifications, the probable direction of commodity prices, the strategy for negotiations, or any of a number of other issues are inherently risky and yet critical to an organization’s success.

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    15. 13 for 2013: Procurement Talent Observations (Part 2)

      Explore Spend Matters (Nov 29 2012)

      Continuing on with our thirteen procurement talent observations and tips as we head into 2013, we come to item number seven.   7. Look for "desperate housewives" who can whip up a mean RFQ. In all non-political seriousness, there is a great arbitrage on women in procurement who want family flexibility but not the consultant or standard travel career path that they were in previously before kids.   Please click here for Part 1 of this . series

       

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    16. What are CPOs' recruitment plans for next year?

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Oct 30 2012)

       We hear much talk about the future of procurement in our events. We hear of ambitious schemes, radical transformations and visionary ideals. But what are people really doing about it? Is the purchasing function gearing up for a brave new world of strategic buying and value-add, or will it be more of the same with a few more well-honed sound bites?     As an early indication of intention, we asked CPOs of their talent management plans.

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    17. Global HR managers face 'pressing challenges'

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Oct 27 2012)

      Global HR managers face 'pressing challenges'

      Human resource experts report there is a "significant dichotomy" between the strategic importance and the perceived effectiveness of HR in companies today leading to "pressing challenges". KPMG’s recent survey, Rethinking Human Resources in a Changing World reveals that, around the world, the HR function currently faces a number of pressing, interconnected challenges - operating in a global, virtual working environment and the need for HR to deliver..................................

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      Mentions:   Asia   KPMG

    18. Growing demand for supplier relationship managers

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Oct 1 2012)

      Demand for supplier relationship managers has increased by 19 per cent  since this time last year, according to recruitment consultancy Badenoch & Clark. The rise in the demand for these roles includes a 5 per cent hike between June and July alone. The company’s latest Talent Spotlight report revealed three key trends in procurement and supply chain.....

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      Mentions:   CIPS   Duncan Ward

    19. The Talent Efficiency Problem: Doing more with less people

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Sep 14 2012)

      "We had to make sweeping changes, but without growing the team," the weary voice on the phone told me this week. The transformation this executive was heading up, he described, was to be the kind that doesn’t cost anything.  Well, he said, that’s what happens when your bosses have faith in you to do more with less.

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    20. Is procurement the new marketing?

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Sep 12 2012)

      Jan Piskadlo, procurement director, emerging markets, APAC & Japan at GlaxoSmithKline, is a firm believer that procurement is a career to rival more traditional options such as marketing or finance, something he expressed during an excellent presentation at the Procurement Leaders Forum in Singapore where he was discussing how to attract generation Y to procurement.

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      Mentions:   Asia   Singapore

    21. The Urgent Need For Talent Upgrade in Supply Chain and Procurement

      Explore Supply Chain Management Review (Aug 14 2012)

      While business services organizations cannot directly control all aspects of talent management, they do have an important role to play in creating a culture that fosters talent and excellence. First, however, they need to upgrade their own talent. As noted in The Hackett Group’s global 2012 study of talent management, there’s been a large shift in the kind of talent that business services organizations need.

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      Mentions:   Hackett Group

    22. Procurement pays. And in more ways than one

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Aug 6 2012)

      If anyone needs proof of the rising status of procurement professionals, all they need to do is read the latest Procurement Leaders Salary Report. The report covers the second quarter of 2012 and it shows average total compensation - salaries and bonuses - of €110,290. On 12 April 2012, when the survey closed, that equaled $145,000.

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      Mentions:   London   CIPS

    23. What will be procurement's most important skills in the next decade?

      Explore Procurement Leaders Network (Jul 24 2012)

      It would be a brave CPO that would put his or her hand up and proclaim themselves ready for the next decade. Anticipating the challenges ahead means challenging themselves as individuals. Giles Breault, Novartis’s global head of productivity and business services and head of the Procurement Leaders advisory board put together an inspirational piece for the latest issue of the magazine asking what those key skills might be and how today’s leaders should be preparing for tomorrow. 

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      Mentions:   Steve Hall   Procurement Leaders Network

    24. China e-commerce growth outstrips talent supply

      Explore zdnet.com (Jul 20 2012)

      China's fast-growing online business industry has put pressure on businesses, who find it hard to find staff with the related qualifications. Four in 10 companies constantly facing high pressures in hiring e-commerce talent, says a report.  Published Thursday, a report (PDF) by the China Electronic Commerce Research Center (CECRC) said another 13.6 percent of companies face a high number of employee loss, while 27.3 percent of businesses find the need to hire monthly.

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      Mentions:   Asia   China

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