Project-Based Hiring Emerges as a Hot New Recruitment Trend

Today’s work is increasingly project-focused. As a result, organizations are adopting new talent management practices that shape the people being trained and managed, according to research recently conducted by in partnership with Deltek.

The complimentary research report – “Managing Talent in Today’s Project-Focused Organizations” – is now available for download. It is based on responses from 581 HR professionals participating in an exclusive survey. The study covers:

– Today’s top talent acquisition challenges
– How long it takes to fill open positions
– The degree to which firms are hiring for project-based work
– The key management practices of project-focused firms

The research revealed that 40% of today’s organizations engage in considerable project-focused hiring. That is, 6% or more of new employees are hired for projects or contracts. About a tenth of organizations surveyed are so project-focused that 40% or more of their new employees were hired for projects or contracts.

“We’re long past the era when huge numbers of people did exactly the same work day in and day out,” said Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator and CEO of “In the information age, a ton of work gets done via projects. Many employees who aren’t part of the Gig Economy even tend to work like internal contractors, moving from one project to the next. Leaders have to adapt to this new way of getting work done.”

The study found, for example, that project-focused firms are more likely than other firms to:
– Use skills repositories to enable them to better match talent with projects
– Assign greater importance to career advancement training
– Adopt project-based performance appraisals
– Rely on contingent employees

To learn more and read key research insights from this important research, download the complimentary report available online.

DOWNLOAD REPORT: “Managing Talent in Today’s Project-Focused Organizations: Prospering in a new era of project management”

About Deltek
Deltek is the leading global provider of software and solutions for project-based businesses. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 23,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, recruit and develop talent, optimize resources, streamline operations and deliver more profitable projects.
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For more information, contact:
Debbie McGrath
Chief Instigator and CEO,