In the aftermath of the global economic crisis, there is growing evidence that organizations are modifying their working practices with a view to reducing business risks and improving efficiency. One aspect of this has been a marked growth in the use of project-based working and an associated increase in demand for the recruitment of project management staff.

There is an thus an important requirement for HR professionals to develop and implement improved recruitment and appraisal methods, which help ensure that organizations have project managers equipped with the skills and expertise needed in the demanding new business environment.