Many of our firm’s search assignments involve geographic relocation, often to small markets with one major Fortune 500 employer. Think of places such as Bentonville, Ark. or Battle Creek, Mich.
We’ve gotten pretty good at figuring out who is willing to pull the trigger on such a major life change. That assessment is just as important as matching credentials and culture fit. I recall losing a client 10 years ago when one of our recruits got cold feet about moving to Cincinnati, after he had accepted the position.