Guest blog: Business Improvement - Will v Skill?

Never confuse lack of will with lack of skill...

 

“When you feel the urge to reach into someone’s chest, pull out their still beating heart, and jump up and down on their lifeless corpse, it’s rarely because of their lack of skill”.

 

So said my HR Director (!) when speaking about the difference between those who don’t have the capability to do what you need, and those who could do it, but just can’t be bothered.

 

It’s an important distinction to make.

 

Guest blog: Supply Chain Consequences of Supermarket Mergers

Since their acquisition of Argos back in 2016, it seems Sainsburys have been left with an insatiable appetite for more; and as we approach mid-year 2018, the FMCG retailer has revealed plans to merge with their supposedly regarded rivals, north of the wall; Asda.

Following the successful integration of Argos into Sainsbury’s stores two years previous, many may now question whether the true purpose of this strategy was more advanced, than to seemingly provide consumers with added value, and a more convenient in-store customer-experience.

 

Inventory Policy: Focus on your core and trim the fat

For many out there this is the ‘January’ of the working world. A new financial year, new plans, strategies, hopes and dreams…. 

 

My Supply Chain Resolutions are as important now as ever. In this blog, I’m going to look deeper into my second Supply Chain resolution “Focus on Your Core and Trim the Fat”. It’s all about inventory policy and Core product identification.

Getting this right will improve a whole host of things throughout your entire supply chain; warehousing and logistics costs, procurement saving opportunities, write down savings and availability improvements, ultimately leading to increased sales revenue and a healthier bottom line.

Cast UK welcome Abigail and Michael to the team

We are pleased to announce two new starters who have joined our team at Orange Towers, Abigail Robinson and Michael Bentley.

Top Ten Candidate Excuses

As recruiters it’s frustrating to hear if a candidate has not attended an interview, however some excuses we have heard over our 13 years have made us laugh. Here are our top ten worst, best or most unusual candidate excuses we’ve had over to get out of an interview. Some of them we hear time & time again, while others are somewhat less common!

 

Supply Chain Resolutions - Know your worth

Previously, I shared my 5 top Supply Chain resolutions, and since then I’ve had a couple of people ask me to explain more around how they can implement these changes. Well… ask and you shall receive (as I’m sure any reverand will agree).

 

So, I thought I’d start at the beginning with my first resolution: KNOW YOUR WORTH.

Snow need to worry: No snow disruption at Orange Towers!

With the Beast from the East hitting across the UK this morning, causing traffic mayhem & untold lost hours of business working time, here at Cast UK we are feeling a little smug.

 

Having launched our virtual video interviewing facility BroadCAST as part of our premium Edge service bundle, we now have the luxury of being able to proceed no matter what with interviewing simply using our “Anytime Anywhere” facility to connect clients & candidates as normal.

Pros & Cons of using Job Boards

As a recruitment consultancy its no secret we use job boards. So it makes sense that as an internal recruiter you would use them too, but what are the pros & cons of using them?

A successful year in recruitment

So recently I posted on Linkedin about the last 12 months of my career in recruitment at Cast UK & found I had so much to write about I thought I’d blog about it as well! So, without further ado, here’s my summary of life in the last 12 months at Cast UK:

5 Supply Chain Resolutions we all need to keep!

Just over a month ago many of us pledged to be different. With the excitement of the festive period a fading memory, the reality is that most of us have very quickly slipped back into the day-to-day routine and focussing on making it through the week.

Below are my top 5 supply chain resolutions… It’s only February… You’ve got time to make a couple more.