We partner with our clients to cultivate innovative and intelligent practices in leadership, workforce planning and general people management. It’s about defining a business mandate for recruitment, gaining a deep understanding of the business objectives and vision, and tailoring a customised approach to maximise recruitment outcomes.
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Established in 1975, SACS have a long-held reputation as thought leaders in the HR field, working closely with an extensive range of clients in state and local government, the not-for-profit and private sectors. We partner with our clients to maximise people potential and to cultivate innovative and intelligent practices in leadership, workforce planning and general people management. It’s about defining a business mandate for recruitment, gaining a deep understanding of the business objectives and vision, and tailoring a customised approach to maximise recruitment outcomes.
With a strong focus on innovation, the services offered by SACS are strongly underpinned by research and development in human resources management and organisational psychology. Intellectual capital gained from global research informs our services, and enables us to develop highly effective tools, representing best practice both locally and globally, to optimise our clients business performance.
Maximising people potential and transforming latest research into best practice.
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Growth through partnerships
SACS is committed to developing enduring and successful partnerships with our clients and candidates. Our work is based on meaningful relationships rather than single transactions. We strive to continually innovate and improve our offer, add value to our client’s businesses and achieve excellence in service through intuitive, intelligent and tailored responses.
We believe that knowledge is power, and seek to arm our clients with the very latest intelligence in human resources, garnered from around the globe, and condensed into a premium service. We proactively share news, information and new developments with our business partners on a regular, easy-to-consume basis to encourage more effective people management. This commitment to thought leadership extends to utilising the latest technology to facilitate the continuing development of our people.
We deal fairly, equitably and honourably with all our business partners, clients, candidates, contacts and suppliers. Our business is people, and we work hard to ensure that all our actions embody respect for everyone we come in contact with. This includes maintaining high standards of ethics and honesty at all levels, both internally and externally.
We also strive to be excellent corporate citizens. We are committed to sustainability and are one of only a few human resources practices in Australia that are certified carbon neutral.
SACS are human resources specialists with a highly intelligent approach that propels real performance outcomes.
The SACS Teamback to top
Andrew is the Managing Director of SACS. He is a qualified psychologist with over 25 years of strategic human resource management consulting experience.
Andrew commenced his career in Melbourne, providing HR consulting and executive recruitment services, before heading offshore for 4 years in order to gain some international experience. Whilst offshore, he occupied the role of Regional Director in Asia, and Managing Director in the United Kingdom for an international human resources consulting firm.
Andrew has provided human resources consulting services in areas such as organisational restructures, performance management, career transition management, team development, cultural assessment and change management. He is a passionate student of global human resources trends and speaks regularly on these subjects. He is also a very experienced and skilled workshop developer and facilitator and has provided training and development services to a range of clients at executive levels.
Clare McCartin is a Director at SACS Consulting. Clare has completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Employee Relations. Clare has also completed a Master of Commerce, majoring in Human Resource Management and Employee Relations. Clare’s thesis examined the human aspects of governance, specifically the frequency and types of performance appraisals within Australian boards. Clare is a leader of our Executive Search team. Since joining SACS Consulting in 2002, Clare has conducted hundreds of Chief Executive and Senior searches in the not-for-profit, State and Local Government sectors. Her networks across these sectors are outstanding and she brings a reputation as an energetic, people focused individual with a genuine commitment to delivering her clients high quality outcomes that are in the best interests of both the employer and the employee.
In addition, Clare has been extensively involved in the delivery of competency based human resources projects and has used this model to develop performance assessment and development tools and remuneration reviews for various organisations within both commerce and government organisations.
Clare is an active corporate member of IPAA, LG Pro, MAV, AWA, LASA and Procurement Australia.
Cameron Norton is a Consultant in the Executive Recruitment team at SACS Consulting. He is qualified with a Bachelor of Business (Honours) specialising in Human Resources from La Trobe University. At SACS, Cameron works across the Local Government, State Government and Not for Profit sectors and is a new asset to the team.
Cameron brings a broad set of expertise in organisational development, strategic human resources, change management, culture change, recruitment and communications across the public sector. With a committment to quality, Cameron is a dedicated professional providing a high level of customer service and delivering results.
Jarrod is a Director with SACS Consulting and has completed a Bachelor of Business at RMIT, specialising in Human Resource Management. Prior to joining SACS he had a human resources and customer service background working with a multinational organisation for a number of years, and since joining the business has been an active member on the Management Team, becoming a Director in 2010.
At SACS Jarrod is a leader of the Executive Recruitment Team and has specialist expertise and a passion for the broader public and not for profit sectors in which he works with. His work encompasses a broad range of disciplines, however has been explicitly centered around senior executive appointments and specialist search appointments. Throughout his career Jarrod has conducted a significant number of high level executive appointments working directly with Boards and senior executives.
Jarrod is an active corporate member of IPAA, LG Pro, MAV, AWA, LASA and Procurement Australia.
Brendan Heland is the Psychological Testing Coordinator at SACS Consulting and has completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) at Monash University, specialising in Research, Design and Analysis. He has a background in customer service and provides technical support for the SACS Consulting Psychometric Assessment Portal.
At SACS Consulting Brendan is part of the Human Resource Consulting team, specialising in psychometric assessments and data analysis. Brendan’s background in psychology and mathematics enables SACS Consulting to conduct thorough and precise statistical analysis.
Sarah Fischer is a Consultant and Provisional Psychologist with SACS Consulting. She is qualified with both a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Bachelor of Arts (Interdisciplinary Studies) from the University of Pittsburgh. Furthermore, Sarah is currently undertaking a Master of Psychology at Deakin University following on from her Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology. Sarah brings a wealth of expertise in people development, leadership coaching, project management and client relationship management as well as research and analysis.
At SACS Consulting, Sarah is working in Human Resource Management Consulting across all sectors. Sarah’s background in psychology and analysis of people development and behaviour provides a thorough technical capacity which adds significantly to SACS capacity to undertake human resources investigations and reviews.
At SACS you’ll find a talented team of people who strive to achieve excellence in their day-to-day dealings with clients and candidates. We all share a professional and passionate approach to our work and a restless commitment to progress and improvement.
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Well established and well regarded, SACS have built a strong reputation over the last 30 years as a cutting edge consultancy firm offering research-based HR methodologies to a long list of loyal clients.
At SACS, staff work with a diverse group of clients ranging from public sector organisations, not for profits and private businesses. As such, our employees are exposed to many different industries, organisations and personalities, ensuring ongoing skills growth and a challenging work environment. Our staff also derive a great deal of job satisfaction working with our not-for-profit clients who make extraordinary contributions to the community every day.
Being a privately owned company, SACS is able to offer talented staff members accelerated career advancement opportunities that are based on achievement rather than seniority. Our leadership team is testament to this; two of our current Directors and equity holders at SACS joined the business as graduates and within 5 years were both offered directorships.
At SACS, all employees undergo a rigorous appointment process, ensuring that we are all driven, like-minded professionals with a strong customer service focus. We work collaboratively, enjoy each other’s company and strive to become the best in the industry.
SACS is a challenging and rewarding place to spend your career.