Christopher Rhine

Regional Vice president
The Select Group

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Event Date
Event Location

Fair Lakes I, Lower Level Conference Center
12500 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, VA, 22033

Agenda and Cost:

11:30 am: Check in and Networking
12:00 pm: Presentation
12:45 pm: Q&A
1:00 pm: Meeting Concludes

Membership in PMI is not required and there is no charge for attending this event, but preregistration is encouraged.

About the Program

The current state of the market:

  • It’s currently a “candidates market” so the war on talent is hotter than ever and the best candidates aren’t on the market for long. The programs that move the fastest, are the most organized, and have the most efficient process usually retain and recruit the top talent in the market.
  • Statistics around how many people are looking for jobs, how they are finding work, and what criteria they use when making a decision
  • Tips and techniques to make your program standout whether you are looking for Key Personnel, Program or Project Managers, or the technical staff post-award

How to build an effective staffing plan and execute on the recruitment side:

  • Common “bottlenecks” that delay the process and causes you to lose out on candidates
  • Leaning on HR to handle and drive the entire process vs the program team driving the entire process vs outsourcing the recruitment efforts vs a combination of any of the above – advantages and disadvantages to all
  • “Butts in seats” reference to the program you are running and how that can turn away the right talent
  • Offering a salary or pay rate that is less than initially discussed with the candidate in order to hit margins and why that can be a recipe for disaster for you and the end client
  • How to work with outside recruitment firm – everything you need to know to effectively choose the right partner, the different models available including direct hires, contract to hires, and long-term contractors - advantages and disadvantages of all three

The Art of Recruitment:

  • The importance of the personal touch and providing a great experience for potential candidates
  • Proactive Recruiting vs Reactive Recruiting
  • Recruiting talent strictly based on a job description or LCAT JD and how/why that fails
  • Areas or resources you can use to expand your network, find the right talent, and formulate the right business partnership to ensure top results
  • Speaking with the candidate to vet their background vs resume reading
  • Why your interview process is the #1 key to your success rate of effectively staffing a program
Special Instructions: 

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PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
Strategic and Business Management

Event Keywords

Soft Skills

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

Industry / Sector


Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entities


Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

About the Speaker

Christopher Rhine

The Select Group
Regional Vice president

Chris Rhine has 10 years of experience in the Technical Services realm including recruitment, delivery, managed solutions, staffing plans, building internal business development teams, and organizational leadership.

He is currently the Regional Vice President at The Select Group, a National Technical Services firm specializing in Managed Solutions, Workforce Solutions, and Government Services. Chris help build The Select Group’s Government Services division from the ground up by positioning the organization as a strategic sub-contractor for both small and large organizations, created a small business partnership program to help expand their relationship within the small business community, and helped create client solutions for pre-award staffing plans, post award execution, and surge work. The Government Services division within TSG went from $10 million in revenue in 2014 to a projected $28 million in 2018 under his guidance. In addition to overseeing the Government Services portfolio in DC and Huntsville, Chris also oversees several other TSG markets including Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA; and Columbus, OH. Over the past six years, he has grown his team from 8 FTE’s and 46 consultants to 65 FTE’s and 400+ consultants currently deployed at client sites on project base work.

On the personal side, Chris is a Columbus, Ohio native who received a scholarship at the University of Maryland to play on the Men’s Lacrosse team. He was voted as a team captain his Senior season and graduated from the Smith School of Business with a Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management.

About the Fair Lakes Luncheons

PMIWDC's free monthly brown bag luncheons in Fair Lakes Virginia.

PMI Membership is not required, nor is preregistration. This forum provides local education, networking and the opportunity for certified program managers to earn continuing education credits (PDUs).

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