This Guest paper was originally
published in the January, 2016 PM World Journal.
With some updating of the text, it is reproduced here with the permission of the
Copyright Stacy Goff, ProjectExperts.com © 2016.
Published here May 2016
Summarizing Talent Acquisition
To acquire Talent, you must clearly understand what you are seeking. Acquiring
Project Talent is much more challenging than other types of talent, because of
the unique nature of projects. You seek more than a checkbox that says "project
manager," and a bunch of buzzwords. Instead, you are seeking a range of roles,
perhaps from inside your organization, fresh from Universities, or from your competitors.
You are seeking dozens and dozens of competences. The right role definitions,
together with clear understanding of the specific competences you seek will help
you find new talent and can also help you to recognize the talent you already
Next month I will talk about developing talent.