As December approaches and Grand Rapids is already buried in snow, it is clear to see that winter has arrived. While this is no regular Christmas carol, this split placement tale from recruiters at NPAworldwide will at least bring good cheer. This network using a database connects different recruiters around the world and creates placements. With more than 400 member firms in 32 different countries, strong trading partners are always awaiting.
The use of teamwork and even more interesting, the practice of international teamwork, were what drove the placement that happened when Jason Brevard of Professional Outlook, Inc. (Holland, Michigan) and Dan Glass of Go Global Partners (Sydney, Australia) worked together to provide the best candidate for Jason’s client. According to Jason Brevard, he shared his open position in Texas, USA with the members of NPAworldwide and not long after he received a phone call from Dan Glass wanting to discuss this position. They spent some time discussing what the client was looking for and really, “all of the selling points for the role and company.” Within just a week or two Dan Glass was ready to present a couple of candidates. He brought to the table candidates that were qualified options that Jason was willing to present to the client with the position. Finally, within a few weeks the two recruiters had an offer and through their cooperative approach an acceptance soon followed. If you paid attention to the location of these firms, you will see how amazing it is that this placement was for a position in Texas, yet filled by recruiters in Michigan and Australia. Remember to keep your horizons broad when asking clients for roles you can fill, especially if you have expanded reach due to your connections.
Now, in speaking with Jason Brevard about this split, he wanted it to be clear that this was by no means a “slam dunk” placement. The moral of this story was that truly a combination of hard work and effort from both recruiters. Jason Brevard even stated, “This was a good example of an importer/exporter working together throughout the entire process.”
While NPAworldwide does offer the ability to access qualified candidates for your jobs and jobs for your candidates, the true key is having the ability to work with other recruiters to make your placement successful. This is something to remember even if you are not part of a trusted network, and make split placements on your own with reaching out through various avenues.