Our Client Services
While many companies possess general recruitment experience & create one-size-fits-all shortlists, few recruitment consultants have the expertise to understand the increasing complexity of executive & board member recruitment.
Mackenzie Stuart excels in bringing our clients services tailored to their specific requirements, & has both the resources & the knowledge to undertake detailed global searches. Using a combination of the latest technology & individual experience, we bring our clients a clear advantage in the competition for first-class candidates.
Experience & Specialist Knowledge
Our sector-specific expertise is what sets us apart us & we take considerable personal pride in being experts in our field. In contrast to conventional consultancy practice, we prefer a bespoke approach to recruitment that focuses on insider knowledge of the market, sector & position.
We also ensure that our consultants have a detailed understanding of the subtleties involved in each industry and territory. So you always benefit from a dedicated team that understands your business, its culture and the day-to-day requirements of the role.
Integrity & Respect
We understand that our reputation rests on the strength of our last placement & never overlook the fact that recruiting the right people is key to your long-term business success. As a result, we value the strength of our client relationships above short-term gains & aim to establish a culture of trust from the beginning. To achieve this we strive to be open & honest in all our dealings, keep our promises & view each & every project as a one-off. We also believe in treating your candidates with the same level of respect & work hard to ensure that everyone involved in a recruitment process leaves with a positive impression both of ourselves & your organisation.
At Mackenzie Stuart we consider the interview process to be more than a formality; it’s an opportunity to meet the person behind the CV & to ensure your candidate is not only qualified, but also a perfect cultural fit. That’s why, we personally undertake rigorous, competency-based interviews, & once an offer has been made, assist with negotiations.
For extra peace of mind, we also ensure the success of the hire by assisting the integration of the individual into the organisation. This level of detail and scrutiny guarantees the best possible outcome – every time.
We invest in the latest technology to connect all our consultant to our global network & guarantee a fast & reliable executive search process. This enables us to search both on & offline at a local, national & international level, develop unique contacts, & keep you one step ahead of your competitors.
We are pleased to write this recommendation letter for Mackenzie Stuart. We are very satisfied with the executive search services and the whole process in placing our current President USA. The process was very clear, well organized and communication was the key for this success. We thank Kate for her great service, dedication and support!
We signed an agreement and we had plenty great candidates to decide on the best fit for our organization. We welcomed the selected candidate on board five months later.
Once again, we are very pleased with the professionalism and dedication of Kate and Mackenzie Stuart.
Sam was a fantastic recruitment partner to work with. He knows the industry well and is able to clearly relay the exact needs of the recruiting company to the candidate and provide clarity, support and responsiveness throughout the entire process.
Sam is an excellent recruitment partner. Engaging and challenging, he is able to structure client briefings to ensure he accurately captures the remit and can create candidate profiles that are on target to deliver high quality candidate pools. He is able to process mandates quickly, through initial candidate identification and screening to the presentation of short lists, and then helping to structure interview cycles to enable final candidate selection within tight timescales
Based on Sam's extensive network in the Water industry, he is very well positioned to identify future talent needs throughout the industry and to recruit talent for the industry. He is a good sparring partner for both executives within the industry looking for talent as well as talents who are looking for a new challenge.
I have worked with many Exec. Search Consultants throughout my 30 year career but few, if any, have been as proactive, professional and demonstrated a high level of integrity as James. I have been extremely impressed and would have no hesitation in using his services again
Finding the right consultant to help you identify your next career path is a daunting process. I met James and he is was everything you needed. He was always there to take your call, discuss future opportunities, showed a real interest in my needs and negotiated on my behalf. I couldn't recommend James any further
I have had the pleasure to work with Josh Bowerman and Mackenzie Stuart on two high level placements recently. I have worked with many recruiters in the past and found Mackenzie Stuart, and, specifically Josh Bowerman to be a cut above the rest. Mackenzie Stuart’s approach in prioritizing a thorough discovery process to identify the specific needs and qualifications our firm was seeking in each position was very professional and on target. Josh Bowerman enhanced the service we received thru his consistent and timely follow-up, openness to feedback on individual candidates, and tenacious and determined effort to find the “right” candidate for our firm. I can give my highest recommendation and look forward to working with Mackenzie Stuart and specifically Josh Bowerman on future placements for my firm.
