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Silent Victims: The Moral Cost of Electric Cars
April 12, 2023
As the world transitions to electric vehicles to reduce carbon emissions, it's essential to recognise the ethical and moral implications of the carbon shift. It's Procurement's role to ensure that their suppliers operate ethically and sustainably. Procurement must acknowledge the immoral side of lithium Ion batteries in electric cars that involves exploitation, including child labour.
Procurements conscious "Degree" bias
March 10, 2023
Bias is everywhere. It permeates our work and personal lives, influencing our decisions and the people we associate with. Sometimes, it's so subtle that we don't even realise we're doing it. The positive news is that businesses are waking up to the damage biased decision-making can cause in hiring, and many are taking steps to address the problem. However, one insidious form of bias is commonly "overlooked," and it's time we talked about it: Procurement's conscious "Degree" Bias and why this is hampering the procurement market.
Why the Job Spec is Dead: An Obituary for the job spec?
February 22, 2023
The old saying goes, "Behind every great company, there are great people." Yet, when it comes to hiring, many companies treat potential employees like commodities rather than individuals with unique talents, experiences, and personalities. This is where the job spec comes in, or rather, came in.
Why Procurement Needs a Cool Makeover
February 15, 2023
Regardless of your position in the procurement hierarchy, how many of you reading this article can still relate to the above quote? Many of the CPOs with whom I have spoken continue to wonder why what they and their teams do is not seen as a "cool career" - especially by the new generation.
Debunking the "Normal" Myth
May 24, 2023
How many times have we heard the term "Normal"? Countless, I'm sure. Well, let me share a little secret—it's all a myth! "Normal" is a vague concept that varies from person to person, from situation to situation. As I keep telling my kids, there is no such thing as 'Normal."
How does procurement build its brand?
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May 05, 2023
I have wanted to get someone from finance on the podcast for a long time, so I am thrilled to welcome the Finance Director for HSBC UK, Mathew Pearce, to answer the question: “How does procurement build its brand?”