Executive Search & Recruitment

We have an unrivalled track record of success placing CEO's, executives and directors in small, medium, large and global organisations. From public to private and Not-for-profit. Our experience in providing executive search and recruitment services to government departments, agencies, and local governments is second to none.

Collectively our team has more than 75 years’ experience in recruiting executives and Board members and we are regarded as one of the most influential teams in Australia.

Retained Search

If you are looking to find the best possible candidate – not the best candidate who is simply available, then undertaking a retained search could be your solution.
By taking advantage of a Davidson retained search, you eliminate a lot of the risk involved during the hiring process. Our retained search offers you access to a focused recruitment process, meticulous research, extensive talent pools, and thorough investigations and qualifying of candidates – it offers you peace of mind with a guaranteed result. 

Board Recruitment

We assist Boards at the highest level to understand people performance and how to respond to changing workplaces and market environments.

The capabilities and skill requirements of a Board member have changed dramatically over the years. As we enter a future world of work that will be defined by a level of digital disruption not seen before, we partner with organisations to ensure Boards comprise the right mix of skills and experience relevant to achieving a sustainable future.

We have the experience you need

  • Provide leadership recruitment, development and succession management
  • Constantly creating high-functioning executive teams and Boards
  • A genuine interest in sourcing great leaders that will deliver sustained results
  • Identify and cultivate new generations of leaders
  • Ability to place interim executives

Because we are dynamic partners

Our executive recruitment partnership goes well beyond placement.  We work with business leaders to:

  • Set clear direction
  • Engage staff
  • Encourage innovation
  • Lift productivity
  • Develop leaders at all levels

See our recruitment framework >

Value Added Services

Our flexible, unbundled services include:

  • Mailbox service
  • Shortlisting interview panel support and participation
  • Reference and background checks
  • Performance profiling
  • Internal talent evaluation and assessment

Talent identification

Utilising our skills, networks and in-depth knowledge, we build a long list of potential targets.

Talent mapping

We rigorously scan the market, map targeted individual’s careers and update you quarterly with their career development, career drivers, ongoing achievements and capabilities.

Talent pool development

We provide ongoing management of the highly targeted talent pool through regular contact, ensuring the relationship continues to prosper and your organisation remains front of mind.

Succession Planning

As expert business advisers, we assist companies and Boards with the task of CEO succession planning.

We have a thorough process in place to facilitate a rigorous, board-centred process to help clients evaluate and develop potential options for long-term and short-term succession needs.

We offer a forward-thinking approach to executive assessment that not only evaluates internal candidates' performance and relevant experience in current and past roles, but also the skills that speak to their future abilities to succeed and lead in more demanding environments. This requires us to look at their analytical capabilities, social intelligence, and self-awareness.

Through Davidson’s HR Consulting services, we provide our clients with a complete service that goes beyond recruitment – maximising people development, health and wellbeing, and efficiencies.

As a true business advisor, we identify highly qualified talent who can bring technical excellence, while also enhancing the culture of the company and, ultimately, the overall workplace performance.

Skills Gap Analysis and Assessment

We have years of experience in working with valued clients to provide a detailed analysis of skills and competency gaps within their Board and executive teams.

We combine our experience with our innovative tools to evaluate business and functional competencies with the existing skills and the skills that will be required for the future world of work.

Our approach identifies key strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and areas to improve with a bird’s eye view of the company’s day-to-day operations and future plans. These insights can provide clients with the right plan in developing leaders of tomorrow and improving the effectiveness of a Board or an executive team.