Training and Digital learning trends for 2018

With today’s fast evolving corporate world, organizations are expected to adapt to the changing needs of training and improve their learning culture. Everything is evolving: Learners are more demanding, new technologies, new skills, automation, and globalization is expanding our reach. Our ability to adapt to change and how fast we adapt to it often defines […]

Training Best Practices leading to Organizational Success

Organizations have realized that continuous learning and development is a crucial ingredient for success. More and more companies are investing heavily into training and development programs in the hope to increase productivity and profitability. According to the 2017 Training Industry report, the 2017 U.S. training expenditures rose significantly, increasing 32.5% to $90.6 billion. Businesses are […]

Supply Chain trends to watch in 2018

As 2018 approaches, companies are expected to restructure their business model. It is not just about improving the customer experience, but also enhancing customer expectations to redefine brand positioning. With technological innovation, customers and markets are shifting. Digitization and transparency has led to new trends in the supply chain industry. It is essential for businesses to […]

7 Key skills for successful negotiation

Negotiation is the key to business success. Successful negotiation involves good interpersonal and communication skills, used together to bring a desired result. In fact, negotiation is one of the main qualities employers look for when recruiting staff nowadays. This is because a good negotiator can close the best deals, leading to the advancement of an […]

Top Competencies needed by today’s procurement professionals

The Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2016 revealed that some of the main concerns from leaders in the procurement industry were increasing risk levels and a general shortage of skills. Procurement professionals work with suppliers and distributors regularly and therefore need to be able to possess confidence and an awareness of how the industry operates. Besides, the need for staff […]

Practical steps to take to avoid legal challenges in Procurement

A thorough understanding of the legal framework can impact day-to-day procurement. Anybody purchasing goods and services on an organization’s behalf should have sufficient knowledge of contract law to know what the pitfalls might be so that they can recognize them and seek appropriate  legal advice  in a timely manner. It is essential for procurement professionals […]