What Do We Offer That Recruitment Agencies Don’t?

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Are you looking for a reliable and specialist recruitment agency to help you find the right person for the job? HotPMO may not be the first company that comes to mind! After all, we are better known as a PMO Service provider. But we can help you with recruitment too. Our customers often ask us for this service because (sadly) they have become frustrated with working with recruitment agencies on their organization’s preferred suppliers list. Does this sound familiar? If so, then you have come to the right place.

We specialize in PMO, project management, programme management, and portfolio management, which means we have a lot of experience finding the right people for your project needs. Not only that, but our process is more reliable than other recruitment agencies, so you can be sure to get the right person for the right job. If you find it challenging to find suitable practitioners for those hard-to-fill roles, give us a go.

What Makes Us Different from Recruitment Agencies?

When it comes to recruitment, many people turn to traditional recruitment agencies. These agencies have been around for a long time and have large CV databases. However, some things make us different.

We offer a unique perspective that recruitment agencies are not able to replicate. We also have extensive relationships across multiple sectors, so finding the perfect person is easy. HotPMO specializes in project, programme, and portfolio management, which means we know who we are looking for when we tap into our global network of contacts.

We understand your requirements because we speak the same language. Our team live and breathe PMO and project management. We get the issues, understand the constraints, and we know how time-consuming it can be to find the kind of resource you wish you could clone!

How Can Our Process Help You Get the Right Person for the Right Job?

Recruitment agencies are a great resource for finding matches for a job spec. However, there are some critical differences between our process and that of recruiters. First, we maintain relationships with a wide range of delivery professionals, so you can be confident that your jobs will be filled quickly and with the right people. We take time to understand your organization, its needs, and culture and then get under the specific requirement. Next, we match your requirement to our network of the best in the industry.

This sounds just like what recruiters say, but it isn’t. The quality of experience and judgment is higher, and we don’t body shop. We stay emerged and involved, working with our customers and the interim to set up the conditions for success and providing backup and assurance. We screen all candidates carefully and only bring forward those who meet our high standards.

Why is our process more reliable than other recruitment agencies?

Recruitment is a complex process that can be time-consuming and frustrating. That’s why we do things a little bit differently. We base our method on our in-depth understanding of PMO and the delivery space:  something that most recruitment agencies don’t have. We are active members of the PMO, Project Management, and Agile communities and have unique relationships that recruiters cannot match. This allows us to understand your needs better and match you with the right opportunities.

We provide access to our unique PMO, Portfolio, and Program and Project Management resource pool. This gives you the chance to find the right project management solution that meets your requirements and fits within your budget and timeline. So why not give us a try? You won’t be disappointed!

We specialize in PMO, project, programme, and portfolio management

Recruitment agencies are a big business and for a good reason. They play an essential role in the process of finding the right employees, and they’re skilled at connecting job seekers with the right companies. However, there are a few services that recruitment agencies don’t offer, and that’s where we come in. We specialize in project, programme, and portfolio management (PMO). Our team has over 20 years of experience in the industry, and we know exactly what you need to succeed. Contact us today to learn more about our unique and flexible PMO services. We have a proven track record of delivering successful engagements with our clients – providing the support they need exactly when they need it. So if you’re looking for a specialist in this field, you’ve come to the right place.

It takes more than a simple skills and qualifications search

Finding the right person for an engagement takes more than searching for people with the proper certifications and qualifications. We look beyond Prince2, PMP, and other project management certifications to understand people’s true capability and find people who are a genuine match for your environment. There are no one-size-fits-all project managers. We take time to understand the subtle points and the culture of your team to ensure we have the fullest possible picture to work from. An understanding of frameworks is important, but underpinning the methodologies are teams of people who get projects delivered. We strive to match the right talent to your organizational needs.

Finding your next permanent hire

Recruitment agencies may be able to offer volume and might be able to offer recruitment services to a broader cross-section of your organization, but that broad reach is a disadvantage when you need specialist tasks carried out. That’s where we come in! We have years of experience in the industry, and our network allows us to find the right person for your organization’s unique challenges. In addition to providing services, we also help find permanent and full-time employees for businesses and organizations. So, if you’re looking for your next permanent hire, and you want them to be a great fit, then get in touch so we can make it happen.

Providing PMO Services

The PMO is an essential part of most delivery organizations. They enable delivery while maintaining standards and visibility. That’s where our team of experienced professionals comes in. We offer a wide range of PMO Services that can help your team support and accelerate project delivery. From reporting services to on-site PMO Analysis to PMO-as-a-service, we have everything you need to get your project on track. Contact us today to learn more about our unique capabilities and how we can be of assistance!

How PMO Service offerings can save you money

Often people come to us asking for someone to fill a 6-month contract for a Senior PMO Analyst or similar role. In the delivery space, it is common to need specialists to come in for a set period to manage one-off projects. But such engagements are costly and time-consuming to administer. By offering you the skills you need as a service, we take on the burden of IR35. And we free you from the cost of hiring directly (PAYE, NI, Pension, etc.).

Experienced consultants can provide the additional expertise you need and can hit the ground running. We can provide services remotely, with professionals using our equipment. Alternatively, we can work on a hybrid or on-prem model, depending on your needs. And crucially, our services are scalable, so whether you want timesheet tracking taken off your hands or a team to deliver a standalone project, we can take care of the logistics, allowing you to focus on your core business.

What roles can we recruit for

We have a large pool of candidates in PMO, Project, and Portfolio Delivery roles. This means we can recruit for positions that may be difficult for recruitment agencies to fill. Additionally, our pool of candidates is constantly growing, so we can fill roles rapidly. So, whether you’re looking for a new project manager, PMO Analyst, or something else in the delivery space, then we can help. Here are some of the roles we are typically asked to help with:

  • Project Manager
  • PMO Analyst
  • PMO Coordinator
  • PMO Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Programme Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Head of PMO
  • PMO Director
  • Change Manager
  • Project Accountant
  • Agile Coach
  • Release Train Engineer

Where do we operate?

We have offices in London and Derby, allowing us to cover a broad swathe of the UK. So whether you are looking for a PMO Analyst in Bristol, a programme manager in Manchester, or a Senior Project Manager in central London, you can have confidence in our ability to find the talent you need. Of course, if you want to fill more senior roles or niches, we can help with that too. From Heads of PMOs to Portfolio Directors, we know what good looks like, and we can help you find your next successful candidate.

Why is our process more reliable than that of recruitment agencies?

We believe our process offers significant benefits because of our unique position in the industry. HotPMO are thought leaders in the delivery space. This makes us highly respected by candidates and customers alike. We understand the nuances of project management that may be lost on people who haven’t really experienced working in the delivery world firsthand. When providing services, we blend our employees with associates to ensure you get people with the in-depth experience you need. Our process is founded on the principles of personalized service, client advocacy, and constant innovation.

What are the next steps?

Start a conversation with us today. If you see a pop-up message box on this page, then you can speak to one of our team right now, and they can set you up an initial meeting. Got an urgent challenge? We can usually arrange a discussion on the same day.

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Recruitment agencies can be helpful when it comes to finding a new employee, but there are a few things that set us apart. Our process is more reliable and efficient due to our specialist knowledge in project management, programme, and portfolio management. We also offer PMO services that can help you manage your project successfully from start to finish. So if you are looking for an alternative to recruitment agencies, we’re here to help.