Every council needs help at times with recruiting critical roles to ensure the smooth running of their operations, which is why the LGAQ invested in a recruitment business that understands the uniqueness of each and every council.
Councils can seek support for executive and interim staff, along with hard to fill bespoke roles. Whether council needs a curator for a botanical garden, an engineer to build its roads or a CEO, Peak offers trusted and experienced recruiters that are invested in getting councils the best available talent each and every time.
Councils benefit from Peak’s local government knowledge, networks and ability to tailor its service for every role councils need to fill.
Having a robust process to hire, assess and develop staff has never been more critical. Arguably our team is one of the most experience in the State, providing executive search and selection across industry and job categories whether they be permanent appointments or interim placements. These processes can be underpinned by psychometric and other psychological testing as and where required.
Through our strategic partnership arrangements with leading organisational psychologists, we can also support our clients with organisation design, development, leadership coaching and talent acquisition advisory services.
Employing the right executives is extremely important to the future of organisations in Queensland, and we recognise our state is rich with talented professionals. The Peak Services recruitment team are equipped to expertly take commercial entities, not for profits, councils, state government and government owned corporations through a comprehensive recruitment process to ensure these key roles are filled by the right people.
We recruit and work with high calibre professionals across the following disciplines and sectors:
- Senior appointments (CEO, CFO, CIO)
- Human Resources
- Finance & Accounting
- Public Sector
- Policy and Strategy
Executive Interim Placements
We provide a complete service and urgent assistance when the solution requires an interim contract for a senior role (CFO, CEO, CIO, HR). Keeping your leadership team running consistently is ultimately our focus. Our conversations with clients often centre around the need for strong leadership, cultural change, assistance in dealing with rapid transitions and managing teams involved throughout that journey.
You can expect:
- unrivalled access to information, extensive personal networks, and industry knowledge
- a dedicated full-time consultant with expertise in executive recruitment, an in-depth understanding of legal requirements and all areas of human resources
- the latest systems giving you access to best practice service and delivery models
- professional service at very competitive rates
- robust recruitment methodology to manage all phases of contract negotiation, candidate checks and due diligence
Peak Services also offers contract recruitment solutions across all our specialist disciplines. We can provide talent for short, long-term or fixed term contracts as well as hourly or daily rate agreed terms.
Our experienced contracting team can rapidly attract, source and access candidates on demand.
Whilst the nature of contracting can be transactional, the relationship with our contracting talent never is. We cultivate an energised and engaged network of people which ensures a continual flow of people, so your business can remain agile and cost effective.
We’re proud of our reputation and consistency in delivering quality contracting shortlists which is proven through a track history of success and significant repeat business from happy clients
Psychological Testing can be provided by our psychologist partners. Fees range from $700 for a straightforward assessment for a professional level role through to $1300 per candidate for comprehensive executive assessment. Psychometric Assessment programs can be used in the recruitment process, for career development, in-role assessment, for strategic guidance and executive leadership. Assessment is delivered by qualified organisational psychologists.
Organisational Design and Development
Organisational Design and Development services include the following:
- Organisation Design – organisational audits, competency analysis & modelling, job analysis, selection criteria design, leadership strategy.
- Change Management – design & facilitation of change, workshop facilitation and counselling through change.
- Business Psychology – identifying organisational vision & purpose, defining the Employee Value Proposition (EVP), building high functioning teams.
Peaks Services uses organisational psychologists to coach senior executives, business leaders and managers to assist them in being more effective people managers and grow their capacity to influence and lead, and in turn drive their business objectives.
They bring together elements of the most researched and well-founded arenas of psychology with contemporary professional coaching. The result means that people who may find themselves time limited, can adopt a program that uses the research and the best models, whilst staying very practical. The coaching can be applied to situations where someone has been identified as high potential, someone might be dealing with some development gaps, or perhaps an executive needs the forum to brainstorm and problem-solve. Typical programs involve between eight and twelve sessions and are undertaken over approximately 16 weeks.
We can assist in assessing your entire recruitment function and provide advice on more efficient procedures, practice and policies resulting in the best recruitment outcomes for your organisation. Our vast knowledge of internal support mechanisms required to run successful campaigns can be utilised to help overcome internal roadblocks and time delays appointing crucial staff.
- Review existing recruitment process and procedures
- Recommended efficiencies
- Support in writing new procedures and associated collateral
- Create process flowcharts
- Training HR and Line Managers in delivery of new service model
Our recruitment team has unparalleled experience in helping councils and an increasing number of commercial entities and State government departments find talented professionals for key interim, short and long-term placements.