Thinking Global, Hiring Local
As oil-and-gas pipeline service company T.D. Williams began an expansion into new countries a few years ago, the strain on recruiting efforts became so great that it threatened the success of the entire strategy. HR was able to resolve this challenge by partnering with Kenexa, a Wayne, Pa.-based recruitment-process outsourcing provider, which took over most of TDW's recruitment efforts in the regions where TDW had only weak or non-existent resources. Not only did Kenexa apply more resources to the effort than TDW could have reasonably done, it also gave the pipeline-service company the advantage of intimate knowledge of the new sites' cultures, laws and technologies.