As government globally are under tax revenues pressures then the public sector is also under increasing pressure. Whether in government, health services, education or the arts, alternative ways of financing and managing organizations and projects are being introduced. Lateral thinking has become essential for the very existence of some of these organizations.
Governing boards within these sectors now require strategic leadership that combines sophisticated financial skills with strong operational management. As a result, these sectors are seeking to recruit high caliber individuals from other business areas whose skills can translate to the public and not for profit sectors. This change in focus is leading to executive search being increasingly used to locate and recruit candidates rather than the more traditional advertised recruitment methodology.
Our Public/Non-Profit/Education practice has undertaken highly successful searches in central and local government, heritage, education, charities, quasi-government agencies, professional and trade organizations.
Our consultants have direct experience within this sector and understand the pressures and drivers of this very challenging environment and the qualities necessary for success in this sector. Working closely with boards to ensure that we fully understand the role and required experience, we seek out candidates with these qualities from a number of business areas. In this way we are able to contribute to the future stability and growth of the infrastructure, education and culture of the countries within our area of operation.
The sector includes:
- Industry and Business Associations
- Government and Public Administration
- Non-governmental organizations
- Educational institutions and organizations
- Cultural organizations