According to the latest CIPS/Hays Salary Guide and Insights report, 60 percent of managers reading this will be looking to hire in the next 12 months. But given the survey also found 56 percent of procurement hiring professionals are finding it hard to attract talent, it isn’t likely to be easy. With 30 percent of professionals looking to change employers in the next year, you have a perfect storm of reasons why talent is top of the agenda.
“Every procurement professional I meet is having issues securing talent; there’s big churn in the market,” agrees Mandy Chippendale, chartered CIPS Fellow. “Employers are fighting for the same people.”
Stage one: attraction
Can the best people find you?
In a competitive market, how you sell yourself counts. “Put some thought into your value position as an employer,” advises David Collings, professor of HR management at Dublin City University Business School. “Reflect on what you stand for and what it means to work for you.” Using employees as advocates of your organisation and department can be powerful, he adds.
Sam Johnson, who runs Supply Management Jobs, agrees employer brand is vital. “Telling your story as an employer of choice creates buy in from the start,” she says. “Why would a candidate choose you?”
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