Change isn’t optional: success is

Platform migrations. Software rollouts. System integrations. Regulatory changes. Data optimisation. Automation. All happening at the same time as a fundamental shift in how we work. 

Change isn’t optional but there are real risks to budget and the business when things are mismanaged. That’s why you need experts in project and change methodologies, practices and processes.

People who’ll ensure that technological implementation and business transformation will be successful, no matter the size of your organisation or the scale of your programme.

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 As organisations in Asia continue to navigate the necessary transformation and changes as a result of a post-Covid world, the demand for Project and Change Managers is concurrently on the rise.

These professionals are instrumental to ensuring that complex projects and change programmes are implemented without disruption to day-to-day operations and more importantly, to alter user mindset and behaviour to ensure a successful transition.  

Jason Kwong, Senior Manager,
Hays Hong Kong SAR

Your Projects & Change Management recruitment questions, answered

Is competition high for Projects and Change Managers?  

Given the number of transformation and change projects taking place due to accelerated digitalisation, Covid-19, and increased adoption of automation – it’s no surprise that there is some competition for IT Project and Change Managers.  
 
However, the uncertainty of the market has made these specialists more hesitant about taking on new opportunities. Aside from a competitive salary and benefits offer, try to position the role as an exciting opportunity for an ambitious professional to grow – in order to secure the best people.  

What skills are important for Projects and Change Managers to have?  

Key things to look out for when recruiting for an IT Project and Change Manager is someone who has good knowledge and understanding of project and programme management methodologies, project control tools and techniques, and their practical applications.  
 
Professional qualifications in project management, such as PMP or Six Sigma are useful. So too, is a demonstrable awareness of change management techniques. You want to hire someone who has provable experience delivering a complex or multifaceted project with Agile methodologies, who can therefore react flexibly to constantly moving parts of project delivery.  
 
Of course, deep technical understanding of the technology they will be delivering or optimising is a must have. Soft skills are also important, especially communication, stakeholder management, and leadership skills.  

Aside from a good salary, how can I attract the best Projects and Change Managers to have?  

Project and Change Management professionals in Hong Kong SAR relish the opportunity to use the latest tools and technology within their projects and have an appetite for continued learning and upskilling, so where possible, offer funding for training or build a structured career path around emerging technologies.  
 
Work-life balance and flexible working practices are also important to professionals, and they will be on the lookout for organisations with their long-term flexible working policies established before applying for a job.