Most procurement people have been working at home for the last two months or so, but how has it been for you?
Brisbane based recruitment firm TrooCoo have recently completed a study of procurement people’s attitudes to returning to office work post-crisis …
One finding is that a number of buyers have enjoyed working from home enormously. In fact, some don’t want to return to work in a large impersonal office. Others are desperate to get back to the office environment.
Yet other people have no choice, being let go early in the crisis. A noticeable number took the chance of early-retirement or voluntary severance early in the crisis; or even long-service or unpaid leave.
Some have used the ‘gift-of-time’ well to acquire new skills or develop thoughts of what hey truly want from their career. Some people from non-procurement roles sometimes found themselves redeployed internally into procurement, and now do not want to leave. All in all, there is still opportunity in procurement – even during a crisis.
For a variety of reasons, not least job retention in a more competitive marketplace, buyers everywhere are now working to develop their personal brand, their resumes and their career development programme all to make themselves a better candidate next time or, just to futureproof their career’s a little.
Join our expert for a virtual roundtable session on current career development in procurement, and review where you are at yourself? .
Your expert facilitator
Sean Johnson is a senior recruiter and director of specialist boutique recruitment firm Troocoo based in Brisbane.
He has a rich background specifically in procurement recruiting across several firms and has often spoken at events or been involved with industry initiatives in procurement.
This round-table is on at:
1.30 - 3.00pm (BNE, SYD, MELB)
1.00 - 2.30pm (ADL)
3.30 - 5.00pm (NZ)