Resourcing Consultancy

Recruitment assistance:

CriterionQM can assist your business in employing the correct staff for your quality purposes. CriterionQM are not a recruitment company, instead we can augment your existing vetting processes to include validation of skills and vetting of CVs. Often recruitment specialists do not have researchers and resourcers with the necessary knowledge to manage the initial recruitment processes in isolation. We can provide expert knowledge and advice to the recruiters and those companies recruiting and act as independent assessors of candidates.

Call us today to discuss how we can assist you in your resourcing needs.

Resource Provisioning:

In this current climate companies undoubtedly find themselves taking resourcing decisions. Often one of the departments highlighted within project driven and software development companies for refinement will be the Test and Quality Assurance areas.

A popular misconception within a company is often that ‘anyone can test’.

This is not true. Yes, anyone can ‘check’. Anyone can use existing collateral that spoon feeds project requirements and ensure that these are met in their most basic form. This is not testing though, this is not Quality Assurance.

Companies require dedicated quality resources to ensure that delivered projects meet client and customer expectations and that the user experience is not impacted by incorrectly implemented boundary cases, and negative functional scenarios.

At CriterionQM we can help provide flexible resourcing during challenging times to ensure that you have dedicated ISEB/ISTQB resources available to you when you need them and only when you need then, reducing overhead and man-hour wastage.

Call us today to discuss how we ensure that we understand your business operations, processes and goals and can therefore provide you with a Quality Assurance service as soon as we arrive on site.

Training Partnerships:

CriterionQM have relationships in place with leading test specific training partners. Through these relationships we can assist with targeting test training to meet business goals. Whether its accreditation with ISEB/ISTQB or tool related training as a part of an implementation, we can assist in advising on the correct approach and match requirements to training partners and manage the bookings. We could even backfill you existing resource whilst they are on training in order to limit the business impact.


Consultancy Services

CriterionQM offer a vast array of consultancy services to assist our clients in the creation, implementation, on-going management and review of Test and Quality Management processes.

We assess the current position of your quality environment and suggest a path for improvement where necessary, along with the implementation of proposals and on-going review to ensure that improvements continue to be made where relevant.

Companies go through several stages in their lifetime, from start-ups where cash flow is restricted and therefore the ability to invest heavily in processes, tools and procedures is limited. Through stages where SMEs may have previously invested in tools and are not experiencing the ROI that they were expecting or advised by a vendor that they would see.  To clients that have an extensive quality environment that may be experiencing multiple instances of test process occurring with limited control.

CriterionQM can assist in any of these instances or any other situations where quality is being impacted by inefficiencies, embryonic or non-existent processes, or just an independent review of where you are as a business.