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Executive recruitment and selection conducted by people with executive management experience – you’d like to see that?

Do you know which 20% of your jobs produce 80% of your value?

Or even more importantly,

Which 20% of your people produce 80% of your value?

Understanding how Vilfredo Pareto’s principle affects your organisation, specifically people and productivity, will deliver consistent results and a stimulated and satisfied workforce. If you want to improve recruitment then dealing with someone who understands the difference between running a successful business and ticking a checklist to fill a position will produce superior results.

Workforce Plan Calculator

This free tool could save you at least $22,000 a month. Based on the average Australian weekly earnings (ABS Data, May 2020) and our expectation that businesses need to receive around $3 of value for every dollar of remuneration paid, having an unwanted vacancy in your team of just one month will cost you $22,280 – possibly more.

Having a workforce plan that takes account of the likely changes and movements in your existing team is important. Adding in some basic succession planning allows you to manage the transition of team members to new roles and plan for new hires with minimal disruption and minimal loss of value. We hope you find this helpful

Executive Seach

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Psych Assesments

1st Executive's psychometric tests reduce hiring risk decisions

Temp or Contract

Quality, Accessible, Scalable Temp and Contract Service

Recruitment Outsourcing

Outsource recruitment for better, faster, more financial results

Recruitment Practices

The right recruitment system can get you the perfect employee

Workforce Planning

Workforce Planning gives your business both security and vision

Recruitment Costs

Employment costs dwarf recruitment fees in wrong hires

1st Onsite

The RPO Model for Low Cost Talent Sourcing



NPA is the world’s largest recruitment network with 500 locations across 6 continents including most major cities. At 1st Executive, we have worked with partners as far apart as Atlanta and Adelaide, Brisbane and Beijing, Canberra and Chicago, Sydney and Singapore, Hobart and Hong Kong, Melbourne and Manila and Perth and Portland. Whether you need to employ in a specific market or from a specific market – just about anywhere, we have the people on the ground to deliver a great and timely result.


All of those NPA Members around the world cover just about every industry and occupation you can think of – we even “meet” regularly in conference calls and online to ensure we are producing the best solutions possible. Just leave it to us to find a trusted specialist partner when needed.



Read Our Insights

Transformation is now a much broader discipline and goes to the heart of leaders understanding what is needed to make change successful.

What has changed in recruitment and selection and executive search? What are the new workplace and leadership attributes that employers should be looking for in their recruitment and selection

This is an extract from the Executive Summary of the 2021 Mindshop Business Leader Insights Report “Leadership Behaviours for High Performance”.