CIPS has signed a partnership with business psychology organisation JCA Global to address ‘soft skills’ in the sector.
Members will be able to access guidance on how to improve engagement, performance and wellbeing within their workforce, leading to better relationships with suppliers and ultimately reducing the risk of disruptions.
This comes as the CIPS/Hays Salary Guide and Procurement Insights Report 2015 revealed links between poor supplier relationships and higher risks of supply chain disasters.
Case studies, tools and templates are available in a dedicated knowledge hub at www.cips.org/JCA. This will be updated and developed as challenges in business and procurement continue to evolve.
David Noble, group CEO, CIPS, said: “Emotional intelligence no longer lies in the realm of ‘nice to have’, nor is it only relevant to particular sectors.”
John Cooper, CEO of JCA Global, added: “Emotional intelligence is vital to sustainable performance and productivity in the workplace and to have this opportunity to highlight its importance in the procurement profession is very exciting.”