A very Happy New Year from everyone at Procurious HQ.
We hope you enjoyed the festive break, survived the family Christmas and dodgy TV scheduling, managed to relax and have come back to work ready to continue the good work we kicked off in 2015.
Procurious has gone from strength-to-strength over the past 12 months, with our community growing to a fantastic 9,750 members. But the work isn’t even half done yet – we want to continue growing and get even more procurement and supply chain professionals as possible on the site.
Get the Most out of Procurious
If you’re new to the site, or have resolved to squeeze as much from Procurious as you can in the coming year, then here are a few top tips for you:
1. Complete your Profile
If you haven’t already, make sure your profile is complete and up to date. Social media profiles with a picture get around 25 per cent more interaction than those without, so add a good picture.
Make sure you complete your location, industry and category, as well as your work experience, so you can get the most from the community by connecting with people you have common interests and work with.
2. Link Your Social Media Profiles
2016 is the year for procurement to push ahead with its efforts in social media. If you have a LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook account, link it with your profile.
Not sure where to get started with social media? Make starting this your aim for January! Procurious can help with that, and offer you and your organisation a tool to boost your brands.
3. Download the App
If you didn’t know already, Procurious is launching an app! Keep an eye out for announcements on when the app will go live, but it’s sure to be worth the wait. It’s only for iOS at the moment, but we’ll be looking to roll out a version for Android later in the year so no-one misses out.
It’ll be free to download and it means you can take Procurious with you wherever you go!
4. Find a Networking Event
January is a great time to start looking for events you can attend in the early part of the year. Check out the Procurious Events Calendar and see if there is something in your area – this is a great way to connect with fellow Procurians too.
Have we missed one? Let us know and we can add it in.
5. Start or Contribute to a Discussion
Procurious members started over 400 discussions last year, and provided an amazing 2000+ answers for these burning questions. We picked out the most popular Discussions of 2015 – you can read about them here.
If you have a burning question or want to share your thoughts, and you can’t find the question already, then take the opportunity to do this now!
6. Join a Group
Find a Group that is specifically for your category, location or job and connect. Can’t find one for you? Why not create one and invite people to join.
If you’re not sure which Groups are currently on Procurious, check out our article on getting the most out of them.
7. Top Up Your Skills
Check out the Learning hub for a huge selection of fascinating and insightful videos and podcasts. We have over 80 eLearning resources from a variety of well-known professionals, renowned thought leaders and forward thinking organisations – best of all, they are all free to download!
From an Introduction to Procurement, to the future of procurement and all the content from the Big Ideas Summit 2015, there is something for everyone.
If you think we’re missing something, let us know.
8. Write for Us!
Over the past 18 months, we have carefully crafted a selection of high-quality content for you to peruse, digest and enjoy. And while we’ve had a lot of fun doing it, we think it’s high time for you to have a shot!
Get involved with Procurious by sending us an idea for a guest blog article and you could be published on the site this year. Get all the information you need here.
That’s more than enough to keep you all busy for the first few weeks of this year! We are dedicated to developing Procurious for our members, so if you think there is something missing from the site, or something that could improve it, get in touch. We always love to hear from our members!