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23 October 2014
Rebecca Ellinor Tyler
Rebecca Ellinor
CIPS is asking members to participate in its latest CIPS/Hays UK salary survey, which will be used to examine career progression, recruitment and hiring trends. 
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22 October 2014
Caroline Duncombe
Caroline Duncombe
Significant time and money is spent by procurement teams picking their way through bids that are unfit for purpose. Reducing the number of non-compliant bids would mean significant savings in terms of efficiency.
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21 October 2014
Jon Milton
Jon Milton
Defining the right purchasing strategy for contingent labour in your business is not an easy task, but there are some key areas to focus on.
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20 October 2014
Clare Tetlow
Clare Tetlow, Re:allies
Striving for continuous improvement is a key thread running throughout today’s UK organisations, and the tender process should be no different, says Clare Tetlow of Re:allies.
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17 October 2014
Jon West
Hotelier distribution costs directly impact on the preferred rates that procurement managers benefit from, therefore they should be taking a closer look at the systems powering their corporate travel programmes, says Jon West.
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16 October 2014
Jon Williams
Jon Williams is principal product manager at Achilles with responsibility for sustainability and corporate social responsibility
Firms need to take comprehensive and wide-ranging action to ensure supply chains are free of slavery, says Jon Williams of Achilles.
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15 October 2014
Drew Hofler
Drew Hofler, senior manager of financial solutions at Ariba
Firms have much to learn about B2B payments following the launch of Apple Pay, argues Drew Hofler of Ariba.
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14 October 2014
Rebecca Ellinor Tyler
Rebecca Ellinor
Rebecca Ellinor Tyler celebrates the achievements of the winners of the CIPS Supply Management Awards and the excellence on display at the CIPS Annual Conference.
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14 October 2014
Saint Homobonus
Saint Homobonus
The patron saint of purchasers takes a look at the month’s more unlikely business tales.
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14 October 2014
David Noble
David Noble, CIPS CEO
Unemployment is rife among young people, but companies aren’t just blaming education. Instead, we are focusing on solutions.
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