This week on the Art of Procurement Saturday Linkfest, I have five articles that I came across that were of interest. Let’s go straight into them:
- A recent Hackett study found that the Millennial Generation represents one of the greatest challenges in managing talent over the upcoming couple of years. Chris Sawchuck of Hackett explores how Procurement leaders can respond: Planning Procurement’s Response To The Millennial Generation.
- Is the emergence of the on-demand workforce all that it is hyped to be? Andrew Karpie of Spend Matters reflects on new findings recently reported in the Wall Street Journal: If the Gig Is Up, What Really is the Future of Work?
- Are you concerned about the possibility of fraud in your procurement process? If you are, Patrick Gitau, President of the Association of Forensic and Investigative Auditors (East Africa Chapter) shares his procurement fraud red flags: Procurement Fraud Red Flags
- With market volatility now becoming the new normal, are you agile enough to adapt quickly to the changing needs of your business? Bertrand Maltaverne of Pool4Tool explains what it takes to become agile: Beginners Guide to Agile Procurement
- Bill Michels, CEO and founder of Aripart Consulting (and the guest on the Art of Procurement this week – see: Megatrends Impacting What and How We Buy), was a keynote speaker at this week’s CPO Rising conference. In this summary of his speech, Bill discussed how CPO’s can increase their tenure in their current roles: To beat odds, procurement officers should focus on value, not cost.
Have a great weekend,