Our Founder and President Gary L. Saenger personally helps to manage each and every search to maintain the personal attention that is unprecedented in our industry. We never quit and have a 95% fill rate.
One of the consequences of the focus on global rankings in the Higher Education sector has been the importance that Australian universities place on the attraction of research intensive academics, often from offshore institutions. Notwithstanding this, as we reflect on the past 15 plus years during which we have consulted to the sector, it has been fascinating to watch the evolution of the 'education professional' or 'university administrator'.
In spring 2016, Germany passed a law obligating some of Europe’s biggest companies to have women occupying 30% of their top jobs by next year. In doing so, Germany joined the ranks of several other countries introducing gender quotas in senior echelons.
“Saenger Associates had the clout and access to the high level position I wanted in the company. I’ve dealt with other search firms but Saenger has more of a program to offer. They are finer tuned in qualifying the candidate and they seem to know more about how to support the company. Gary totally and completely understood what the company wanted in a candidate; consequently, being interviewed by him was like being interviewed by the company itself. Other companies seem to just fill jobs, looking only at a candidate’s past experience and education, but Saenger goes the extra mile to find the perfect social blend of cultural and interpersonal traits as well. I didn’t realize their motto was “Matching Great Executives with Great Companies” but it seems to fit. My experience was definitely great.”