It’s becoming more apparent that we are dealing with a skills gap in today’s job market, points out executive coach, leadership & talent strategist, and founder / managing director of People Shop in Cape Town. Chantal Kading. Organisations are desperately trying to fill positions, spending months on recruitment processes, but cannot find the right calibre […]
Do you live to work or work to live? This vital question is posed by Executive Coach and Leadership & Talent Strategist, Chantal Kading, founder and managing director of People Shop in Cape Town. Achieving a successful work-life balance is not easy, she elaborates in this article, because it implies that the scales must be
The question, says Cape Town green economy leader Jaisheila Rajput, is whether you should be focusing on ESG or sustainability or treating them as the same thing. Here she gives her views which will undoubtedly help to clarify the matter for many. ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) on the one hand, and sustainability on the
SEIFSA Price and Index Pages Report – September 2022 The aim of this report is to analyse fuel costs and the exchange rate relating to the period January – August 2022. Fuel Costs and Nominal Exchange rate The surge in Brent Crude Oil prices against the backdrop of the Russia and Ukraine situation has had
In this article we unpack some of the comments posted during a recent poll on this topic. Smart Procurement World (SPW) recently ran a straw poll on LinkedIn. The question that was asked was simply “Should procurement report to finance?”. The poll garnered an impressive 669 votes with 66% saying ‘No’ and 34% saying ‘Yes’.
By Lucy Patchett A negotiation model has been developed encompassing steps to ensure that procurement professionals think “more broadly and deeply” about the process. Colin Linton, Director at business training and consultancy firm Gidea Solutions, spoke to CIPS in the podcast SPEED Negotiation Process about the model that he has developed through his research into
FluxMans Attorneys Director Bronwyn Marques answers questions for employers and employees around temporary employee/employer relief (TERS) and other benefits at this time.
SMME Clinic interviews BP’s Regional Procurement Manager (Sub Saharan African) Vusani Gurrine. Gurrine provides insight into BP’s procurement response to COVID-19, as well as some lessons for small business and the new role of procurement in a pandemic.
What key steps can you take to limit the potential effects of the coronavirus on your organisation? On 9 February, the world received news from China that it didn’t want to hear. The number of confirmed deaths from the coronavirus had overtaken that of the 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), with more than 1
By Jeni Christensen (MCIPS), Procurement Manager in Melbourne, Australia, for Villa Maria Catholic Homes, a not-for-profit organisation linked to the Catholic Church. 2019 has been a productive year for procurement with the Commonwealth Modern Slavery Act of 2018 (the Act) being passed by the Australian Parliament on 29 November 2018 and entered into force on