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Skill gaps – who cares?

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 skills 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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7 Tips to Shine During EOFY Period

Because time waits for no one! At the end of financial year – motivation definitely drives decisions, and there is no shortage of motivation from stakeholders to purchase nor suppliers to sell. This is a match made in heaven and an opportunity for you to really shine. Whilst the current…
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Who is responsible for your procurement competency development?

LEAP Academy of procurement

EdAssist and the University Phoenix explored the question of “who is responsible” for their study titled “The Real Story Behind Career Development: Who is Responsible?” found a marked difference in perspective between workers and managers. Most workers believe that it is the responsibility of their employers’ to help develop their…
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Can robots take your procurement job?

Procurement Robots

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is here and, for the most part, it is a great innovation. Procurement chiefs have long lamented that their teams spend too much time on administrative tasks and not enough on “growth-enhancement” activities. Robots in Procurement can readily assume these mundane tasks thereby freeing up intellectual…
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Are you the grand-master negotiator that you THINK you are?

Negotiator

There is a negotiation skills gap. This gap arises because negotiation is usually a skill that we acquire through practice and observation. We start by observing our parents, how they negotiate or don’t negotiate with us as children. As we grow up, most people pick up negotiation skills informally from…
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