• Performance Over Presence

    20 days ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Change may well be on the horizon and is accelerating exponentially. At the beginning of 2020, many supply chain companies were firmly thrust into a remote working trajectory, a watershed year for digital transformation within the workplace. For the past year, the high-speed mass adoption of flexible working required employers to redefine and re-examine the workplace. If fl...

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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    3 months ago

    ​While we all cannot wait for a brand new start, it can be tricky to put the challenges of 2020 behind us. To learn as much as possible from the adversities we all faced last year, we’d like to suggest that we begin 2021 with a brief period of reflections.

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  • Global Supply Chains: Recovering from 2020

    5 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​COVID-19 has not only disrupted but also challenged global supply chains in unprecedented ways. Multinational organisations have spent decades producing complex global supply chains and networks to maximise efficiency and to minimise cost, while being blind to the impact serious shocks like COVID-19 can have on the entire value chain.McKinsey & Company researchers repo...

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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    7 months ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove arduous for any company. But the process becomes even more challenging when you work within a niche industry or sector. In these situations, a specialist recruiter can help find the perfect candidate for a hard-to-fill role.There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent:Deep ...

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  • REOPEN Strategy for Businesses

    8 months ago by Katrina Chui

    "Are you working from home or back to the office?" The most common line we have all used to kick start on the conversation. However, slowly, we started to see more and more company has reopened. The conversation starter now changed to: "Welcome back, was the reopen smooth?".No doubt, this is the longest duration of the majority of companies have had a remote workforce. First...

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  • The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    9 months 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

    10 months 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, 82% of end-to-end supply chain workforce reports wanting to embrace the working from home model according to a recent poll by our parent company, Phaidon International. While workforc...

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  • Alert: Talent Exodus Post-Pandemic

    10 months 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

    11 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

    12 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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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 

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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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  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    over 1 year 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 Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    over 1 year 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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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    over 1 year 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 Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    over 1 year 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 Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    over 1 year 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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