Recruitment and consent?

Having had my head in contracts for the last couple of days a familiar theme emerged whereby organisations that are hiring like to make it an obligation for recruitment agents to “ensure that any Candidate has given consent for his or her Details to be submitted for any vacancy for which they are submitted”. Here …

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Agile in Disguise

I just couldn’t ignore a recent article in the summer edition of IT Now entitled ‘How many Project Managers does it take to send a Tweet?’ (PDF) The words in italic are direct quotes from the article. Project Management has to change – I agree! Traditionally a project manager was the lynch pin of any project; the …

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Project management templates – are they worth while doing?

I was coming towards the end of a recent project management course when someone raised the above question. This guy was pretty clear that they were a waste of time, bureaucratic and offered no real benefit. I asked the group to split into smaller groups and go away and discuss the merits or not of having project management templates. The … Read More > Related Posts: The real value of project management paperwork. The case of the missing project manager The 7 deadly sins of project management I just do it – why do I need any processes for my… What do you do when someone does not take responsibility?

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Just 28% of project managers are happy in their current role

That is just one of the latest findings from the Arras People Project Management Confidence Index, a mid year report that takes a look at how project practitioners in the UK are faring today.With news that the economy is picking up and recruitment being one of the main indicators that can back this up, it …

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Impression Management in Project Management Interviews

Impression Management in Project Management Interviews

This is the last post in the series about project management interviews and I wanted to take a look at the social psychology aspect of interviewing and recruiting – specifically impression management. Psychology is an obvious science to turn to when you’re interested in the people aspects of business. We know its difficult to recruit …

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