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  • UK Recruitment Activity August 2023

    Posted on Monday, September 11, 2023 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    Discover the latest labour market insights: Unprecedented drop in permanent placements, temporary billings decline, and high pay pressures persist despite increasing candidate supply. Expert insights reveal a complex landscape with sector-specific demands, highlighting the vital role of skills investment for long-term economic prospects. Read more here: REC and KPMG report on UK Jobs Aug 2023

  • How to land a Senior Supply Chain Job

    Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    How to Land a Senior Supply Chain Job The world of supply chain management in the UK is on the rise, and the demand for experienced senior professionals in this field has never been greater. If you're eager to snag a senior supply chain position, let's explore the strategies that can set you on the right path. Stay Ahead of the Curve: In the dynamic landscape of supply chain, staying current is ...

  • Smart Questions to Ask at an Interview

    Posted on Monday, July 31, 2023 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    Don’t underestimate the power of asking good questions at your interview. Carefully selecting your interview questions will benefit you by: Gaining more information about the role and company. After all an interview is a two-way process. You need to know if you want the job. Demonstrate that you are interested in the company and position . Asking appropriate questions for the position and ...

  • Powerful Verbs - create impact on your CV

    Posted on Friday, July 14, 2023 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    Your CV serves as your professional marketing tool, showcasing your skills, experiences, and achievements to potential employers. While it's crucial to highlight your qualifications, the way you convey your accomplishments can make a significant impact. One effective way to enhance your CV's effectiveness is by incorporating powerful verbs. Powerful verbs inject energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of ...

  • Tennis ball madness - Wimbledon Supply Chain

    Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2023 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    Hey tennis enthusiasts! Did you know that the annual Wimbledon tournament alone uses a whopping 55,000 tennis balls? That's just a drop in the bucket compared to the more than 300 million tennis balls made globally each year! 🎾😮 But here's the fun part: tennis balls have a secret life beyond the court. 🌟✨ From mischievous pranks to dreaming of becoming watermelons, these fuzzy little creatures ...

  • Unlocking the Power of Supply Chain: Why Gen Z Should Embrace the Adventure

    Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    Unlocking the Power of Supply Chain: Why Gen Z Should Embrace the Adventure Hey, Gen Z! Ready to embark on a thrilling career path that will shape the future of businesses worldwide? Look no further than the dynamic world of supply chain! Defining the Supply Chain Adventure: Supply chain is the intricate network that brings products and services from their inception to the hands of consumers. It ...

  • Hiring Gen Z

    Posted on Thursday, July 6, 2023 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    Procurement and Supply Chain is inherently multidisciplinary, which makes it a great option for Gen Z. Gen Z as a cohort will make up 27% of the workforce by 2025 and 30% by 2030, you are likely to already have many “zoomers” already in your organisation. Recruitment and retention of this cohort will be essential to the life blood of any organisation. So, who are Gen Z and what makes them ...

  • A Guide to Procurement for Gen Z

    Posted on Wednesday, July 5, 2023 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    What is Procurement? Procurement is the process of purchasing goods and services for an organisation, whether it's a large corporation, government agency, non-profit group, or local government. While the specific items procured may vary, the overall objective remains consistent: to find the best products and services that meet the organisation's requirements while staying within budget. For ...

  • KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs - June 2023

    Posted on Saturday, July 1, 2023 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    Introducing the UK Report on Jobs, a comprehensive guide to the dynamic UK labour market. The key takeaways from the June edition are as follows: Uncertainty hampers staff recruitment: Companies hesitate to hire due to economic uncertainties, resulting in decreased permanent staff appointments. Temporary staff billings show a mild increase. Rapid rise in candidate supply: Staff availability rises ...

  • Beyond Salary: Negotiating Other Perks When Your Desired Salary Isn't Attainable

    Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 by Barbara RobertsonNo comments

    Negotiating a salary can be a crucial aspect of any job offer, but there may be instances where you find yourself unable to secure the exact figure you had in mind. However, this doesn't mean that you have to settle for less than you deserve. While salary negotiations often take center stage, there are numerous other factors you can leverage during the negotiation process to improve your overall ...