How We Work
Optimum Consulting Group’s suite of services evolves continuously to cater to today’s dynamic employee market, ensuring that we are always one step ahead of what our clients need.
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Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our valued customers have had to say about our service and how we can help to improve your business.
Who We Are
At Optimum Consulting Group our goal is to enable businesses to Attract, Engage, Retain and Develop a productive and agile workforce. Our philosophy is focused on enabling our clients to grow through continually improving the quality and fit of their people and the experience they have with our clients.
In an increasingly complex market, it is critical to offer a breadth of consultancy services that add value to ensure a competitive advantage.
Attention to detail, transparency and consistent delivery ensures the highest levels of service for our clients. At least 90% of our business is repeat business and over 70% of our placed candidates are referred to us.
We pride ourselves in our ability to solve business problems and build strong on-going relationships. We don’t provide a resume service; instead we look beyond the immediate transaction and work closely to understand the ongoing talent requirements of our clients.
We are committed to supporting organisations and individuals to successfully achieve their business and career goals both in the short and long term.
Brad McMahon – Managing Director
Stephen Cushion – General Manager; Consulting
Jason Buchanan – General Manager; Insights & Innovation
Ben Walsh – General Manager; Recruitment
Alicia Sumich – Group Manager; Business Development
Richard Dunks – Executive Consultant
Isaac Dufficy – Executive Consultant; Group Solutions
Marianne Savas – Divisional Manager; Qld
Mikahla Smith – Team Leader
Georgia Narayan – Consultant
Daniel Cosgrove – Consultant
Chaanya Fernando – Consultant
Jacqui Prendergast – Consultant
Marek Madle – Consultant
Alana Black – Corporate Services Manager
Rob Lucas – Finance & Administration Manager
Tamarah Nguyen – Consultant
What Others Say
” In early 2013 the Real Estate Institute of Queensland commissioned Optimum to undertake a salary banding and remuneration review consultancy across our organisation. Until this point, REIQ had taken an ad-hoc approach to remuneration management and had not tested existing remuneration levels against the market. Optimum presented a concise and clear proposal for this assignment. Their staff presented professionally, and undertook the work in an efficient, thorough and professional manner. The project was delivered on time and on budget, and we are extremely pleased with the work that was undertaken. We are also pleased with the manner in which the engagement Consultants went beyond the agreed scope of the assignment to offer additional information and observations, and actually delivered an additional small but important piece of work as an ‘added extra’ to the assignment. I would have no hesitation in recommending Optimum for similar work in the future “
Anton Kardash – Chief Executive Officer – Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ)
” Goodstart Early Learning Limited has been using the services of Optimum Consulting in Brisbane since 2008 and has always found their level of service, at all times, to be responsive in line with our business needs, to be timely in terms of getting ‘action’ in meeting our recruitment needs and is professional in respect of inter-personal dealings with our Goodstart team. Over the years, Optimum Consulting has shown a strong and genuine interest in our business performance and always approaches our business dealings from a sense of “partnership” (as opposed to simply being ‘another supplier’ of recruitment services). This has been evidenced through Optimum Consulting providing a wider range of advice and support outside ‘core recruitment’ services (including in relation to giving remuneration package advice and employment market appraisals of job value). I recommend Optimum Consulting to any employer looking for a recruitment solutions provider who, through committing to working in a genuine sense of partnership, will deliver strong value-add service and support ”
Michael Nobelen – General Manager, Human Resources – Goodstart Early Learning limited
” The team at Optimum take the time to understand the business and requirements of the role, always providing a great level of service. Optimum has been the first choice for recruitment services for many years and I would recommend Optimum to anyone ”
Michelle Dawes – General Manager Pricing & Business Improvement – Tradelink
” Optimum Consulting have been a strategic partner of The Red Button Group since we started the business. As we have grown, Optimum have worked with us to both hire a team with great skills, but also attract the right people to build the style and culture we are aiming for. They are a partner who understands our goals and works with us to realise them – while also challenging our views when we need it to get better results. Optimum provide a trusted service that is flexible to our changing needs and will continue to be a key part of our business team in the future “
Rob Beckman – Director – The Red Button Group
” I have worked with the team at Optimum, in particular, Brad McMahon and Jason Carter, for almost 10 years now. They have assisted me in successfully filling a number of roles in different businesses over that time, including executive managers and CFOs during my time as an investment portfolio manager. More recently, following my own transition into an executive role within the resources and construction sector, I have found Optimum’s sector knowledge, combined with their professional and hard-working approach, to be very effective in putting forward quality candidates for project and supply chain roles ”
Jeff Whiteman – Chief Financial Officer – Golding
” I have known Jason Buchanan, General Manager Insight & Innovation for Optimum Consulting Group, in a professional capacity since 2014. Towards the end of that year and since that time, I have engaged Optimum Consulting Group to undertake a series of quantitative surveys to help us understand Employee Engagement and Culture, and measure the impact of our improvement initiatives.
Jason and his team were able to understand our requirements from the beginning and have now completed 3 “longitudinal” surveys for us. On each occasion, we have asked Optimum to create and manage the survey and to complete a summary report including highlighting areas of interest.
This involved dealing with me and various members of my team at various stages.
What really impressed me is the simplicity and ease with which the projects were managed. We received exactly what we asked for. There has only been one occasion I can think of where there was an error detected, and the reason I am bringing this up is because it was immediately rectified. I believe it is not so much what happens, but how it is responded to that really counts.
I will continue to utilise the services of Optimum Consulting Group for our Employee Engagement and Culture Surveys. “
Allan Derwort – Manager People & Safety – Aroona Alliance
“I must say that dealing with Daniel Cosgrove and Richard Dunks has been my absolute pleasure. It would have to be the best service I’ve ever received as a candidate. I was so impressed with the professionalism and courtesy that was extended to me that I have already recommended two of my Morris colleagues to meet with Daniel.
I’m very happy to have secured this position and look forward to working with both Daniel and Richard in the future in regards to the resourcing needs of my new employer.”
Karen Harris – Head of People & Culture, Foundation Early Learning
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