Executive Search

Executive Search Solutions

Our Search & Selection service is designed for companies looking to recruit senior executives, managers or a specialist positions. There are three reasons a search project is used;

  1. Confidentiality is of significant importance

  2. Very specific skill and experience is required, likely to come from a competitor or similar

  3. The project is constrained by time with a firm completion date required

The key difference between a search project and a standard recruitment exercise is that applicants are likely to be passive and will need to be approached directly.

A search service is divided into three stages: research, shortlisting and placement. The cost of the service is spread across these three stages. Due to the nature of the Search & Selection service, we are able to work to very specific requirements and to set timescales.

Search & Selection is particularly useful to organisations looking to recruit Senior Executives without revealing to their market that there is a senior vacancy or that a key member of the management team is leaving. Confidentiality is a key element of any search exercise and, as such, how the details of the company and the vacancy are revealed form a key part of the exercise.


Flying High
  • ​"Xactly is delighted to be working with Certus. They have been professional and friendly with a fun approach to recruitment, where you really feel like you are important to their business. They helped us understand the differences between hiring in Australia vs the rest of the world and managed to help guide us through the process; as well as operating across global time zones, offering flexibility to interact outside of traditional working hours. They have shown the capability to work across levels, helping us attract Enterprise BDMs, Commercial Account Executives and an SDRs. Cultural fit is of huge importance to us, Justin, Ben and Adam all demonstrated that they clearly understood out culture and the type of people we want to attract to help grow our business. This resulted in the new employees coming aboard of very high quality. We look forward to partnering with Certus more and more as our business grows."​​

    Managing Director APAC
    Steve Blunt
    Steve Blunt , Xactly Corporation
  • ​Ben was one of the best recruiters I've had the pleasure to work with, he was very diligent in all of his follow-ups and ensured that the recruitment process was professional and as straight forward as possible. All whilst acting with authenticity and integrity!

    Peter De la Harpe
    Peter De la Harpe , Placed Candidate
  • “I wasn’t actively looking for a job when Charlotte from Certus reached out to me for a possible opportunity. Charlotte is a known and reputable Workday recruiter. She was able to explain (and convince) how good the opportunity is for me and my career. I gave it a go and went ahead for an interview. I got the offer in less than a week. The recruitment process was seamless and communication was timely. Overall, I’m very satisfied with how the whole process was carried out and most specially, I’m very happy with the outcome. I believe Charlotte will always have your best interests at heart.”​

    Recently Placed Candidate
  • ​“I wanted to thank you, in addition, for your support. Working with Charlotte Schmidt has been a pleasure, she was hardworking and focused for the duration of the campaign and we couldn't have received the outcome we did without her dedicated and tenacious approach. Charlotte partnered with us, understood the brief and continued to search to find the right skillset within a candidate short market and a tough remuneration range. We are delighted to have our in house WD team now complete.”

    HRIS Manager
    Alison Cash
    Alison Cash , The Salvation Army