Quest People Solutions

For Employers


Executive Search and Selection

Executive Search and Selection is typically an approach for sourcing middle managers to senior executives. Our approach is tailored to the specific requirements of each and every assignment. Depending upon the brief we may recommend any combination of:

  • advertising
  • database interrogation
  • networking passive candidates
  • targeted search
  • full search

In an increasingly candidate short market sourcing strategies increasingly demand innovative and proactive approaches to build the candidate pool. QUEST has a broad network of ‘passive’ candidates built from many years in the industry. While many are currently employed they are keen to be kept informed of potential advancement or career opportunities. Our advanced candidate database system developed specifically to our specifications enables us to identify and track both passive and active candidates. QUEST interviews a comparatively high number of candidates which means a large proportion are known to us and prequalified.

Executive search is particularly effective when you need the best individual and the seniority and sensitivity of the appointment requires complete confidentiality. Our researchers build a comprehensive picture of ‘who is where’ in relevant industries and companies. Our broad networks and extensive experience are a distinct advantage when undertaking search assignments.

Staff Recruitment

Staff recruitment encompasses support staff, secretarial, administration, bookkeeping and accounting, sales, marketing and technical roles up to and including middle management. Again we will tailor our strategy to the particular assignment. We have completed a significant number of successful placements through creativity, strong planning and an extensive knowledge of target markets. Most commonly we will utilise a combination of press and internet advertising together with interrogating our database of candidates and utilising our networks. The large number of candidates that we meet also provides us with personal knowledge of potential candidates who are tracked via our candidate database.

Temporary Staff, Contractors, Interim Executives

QUEST is experienced in providing temporary staff, contractors and interim executives to clients across a range of industries and disciplines. Contract and temporary staff, particularly in professional roles or for high-load, seasonal or project requirements has been a growing trend for many years. Using our candidate database, knowledge, experience and networks we are able to identify qualified and capable people for your short term needs. Employers are able to have genuine workforce flexibility and need not worry about HR or payroll implications.

Career Transition Programs (Outplacement)

QUEST's Career Transition Programs have been refined from years of experience assisting companies plan and implement terminations and in developing strategies, techniques and practices that assist individuals find suitable positions in the workforce. Our aim is to ensure a termination is handled in a caring, professional way and to help the individual navigate through the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities that come with a transition. The programs are intensive, personalised, tailored one-on-one programs for managers or group workshops for clerical/administrative and blue collar employees.

Benefits to the organisation include:

  • Minimising undesirable repercussions and impact on the existing business and employees
  • Projecting a supporting, caring company image to staff and the market place

Benefits to the transitioning employee:

  • Minimising trauma and developing positive attitudes and behaviours
  • Developing practical and tactical job search skills and knowledge

Human Resources Consulting

QUEST offers broad, supporting HR advice to our clients. It’s how we add value to your business over and above sourcing the right candidates. We aim to be your outsourced HR Department for you to call upon as and when required or to be an extension of your internal HR resources. Much of what we do revolves around, and links with, recruitment and retention strategies. We provide salary and remuneration advice through our in depth knowledge of market rates and trends and also undertake original research for specific market sectors when requested. This includes advising on pay for performance and other salary packaging components. We develop and/or review performance management systems. We also advise on retention strategies critical to retaining key staff in a changing employment market and provide all-important interview and candidate assessment training to line managers.