• Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    18 days ago by Jay Chow

    ​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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  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

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

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

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

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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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    The Sign Of Burnout At Work And What To Do About It
  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 by Katrina Chui

    ​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 Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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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    How To Survive A Marathon Interview Process
  • Why You Should Always Decline a Counter Offer

    7 months ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​“We’ll match what they’re offering.” It’s a moment that can catch you off guard. You’ve done the difficult bit, after all. You’ve survived marathon interview rounds, had your experience and expertise challenged, and come out on top – success, you’ve been offered the job! The only thing left to do was to rip off the band-aid and hand in your resignation. Unfortunately, your ...

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  • To interview or not to interview: how to decide whether to go for a job that may not seem perfect

    9 months ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​Here’s your dilemma: a recruiter or hiring manager has come across your CV. They found you on LinkedIn and approaches you with an interview opportunity that you haven’t sought out. The problem is that the role doesn’t seem, well, perfect. It’s not exactly what you want, and you didn’t even apply for it. So what do you do? Do you go for the interview or not? Randy Chan, Head...

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  • How Working with a Specialist Recruiter Can Help Advance Your Career

    almost 2 years ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​​Upon reaching Senior Executive level, the number of opportunities available for career development begins to decrease, while the competition increases. As you reach the competitive leadership positions, it’s vital to differentiate yourself from the other candidates in the market.In many circumstances, working with a specialist recruiter will help give you an edge when it c...

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  • Contract or Perm – Which is the Right Route For You?

    almost 2 years ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​Although the traditional career pathway often leads directly to a full-time permanent role, there are other modes of work that might better suit certain styles of working and circumstances. Temporary and contractor roles are common, especially in industries such as business change and transformation, and have their own unique benefits and drawbacks.If you’re considering swi...

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