Recruiting the right project managers at Siemens Business Services

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

The article's purpose is to explain that Siemens Business Services in the UK and Ireland has improved its process for recruiting project and programme managers by introducing online knowledge and personality tests.

Design/methodology/approach

Presents information provided by Trevor Band, Siemens Business Services' project‐management champion for the UK.

Findings

Shows that, with support from PSL, Siemens Business Services has introduced development centers to facilitate the learning and development of its senior project managers, and it is running leadership development workshops for its most senior managers, to embed its new project management ethos from the top.

Practical implications

Furnishes useful information for anyone involved in recruiting project managers, or for people considering the use of online testing in recruitment for other posts.

Originality/value

Indicates that the various initiatives have helped to elevate Siemens Business Services to the forefront of project management best practice within the Siemens Group.

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Citation

(2005), "Recruiting the right project managers at Siemens Business Services", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 13 No. 7, pp. 28-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/09670730510627467

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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