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Perceptive drives high calibre public sector recruitment campaigns that are innovative, flexible and, importantly: defensible and merit based.

Approved supplier

Perceptive Talent Solutions is an approved supplier under the NSW Government Talent acquisition scheme SCM0012 for Executive Search. Preferred Supplier agreements are also in place for temporary and contract recruitment with numerous government agencies.

All Levels of Government

Perceptive Talent Solutions has worked extensively with Federal, State and Local Goverment bodies. That means we have the expertise to design innovative, flexible and defensible recruitments solutions. Beyond recruiting to culture and character, we work within the constraints of merit selection to deliver best-practice solutions.



We consider the challenges of attraction, the key motivators of target candidates and the most appropriate assessment methodology.



We design a defensible and thorough attraction and selection process to ensure the right hiring decisions are made.



The end result: we engage the best people in the market who will drive your business objectives and espouse your core values.

Our Approach

Perceptive delivers innovative recruitment solutions across all tiers of the public sector. We place executives at the top echelons of Government, manage ongoing Council recruitment programs and have an extensive network of Government contractors.

The Perceptive difference is a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by government businesses when recruiting.  Moreover, we are able to provide substantial insight into the candidate market. And it is this insight, combined with our methodical, culture-led approach, that ensures a strong goal and skills match.

Accountability, insight and integrity makes Perceptive a powerful business ally. Extensive experience in the Government sector with value-adding results makes us a partner you can trust.    


meaningful engagement with clients

Perceptive Talent Solutions focuses on the development of long term, ‘client-centric’ relationships. It follows that these meaningful engagements lead to greater insight and affinity, and, ultimately, to better outcomes.

Why Choose Us

Insightful Approach

Market insight into factors such as salary, role, motivations, values and competencies propels campaigns.

Public Sector Knowhow

Knowledge of the intricacies and legal requirements involved in public sector recruitment.

Strong Connections

Solid connections in the candidate market that benefit attraction and selection strategies.

Contract Recruitment

Proven experience recruiting from “C” level interim placements to administrative personnel.

Executive Search

Confidential execution of best-practice Executive Searches to minimize risk and maximise outcome.

Custom Consulting

Bespoke recruitment campaigns that are innovative and inline with your business goals.


"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."

– Murray Rutherford, CEO & CIO, AMIST Super

"The recruitment process with Perceptive gave us a new level of understanding of our organisation: who we are, what we stand for and who we need. We became a lot more strategic."

Valued Client.

“Since partnering with Perceptive, Matt's become like a member of our team. He knows our business inside out and has a knack for finding the people we really need."

Valued Client.



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New South Wales