Industry Expertise

Watermark Search International’s well-established Commercial, Public Sector and Not-for-Profit Practices clearly indicate the depth and breath of industry expertise brought to each search.

Commercial Practice

The depth of knowledge, market and sector expertise of our Partners is the starting point of differentiation for Watermark Search International’s Commercial Practice. Our extensive in-house research capability enables the effective identification of market-best candidates, while our trusted networks allow us to reach and informally vet candidates others cannot. This capability allows Watermark Search International to reach beyond Australia and we have brought many outstanding executives from overseas for key leadership roles. Finally, our rigorous approach to candidate assessment involving competency and behavioural assessment techniques has led to a greater than 90% placement retention rate after two years.

Public Sector and Not-for-Profit Practice

Over 50% of Watermark Search International’s work stems from senior executive recruitment within the Public and Not-for-Profit Sectors. We have a thorough understanding of processes, probity and reporting requirements of Government. This is coupled with broad experience in recruiting within the Not-for-Profit sector, in a diverse range of areas including employment services, indigenous services, the arts, professional associations, health and research and development. Watermark Search International is recognised as an organisation that treats candidates with a high degree of respect and empathy with many current clients starting their relationship with us as candidates. As a result of this we take pride in providing innovative solutions: our clients say we bring an added dimension of candidate talent to the table by exercising relevant but lateral judgements.