February 12, 2013
Despite years as a Big Brother(BB)-free zone, this year I found myself captivated by the programme. There is a strange appeal in watching people and judging them. I guess many of you think there is little worse than watching BB, even fewer would consider being a contestant, yet how many of you allow yourself to be scrutinised by your online public? If you have signed up to Facebook, for example, you are probably being watched. (more…)
December 11, 2012
What’s the next big thing for procurement? The 1980s saw Electronic Data Interchange, Statistical Process Control and Computer Aided Design/ Manufacturing; the 1990s e-procurement; and the noughties heralded the widespread adoption of e-sourcing.
I think collaboration will be the next game-changer – for both procurement and, potentially, for business as a whole. (more…)
March 16, 2012
In a recent SM100 poll, buyers were asked whether they or their department used social media to help them with their day job. The results were evenly matched.
The boom in the use of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn is a revolution in instant communication and advocates swear by its effectiveness in connecting to wider communities of shared interests. For small businesses – particularly of professionals – it has become integrated into their daily life, and most now wouldn’t be without it (despite the occasional time-consuming over-indulgence). (more…)
May 5, 2011
The royal wedding may be over, but its ability to provide a tenuous connection to seemingly unrelated matters continues.
According to staffbay, there has been a 400 per cent rise in the number of people looking for a new job after the wedding and the unexpected good weather.
“It seems all play and no work has given people more time for career reflection or maybe they are just looking for a package that offers more paid annual leave!” said founder Tony Wilmot.
“During periods when we get more time off work, such as during the unprecedented bank holiday period in April, we are given time to reflect on our careers and the back to work blues hits us stronger than at any other time. This spurs us on to make changes in our careers and apply for new jobs.” (more…)