Career Development


As the leading recruiting expert and Career Development Knowledge Partner of CIPS, Hays Procurement & Supply Chain has a wealth of experience to support you every step of the way through your career.

Our resources provide you with guidance when starting out your procurement career, through to planning your journey to the top, and information for when you recruit on how to attract and retain the best talent.

The range of resources and tools includes CV writing guidance, interview skills and tips, competency assessments, competency tools and much more.

To discuss the next step in your procurement career or your hiring needs contact Scott Dance, Director at Hays Procurement & Supply Chain or locate your nearest Hays office

 

 

 

 

 

  2020 Procurement Salary Guide and Insights

CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights 2020 Reports
launched 30 June

 

Resources

 

How to maintain focus on diversity and inclusion in procurement? 

Many employers have woken up to the reality that a more equal, diverse and inclusive workplace offers many advantages for their organisation, from greater innovation to improved productivity and more.

Hays carried out a  survey of more 10,000 respondents to discover what the impact of the pandemic has had on the ED&I agendas across organisations.

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Could a neurodiverse workforce benefit your business?

Find out why you should be doing more to hire neurodiverse employees into your team, and how you can improve their representation.

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Hays equality, diversity & inclusion report 2020

This year there has been unprecedented disruption to how we work. The Covid-19 crisis rapidly sped up the adoption of flexible working, which could also create the opportunity for real change to workplace diversity.
In this year’s Hays Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Report, we discover how flexible working can help facilitate equality in the workplace, and the ways in which employers and employees alike believe it has impacted their diversity and inclusion journeys this year.

This year there has been unprecedented disruption to how we work. The Covid-19 crisis rapidly sped up the adoption of flexible working, which could also create the opportunity for real change to workplace diversity.


In this year’s Hays Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Report, we discover how flexible working can help facilitate equality in the workplace, and the ways in which employers and employees alike believe it has impacted their diversity and inclusion journeys this year.

 

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Procurement Salary Guide and Insights 2020 - Launch 30 June 20202020 Procurement Salary Guide and Insights

We are pleased to partner with CIPS for a sixth year to continue to provide insight into the key trends and issues impacting the procurement and supply chain profession.

 

Thank you to everyone who attended our preview webinar on 20 May, please find below a recording of this event. If you would like to request a preview copy of the Procurement Salary Guide and Insights 2020 please fill in the following request form:

 

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Webinar: Remote working and recruitment  

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Scott Dance of Hays gives us some tips and insights on how to manage a remote workforce and recruit new team members remotely.


Hays Thrive – a free online training portal to support staff whilst working at home Thrive toolkit

Hays, has launched a free online training portal designed to help employers and teams grow the skills they need to function effectively and thrive in the face of Covid-19.

Available to businesses of all sizes, Hays Thrive offers three course areas covering remote working, wellbeing and health and safety. The remote working courses are designed to help improve worker efficiency when remote working and assist with planning their working days and working with a remote team. 

The courses are designed to be completed as part of a busy schedule, with a learning management system included to help employers assign training, track team completions and create personalised training programmes.

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Hays UK Diversity & Inclusion Report 2019 Hays Diversity and Inclusion request a copy

The  Hays UK Diversity & Inclusion Report 2019 shares which strategies will have the most positive impact on diversity in your workforce – as identified by more than 5,200 UK professionals, and offers the best techniques for improving diverse candidate attraction, selection and retention with top ‘how-to’ advice from diversity and inclusion experts.

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2020 job and employment trends: how can you capture top talent?2020 job and employment trends

With many organisations struggling to find the people they need, what are the top hiring trends that employers should be aware of?

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Something to stay for: what you need to know about creating a culture of retention 

Skills Your organisation's approach to culture has a significant impact on retention.  How should you manage it day-to-day to keep existing employees engaged?

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What are the top 10 salary increases in procurement?

Skills shortages are a persistent issue within procurement. But what skills are most in demand and which roles are seeing the highest salary increases?

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How to get more from middle managers 

In many organisations, middle managers will often find the value they bring being scrutinised by both senior and junior staff. But with the right resources and training, are they actually the biggest asset available to businesses? 

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What Workers Want 2019 Report  What Workers Want 2019 Report

The Hays What Workers Want 2019 report is now available. Discover how automation projects are likely to change the World of Work as we know it.   

