Procurement Assessments: The problem with selfies

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CPO’s, HR & Trainers should be wary of self-assessments of skill, expertise, and knowledge In the same way that people embellish their CV’s to get a job they also exaggerate their skill set to gain a promotion or raise.  Countless research has shown that self-assessments of skills are often flawed in substantive and systematic ways. The research has found the … Read More

The Future of Procurement Scene 1: Commanding the Stage

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The stage is set in the battle for procurements future: The Future of Procurement: Commanding the Stage The Future of Procurement: Commanding the Stage – The future of the procurement function is a hot topic at the moment. Amongst the more insightful outputs comes from Oxford Economics, who recently published the results of a study that shows the evolution of procurement … Read More

Key Procurement Skills Development for Today: Category Management

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Key Procurement Skills Development for Today: Category Management Key Procurement Skills Development for Today: Category Management – Don’t take that job until you have read this article, where we discuss what it takes to be a successful Category Manager. The upside, the downside, and what to look for in both candidates and employers. So you want to be a Category … Read More

Procurement Skills Gap Analysis: Problems of not completing one

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Procurement Skills Gap Analysis: Problems of not completing one: Problems can arise when you don’t have a  procurement skills gap analysis: CPO’s can plan a strategic capability building program that supports their procurement transformation Procurement Skills Gap Analysis: Problems of not completing one – The proactive identification of your procurement teams bench strength is a key requirement for today’s CPO. … Read More

The strategic role of e-learning in procurement

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The strategic role of e-learning in procurement We look at the strategic role of e-Learning in procurement and why e-learning adoption in procurement training can contribute to the strategic objectives of the organization. The pace of market change represents a particular challenge for today’s organizations, who need to provide continuous learning to employees to avoid the dangers of being out-thought … Read More

Procurement skills and employee career development

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Procurement skills and employee career development Procurement skill’s and employee career development – Build capability and provide opportunities for career progression for your team. Using clearly articulated and differentiated skill requirements across the procurement organization. We take a look at a best practice approach to building procurement capability through employee career development using a skills assessment as the driving tool: CPO’s … Read More

Are you afraid of completing a team procurement skills assessment?

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Are you afraid of completing a procurement skills assessment? Are you afraid of completing a procurement skills assessment? Many CPO’s would like to conduct a reliable skills assessment to understand the knowledge, capabilities and skill’s gap of their team, but don’t act upon it further. The reason for this inaction is often the fear of a negative reaction or ‘kick … Read More

Aligning Procurement Skills to Business Strategy

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Aligning Procurement Skills to Business Strategy The ever changing business environment is placing greater demands upon businesses and requires today’s procurement professionals to develop the skills to maintain alignment with the business strategy and to expand procurement’s scope and depth of influence across the business. Aligning Procurement Skills to Business Strategy. Procurements position in many business has been elevated due … Read More