Successions can be a tricky affair and history throws up some intriguing leadership succession stories. Tim Cook taking the reigns at Apple was initially met with heavy scepticism, and last year Pandora Media took a leap in announcing a full technology leadership succession.Continue reading
Aside from knowing a potential employee’s education, skills, experience, and other professional attributes, it can be useful to have an overall picture of a candidate’s styles or preferences of behaviour in terms of their personality before making an offer.
Psychometric testing is increasingly being used in the recruitment process to measure a candidates ability in terms of numerical, verbal, logical and critical reasoning. However, measuring preferred styles of behaviour through behavioural assessments helps you as a prospective employer understand other traits that make a candidate a more desirable employee prospect to fit with your organisations culture and values.Continue reading
Procurement leadership is tough enough at the best of times, but there is an added pressure at the moment… attracting top talent.
As a head-hunter who is regularly in touch with top procurement talent, what strikes me is that the best candidates I interview want to join organisations where procurement is seen as a business partner.Continue reading
The workplace is a social environment – there’ll be colleagues new employees get on with, some who become good friends and some they may clash with.Continue reading
Starting at a new company is a nerve wrecking time, so giving new hires support and inclusion will help them feel like they belong and give them the platform they need to perform. Employees who feel valued and appreciated by their leaders are more likely to go above and beyond what is expected in their role and most importantly will be happier within your company.Continue reading
The high level of recent fines has served to highlight the fundamental importance of the CRO to the point that the acronym CRO could now stand for “Court Repellent Officer”!Continue reading
Onboarding is much more than an induction pack, a day spent form filling and an office tour. Onboarding is the first moment of truth a new employee has following your successful attempts to woo them through your recruitment process. Unfortunately a lot of companies drop the ball early on. Imagine showing up on your first day to discover your office isn’t set up, or that there isn’t a clear plan for your induction. What will you tell your significant other when you get asked ‘how was your first day?’Continue reading
I’m sure you are a fantastic Supply Chain Manager. You may have lead teams, saved companies millions of pounds, implemented world-class efficiency and ensured the organisation follows best practice… but do you have the qualities and the right experience to get to the next level?Continue reading
It feels great when after a lengthy hiring process and having avoided the hiring pitfalls you finally find and secure the perfect person for your new role! It’s an exciting time and while bringing a new person on-board can feel like the end of the journey, it’s really only the start. Now is the time you need to shift your focus from one ‘R’ to another; from Recruitment to Retention.Continue reading