Overcoming Employee Engagement Challenges

Low employee engagement represents a major challenge for various organizations. It is essential that businesses engage with their staff to keep their workforce motivated and productive since the poor employee engagement can lead to a company’s downfall. A 2012 report states that companies around the globe are spending $720 million USD a year on improving […]

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 […]

Optimizing the procurement process to boost efficiency

The role of procurement extends far beyond the belief that procurement’s primary function is to obtain goods and services in response to internal needs. A world-class procurement process aims to optimize the whole process to create significant business value. Procurement optimization leads to a number of benefits and add remarkable value to your organization as a […]

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 […]

Best practices for managing procurement talent

Today the procurement function is getting increased attention as a key contributor to the overall strategic success of a company. During the past few years, procurement has begun to play an increasingly important role in the strategy of organizations. However, there’s a mismatch between the skills the procurement function needs from its employees and their […]

Improving warehouse efficiency through training

A productive warehouse relies heavily on several key aspects – proper shelving, proper storage, proper packaging, well-trained staff and reduced risk. The goal in any warehouse is to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Typically improving efficiency does reduce overall costs. A November 2012 survey found that distribution center managers understand that their warehouses aren’t entirely optimal. But, […]

How to build a proactive workforce for more productivity and competitive advantage?

Today’s business environment can be characterized as evolving continuously. Technology is changing quickly, competition is high, and markets are saturated, which in turn is forcing organizations to have performing business strategies and to operate effectively and efficiently. Employers are challenged to find and retain the best talents within their organization and proactivity is one of the most essential […]