• The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    10 days ago by Jay Chow

    While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the workplace, the short term will mostly be characterized by iterative solutions intended to buy time and weather immediate concerns.It is uncertain when or if a vaccine for COVID-19 will be discovered, and radical reorganization of the workplace could prove an unnecess...

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  • Diversity & Inclusion: Working From Home is the Key to Diversity

    25 days ago by Jay Chow

    ​No doubt, pandemic forced the global workforce to try on working from home arrangement. Certainly, this could be a very new experience for many companies and individuals. With such experience, 74% of the banking and financial services workforce reports wanting to embrace the working from home model according to a recent poll by our parent company, Phaidon International. Whi...

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  • Alert: Talent Exodus Post-Pandemic

    about 1 month ago by Jay Chow

    ​Talent matters as much or even more than people think. How to avoid a talent exodus post-pandemic?

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  • After Coronavirus: A Better Supply Chain Strategy

    about 2 months ago by Jay Chow

    Top five strategies to create a resilient supply chain that will protect your business from future disruption.

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

    3 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​​​​​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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  • How to Virtually Onboard New Talent

    4 months ago by Katrina Chui

    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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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    5 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​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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  • A Guide to Remote Working for the Supply Chain Sector

    5 months ago by Katrina Chui

    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 

    5 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    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 Andrew McNeilis

    5 months ago by Katrina Chui

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

    5 months ago by Katrina Chui

    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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  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​The supply chain is a demanding and fast-growing sector, especially with the phenomenal rise of the eCommerce supply chain putting pressure on logistics companies to grow and evolve, through hiring top talent to stay competitive.   There is no fast solution to ensuring your company attracts the best talent from a small pool, but there are steps you can take to attract great...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

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

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​An onboarding process doesn’t begin and end with your new employee’s first day within your office. When hiring within Hong Kong’s procurement and supply chain sector, it is essential that you create a thorough onboarding process which will help your new hires quickly integrate within your company culture and start their work confidently and productively.  A truly successful...

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  • How to Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Hong Kong’s job market relies on sourcing exceptional talent from the global job market, and it is often the case that you must be ready and willing to negotiate an attractive salary package while hiring for a skilled, technical or senior role within the procurement and supply chain sector.   When making job offers to some of the best candidates in your sector, it will pay ...

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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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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