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Mentoring for Wisdom 1920 1080 peopleadmin

Mentoring for Wisdom

Everyone within a corporate or entrepreneurial environment often states the following: I wish I had a mentor. I wish I had someone that I could learn the nuances of how to navigate the spaces within the work environment I am in (company culture) within the industry I am in, within the function. Mentors don’t find…

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Soft Digital Skills 2240 1260 peopleadmin

Soft Digital Skills

Well-rounded, highly developed soft skills are invaluable to business success in this digital era but what are they and why are they important? While soft skills can at times be more difficult to develop than hard skills, they are arguably equally important for success in business. Hard skills concern an employee’s ability to do a…

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Emotional Intelligence – The Game Changer 624 432 peopleadmin

Emotional Intelligence – The Game Changer

Emotional Intelligence, the Critical Skills 2020 and beyond In the 2015 World Economic Forum Future Jobs report it was stated that Emotional Intelligence would be one of the top 10 skills needed in 2020. This was confirmed now in 2020 in the actual data from LinkedIn, where Emotional intelligence was top 5 of most in…

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The Changing Face of Supply Chain 604 533 peopleadmin

The Changing Face of Supply Chain

There is no denying that Supply Chain Management is critical to the overall performance of an organisation, yet how integrated it has become in many organisations’ overall strategies, is a matter of debate. In future, specialists who focused on cost containment will be extinct, replaced by business leaders and professionals who innovate, influence and implement.…

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TCO applies Equally to your Human Assest 600 400 peopleadmin

TCO applies Equally to your Human Assest

Recruitment is vital, but often neglected, part of a company’s supply chain. As it is often thought to be a “one-off” process, the laws of business governing other procurement processes are often not applied to the acquisition of an organisation’s greatest asset – its human recourses.  By way of example, the concept of Total Cost…

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Supply management. CPO to CEO 1410 790 peopleadmin

Supply management. CPO to CEO

For procurement to be a constructive force strategically and execute the business strategy, these professionals need to be able to engage and influence at an executive level and cross functionally. Procurement specialists need to drive innovation and implement efficiency across multiple supply chains from point of source by demonstrating sharp business acumen, says People Shop…

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South Africa’s Perfect Talent Storm (Part 1) 939 504 peopleadmin

South Africa’s Perfect Talent Storm (Part 1)

South Africa’s Talent “Perfect Storm” The next wave in Supply Chain will be fueled by the constrained global economic market, which places a question mark around commercial competitiveness and business sustainability. In short, these goals are on the CEO’s agenda and Supply Chain can lead the transformation required for business growth. The timing is perfect…

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Recruitment 4.0 :Emotional Intelligence 939 529 peopleadmin

Recruitment 4.0 :Emotional Intelligence

of the new digital business, finding the “right” candidate has become more important than ever before, yet we are still using old methods in the hopes of new people and new outcomes. Line managers check lists consist of candidate’s academic prestige, technical skills, and blue-chip affiliations. I understand the importance that these requirements may play…

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Preparing for an Interview 939 435 peopleadmin

Preparing for an Interview

Business of yester year, was about what you knew, yesterday it was about who you know. Today it is about who knows you and more importantly what do they know or believe about you. The past, success was based on skills and networking. Our current social media and technology age, as brought strangers into our…

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Imagineering Your Way Through Your Supply Chain Management Career 939 849 peopleadmin

Imagineering Your Way Through Your Supply Chain Management Career

There is no denying that the Supply Chain Management is critical to the overall of an organisation, yet how integrated it has become in many organisations’ overall strategies, is a matter of debate. What we can agree on, is that the way we interact with our customers and suppliers has changed dramatically for most companies,…

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Career Clinic: Assessing the Vitals of your Procurement Career 595 412 peopleadmin

Career Clinic: Assessing the Vitals of your Procurement Career

A trend we have seen from daily interaction within the procurement and supply management profession (P&SM) is professionals taking up the first available job rather than carefully considering their career opportunities. The result for the employer is lower levels of engagement, loss of productivity and poor staff retention. The effect for the individual is a…

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The “A” candidate (vs) The “B” candidate 895 449 peopleadmin

The “A” candidate (vs) The “B” candidate

Its becoming more and more apparent that we are dealing with a “skills gap” in today’s job market. Organisations are desperately trying to fill positions, spending months on recruitment processes, but cannot find the right caliber of candidates with the skill set to meet their requirements. We are finding that organisations are increasingly looking for…

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