Is there a downside to project contracting?
Permanent employees sometimes look with envy at the freedom of project contractors. To others, it is an absence of job security. So where does the truth lie? Matthew Franceschini of Entity Solutions explains how downsides can sometimes be upsides.
Career, clientele and committing to life as a project contractor
The decision to become a project contractor or independent professional, can be exciting and scary. Here are some considerations before you commit to a contractor’s life, advises Matthew Franceschini of Entity Solutions.
Getting to know your project contractors
The increasing prevalence of a portfolio career path means individuals are typically no longer loyal to ‘the firm’ but to their particular set of skills. Matthew Franceschini of Entity Solutions presents a picture of what you should expect of these independent project professionals.
Offsite work, technology and the flexible project manager
Organisations must consider offering flexible and remote working arrangements to attract and retain talented and skilled project managers. Matthew Franceschini provides an overview on how to prepare your organisation for more flexible roles.
When to use a consultant on your project
Matthew Franceschini on using an independent professional to add skills and energy to your project.
“They approach each engagement with confidence, enthusiasm and vigour. These are all qualities that can re-energise a project.”
6 tips for project knowledge transfer
When the project ends and it is time for the project manager/s on contract to finish up, will your permanent staff be ready to take over? Can you be sure they are equipped with the specialist knowledge and insight needed to maintain momentum as the project moves from initiation into the business as usual phase?
5 tips for hiring project managers
Project managers on contract are the ideal just-in-time and flexible workforce. They bring skills, expertise and resources when you need them. They supplement inhouse capabilities and extend resident knowledge. However, they are also an independent breed. They like flexibility and autonomy. They know they aren’t staff and traditional employee management practices are unlikely to bring out the best in them.