The P.L.A.C.E. Method

Recruitment requires a commitment to process, which is why we created the P.L.A.C.E. methodology.

Our approach to patent attorney recruitment starts with us developing an understanding of what actually needs to be done, rather than just a list of requirements.

MWA’s P.L.A.C.E. process is founded on the principles of performance based hiring, and made unique by our extensive market knowledge, objective approach, our experienced research team and an alliance network of patent attorneys.

Placing the right people through understanding what actually needs to be done and not just a list of requirements.

Looking for the right people through recommendations, following a systematic research programme to include passive and active candidates.

Approaching candidates discreetly to discuss career goals and objectives.

Choosing the person you believe is right based on career stretch (year 1) and career growth (beyond year 1): important aspects for passive candidates.

Engaging in partnership with the client to ensure the right appointment is made and not with a ‘feeling’ but through our metrics approach.

We approach passive candidates discreetly to discuss career goals and objectives. Our evaluation of their immediate career stretch and potential for career growth are part of a metrics approach that has led to considerable successes in making the right appointments.