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Category: Procurement Skills Assessment

Create Leaders In Your Procurement Team

Create leaders in your procurement team

COVID-19 has behaved like a spotlight, exposing faults in our workforce that were disguised by easier times. Now, 88% of respondents to a McKinsey survey report gaps in their procurement capability as a result of the pandemic. Companies are looking to rapidly upskill their employees, which is a shift from…
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3 Ways the New VGPB Policy Can Reduce Your Risk Profile

For many government agencies, getting aligned with the new VGPB goods and services policy is a daunting task. But nothing worth doing is easy, and what the new policy can do for your procurement processes is certainly worth pursuing. Traditionally – and this may sting – public procurement is done…
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Aim for the Stars with a Skills Gap Assessment

So you have some candidates for an open position to interview? Great, but if you want to save some money and time, why not just flip a coin instead? It may sound trite, but the standard 30-minute interview gives you little more than a 50/50 chance of picking the right…
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The New VGPB policy is a Massive Opportunity – if you do it right

Let’s agree on one thing: the new VGPB goods and services policy looks daunting. It’s unlikely that many VGPB expansion agencies will be currently compliant with it and getting there is a complex and sometimes confusing process. However, there’s no denying the benefits this policy can bring to your organisation….
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Be at the Forefront of Digital Transformation

digital transformation

Big events have the knack of etching themselves into our cultural timeline. Previous generations spoke of pre-war and post-war, and now, it seems, current generations have their own reference point: pre- and post-COVID. Only the events that clearly mark a point of change in our society achieve this privilege, and…
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Contingent Workers: You Never Stop Learning

Contingent workers

Life is full of things that come and go. Friends, money, health, a 32-inch waistline. Education, however, is the one thing you get to hold on to for life. Once you have it, no one can take it away from you. Continually building upon it and developing skills is any…
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The gig economy and contingent workers – the new normal

The gig economy

What do you think of when you hear the phrase “workers in the gig economy”? Uber drivers? Freelancers working through apps like Fiverr and Airtasker? Maybe you’re old school and still think of “gigs” as something musicians perform. Yet gig workers are everywhere, including in corporate boardrooms. Marketing consultants, data…
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The 6 Key Skills You’ll Need to Support Business Recovery Post-Pandemic

Life used to be simple. There were blue collar workers and white collar workers. You either wore denim to the factory or starched and pressed whites to the office. Now, though, the coronavirus lockdown has introduced a “new” collar. The pyjama shirt collar. When we begin to leave lockdown, some…
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Procurement in the Roaring ’20s

Procurement 2020

“May you live in interesting times”. A blessing or a curse? Perhaps that’s something to be determined in hindsight but, right now, it’s looking like 2020 will be an interesting year. At least. It has certainly started on fire, with significant parts of Australia in flames. At multiple fire fronts,…
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Skill gaps – who cares?

Do you care about skill gap?

Did you hear about the Japanese Minister of Cyber Security who doesn’t know how to use a computer or anything about Cyber Security? That’s a massive skill gap, despite the assertion by Yoshitaka Sakurada that he has skilled bureaucrats backing him up. The Minister suggests that his biggest job is…
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