Why Recruitment Processes Fail

- February 26, 2015 4:24 AM | Categories:

We welcome another post on our Procurement Talent theme, this time from Simon Edbury, Director at Edbury Daley, global procurement recruitment experts.   What is the definition of a failed recruitment process? Time to hire is a key metric used by Human Resources and internal recruitment specialists when judging the success of their hiring projects. So perhaps the question should be why do recruitment processes end up taking much longer than the business wanted? The most problematic and time-consuming vacancies are those where essentially the process has to be restarted because of a declined job offer or where none of the candidates […]

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Rifkind and Straw in Trouble – Links Between Politicians and Government Suppliers Hit the Headlines

- February 26, 2015 12:21 AM | Categories:

Westminster blue night This week, two politicians, ex Foreign Secretaries both, have been in the news having been caught in a sting operation saying they could help private firms for cash. Jack Straw spoke of using his influence “under the radar” and Sir Malcolm Rifkind that he could arrange “useful access” to every British ambassador. Rifkind and Straw, whose day rates for consulting work appear to be £10-16,000 and £5,000 respectively, are now in trouble, and more of their activities are being questioned. So Rifkind is a Director of a firm, Alliance Medical, that recently won an NHS contract to provide cancer scan […]

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Reshoring – Is It Really Happening and What Are the Benefits?

Nancy Clinton - February 25, 2015 7:30 AM
In this post from Milan Panchmatia, Director at 4C Associates, Milan considers the benefits of ‘reshoring’ and takes a look at some UK-based businesses which have successfull... more ▸

Civil Service Learning Contract – More Flak for Capita and Crown Commercial Service

Peter Smith - February 25, 2015 4:30 AM
We covered yesterday the issues that have surfaced around the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Contingent Labour contract; now let’s look at their Civil Service Learning contract, ... more ▸

Spend Analytics – the Next Generation

Peter Smith - February 25, 2015 12:43 AM
We are rapidly approaching the first of this year’s BravoSolution Real World Sourcing workshops on March 11th with me leading on Spend Analytics – the Next Generation. I’m go... more ▸

Recognising the Procurement Talent of the Future

Nancy Clinton - February 24, 2015 7:30 AM
The traditional role of the procurement professional is changing and a new skill set is now required to manage the economic landscape in which we currently operate. As part of our ... more ▸

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Feb. 9 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - February 13, 2015 2:45 AM
Welcome to this week's Best of Roundup - giving you the greatest and latest in the Spend Matters Network. Enjoy!... more ▸

The Future of B2B E-Commerce in the Extended Supply Network pro

Pierre Mitchell - February 12, 2015 2:41 AM
We have previously reported on Amazon’s recent foray into B2B via e-procurement applicat... more ▸

Spikes Cavell Goes to Xchanging: Product Summary and Analysis pro

Kaitlyn McAvoy - February 11, 2015 2:41 AM
Last week, Xchanging announced it is acquiring Spikes Cavell, perhaps the largest global public sector spend analytics provider (measured by customer count), albeit still very smal... more ▸

Invoiceware Solves E-Invoicing Specific Country-by-Country Challenges pro

Kaitlyn McAvoy - February 10, 2015 2:18 AM
Latin American e-invoicing requirements vary significantly on a country-by-country basis. Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Peru and Colombia all have – or will... more ▸

Invoiceware Targets E-Invoicing Localization for Latin America and Hits a Bulls Eye pro

Kaitlyn McAvoy - February 9, 2015 2:39 AM
Having and maintaining IT systems (ERP) processes and functionalities that meet government requirements of more than one country has always been a challenge for companies and provi... more ▸

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Feb. 2 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - February 6, 2015 10:03 AM
Welcome back to our weekly roundup, where we give you the most noteworthy articles published around the Spend Matters Network this week. Enjoy and Happy Friday!... more ▸