The Fabric Care of Electrolux is located in Porcia, Italy and is a key and growing business unit within the company. Due to the large number of filings per year and the relocation of an attorney within the team, the department needed to recruit two patent attorneys.
Electrolux employed us to help them in their search for two suitable attorneys and we discussed in detail all aspects of the company, department, business units and the role. We also relayed to the client the importance of broadening the search to other Latin-European countries as well as those jurisdictions, in which we would not ordinarily search, including those countries within Eastern Europe.
Because of the open-mindedness of the client, we were able to make a successful hire with an attorney working in Poland together with an in-house attorney based in Italy.
The flexibility shown by the client in considering candidates in locations we would not usually search, together with the quick and professional reactions to our recommendations ensured that the search process maintained momentum, and candidates remained interested in the role.
The success of this search was due to a client which truly partnered with MWA and allowed us to act as an extension to their internal HR department. Equally, they were prepared to defer to our judgement, based on our experience of over twenty-five years of working within the patent profession.