What Is Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Why Is It Important?

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Recruitment process outsourcing is slightly different than traditional recruiting or other HR functions. In this instance, an RPO allows a company to outsource all or part of its recruiting services to a partnering provider. In this sense, and RPO becomes an extension of your company’s HR or recruiting processes. So why is working with an RPO important,… Read more »

Traits of a Top Procurement Officer: Relationship Building

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Over the last two months, we’ve taken a closer look at some of the critical traits that procurement professionals bring to their careers. First, we looked at negotiation skills and then dove into persistence. But there are many soft skills that good procurement officers should possess. Another essential tool is relationship building. For instance, when you work with a… Read more »

How Should Your Company Be Reacting to the Increasing Legalization of Marijuana?

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Canada may have set the bar in North America for legalizing cannabis. And many individual U.S. states have passed laws making medical and recreational marijuana legal for their residents, though it’s still federally illegal. But with these new regulations, how do employers keep up? How should your company be reacting to the legalization of marijuana policy based… Read more »

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 »

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 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 »