Last week, I attended the Procurement Leaders' Next Decade San Francisco
event at the St. Francis Yacht Club. My biggest takeaway: Procurement agenda
is alight with complex and emerging problems. Surrounded by 50 of my peers, I
spent the day benefiting from probing discussions and strategic and
In particular, the following topics hooked my attention:
Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent: Compared to career paths in other
functions, Procurement careers are more non-linear and, in many cases, lack
precedent. CPOs are hiring talent specializing in Big Data, Business
Development and even Sales as they redefine the agenda and add value add of
their organizations. Supply Chain Risk Management: Cisco Systems offered
key insight into their simple, yet effective playbooks. Real time incident
management and monitoring looks to be the way forward. Corpo... (more)
8 Tips for Going Paperless In Your Small Business
Ray Coleman is a small business owner who writes about money management,
green living, and sustainability.
One of the great benefits of the modern age is the ability of small
businesses to conduct a majority of their operations in the digital realm.
Eliminating the need for bulky file cabinets, storage facilities,
photocopiers, printers, and scanners can reduce overhead dramatically.
Replacing costly courier services with emails, and swapping out newsletters
and solicitations for social media and web-based marketing programs me... (more)
Welcome Nat Ferguson as our Real Estate guest blogger!
You might know Nat as the Real Estate aficionado behind Ferguson Realty.
While he’s your dedicated Seal Beach Broker, he’s excited to plug the
Real Estate community into the crackle of digital tools that make a positive
difference for both realtor and client.
We’re excited to announce that Nat will be a regular guest contributor on
the DocuBlog. We’re tapping into his Realtor savvy to bring you Real Estate
and Brokerage best practices all the way to commentary on emerging trends.
Let’s first get introduced!
We r... (more)
Contributed by Jill Stoppard, Senior Communications Consultant at
The Employment Services industry is one of the top ten fastest growing
industries in the world. Now more than ever, companies are relying on
staffing agencies to source temporary and full-time, direct hire workers. In
2012 alone, Staffing Industry Analysts estimated the global staffing market
to be worth approximately $406 billion with a 9% growth over the previous
Despite the epic growth of the industry, many of the customs and processes of
the staffing business have remained the sa... (more)
As the years have gone by, webinars have carved out a niche as an effective
inbound marketing tactic. They allow companies to demonstrate expertise, as
well as entice potential clients with new features and aspects of their
products. They’re relatively simple to produce, can be perfected to every
company’s tastes, and stand as low-risk, high-reward engagements. Because
webinars have become extremely popular over the years, I thought it would be
helpful to take a look at ways to make webinars more effective. We at
DocuSign take great pride in executing our webinars, and have over ... (more)