We are thrilled to announce the release of our third white paper this year, this time on project management staffing. As always, we wanted to give our loyal followers of this blog the first crack at this valuable content.
This comprehensive paper demonstrates a multi-tiered approach to project staffing, including an in-depth look at the best practices for the talent acquisition layer. Also included is a guide to picking the appropriate staffing partner.
As we’ve covered in previous posts, staffing project leaders requires a specialization that goes beyond staffing technical roles. This series will cover questions you need to ask prospective staffing partners to ensure they have what it takes to deliver excellent project managers, and other project leadership roles.
Do they emphasize quantity or quality of candidates?
“Quality over quantity” has become a business cliche, but it has an especial importance to staffing. (more…)
As we covered in an earlier post, while traditional staffing firms and HR departments are able to successfully fill technical positions, project leadership roles require a multi-tiered approach. This post will cover the importance of the Process and Quality Assurance rungs on that pyramid.
This post will cover how to find and acquire top leadership talent rather than candidates who are merely technically qualified. While it takes a multi-tiered approach to adequately address project leadership needs, talent acquisition is the first and most crucial step.
Traditional staffing companies use a wholesale approach of providing a large pile of “good-enough” resumes. While sifting through some basic functional, on-paper requirements is sufficient for lower-level, technical roles, project leadership positions require a deeper dig. Project success relies on applying these functional skills in real-life scenarios where difficult trade-offs need to be made, which requires a unique combination of leadership, negotiation, collaboration, keen judgment, strong interpersonal skills, and situational awareness. (more…)