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OneHub Training and Development Newsletter


 

Knowledge is Power. Talent is Strength. Learning is Life.

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July 2021
From the desk of Dave Kwan
OneHub Partner - Professional Development

 

OneHub welcomes Daniel Hui, our guest facilitator of Supply Chain Management


Daniel Hui, B.Sc. (Eng), MBA, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD is a seasoned professional in supply chain and logistics. He has held senior leadership positions in supply chain management with a number of Fortune Global 500 companies, including BASF, Air Liquide, Pfizer, and Celestica, spanning the chemical, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and high-tech industries. He has years of experience of managing inventory in excess of US$1 Billion.

Daniel has a passion for adult education and training. He is a master instructor with ASCM (Association for Supply Chain Management, formerly APICS), since 1995. He is also a certified SAP trainer for TS410 and TERP10 certification.

Since taking early retirement in 2013, Daniel joined Seneca College as a Professor in International Business and Management, while operating a management consulting and professional training practice. He has been appointed Adjunct Professor with Beijing Wuzi University since 2013 and has regular active training engagements in Asia and North America.

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the pain points and vulnerabilities of the global supply chain, with many companies being caught off-guard. Daniel believes the upgrading of staff’s knowledge and skill is the key for robust supply chain processes and resilience. He is ready to work with companies that seek supply chain excellence and improvement. 


Supply Chain / Logistics Management Training and Education


 
The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership and is built on a foundation of APICS professional certification and training spanning 60 years. 

APICS was founded in 1957, as American Production and Inventory Control Society. It has since evolved from the origin of production management to operations and resources management and to supply chain management since mid 1980s. Its most successful product is its CPIM certification (Certified in Planning and Inventory Management).

The APICS professional certification in supply chain management has consistently been rated top-notched by the industry and has recently been ranked number 1 and 2 by the CIO magazine. 


For companies that seek foundation knowledge and skill for their staff, APICS offers the training program “Basics of Supply Chain Management”, which forms Part 1 of the CPIM (Certified in Planning and Inventory Management) professional certification.

The program covers fundamental Supply Chain Management knowledge that any manager and operations staff should know. It is a 30-hour training program that covers the entire spectrum of the supply chain. The 6 modules in this training includes:

Certification in Planning and Inventory Management
Part 1 (Basics of Supply Chain Management)

  • Module 1: Supply Chain Overview
  • Module 2: Fundamentals of Demand Management
  • Module 3: Plan Supply
  • Module 4: Execute Supply Plan
  • Module 5: Inventory Management
  • Module 6: Continuous Improvement/Quality Management and Technologies


People who complete this training and successfully pass the certification exam can opt to move on to study for Part 2 of the program to achieve the CPIM professional certification.

If you would like to know more about this program, please send an email to dave@onehub.ca. We could build and customize a solution for your organization.
 

OneHub Growth launches OneHub Growth Placement Point Program


Build. Bridge. Beyond.
 
Written by Jacky Yu, OneHub Growth Program Leader


What is it?


OneHub Growth Placement Point is an employment initiative designed as a work-practice platform that provides candidates with hands-on Canadian experiential work opportunities through a career-enhancement program. Candidates will manage the Placement Point virtual company to sell its products & services, while also learning technical & soft skills from corporate, functional, and personal training.
 


Who does it benefit?


The Placement Point will support youth, women and newcomers seeking Canadian working experience. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to gain on-the-job training, professional mentorship, and placement internship. The placement internship is expected to be 3 months in length, and after 2 months, candidates will have their own opportunity to mentor the next group of candidates until their graduation. When candidates have completed their placement, they will receive the OneHub Growth Certificate, references, access to our OneHub Networking Club, and support with job searching opportunities.


Why Placement Point?


We anticipate that the Placement Point will be a stepping stone, or transition to full-time employment for selected candidates. The Placement Point is unique in that it was designed to build career & network opportunities, bridge the gap for candidates to gain hands-on Canadian work experience, and help them go beyond with igniting their career.
 
To learn more about the Placement Point, please visit onehubgrowth.com/placement/.
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How well are you equipped with the power of soft skills…..?


Written by Dave Kwan, Senior Partner of Training and Development

OneHub conducted a research study recently on the job search for post-secondary graduates. The objective of this study is to identify the demand soft skills for post-secondary graduates in their job search. We looked at one of the most popular job searching website and identified seven categories of jobs for that required post-secondary education. These categories are as follows:

  1. Information Technology
  2. Business Finance
  3. Engineering
  4. Human Resources
  5. Sales
  6. Administration
  7. Project Management


These categories represent a cross-section of the current job market. We found that the top 5 soft skill in demand are: 

  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving 
  • Organization


With communication being on top, almost 100% of the jobs demand excellent oral and written communication. The challenge to many post-secondary graduates is that these 5 skill sets are not taught in any courses in post-secondary education. These skills are rather acquired during collaboration between students in managing academic projects, extra-curriculum activities and volunteering work. Education systems have done very little to address the most demanding skills for graduates to find a job.  

Equipping post-secondary students with the proper soft skills set is an urgent need. The challenge is to make students realize acquiring these skills early on could make a difference when they hit the job market after graduation. 

In a recent article written by Jim Link of Randstad North America, Jim Link pointed out the importance of soft skills for post-secondary graduates. Jim quoted a survey done by Cengage/Morning Consulting in 2018, this survey involved over 650 employers. Over 50% of respondents said that it is difficult to find qualified applicants with good communication skills. The same number could apply to interpersonal, listening, and critical thinking skills.  

As we witness the evolution of technology, the more automation of job by technology could mean that job candidates will need “uniquely human” skills. Potential employers are looking for skill sets from applicants that cannot be replaced by automation and technology. Employers also pointed out in the same survey that soft skills are very important to gain leadership positions in their organizations. Over 70% of employers said that communication, listening, critical thinking and interpersonal skills are essential in moving up in their organization. 

It seems that there is a shift of soft skills required at a much more earlier career stage for a candidate. About 30 years ago, technical knowledge was the essential requirement for any job. Companies would train employees in developing their soft skills after employment. However, we have now shifted to technical knowledge AND soft skills are both required for entry level positions. Companies expect candidates to be equipped with a given set of soft skills during their job application.

OneHub is creating a Graduate Transition Program for post-secondary graduates to acquire the proper soft skills needed to apply for entry level positions after graduation. Details of this program will be released in subsequent OneVita newsletters. 

I invite you to send a message to dave@onehub.ca if you want to learn more about the Training and Development program that OneHub is offering.
 

Did you know?


In business, we persuade others every day. No matter if you are selling to a client, convincing a colleague of an idea, influencing your boss for an action, or applying for a job at an interview. You are trying to persuade another individual.
 
Aristotle, the great Greek philosopher, proposed that there are 3 core elements in persuasion. These 3 elements have not changed in 2000 years according to an article from Harvard Business Review by Carmine Gallo.
 
These 3 elements are Ethos or “Character”, Logos or “Reason” and Pathos or “Emotion”. While many people believe that Reasoning is the main element to win an argument, the fact that it is a combination of the 3 elements that works together in persuade others. There is little value of one try to win an argument with reasoning but losing the battle of persuading others. In order to persuade others, one must know and apply these 3 elements in their rhetoric to convince others.
 
To find out more about these 3 elements, please follow these links
https://owlcation.com/social-sciences/three-pillars-ethos-logos-pathos
https://hbr.org/2019/07/the-art-of-persuasion-hasnt-changed-in-2000-years.

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Find out how the vision of OneHub and how could our service benefit you in business – an exclusive interview with Eddie Lee, CEO and founder of OneHub.

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