When a Project Talent Crisis Emerges – help is available

If you are not aware, there is a mounting talent crisis within the project management arena.  A recent report by Manpower Group’s Talent Shortage Survey (2015), identified that 4 in 10 organisations are reporting talent shortages.    If you haven’t experienced the problem, you are one of the lucky few.  For everyone else; sourcing quality project […]

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On April 19th, 2016, posted in: Blog, Project Management, Talent by

Emergence of the Project Manager onto the Business Stage

Recently the Project Management Institute (PMI®) introduced new requirements on certification holders in order for them to maintain their certification status.   What is most interesting about the latest set of changes introduced by the PMI is the significant change in emphasis on what a project manager needs to do in order to gains PDUs.    With […]

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On April 19th, 2016, posted in: Blog, Project Management, Talent by

Clarion Sponsoring the 2016 PMI Chapter Conference

Clarion is delighted to be a sponsor of the Ireland Chapter’s national conference this April – details on the conference are available here – PMI Conference Micro-Site. The conference will be showcasing local and relevant speakers and presentations on topics related to how project management enables leaders (regardless of situation and position) to increase the […]

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On March 22nd, 2016, posted in: Blog, News, Project Management by

Web Summits, Innovation and Gantt Charts!

As the Web Summit rocks into town again, for the last time in the foreseeable future, it brings along with it the annual excitement and hyperbole about innovation, pivoting, running lean and so on.  It can be easy to think that project management has no place in the worlds of the Web Summit and start-ups.  […]

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On November 4th, 2015, posted in: Blog, News, Project Management, Talent by

Leadership is the key factor in delivering successful projects…

Great report from the UK  Major Projects Authority which audits/reviews major UK government projects and makes the findings public.   A key finding relates to people and the need to engage the right project people.  Tony Meggs, Interim CEO, Major Projects Authority highlights – “Leadership is the key factor in delivering successful projects,” / “Simply put, […]

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On September 28th, 2015, posted in: Blog by

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The Interview – Success Rates for Contractors

It’s a truism to say each interview you get represents a genuine opportunity, those on the other side of the table have seen enough on paper to take time out of their busy schedules to meet with you – you’re already halfway there. We have surveyed the success rates of our candidates at contract interviews. […]

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On August 28th, 2015, posted in: Blog by

We’re looking to work with PEOPLE like you!

The opportunity (for some it’s a vocation) is to find the perfect job for the people we work with and in doing so help or clients achieve their goals and ambitions. Rather than listing a generic set of bullet points about the role and responsibilities, we’ve identified some of the qualities and attributes we feel […]

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On June 30th, 2015, posted in: News by

The History of Programming Languages Infographic

Infographic by Veracode Application Security

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On September 30th, 2013, posted in: Blog by

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Recruitment by numbers.

In the 1970s surreal television program “The Prisoner” the lead character, a former spy who is held captive in a mysterious village (for more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_Six_(The_Prisoner)), would regularly shout out at his captors that he was “..not a number, I’m a free man…”; this was a reference to the fact that he was only […]

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On August 6th, 2013, posted in: Blog by


Facing the ‘firing squad’ – panel interview tips

The job interview is one of the most daunting challenges we have to face in our professional lives. It represents the ‘make or break’ opportunity to impress the interviewer and convince them that we are the right person for the job. One-to-one interviews require lots of preparation and forethought. Panel interviews, where the challenge is multiplied by a factor or two or three, require even more.

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On June 25th, 2013, posted in: Blog by