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Top tips on how to create an outstanding CV  CV Top tips

If your job-hunting strategy involves firing out generic application letters and sending the same CV to everyone, then it could be time for a re-think. Find out more 

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Building a culture to support automation in your procurement team

Technological change in the workplace brings newness and innovation, but can also be met with uncertainty. We explore the way transforming your culture can empower procurement professionals to succeed in an automated future.

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Salary Survey

Five leadership lessons my colleagues have taught me 

When in your career can you say that you are the 'finished article'?  We look at five leadership lessons to take from a 30 year career, no matter the position you hold.  

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Salary Survey

What do you do outside of your 9 to 5?

Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well, with ‘side hustles’ steadily on the rise - but what are people doing outside their day jobs? 

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Salary Survey

Avoid these common interview errors

Got an interview coming up? We take a look at common pitfalls that candidates often face when interviewing for a job, as well as advice on how you can overcome them. 

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Salary Survey

How to master giving feedback to stakeholders and suppliers 

Relationship Management and soft skills are key to procurement success. Being great at giving and receiving feedback speeds your development, accelerates the development of the people you interact with, and builds trust in all those relationships, making you more influential with others. This blog shares tips on how you can accelerate these interactions and build trust with key stakeholders and suppliers. 

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Salary Survey

Three ways procurement professionals can progress 

The latest Hays Salary & Recruiting Trends 2019 guide identifies career progression as an important factor to procurement professionals, but progression doesn’t just mean a promotion. Find out how you can progress your procurement team in our blog.  

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Salary Survey

Are your application processes too long to attract procurement talent

Demand for talented procurement professionals continues to be high. Our CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide 2018 shows that three-fifths of managers are expecting to hire procurement, supply chain and logistics (PSC&L) talent in the next year. However, the percentage of employers facing challenges finding the right talent is on the increase, rising by 5% from last year to 56% in 2018.

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Improving perceptions of procurement

I have often spoken in previous blogs about the ongoing transition of procurement from a tactical to a more strategic function taking place in many organisations over recent years. A key part of achieving this is through changing perceptions of the profession away from merely being a cost-saving function. It is therefore encouraging to see in our latest CIPS/Hays Procurement Salary Guide and Insights 2018 report that 69% of professionals agree that the perception of procurement has improved in the last year.

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Salary Survey

Are your application processes too long to attract procurement talent?

Although demand for skilled procurement professionals continues to be high, over half of employers face challenges finding the right talent. One area where employers are losing out on prospective candidates is during the application process. Our What Workers Want research shows that time, or the lack of it, means that professionals are less engaged when applying for roles. So what can you do to avoid losing candidates during the application stage?  

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Four ways to define your business case

The five skills of strategic procurement leaders

It is an exciting time to be working in the procurement profession. The importance of procurement continues to go from strength to strength, and an increasing number of organisations are making the move from a tactical to a strategic procurement function.

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Four ways to define your business case

About Hays

About Hays

Hays is the leading global specialist recruitment group, and the market leader in the UK and Australia, placing professional candidates into permanent, temporary and interim jobs. 

Specialist recruitment is all about people. Over 7,979 people make up our worldwide team, working out of over 240 offices in 33 countries; we share ideas, knowledge and experience across businesses and territories to deliver outstanding results.

Our people work with job seekers and employers to place the right people in the right jobs; we invest heavily in equipping our staff with the skills to perform to the highest standards while developing their careers.

We serve over 20 specialisms, covering everything from accountancy and finance to construction, IT, education and healthcare. Across many of these sectors, we also have further specialised teams dedicated to public services, not-for-profit, executive and international recruitment.

Providing excellent customer service underpins our business and is an area we monitor closely in order to maintain our position as market leader. Our customers benefit from the specialist sector knowledge of our consultants and our extensive office network and industry contacts.

Hays Procurement

We understand the impact that a procurement team can have on the success of an organisation and the difficult task that many procurement functions face in having to adhere to budgets and saving targets while ensuring value for money and delivery excellence.

Our expert team of consultants is dedicated to supplying organisations in the public and private sectors with the procurement professionals they need. Through a national network of regional offices, we provide staffing solutions on a temporary, interim and permanent basis.

We work with many of the UK’s leading organisations helping them to recruit the best procurement talent in the market. Our consultants are dedicated to key procurement areas such as interim management, indirect procurement, direct procurement, public sector and senior appointments - enabling them to build up expert knowledge of the recruitment market in your area and a deep understanding of the specific procurement skills, experience and technical knowledge needed to succeed.


For more information please visit the Hays website.