Are you ready for a fresh approach?
We specialise in executive search, talented individuals and high-performance teams. But that’s just the beginning.
We also build communities at the epicentre of technology, media and communication. With exclusive value and worldwide capabilities, we redefine how people connect - because innovative thinking works.
You’ll achieve better results with our approach, because we don’t just find the best people - we also provide support with in-depth profiling, professional insight and complete on-boarding services.
It comes down to talent: finding it, nurturing it, and making it stick.
Do you seek executive staff in media, marketing, communications or technology? We’ll help you secure the best people. Here’s how.
All our assignments are exclusive. That means all our resources working for you, a smooth recruitment process, and peace of mind with our replacement guarantee. We also conduct psychometric testing, on-boarding services and coaching for newly hired executives.
A unique network
Get ready to meet talented individuals. Our network is unique, because we support the industry with forums, events and development opportunities. We’ll introduce you to high performers who are passionately involved in their fields – people you won’t find on a standard list of ‘job applicants’.
The person you seek could be in Silicon Valley. Luckily, distance is no obstacle - we network with talented people all over the world. Using web and mobile video conferencing, we’ve delivered projects in England, France, United States, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and South Africa.
Flat fee structure
Are you sitting down? This one’s often a surprise … our fees are fixed. We’re upfront and transparent about pricing, so you can budget and plan around the exact costs to secure the best person for your role. We work flexibly to suit your budget, timeframe and requirements.
Need help with recruitment or people management? Think of us as your very own HR services team. We’ll maximise performance, reduce staff turnover and make your finance director smile.
role identification, advertising, interviewing, skills testing, shortlisting and contracts
benchmarking and psychometric assessment with our cutting-edge Prevue system
third-party supplier management to engage contract/freelance, finance and administration staff
transition management, coaching and professional development for newly hired executives
exclusive access to our bespoke database
complimentary access for all employees to our industry-leading events and forums
Are you passionate about communication, media and technology?
We’ll connect you with the industry’s best and brightest.
Join a global community of people who meet regularly to discuss innovation and digital technology. Membership is open to all levels of experience. If you’re thinking about a startup and want to bounce ideas off people, or meet potential investors and partners, come along.
Want to sponsor one of our events?
Contact us today firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to speak at our events?
Contact us today email@example.com
Coaching & Development
Is your personal brand an inexplicably well-kept secret? Do you wonder why some professionals attract all the interviews, promotions and opportunities? The world’s most successful people realise the power of building their own personal brand.
We can help you to leverage your personal brand, improve your opportunities and achieve greater success. Contact us today to schedule an interview with one of our consultants.
Career Assessment & Market Intelligence
Coaching & Mentoring
Executive Resume & Profile Writing
Our exclusive tech:pollinate event sets the digital industry abuzz. Held twice a year, it’s a networking hive for senior digital executives to debate trends, technologies and innovations. By invitation only, this event features some of the industry’s foremost thought leaders.
‘The ladder always demonstrates a clear understanding of our business needs with every interaction. We have created roles on more than one occasion due to the prescience and accuracy of the ladder’s assessment of our agency’s offer, and their process of matching with high calibre candidates.’
Managing Partner, Naked Australia
‘The ladder has a clear and refreshingly professional approach to connecting high performers with industry-leading brands … they were very quickly able to grasp the talent needs of our business and introduce us to a high calibre shortlist. I have no hesitation in recommending the ladder as leaders in the field.’
Marketing Director, Pernod Ricard Australia
‘James and his team really got under the skin of my requirements and effectively matched them with relevant roles … the ladder has a well-developed network of relationships that are well established and based on a history of highly effective service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.’
CEO, Federation Media
‘It was great working with the ladder. From the moment I was contacted to the date that the contract was signed on my new job the process was managed extremely efficiently and with clear and concise communication ... I have no hesitation in recommending them to both prospective employers and job seekers alike.’
Chief Commercial Officer, Mediacom APAC
‘I was very impressed by their knowledge of the Australian market and their ability to explain potential opportunities within a global context ... I would earnestly recommend the ladder to anyone thinking of a digital or strategy opportunity within Australia.’
Chief Digital Officer, Universal McCann
‘It was my pleasure to have worked with James and the ladder. They facilitate the best match between employers and talent, based on an in-depth understanding of the needs and aspirations of both parties ... I would recommend James and his firm to any client or candidate.’
Regional Director, Greater China, Tourism Australia
Executive Search Team
Need a global search for your most important hire? Secure the best person for your role with expertise in managerial placements in technology, media and communications.
Need ongoing HR services, or perhaps implementation of a specific HR project? Take advantage of expert HR and recruitment services, tailored to your specific requirements.
Want to sponsor or speak at our next event? Boost your brand and connect with industry leaders at our industry-leading events and forums.
Need the latest talent-mapping tools or salary data? Stay at the forefront of your industry with valuable information ranging from statistical data to in-depth psychometric assessments.
Let's talk. If you'd like to find out more about what we do and how we work,
please give us a ring, there's always someone on hand to help.
5 hunter street
sydney nsw 2000
tel 02 9024 7444
480 collins street
melbourne vic 3000
tel 61 3 8306 1390