Strategy

Finalist Interviews for Sourcing Star Awards: Jerome Arfeli, UPS

Posted: 11/16/2022 - 04:38
Finalist Interviews for Sourcing Star Awards: Jerome Arfeli, UPS
How did you get into this field. Was it purposeful or by accident?  
Actually, my entry into Procurement was unexpected. I was finalizing my engineering internship at Solvay in a production facility in Belgium, when I decided to submit my resume to the centralized HR database of resumes without applying to any specific role. A few weeks later, a recruiter called me to discuss an analyst opportunity within Solvay’s newly created centralized procurement organization. I got the job and I was hooked on Procurement ever since! 

4 Strategies to Adopt in a High-Volume Recruitment Process

Posted: 11/11/2022 - 00:04
4 Strategies to Adopt in a High-Volume Recruitment Process
Recruitment or talent acquisition is one of those aspects of your company's growth that seems straightforward but really isn’t. It's challenging and consumes a lot of time, effort, and resources. You don't want to lose productivity and profitability due to vacancies in business-critical positions. Therefore, you have to recruit replacements as fast as possible. 
 

10 Plays to Win the Sourcing Talent Game

Posted: 06/11/2021 - 09:00
10 Plays to Win the Sourcing Talent Game
Championship baseball teams like the Washington Nationals win by developing a talent pipeline of young players like left fielder Juan Soto and acquiring savvy veterans like three-time Cy Yong award pitcher Max Scherzer. Akin to the General Manager of any great baseball team, we as sourcing leaders spend a sizable portion of our time laboring to nurture and acquire talent to foster a competitive edge for our companies.   
 

Your Workforce is Much Bigger Than You Think

Posted: 12/27/2019 - 03:40
Get insight into the changing labor market and where to find and manage talent.
The labor market is undergoing huge shifts. In-demand skills are in increasingly short supply – particularly in the U.S., where Deloitte points out there are now more vacancies than job seekers. On top of that, many people are turning away from traditional employment and instead choosing to work on a flexible basis. 
 
The result? Game-changing ramifications for the way work gets done.  

5 Ways for Retail Distribution Centers to Optimize Operations

Posted: 10/31/2019 - 01:51
Retail distribution is growing up. What was once a battle between retail online and retail with real estate is now a battle between businesses on the same online playing field. The forces of disruption and innovation keep charging the field with opportunity, but unpredictability is just as strong, with consumer behavior – and the competition that takes advantage of it - changing the game almost daily.  
 

Commercial Real Estate Optimization: Taking an Operational Perspective

Posted: 10/30/2019 - 03:01
Commercial Real Estate Optimization: Taking an Operational Perspective
Corporate real estate is often one of the largest single categories of spend relative to a company’s revenue and budget, but many organizations view it as a cost to be managed and mitigated rather than a strategic opportunity to align the footprint with business growth and operational expectations and to increase the overall enterprise value of the business.

Sourcing Star Interview: Dennis Tupper

Posted: 09/22/2019 - 05:22
How did you get into this field – was it purposeful or by accident?  
As a recruiter, I loved paying attention to sourcing trends and was always curious on what channels and job boards worked best for finding and attracting talent. I found in staffing that marketing channel metrics were not practiced very well, often not at all. It was my curiosity and thirst for data that got me into it and my passion for analysis and optimization that made it a career for me. 
 

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