Recruiting experts, Hays conducted a survey of 951 employers to discover what skills are they believe are the most in demand (also, will continue to be in demand going forward). The top five skills turned out to be: Communication (77%), Adaptability (66%), Digital proficiency in relevant new technology (64%), Innovation… Read more.
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… Read more.
When you have a contract with your supplier, it’s the beginning of an on-going relationship. You expect the supplier to keep performing, day after day, like clockwork – delivering goods and services to the same high standard, and always dependable and reliable. After all, they signed the contract. They agreed… Read more.
You’re dealing with a new supplier. You need to draw up a Service Level Agreement, commonly referred to as an SLA. You know you’ve got to cross every t and dot every i. So how do you make sure that you’ve covered all bases? How do you know that your… Read more.
You’ve hired some good procurement people. Their skills are solid. They have experience. They’re a good fit in your organisation. But – are they gun negotiators? Do they consistently get the best deals from suppliers? Are they always focused on YOUR bottom line? If not, it’s time to consider the… Read more.
It’s easy to get excited about the purchase or acquisition of a good or service, especially when it can positively affect the way you do your day-to-day job, but contract management is a fine art that can’t be rushed and needs to be treated with tender, loving care, by all… Read more.
We cannot undermine the value of negotiation skills which is at the center of any business strategic initiatives. Being a good negotiator usually implies more sales motivation, leading to the best deals for the advancement of the organization. Apart from making interesting deals, it also leads to an improved supplier… Read more.