Delegates at a roundtable in London, held in partnership with Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer, considered ‘the future world of work and what it means for procurement professionals’. Rapid developments in technology are reshaping supply chains and transforming the way that procurement professionals deliver value.
So far in 2018 we have seen an increase in demand for certain skills within the procurement marketplace, largely due to increased company growth as well as organisational change.
Looking back at employment trends in 2017 we can say it was certainly a year of ups and downs, however, ultimately one with lots of positives to take with us into 2018. The UK has performed well compared to other G7 countries with the employment rate reaching around 75%, a record high.
I recently attended a training course focused on the future of recruitment and what a good recruiter needs to be doing in an ever changing industry to stay at the forefront of their market. It was a very insightful session which brought up lots of food for thought!
In the modern age of a candidate led market place, prospective new hires are aware more than ever that a potential requirement for their skills outstrips supply.
In every industry there is always an opportunity to negotiate, in recruitment we negotiate on terms of business to supply staff whether it be on a permanent or contract basis and in procurement negotiation is a key tool to achieving value for money.
As a lover of psychology and behavioural science, one theory that was mentioned in discussions that has really excited me is Game Theory. I have conducted some further reading of blogs and journals online and have one example below that I would like to discuss with you now.
I must admit I am not the most technology savvy of people around and this was highlighted recently as I jetted off with my family for our summer holiday. I was surprised to find no TV’s on board our aeroplane despite it being a highly reputable airline operator. Okay it was short-haul, but still no TV’s?
Just like the candidates we work with, us recruiters change companies too. Two weeks ago it was my turn to walk into a new office and start with a new business.
I joined Executive Network Group’s specialist brand Procurement People, a team that is the most networked agency within the sector for candidates.
Procurement People are pleased to announce the charity that we will be supporting and raising funds for in 2017 will be Rethink Mental Illness. In partnership with our sister businesses in Executive Network Group; The HSE Network and Network HR Recruitment, we will be holding various event fundraisers to support this very important cause.