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4 Steps to Address the Skills Gap

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The pandemic was a torture test for the procurement industry, applying immense pressure and exposing considerable fault lines. 86% of respondents to a McKinsey survey believe they are currently facing significant gaps in procurement capability directly as a result of COVID-19. More broadly, 87% of companies say they are facing…
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Which Soft Skills Are Pivotal To Procurement in 2022?

Digitisation has been the buzzword within the procurement industry for the last decade. As such, the focus on soft skills has weakened – until now. A McKinsey Global Survey on reskilling has found that the skills with the biggest increase in focus fall into the social and emotional categories. So,…
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Fast-track Your Career with the IFPSM Certification

Contract management, project management, category management, strategy, negotiation… a procurement officer needs to be skilled in many areas to adequately perform their role. With the rise of digital applications within the industry, such as AI and machine learning, the skill base is only getting broader. It goes without saying that…
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The 6 Competencies You Need for Digital Procurement

Digitising the procurement function is your number one priority. Along with nearly all procurement teams worldwide, you’ve already started this process. Unfortunately, you’ve no doubt discovered significant skills gaps preventing you from taking full advantage of all that digitisation has to offer. You’re not alone. 83% of respondents to an…
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How A Skills Gap Analysis Can Streamline Your Professional Development

Procurement departments are dealing with two key pressure points right now. The first one is a skills shortage, which is hurting industries the world over. The second is the pandemic, which has placed more demand on procurement officers than ever before. The fact is, more is being demanded from fewer,…
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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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Employee benchmarking is the answer to a widespread skills shortage

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Globally, procurement departments are suffering from a skills shortage. Employee benchmarking is the only way to know what areas need addressing and where you can gain a competitive advantage. New demands require new skills The perception of procurement has changed. Once considered a back-office function that existed solely to cut…
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