Making the Right Connections #239: Location, Location, Location

February 13th, 2015 by The Imagination Factory

Asian business man shaking hands with a woman

The Scenario:

Atlanta member recruiting for New York position
An NPAworldwide member in Atlanta was asked by the northern New York subsidiary of its Atlanta-based client to fill a job opening for a pressure vessel engineer.

The Action:

Atlanta member reaches across borders for help
The Atlanta member contacted his usual NPAworldwide resources for assistance in sourcing a qualified candidate, but could not locate one either already in, or willing to relocate to, northern New York. Realizing the position would be near the Canadian border, the Atlanta member thought to contact a Canadian member he’d met through years of attending NPAworldwide conferences. The two members recruited similar candidates and shared common industries and clients, but had never worked together due to the geographic limitations of their normal search efforts.

The Result:

Canadian member provides successful candidate
The Canadian partner located a Canadian citizen, working in California, who was a perfect fit for the job and eager to relocate nearer to Canada. The client hired the candidate, and subsequently shared another opening for an additional engineer who will be a direct report to the first candidate. The moral: NPAworldwide membership provides increased geographic reach, resulting in more effective client service.