Out with the Old, In with the New
Written by: Christina Goodreds, Pharmaceutical Recruiter
For the last 15 years, Germer International’s headquarters have been housed on Swede Road, in Blue Bell, PA. As the company has grown, so has the office; from knocking down walls, to putting in a brand-new kitchen, to hiring more and more recruiters and bringing in more and more furniture.
Fast forward to December 2018, when GI will officially be moving into our new office! Although the space is nicer, newer and more modern, the principles that GI was founded on 25 years ago are still very much the same, and they will continue to help make our company what it is (even if it’s from a new location in Plymouth Meeting!)
To make this process a smooth one, GI created a committee that was responsible for selecting the space, choosing the new furniture, and deciding on the colors of the walls/carpets. This all sounds easy, but every single decision – from the blue prints to the paint color – was made very deliberately, in an effort to encourage creativity, productivity and focus in our open office.
Our Director of Innovation & Recruiting, Catherine Stier, gives us her personal experience with selecting the new space:
“After our most recent hire we realized we had 2 options, expand in the current space or see what’s out there. John & I quickly found that there is a LOT out there, and as soon as we saw what we were missing, we knew we had to move. The quality of life that our team will experience with a bright office, an onsite gym, showers, cafés, and outdoor space is well worth the effort & cost of picking up and moving out of the place I’ve called home for 10 years!”
To say that Germer International is going through an exciting time is quite the understatement. Our current office is not just a place of business – it’s a place where we learn and grow, make a difference, and offer support for our colleagues, candidates and clients. Although our office will be missed, we are looking forward to changing more lives, helping more companies grow, and making an even bigger difference in our new building. Check out some of our before & after pictures!