What our clients and candidates say about us
What you get with Geoff is lots of conviction and personal commitment. He is always prepared to put forward candidates who at first might seem outside the box, as well as an honest critique of even the almost perfect candidate. With that comes the effort and commitment to deliver an outcome. Having been on both sides of the process, I know he is working in everyone’s best interest.
Bill Sakellaris has been personally involved in our Senior Management recruitment process for the past seven years. Bill takes the time to understand your business from an internal and external perspective to ensure he is able to attract, recommend and recruit the best people for the task at hand. Bill is totally professional, easy to talk to and has a straight forward approach which you appreciate as a CEO. His industry knowledge is broad and Bill’s ability to match the right candidates to his client’s needs is a major consideration for our company retaining Bill’s services over a long period of time. We highly recommend Bill and his team for all your recruitment and organizational development needs.
Sandra Brown demonstrated exceptional knowledge of, and connections within, the Australian market in both healthcare and medical research and this was extremely valuable in finding the right candidate quickly.
Thank you again for your hard work and persistence in securing such a great candidate for our Market Intelligence role. I had a great time working with you.
When I first met Sandra Brown I was actively on the market looking for my next opportunity. While she did not place me at that time, Sandra provided me with valuable insights into the industry and the shareholders of the business I considered joining. Subsequent to my appointment, we had occasion to recruit two of our most senior executives within the organisation, which I placed with Sandra as a result of her demonstrable depth of industry knowledge. This combined with her previous dealings with our firm allowed Sandra to identify cultural and technical fit-for-purpose candidates for both roles. Sandra is always available for discussion and advice as needs arise and maintains contact on a regular basis. I have no hesitation in recommending Sandra to other organisations seeking a reputable search partner.
Silvana Pardo is one of the most customer centric individuals I have worked with both as a client and a candidate. Her passion, dedication and enthusiasm and her willingness to always go the extra mile has led to her consistently achieving the highest results for me. She is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with her again in the future.
I have had the pleasure of working with Bill Sakellaris since 2009 and found him to be a trusted advisor providing professional executive recruitment and organisational development services… I have subsequently briefed Bill on many recruitment assignments for senior executives. The quality and diversity of candidates has always been impressive. The recruitment process undertaken by Bill has been professional, organised, timely, honest, flexible, insightful and consultative at every stage. I would have no hesitation in using Bill’s services again and would highly recommend him for senior executive recruitment across a broad industry base.
Bill takes the time to get to know his clients so that he understands their business. I really like the way he refers to ‘we’ when he talks with us, like he is part of our organisation and that he is invested in the outcome. He has placed many people with us and his knowledge of our business, our culture, and our structure really allows him to match candidates to our specific needs.
I would like to recommend TRANSEARCH International Australia and Sandra Brown as Search partners. We have engaged with Sandra specifically for roles at Board level and at the senior executive level. Throughout our dealings with her, Sandra has been open and honest in her approach, with a keen ability to locate the type of talent we are seeking to fit the culture of our organisation. She has managed some very politically challenging assignments and acted with poise when our Board changed direction mid-assignment. Candidate care is vital at such times and she has managed to do this very skillfully. On a personal level I have found Sandra to be a valued sounding board when facing career challenges and someone who is willing to give of her time to offer constructive advice.
A great recruitment professional understands their value is not in the transactional but in understanding and fulfilling on the hopes, desires, fears and needs of all parties involved. Bill Sakellaris spent the time to understand Citywide, their needs and culture so he could find the right candidate. He then spent the time understanding who I was and what I was looking for. I felt regarded and respected, and Bill’s vast experience, integrity and honesty were clear to me as he guided me through the process of aligning me with the right organisation. The reason I have maintained a professional relationship with Bill over the years is because of his dedication to his profession, his reputation across industry for excellence and the passion and integrity to which he approaches his craft. Bill is recognised by industry as one of the best in the business, he is an ambassador for his profession and all my business dealings with Bill have been positive and successful.
The position was a role that required an approach of managing some internal sensitivity together with ensuring we received a strong competitive external field. The brief was successfully completed by Sandra Brown with a fantastic outcome for the program.
Sandra has demonstrated understanding of TLC’s recruitment needs by providing quality candidates using various sourcing methods that demonstrates integrity and ethical behaviour. She is knowledgeable across all areas of the health industry, be it the public or private sector on a national basis. Sandra has been successful in meeting the needs in the areas of either medical, non-medical, specialist, executive and/or other roles relevant to TLC Aged Care.
Through my time as Managing Director our business undertook critical realignment and restructuring to keep pace with its rapid growth. We went to market to find the best search agency, and for me, the individual to lead that search. I found that with Bill Sakellaris. He understood, and articulated back to me, in his brief, a clear understanding of what I wanted and what the organization needed in terms of skill sets and personality. He took time to talk to other senior staff in my organization to understand the culture and the key drivers of the business and used clear, precise language in a refreshingly honest style in reflecting that back to me… The level and the variety of talent that Bill was able to assemble on all of his briefs was a credit to his skills in this area and always made that final decision difficult! I would unreservedly recommend Bill and his team at TRANSEARCH to any major search assignment you are currently contemplating.
After 10 years with another organisation, the prospect of making a career change, albeit exciting, is a rather confronting one even for an experienced executive manager. Sandra Brown made the process easy by being responsive, informative and encouraging at all stages of the application. So many of the large recruitment agencies seem unable to offer a personalised service and as a candidate you can often feel frustrated by the lack of a response. I am delighted to say this was not the case from TRANSEARCH International Australia and I would not hesitate in recommending you and your team to sector colleagues.
I would like to thank you for your excellent service during the Employment process. We found Bill Sakellaris and your organisation completely professional and helpful. Your understanding of our position in dealing with a Committee was greatly appreciated.
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