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Use

You use the resource search function to find suitable and available project resources.

 

Integration

        As search criteria, the search function uses all data required for the search from the project role. The search criteria can be changed in the search function without changing the attributes of the project role itself.

        To be able to check availability, you require the Workforce Management Core (WFM Core) as an AddOn or connected as an external system.

 

Prerequisites

        You created project roles in the Resources tab page of the Projects initial screen. For more information, see Project Roles and Creating a Project Role.

        From the Projects initial view, choose the Resources tab page, then Find Resource. When on the Resources initial view you can perform searches that are not based on projects. For more information, see Project-Independent Search.

        When using the Staffing Process, Candidate Managers choose the role from the worklist on the Worklist tab to launch a resource search. For more information, see Staffing Process.

 

Features

You can enter the following resource search criteria:

Search Criteria

Refer to

The general project role type to be filled

The specified time period

The customer/ordering party

Maximum number of hits in the search result

General Selection Criteria

Organizational unit

Selection According to Organizational Structure

Qualifications

Selection According to Qualifications

Availability (only available when running WFM Core)

Selection According to Availability

Note

You see a green checkmark when the search criteria is entered on one of the tab pages.

Candidates are always included in the search result, regardless of the selection criteria you enter or the resource’s suitability percentage. For more information, see:

        Running a Search

        Search Result

        Candidates

 

Activities

When using Project Resource Planning (PRP) for direct staffing:

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       1.      Enter the required search criteria in the General, Organizational Structure, Qualifications and Availability tab pages.

       2.      Choose Search Result

The system runs your search and you see the search results.

       3.      E-mail the chosen resource or their manager to inform them that you want to schedule the resource for your project.

       4.      Assign the resource directly to your project, or add it to your list of candidates.

When using PRP for the Staffing Process:

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       1.      Enter the required search criteria in the General, Organizational Structure, Qualifications and Availability tab pages.

       2.      Choose Search Result

The system runs your search and you see the search results.

       3.      Candidate Mangers choose candidates from the results of the search.

       4.      Candidate Managers approve or reject candidates.

       5.      Staffing Managers assign the candidates to the project roles.

 

See also:

        General Selection Criteria

        Selection According to Organizational Structure

        Selection According to Qualifications

        Selection According to Availability

        Notifying a Selected Resource by E-Mail

 

 

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