Networking and visibility techniques for project contractors
Being a project contractor is like being a business. In addition to showcasing your point of difference it is important to network. Matthew Franceschini offers some formal and informal ways to build visibility.
Brand management for project contractors
More and more workers are adopting the life of a project contractor and this in turn means more competition for contract roles. How can project contractors take control, enhance their capability and define their marketability? Matthew Franceschini on personal branding.
8 questions to ask of contractor management organisations
Using a contractor management organisation to engage and manage your contracted project workforce can be the most cost-effective, risk free and simple solution. Matthew Franceschini suggests eight questions to ask of these agents.
Are project workers more cost effective than permanent staff?
For the last hundred years, the talent engagement model has relied on permanent staff, but the model no longer accurately reflects the reality of 21st century talent engagement. Enter the project worker, writes Matthew Franceschini.
Talent management in a project-based workforce
There are a range of factors that need to be addressed when implementing a blended workforce approach to ensure best outcomes for the project and organisation. Matthew Franceschini looks at how talent needs to be managed in a highly competitive environment.
Project contractors add to skills bank
Almost one quarter of prospective employees don’t have the skills required by the employer, reports Matthew Franceschini, a problem best addressed through a combination of planning, investment in training and education, and the judicious use of skilled project contractors.