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Can recruitment be considered as a project?
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I am working as an IT Recruiter, and i manage the whole process from sourcing to job offer stage.
My question is can that be considered as a Project Management?
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If you are considering a project the whole process, part of the process, or when running a process and you are managing it then you are a project manager. Then other side is what definition of project and project manager you take (from what organization) to measure it.
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Hiring someone for a specific job slot can be dealt as a project.
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It's a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. A project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources.
So, what you are doing comes under project banner for sure
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Thank you very much! I am pretty new to project management so i appreciate that you took the time to explain it to me!
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Milan -

The first or second time you hire someone it might be considered a project, but even then if your firm has an established process for recruiting it would be an operational process.

Just because something has a start/end, consumes resources and possesses some uncertainty doesn't mean we should treat it as a project as the overhead costs of project management might not be justified.

Kiron
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Projects are products, services or results.
You tell me...what do YOU think?
Teresa
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1 reply by Milan Mraovic
Apr 10, 2018 4:46 AM
Milan Mraovic
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I think that it is, considering that i have an start date, end date, budget, people to manage!
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A project Start and End with a delivery of a product, a service.

What is the benefit for you to be consider a Project Manager?
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1 reply by Milan Mraovic
Apr 10, 2018 4:47 AM
Milan Mraovic
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I am not looking to be considered as Project Manager i was just interested to see is IT Recruiting at all similar to Project Management.
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Interesting question, Milan.

Purely technically, I guess every job requisition you fill *is* an individual project (it's temporary, it provides a service, there is a defined end result in filling a position).

But is that project being managed? That is the question to ask. What are the steps taken against each of the knowledge areas? In each of the process groups?

I would suggest looking up the matrix of these elements on this site and measuring those aspects against everything you do when conducting your recruitment. See how much applies.

(NB: There have been cases where specific recruitment assignments - especially for niche skills - can been treated as projects. For fun examples, see Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai or the derivatives of this excellent film.)
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1 reply by Milan Mraovic
Apr 10, 2018 4:47 AM
Milan Mraovic
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Thank you for the advice!
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Apr 05, 2018 9:36 AM
Replying to Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM
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Projects are products, services or results.
You tell me...what do YOU think?
Teresa
I think that it is, considering that i have an start date, end date, budget, people to manage!
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Apr 05, 2018 9:02 PM
Replying to Vincent Guerard
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A project Start and End with a delivery of a product, a service.

What is the benefit for you to be consider a Project Manager?
I am not looking to be considered as Project Manager i was just interested to see is IT Recruiting at all similar to Project Management.
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