Traits of a Top Procurement Officer: Persistence

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Last month, we shared details about the need for your procurement officials to hone their negotiation skills to achieve success. But that isn’t the only important trait for qualified professionals in the procurement field. This month, we’ll discuss another: persistence. Rarely are first offers what your company wants, so you have to be persistent to… Read more »

How Do Procurement Departments Partner With An MSP?

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Your procurement department may wear many hats. Sourcing services, including a contingent workforce, is just one function. How can a procurement department partner with a managed service provider to help them maintain quality, get the services they need, and reach the company-wide goals? Can an MSP, along with a vendor management system, benefit you and your department? Let’s take a closer… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Recent Sick Pay Legislation

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In the U.S., there are no federal requirements for sick leave. On the surface, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) establishes what employers need to provide for workers but it doesn’t have infinite reach. Most employers with over 50 employees need to provide long-term leave to eligible employees, but this is usually unpaid. But… Read more »

What A Possible Recession Means for the Contingent Labor Market

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The prediction of another recession is in the air. Since the last time, starting in 2007 with effects lasting to 2010 and later, the gig economy began to flourish. While many workers struggled without employment, some embraced contingent work to help them get by as the financial picture recovered. But some people didn’t leave the… Read more »

Traits of a Top Procurement Officer: Negotiation Skills

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Your procurement department staff has a very important job. They are responsible for selecting the vendors your company uses, determining terms of payment, vetting partners, purchasing, and the negotiation of contracts. All of this means that your top procurement officer should have one specific skill: negotiation. So how do procurement professionals get these skills and… Read more »

How a VMS Can Help You Find More Qualified Hires

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A VMS, or Vendor Management System, is designed to help your company find and hire qualified employees on both a permanent and temporary basis. While it’s a method of managing hiring, how can it help you find the most qualified candidates for your open positions? A VMS can speed up the process, allowing you to… Read more »

How Do You Know When You’ve Outgrown Your MSP?

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Do you think you’ve outgrown your current managed services provider? There are a lot of reasons to consider a change, and if your MSP is simply no longer working for you, it may be time to make that switch. But how do you know for sure? Here are just a few things you should be… Read more »

5 Ways to Adapt to a Changing Workforce

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There are many reasons you need to consider preparing your team for change in the workplace. Not only will a changing workforce affect your management team, other employees, and the end users of your products or services, it will affect the incoming workers within your company’s ecosystem. But adapting to change in the workforce doesn’t have to… Read more »

Choosing the Appropriate VMS for Your Business

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Your vendor management system is there to work overtime behind the scenes to ensure you’re productive and efficient. How do you know whether you have the right system in place? If you’re looking to implement or upgrade a vendor management system (VMS), there are some things you can do to ensure you’re choosing the right one…. Read more »

10 Tips for Increasing Work Productivity

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How productive are you when you’re in the office? Regardless of how many hours you spend at your desk, are you really making the most of that time? Productivity isn’t just about trying to cram more work into your already–busy schedule. It’s about learning the natural ebbs and flows of your personal work style to… Read more »