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Project Manager : June July 2011
19 www.aipm.com.au Project Manager In the US, he has identified a trend where project managers are moonlighting – taking on projects in addition to their day job – in the areas of graphic design and industrial projects. “But Aussies are more cautious,” he added. “ While the US and Europe tend to go headstrong into new innovation, organisations here stand back and obser ve best practice before adopting.” Getting the word out Dr Hirschheim has been working with resea rchers for almost two years , collecting data from organisations to strengthen the business case for microsourcing. “Now we’re getting the word out to the wider business ma rket. “One of the biggest hurdles is the lack of awareness – many small and large businesses don’t have a clue microsourcing exists. “We want people to understand that microsourcing is not e-procurement, it’s not just buying – it’s a different way of thinking about how companies source and it will become a powerful force over the next few years.” THOUGHT LEADERS • SHOPPING FOR FREELANCERS? Founded in 1998, Guru.com is the world’s largest online marketplace for freelance talent. The website features a search function that helps employers find the service providers that match all of their project requirements. This microsourcing tool for small and large businesses makes “quick, logical sense out of millions of potential hiring options to ease candidate screening and selection,” said Inder Guglani, CEO and Founder for Guru.com. Guru.com recently expanded its skill categories from 178 to 222 offerings that span technical, creative and professional business services in more than 220 countries.
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