Case study: Departing from Dublin to Belgium
Our candidate, a Dublin-based data manager based was working for a company located close to his home. He wanted to work for a leading pharmaceutical organisation and build on his project management experience and the limited opportunities in Dublin meant he was considering relocating overseas. We had previously helped two of his colleagues find overseas roles so he got in touch with us to discuss his requirements.
He was willing to relocate but only for the right company, role and location. He didn’t speak any other languages so it had to be somewhere he could integrate other English speakers and travel back to Ireland to see friends and family on a regular basis. The search was made more difficult by the fact that opportunities within data management were limited; the majority of DM had been outsourced to non-EU countries and when a position did arise in Europe, competition was fierce.
Hobson Prior solution
We identified and proactively targeted a major pharmaceutical company in Belgium that had an excellent reputation for data management and an open role involving an element of project management. Being in a remote location they often recruited from other EU countries and had subsequently created a multi-cultural working environment with many English speakers. We had already placed candidates there from the UK, Ireland, Spain, France and Italy and their feedback was excellent. Before submitting our candidate’s CV, we ensured the transport links to and from Dublin were good and arranged for him to speak to an in-country management company to ensure a move would be financially viable.
Once 100% sure that all his requirements would be met, we contacted the hiring manager and arranged a one-stage interview. Our candidate was offered and accepted immediately and is now thoroughly enjoying living and working in Belgium.