Executive Search

By recognising the time, resources and specialist knowledge that the Spartan Partnership dedicates to each retained mandated search, clearly reflects the importance we attach to successful delivery. This type of Search is the suggested approach for mid to senior level candidates with unique skills who expect certain standards of discretion and confidentiality.

Executive Search offers a much more in depth approach to attracting talent from the global marketplace and via our methodology, we ensure that all candidate attraction avenues are proactively explored.

We are highly focused on enhancing our clients’ market position, which invariably prompts us to identify and introduce the most relevant highest performers within our clients’ direct competitors.

Under this agreement, we will act as a fully ‘outsourced’ recruitment arm of our clients where we will conduct a thorough pro-active search process on their behalf.

Engaging Spartan on an exclusively-retained basis enables our clients to ultimately hold us accountable for this recruitment process.

Talent Identification

In our experience, our most successful clients are those who put Talent Management high on their agenda. Institutions that invest in succession planning, a key element of talent management, tend to fare better for shareholders.

Our clients feel that this approach adds an advantage over other methods of attracting new talent. They retain us to specifically and deliberately target high calibre individuals within their competitive arena regardless of geographic or cultural factors.

Due to this, we offer the capability of targeting candidates in strategic situations where our clients prefer using Spartan as an independent third party via our role as conduits.

Market Intelligence

We also provide market research, compensation benchmarking reports and industry intelligence. Benefitting from our experienced, multi-lingual research team, this research process is dedicated to qualifying and quantifying information and market intelligence, thus ensuring the highest level of accuracy according to our clients’ specific needs.

While being highly confident in our market knowledge, under no circumstances do we make market assumptions and at all times manually source information on relevant developments as soon as they occur.

Executive Search Methodology

Our work is carefully carried out over a length of time, determined only by the specific parameters of the mandate. Utilising our experienced, multi-lingual research team, the research process will be dedicated to qualifying information, candidates and market intelligence.

Spartan Partnership is an Executive Search firm with an ethos of PROACTIVITY as opposed to working REACTIVELY. As a result, we do not use advertised campaigns or job sites/boards to attract potential candidates. This also protects our clients’ anonymity and strategic intentions and ensures that we will target and identify passive candidates who are not necessarily actively looking to move. These are, more often than not, the best candidates for your role.

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Professional Approach

We use an integrated approach that involves confidential networking, extensive research, and comprehensive market awareness. We then thoroughly vet candidates by structured interview to ensure they are interested, available, committed to, and fully briefed on the opportunity, as well as possessing the necessary skills, experience and personal attributes. This means that not only will the most suitable candidates be forwarded for interview, but also those who are actually committed to the opportunity.


Spartan will act as an advocate for your brand and ensure that the messages about your strategic plans are delivered positively and consistently in the market place.

Commitment to Quality

Exclusive mandates ensure a focus on quality of the candidate and the quality of the process – rather than quantity of candidates and speed of process.

Shared Risk

There is risk sharing – we are accountable to you when we are engaged exclusively. Should we fail to complete a mandate, we will then be held to account. To also minimise your risk, Spartan is also willing to be engaged for a time-period of exclusivity.

Candidate Buy-In

Candidates respond more positively to an opportunity if one firm is working on a mandate. They will be more wedded to the recruitment process if it is being worked exclusively.


Under exclusive arrangements, there is a consistent approach to the market, because all candidates are funnelled through exactly the same process. You are more likely to receive a quality shortlist of candidates who have been assessed against the same criteria under these conditions.

Market Exploration

Under exclusive partnerships, there is far greater exploration of the market.  Exclusive mandates will seek to uncover passive candidates who are not actively looking for a new challenge.  These are, more often than not, the best candidates for your role.


Confidentiality is assured, because only one firm is working the role, rather than many. This also negates the possibility of overlaps when engaging the market.

With our Executive Search Mandate you will receive...