• The Five Soft Skills You Need For Remote Working in The Near Future

    5 days ago

    ​After Covid-19: The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote WorkingThanks to everyone being extra cautious to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Asia is slowly returning back to the “real” normal.In Hong Kong and China, most companies and factories have reopened. Although we are all hoping our work environment will return to the way it is before, much of the global workforce is s...

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  • Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    13 days ago

    ​​​​​In the procurement and supply chain industry in Asia-Pacific, many hiring managers have endured the length and breadth of the talent shortage. For years, many job post have been met with a trickle of responses, so much so that you have waited nervously to see if the source finally dries up.In 2020, this is likely to look different. As many companies make drastic cuts to...

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  • Job Confidence Index Report 2020

    20 days ago

    ​Throughout Q1 2020, health concerns amid the Coronavirus outbreak have made a visible dent in today's economy not just within APAC, but also on a global scale as business leaders are scrambling to minimise the ripple effects to their global supply chains.China’s manufacturing is significantly important as it is linked to the rest of the world’s supply chains Whilst an estim...

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  • How to Navigate A Difficult Job Market

    27 days ago

    ​While Asia is slowly coming back to the real normal, the Covid-19 has rattled markets and the global economy, leading to increased unemployment. Whether you are actively looking for a new job or have decided to move, we have put together this guide to help supply chain and procurement professionals navigate these challenging times. Read on to discover how to hide, move or t...

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  • How Supply Chain is Securing Business-Critical Talent

    about 2 months ago

    Meeting Demand with the Right TalentThe Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside great disruptions to the supply chain. High demand alongside constrained labour and resource capacity in manufacturing and logistics have created critical shortages for medical equipment and essential consumer goods.How is recruitment i...

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  • Being Business Critical in the New Virtual Workplace

    2 months ago

    ​The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history. However, for Supply chain and procurement professionals, it might be a bit of a struggle as it is less common in general to work remotely. Due to the fact that you have to go to factories and be onsite to check on processes and qualities.With working-from-home, it has rapidly cha...

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  • How to Virtually Onboard New Talent

    2 months ago

    Hiring managers, you put a lot of time and effort into securing a business-critical hire for your procurement or supply chain team. Given the Covid-19 epidemic, end-to-end supply chain talent is more important than ever before to ensure people have access to critical supplies, resources and equipment.With now factories in China are back to operations. This is an essential ti...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    3 months ago

    ​As the coronavirus epidemic continues, more of us will be working from home. During this time, it is more likely that a candidate will be asked to interview via video conference call.If you are applying for a competitive executive role based in Hong Kong, it is likely you will be asked to complete a video interview early in the candidate process. Video interviews have grown...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    3 months ago

    ​During the Covid-19 epidemic, many of us in Hong Kong are grappling with a new reality. While some companies in the procurement & supply chain sector are slowing down their hiring process, this is an opportune moment to use technology to your advantage and get ahead of the competition to secure business-critical talent.  As a hiring manager, using video calling software...

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  • The Impact of the Coronavirus to the Supply Chain

    3 months ago

    ​The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted supply chains worldwide regarding parts, labour and government restrictions. The last large-scale health scare came in the face of the SARS outbreak in 2003, which had a significant impact on the supply chains of China. However, since 2003, China’s supply chains are contrastingly gargantuan in size and now account for 16% of global GDP...

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  • A Guide to Remote Working for the Supply Chain Sector

    3 months ago

    What Impact has Coronavirus had on the Hong Kong Supply Chain Sector?Health care systems and health organisations worldwide have been caught off guard by the outbreak of the Coronavirus, with businesses in Hong Kong no exception. The World Health Organisation (WHO), has officially declared the outbreak a global emergency and have provided a swift response in turn. Steps have...

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  • ​How to Attract Women to Supply Chain Roles in Asia 

    3 months ago

    There is no one-size-fits-all solution to addressing gender diversity and workforce equality in Asia. While the region shares an upward economic trajectory, the pace of development varies significantly between countries. And so, too, does the advancement of women’s participation in the workforce. In developing countries, most of the workforce remains heavily dependent on agr...

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  • ​International Women's Day 2020: An interview with Deepa Shahani

    3 months ago

    Last year, we have discussed gender diversity within procurement and E2E supply chain through webinar. During the session, Peter Lim, Head of Procurement, China at HSBC has shared with us the diversity struggle within the industry.Now we come to International Women’s Day, what does #EachForEqual mean to the Procurement & Supply Chain function in the Asia Pacific? How do ...

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  • ​International Women's Day 2020: An interview with Andrew McNeilis

    3 months ago

    ​​​​As the managing director for a recruitment business across APAC and a parent of three boys and one girl, what does gender equality mean in Hong Kong for Andrew McNeilis? How do we get equal status between male and female in the job market?This year's International Women's Day's campaign is #EachforEqual. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and action...

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  • Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    4 months ago

    ​Coming back from holiday is real painful, especially if that day is a Blue Monday. Supply chain and procurement professionals - if you have ever outsourced any production to China, you’re probably familiar with the long Chinese New Year break. Chinese offices and factories are closed for about three weeks. You have to rush to ship product before they shut down. After the ...

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  • Webinar: Gender Diversity in Procurement and E2E Supply Chain

    6 months ago

    ​Over 75% of CEOs consider gender diversity to be a top priority, according to research by McKinsey & Company, but gender balance in E2E supply chain firms is not changing. There are still too few women in senior, business-critical roles. Why does this matter? Failure to improve gender diversity profoundly impacts the bottom line. Study after study demonstrate that diver...

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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    7 months ago

    ​Employer relocation programmes are growing in popularity to help attract global talent to the Hong Kong procurement and supply chain sector. As eCommerce and other technologies grow and transform the sector, employees with specific technical skill sets can bring a lot of value and innovation to a new company.   Relocation policies don’t only require financial assistance, bu...

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    7 months ago

    ​When hiring within the procurement and supply chain sector within Hong Kong, it is likely that any job you post will receive more applications than you needed. Though responding to all of these applications will take up time, it is essential to keep a positive employer brand through a polite and considered rejection process for unsuccessful candidates.  If you reject candid...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    7 months ago

    ​A global survey by American health insurance company Cigna classed Hong Kong as the fifth most stressed population in the world - with 92% of correspondents reporting feelings of stress and anxiety at work. Stress at work can be due to high-pressure environments, and can lead to crashes in productivity and morale in motivated workers.    As the demands of work increase, the...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    7 months ago

    ​A good leader will show genuine interest and investment in the lives and careers of their employees. Providing constructive feedback with actionable suggestions for improvement and skill development is one of the many ways your boss can support you in developing your skills and career.   A busy boss who has no time to spend to discuss your career can have the opposite effec...

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