Project Management

Attract Better Candidates by Promoting Upskilling Programs

Joe Wynne is a versatile Project Manager experienced in delivering medium-scope projects in large organizations that improve workforce performance and business processes. He has a proven track record of delivering effective, technology-savvy solutions in a variety of industries and a unique combination of strengths in both process management and workforce management.

What do your PM recruiting promotions look like? Do they give the impression from the communication below?

"Project managers: Join our team! We may not be able to mention whether or not we have those beneficial upskilling programs our competition is touting, but you should see by other evidence that we are desperate and will appreciate your attention!”

Hiring good PMs is a problem for most organizations, but less so for some. If you are having difficulty filling positions, you should check out the new PMO Maturity report from PMI, where there is a discussion about the top tier of PMO organizations and what they do to have less of a problem recruiting.

Simply put, the top 10% of PMOs are able to make a strong case for project managers to work in their organization because they can communicate desirable programs in their recruiting communications. The desirable programs represent what today's project managers want from their employers: Upskilling programs within an organization that has a learning mindset; mentoring and other support specifically targeted to project managers.

If your organization wants to generate more high-quality candidates, then follow these tactics to identify and build on your company's strengths—and promote these in your recruitment communications.

Do an assessment of your upskilling program(s). Identify good examples…

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