HR Buying & Procurement: The Missing Link
Similarities Between HR & Procurement
- What went wrong with your previous background screening provider?
- What loopholes cost your HR team time and money?
- What other services could HR potentially need that a new background check company can contribute, such as drug screening?
- Could a member of Procurement or HR present a pre-existing contact from networking events to build from?
Consistency, Coherence, & Contracting Fluency
Procurement should also share their tactics and talking points with HR going forward with established suppliers. When the language from the contracts stays consistent throughout your organization no matter the department your corporate partners interact with, you stand a much greater chance of developing a beneficial and lasting relationship with your supplier. You create a contracting fluency that resonates with their representatives, something their people will appreciate and respect. This coherence also ensures that everyone from HR to Procurement to the vendor clear understands what’s expected of the supplier, such as:
- Expected turnaround time
- Priority services
- Levels of communication
Communication Prospers When It Happens OftenAn article by Matt Evans on theHRDirector suggests that HR and Procurement can also keep each other up-to-date on trends within their respective markets and the popular opinions of new service providers. Communication between these two departments, including an exchange of tips, data, and information, streamlines the process, which ultimately has positive results for your bottom line. The need for a productive relationship between HR and Procurement also lies in the rising popularity of hiring contingent workers. Staffing agencies can only recommend the right people for the job when they know the specific needs of your company and the key characteristics necessary for the jobs they’re filling. The field of procurement is changing, and this is the time to expand its reach within your organization. Make the most of this conference season with a system set up for procuring, adapting, and maintaining the biggest additions to your supply pool, a system where HR and Procurement provide expertise in all aspects of your business. Every chance to learn something new is a chance to move your company forward. Connect with us through social to share your thoughts!
About Tammy Cohen
Tammy Cohen, an industry pioneer and expert in identity and employment screening, founded InfoMart 30 years ago. Deemed the “Queen of Screen,” she’s been a force behind industry-leading innovations. She was most recently the first-to-market with a fully compliant sanctions search, as well as a suite of identity services that modernizes talent onboarding. Tammy revolutionized the screening industry when she stepped into the field, developing the first client-facing application and a due diligence criminal search that has since become standard for all background screening companies. Cohen has received national awards and honors for her business and civic involvement, including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 25 Women-Owned Firms in Atlanta, Enterprising Women Magazine’s Enterprising Women of the Year award, the YWCA of Northwest Georgia’s Kathryn Woods Racial Justice Award, and a commendation in the 152nd Congressional Record. To learn more about Tammy, visit www.tammycohen.com.
InfoMart has been revolutionizing the global background and identity screening industry for 30 years, providing businesses the information they need to make informed hiring decisions. They develop innovative technology that modernizes talent onboarding, including a first-to-market biometric identity authentication application and a verified sanctions search. The WBENC-certified company is a founding member of the Professional Background Screening Association, and they have achieved PBSA accreditation in recognition of their consistent business practices and commitment to compliance with the FCRA. The company is dedicated to customer service, speed, and accuracy, and it has been recognized for its success, workplace culture, and corporate citizenship with over 45 industry awards. To Get the Whole Story on InfoMart, please visit www.InfoMart-USA.com, follow @InfoMartUSA, or call (770) 984-2727.