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Procurious Gen NEXT Report informative but not surprising

October 18, 2017

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Would you believe that… … over two-thirds of procurement professionals are unclear about their long-term career plans … more than half don’t trust their own bosses to help with their career progression … just under half intend to change roles within the next two years In the above excerpt from an email, I received from Procurious regarding […]

Why a vendor’s values are more important than their technology

January 20, 2016

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As reader interest continues to shift from technical specifications and Magic Quadrant ratings, to focus instead on real performance indicators such as assessing the people and values behind a company, covering our industry requires an entirely different set of skills than it did in the past. Given the increasing level of comfort and competency that today’s […]

Stumbling And Stonewalling Its Way Through CodeGate, Why Would Anyone Want To Belong To The NIGP by Jon Hansen

May 10, 2015

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Dear Mr. Hansen, I provided our 990s as required by Section 6014(b) of the Internal Revenue Code and IRS instruction.  The additional information you have requested goes beyond the public disclosure requirement.  I will not expend additional NIGP resources to provide you with this information. Regards, Tina First, NIGP CEO Rick Grimm implodes by way of his […]

Are Nonprofit Procurement Industry Associations Only Profitable For Their CEOs? By Jon Hansen

May 8, 2015

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Based on a 2013 study by Charity Navigator, and taking into account the regional differences relating to cost of living, the average (CEO) salary is $148,250 . . .  In the spirit of fairness, I also wanted to see if there was any difference between the above referenced overall average, and the nonprofit category relating to the […]

Procurement’s silent majority or influential minority? by Jon Hansen

February 6, 2015

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In the past couple of weeks I have written about the old timers of purchasing, and the emerging Generation Next procurement professionals, focusing on the seemingly inseparable chasm between what once was, and the new reality of today. However, I did not immediately take into account that there is a third less vocal but increasingly influential […]

Teaching an old dog new tricks or the challenges of adopting a new mindset by Jon Hansen

February 3, 2015

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“One last point – I would contend that some of the change in “new” procurement professionals are not just recent college graduates. The change in approach includes those of us who are new to the profession – like me on a 2nd career (and well-out of college days!!! ) . We don’t hold to the […]

Who Are Procurement’s New Leaders? by Jon Hansen

January 27, 2015

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My most recent post titled The Face of Procurement’s Generation Next, has garnered considerable attention throughout the social media world, including some interesting comments in a number of social networking sites. One reaction however stood out, as the perspective offered by the reader served to remind us that despite the profession’s elevation from that of a functional […]