• Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    18 days 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

    2 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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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea 

    3 months ago

    ​Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital opportunity for a company to identify stress points, reduce expenses and test aspiring leaders before they move up. This guide will walkyou through every step you need to take to convince your boss to say yes.   

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    3 months ago

    ​Quitting a role you hate within the procurement and supply chain sector within Hong Kong can be a stressful undertaking. Facing the boss, undertaking a long notice period and navigating tricky exit interviews may sound like a nightmare, but there is value in leaving a role professionally and tactfully rather than simply leaving on the day you hand in your notice and burning...

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    How To Leave Your Job Without Buring Bridges
  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    3 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 Help A New Employee Relocate
  • How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job

    3 months ago

    ​Building relationships with specialist recruitment sectors within the procurement and supply chain sector, even when you are not actively looking for work, can be extremely valuable for your career. Niche recruiters have a deep knowledge of their specialist sector, and will hold strong relationships with both established and up-and-coming employers within the Hong Kong proc...

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    How A Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job
  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    3 months ago

    ​Your first day in your new role within the procurement and supply chain sector in Hong Kong should be viewed as an extension of your interview process, but this time you are required to make a good first impression with everyone in your new employer, not just a select few. Therefore it is best to approach the first day with enthusiasm and confidence, no matter how nervous y...

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    3 months ago

    ​Accepting a new role within the procurement and supply chain sector in Hong Kong can be a fantastic feeling, but before you get excited about your new opportunity, you will need to plan on how to tell your current job that you are planning on leaving. You may not have the best reaction, especially within a sector where skilled workers are in high demand and short supply.   ...

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    How To Resign Your Job And Leave On Good Terms
  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    3 months ago

    ​Roles within the Hong Kong procurement and supply chain sector can be demanding, and when you receive a job offer after an application and interview process, it pays to evaluate the offer against your own needs before accepting the position.  Consider whether you can see yourself covering the day-to-day responsibilities within the role in the long term, and whether you view...

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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    3 months ago

    ​The supply chain moves fast, and new technologies require a growing set of skills and talents from workers. As the Asian ecommerce sector booms, there is more pressure to ensure the procurement and supply chain sector in Hong Kong has a workforce with the right skills to keep the chain running smoothly.  With many companies in Hong Kong choosing to hire globally, skilled wo...

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  • Advancing Women of Colour in STEM

    3 months ago

    ​​90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has hardly moved in recent years. A 2017 survey by Supply Chain Insights found that 72% of respondents identified as male and 57% identified as Caucasian.In this guide, we explore the current ‘state of the union’ for women in colour in STEM-related fields and the underlying processe...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    3 months ago

    ​The procurement and supply chain sector in Hong Kong relies on sourcing exceptional talent from across the globe. It is crucial the right hiring decisions are made to ensure growth and success. When applying for a job in a senior role, you may wind up in what is known as a marathon job interview, where you spend the day immersing yourself in the company and meeting with sev...

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  • Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    3 months ago

    ​The Hong Kong procurement and supply chain sector is a busy and talented job market. Technologically savvy workers are in demand, and it is vital for companies to retain their skilled workers to keep up in a fast-moving sector.  When employers are faced with a talented employee wanting to exit the company, they need to balance the cost of replacing that employee alongside m...

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    5 Reasons Why Counter Offers Are A Waste Of Time And Money
  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    3 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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    How To Reject A Candidate And Gain A Brand Advocate
  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    3 months ago

    ​Working in the procurement and supply chain sector in Hong Kong relies on productive and smooth teamwork and healthy social relationships to keep companies running as smoothly as the chain itself. However, high-pressure situations can lead to toxic behaviour from colleagues who are stressed or difficult to cooperate with.  There is a wide range of toxic behaviour, and it ca...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    3 months ago

    ​Toxic employees can also be brilliant employees, but even if their results are brilliant, behaviour such as gossip and undermining others can bring down whole teams as toxicity spreads. The consequences can be disastrous, as the Hong Kong procurement and supply chain sector relies on productivity and teams which can collaborate to quickly find solutions.   As a team leader,...

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

    3 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?

    3 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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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    3 months ago

    ​According to a review of the supply chain sector in Hong Kong by recruiters Michael Page, the average salary increase between jobs is ten percent. The sector remains busy and competitive, with rapid ecommerce growth and adoption in Asia, leading to a demand for skilled procurement and supply chain workers in Hong Kong.  Working out where you fall on the pay scale in a secto...

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  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    3 months ago

    ​The Hong Kong procurement and supply chain sector is moving quickly as the supply chain itself embraces automation technologies and revolutions such as blockchain. When reviewing CVs for your next hire, it can be hard to find those candidates who show potential for adaptability, growth, or even introducing new ideas to your team.  In the modern labour market, hiring manager...

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