project organisation and every project management role is
different. It is important to recognise an employer's performance
expectations, the competences required and the professional
experience of the people who we will be looking for. There
will be no perfect candidates. There will be trade-offs and
we need to know and understand the requirement well to be
able to recognise where these may be found.
have developed a process known as 'Reveal' to help
us collect the information needed from our client - rapidly
Recruiting is a project. As with all projects, defining the
requirement is critical.
the core competencies of a project professional are universal,
any position will also require that candidates show other
specialist skills and knowledge to serve the context of the
role. When personal qualities, style, geographical preferences,
career direction and 'chemistry' are added to the list, all
of which can be significant factors when assessing candidates
and promoting career opportunities, the need for thoroughness
in defining the recruitment requirement becomes obvious.
as well as highlighting the performance indicators and business
context of the position, indicates the key project management
competencies required and the likely professional project
management experience of strong candidates. Using Reveal,
we develop a comprehensive requirement definition sufficient
to find, interest, select and recommend candidates able to
do the job.
'Reveal' - includes a mapping of competences and experience