Joshua is a highly professional, personable & responsive executive recruiter. He establishes a thorough understanding of both the client's brief & the candidate's potential to match said requirements. He is extremely effective at establishing the client’s needs for a specific role – both on the work experience side and from a cultural standpoint. He manages the relationship between client & candidate throughout the recruitment process & follows up actively to ensure both parties are happy with the result. I have no hesitation in recommending Joshua for retained executive search/placement services – will also continue to utilise his services in the future
Executive Search is used in a variety of recruitment situations; confidential appointments, vacancies that require rare skills or experience, or to attract individuals from specific business functions, companies or markets that are not currently job seeking.
The beginning of an assignment is to take a detailed brief from the client serving to define the key parameters, which are then agreed & documented. Following this, an assignment study is carried out by Mackenzie Stuart to fully understand the business environment, culture & role requirements. This enables us to define the position & candidate specification including the responsibilities & challenges involved in the position along with the experience, qualifications & competencies of the ideal individual. The key competencies are used within the selection process to evaluate the fit of each of the candidates.
This completed, we carry out targeted research into companies & sectors to identify those people best qualified for the role in question & take independent views and opinions to underpin their experience & qualifications. We approach potential candidates & discuss the role with them to determine their suitability & interest. Suitable candidates are then invited to rigorous, competency-based interviews & we take external references & verify their expertise. We will then report to the client on the assessment of each candidate’s match to the specification.
Once the preferred candidate has been selected by the client & an offer made, we will assist with negotiations & courteously manage those that have been unsuccessful. We also ensure the success of the hire by assisting in any way that we can during the integration of the individual into the organisation.
Advertised Selection enables Mackenzie Stuart to identify experienced & up & coming executives with specific qualities over a wide range of business functions.
There are three phases to the process. Firstly, we use research to conduct a thorough analysis of our client’s business. This includes evaluating their business needs & strategies, financial & market position & the culture of the company. We then identify the requirements & key responsibilities of the role within the organisation.
Mackenzie Stuart will then develop the copy & content of the advertisement with the client & offer advice on its timing & placement, ensuring client confidentiality where required.
We will professionally screen the response, interview the best candidates thoroughly, check references rigorously & provide a shortlist of highly qualified individuals. The selection process then continues to provide support & advice to the client from interviewing to final salary negotiations.
Contingency recruitment focuses on meeting the recruitment requirements of our clients through identifying candidates that have the requisite skills & experience from the extensive database of job seekers that Mackenzie Stuart has & continues to build upon.
We are continually working to attract and assist job seekers in all of the market sectors that we specialise in. Candidates come to us because of our presence within the industry & regular on & offline advertising brings in some of the most highly-qualified individuals directly to us. We manage our candidate relationships well so that high quality individuals are keen to work with us to find the ideal career move that meets with their qualifications, experience & aspirations.
Candidates choose to work with Mackenzie Stuart in direct response to the service that they receive & the opportunities that we are able to present to them.
Using our contingency service, we will take a detailed briefing on your requirement & then match the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the specification to pinpoint & shortlist candidates we are currently managing & present them to you for interview & selection. All candidates are interviewed & fully reference checked by Mackenzie Stuart.
PSL Recruitment utilizes the skills & experience of a dedicated individual or team to focus on recruitment for one specific client. As Mackenzie Stuart has grown we have partnered with more & more of our clients in order to establish a more pro-active & efficient methods of recruitment.
Within this process we would meet with a number of individuals within the client in order to fully understand the business, its culture & their requirements. Armed with this knowledge we are better placed than most to react quickly to the needs of the client & source relevant individuals as & when the vacancies arise.
Due to the nature of the on-going relationship with the client we are able to take the time & resource to map out our clients market place & identify relevant individuals that will be of potential interest either now or in the future
Again as with all of our services the full recruitment process will be followed to ensure a continued quality of service.