New projects, new locations, new initiatives are complex and disruptive. Good project management can choke on the human resources element and frequently does.
Navigating this successful is more about know how than it is numbers. Anyone can do the numbers, but tailoring a specific process and applying the right technology to sourcing and selection of large numbers of people quickly pays rich dividends. We have done this in transport, aviation, retail, IT, consumer electronics, civil engineering, water engineering and more. In full, on time, on budget – so that the project managers get to manage the project.
Recruitment processes alone were not going to secure enough candidates to staff the new Tigerair Brisbane base in around a month over Christmas. Understanding the demographics and mindset of the kind of employees wanted, we created a complete social media campaign, careers webpage, produced a high quality video, geared up some cool workflow software and allowed it to go viral.
Close to 2000 applicants were processed, 300 invited to assessment centre and nearly 60 employed. We were even processing pre-employment documents in real time.