THE ART OF SELECTING THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB

Saturday, March 1, 2014 , business management, by Rich Rafdahl

Identifying and selecting the very best individual for a key role within the company can be the ultimate challenge .  When considering candidates for a critical position, I have always felt a little uncomfortable basing my decision solely on a resume and 45 minute interview.  As a manager over the years who has hired many talented individuals and  Read More..

6 Reasons Why Businesses Should Consider Procurement Outsourcing

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 , Cost Reduction, by Rich Rafdahl

With the customer and market demands associated with most industries changing rapidly, it is critical that an organization’s best people remain focused on the business at hand while preparing for future opportunities. Within the procurement area this is especially true. It is crucial that the purchasing staff ensure your company is receiving the best value,  Read More..

What Contributes to a Successful Negotiation?

Saturday, December 28, 2013 , Cost Reduction, by Rich Rafdahl

In business, I have found that your negotiation strategy and tactical approach may vary depending on project and final objective.  For example, negotiating a one-time purchase typically involves a more basic plan and set of skills while an opportunity that requires continuous reliable supplier performance, specific services and on-going quality – often requires a more  Read More..