Achieving outstanding appointments on the basis of targeted search is our primary business. We focus on Board, CEO and senior executive appointments as well as practice leaders, senior technical specialists and project directors/managers.
Perhaps most critically, each assignment begins with a thorough understanding of our client’s culture, strategy and corporate goals.
From this point, we use our industry knowledge and contacts, detailed desktop research and our in-house intelligence gathering capability to thoroughly map and objectively calibrate the pool of suitable candidates for each of our assignments.
We provide candidate assessment packages to our clients to help them select preferred individuals. All finalist candidates are thoroughly referenced checked, with academic credentials confirmed.
As a boutique firm, we are happy to vary the above process to meet client needs. Unlike many of the larger global search firms, our fees are invoiced on the basis of certain milestones and not on passage of time.
Waite Group also undertakes advertised recruitment, allowing prospective applicants to apply for roles, casting the net to a wider pool of applicants than the traditional executive search method. This allows our team to capture prospective candidates with a more unique skillset, as candidates who do not meet the typical criteria of the role may sometimes be the best person for the role. To see what roles Waite Group is currently recruiting for, please click the link below.
Board Appointments and Assessments
Waite Group has conducted several board member searches and subsequently put forth high-quality board candidates to many large organisations, with a focus on ensuring diversity of skillset, experience and background in boardrooms to allow for more effective governance and decision-making.
A Board’s primary responsibility is the protection of Shareholder interests, within the wider context of stakeholder management and maintenance of the organisation’s social licence to operate.
The Board has the primary role in the development and articulation of strategy and enhancement of overall corporate performance. Critical to the achievement of best practice is the “dynamic” of the Board, which in turn is a function of composition and structure.
We conduct Board Appraisals that seek to determine how a Board operates, the “good” and “bad” habits that may exist and whether these are impediments to best decision making. We address issues of Chair style and effectiveness and how this interplays with the other members. We audit the skills and experience of the existing Board and assess whether collectively they address the strategic and operational challenges of the business, or if not, what gaps exist. We can assist in filling any gaps, either by internal development of skills or through adding skills through the addition of new members. Structurally, are appropriate subcommittees in place? Finally, is the Board sufficiently diverse to ensure that issues are adequately investigated from a variety of perspectives?