Case Study

How we found the perfect Project Manager where 2 retained search firms had failed.

Search Assignment:
Our client, an engineering firm, was searching for an Engineering Project Manager to fill a key role that had been open for 2 years. Before we stepped in, 2 traditional retained search firms with a specialty in the industry had failed. Instead of relying on industry candidate databases like the other firms, we generated new research to find qualified and interested passive candidates who worked for the competition. Using our ShortList solution, the client hired 2 Project Managers instead of 1, because the firm was growing and anticipated it would take a long time to find another candidate if they waited.



  • 4 weeks to completion
  • 5 qualified candidates attracted
  • 2 candidates hired
  • 11.5% cost per hire