About Us

About Us

The greatest impact an organisation can have on culture is recruiting the right people. Perceptive Talent Solutions is methodical in finding and attracting the right people every time.

Perceptive was established in 2013 to deliver a new level of recruitment service across executive search, contract and interim recruitment. Led by our Director, Matt Steele, Perceptive focuses on the needs of the client, adding value and solving problems to ensure quality outcomes. The group’s service is underpinned by an acute understanding of the impact recruitment has on an organisation.

Client-centric relationships mean Perceptive has its finger on your business pulse. Combine this with market insight, agility and focus, and Perceptive delivers performance-oriented results.  

Our Director

Matt Steele
Managing Director

Perceptive’s clients benefit from Matt’s extensive experience of more than 15 years in recruitment and executive search. Prior to establishing Perceptive, Matt held leadership roles in a number of the most recognised top-tier firms, leading teams of specialists across all categories of government recruitment. He had portfolio responsibility for Human Resources, Technology, Construction, and Property. Beyond that, he led high-profile senior executive search assignments from board level down.

In 2013, frustrated by the ‘one size fits all’ approach, Matt saw a need for adaptability; a recruitment approach that focused on understanding people. Matt established Perceptive with a vision to offer clients true insight, formed through long and meaningful partnerships. At the heart of the partnership: A strong commitment to ethical practices and shared values.

Our Approach

Perceptive Talent Solutions takes an outcome-driven, rigorous approach to recruitment with a unique focus on culture and character.

Our briefing process considers much more than the typical ‘skills only’ approach. We explore the role and the person alongside the organisation and team culture. Moreover, we review previous recruitment processes to build on synergies and fine-tune the solution.

Our methodology leverages traditional talent sourcing with more targeted search activities to ensure the strongest possible outcomes. Which is why our dedicated researchers are supported by the best technology in the market.



What Makes us different

We develop deep insights into the culture and character of your organisation as well as the role of each employee. Also, we take the time to understand your story AND your aspirations to best share it with potential candidates.

Our attraction strategy and candidate communications reinforce these cultural and interpersonal attributes to deliver outstanding results.

Further to this, we garner a solid understanding of leadership and what it means in the context of each role and client.

Ultimately: we shortlist an eminent range of candidates with strong cultural and motivational fit plus the experience and skills to get the job done.


“Perceptive are our first call to crystalise and articulate exactly what we are looking for, the opportunity set and the right remuneration for the right resource. Matt and the Team meet the brief and find candidates, for both executive and specialist roles that have performed in our business.”


“Having gone through the recruitment process with Perceptive, we have a new level of understanding of our organisation: who we are, what we stand for and who we need. The Perceptive process helped us to become a lot more strategic in our recruitment and has really bolstered our team.”

– Valued client, Local Council


02 8004 7923


CBD Office
Level 26
1 Bligh Street
New South Wales