We help NZ employers find skilled migrants with the right skills to complete projects on time, with our overseas recruitment service.

RecruitNZ is a well-established New Zealand owned and managed business specialising in recruitment. Overseas recruitment has become a large part of the work we do: smart employers have increasingly had to think outside the box to maintain and accelerate business growth whilst facing skills shortages in New Zealand. Migrant recruitment is a great solution – and it may be more cost-effective than you may think.

Our overseas recruitment agency works closely with our People Inc partners, ConsultingHQ and VisaAide, to provide a seamless overseas recruitment service. We can take care of everything from employer accreditation, to recruitment and HR documentation, to visa and immigration services via the Accredited Employer Work Visa. Best of all, you’ll have one contact point throughout, to make the overseas recruitment process easy and straightforward for you.

Our vision

Our vision is to be the leader in ethical, permanent recruitment of migrants, specialising in bringing talent to New Zealand from the Philippines.

Our values

RecruitNZ’s core values include transparency in all dealings with both clients and job seekers; we enjoy collaborative working relationships with our clients and partners; we are agile in providing practical solutions to any roadblocks; we proactively add daily inspiration for each other and for our clients; and we believe in taking good care of both our clients and candidates. recruitment

Discover more about overseas recruitment


Recruitment from the Philippines

Discover why the Philippines is a great place to recruit from, and why it’s important to work with a Philippines Recruitment Agency that’s accredited by the DMW (Department of Migrant Workers - formerly POEA). 


Before engaging an international recruitment agency

Here are 11 things you should know before engaging an international recruitment agency. These tips could save you significant time, stress and money on overseas recruitment.


Hire skilled workers

RecruitNZ has a selection of pre-screened candidates in a number of key industries. They’re all experienced and keen to work. If you’re looking to hire skilled workers, this is a great place to start.


Trade testing videos

When you’re bringing a migrant worker to NZ, you want to be certain they have the right skills. See some videos of our pre-employment testing in the Philippines.


Settlement support

Employers have additional responsibilities to recruiting overseas workers – and that’s where pastoral care comes in. Find out what’s required in terms of settlement support for Filipino workers.


FAQs – Migrant Recruitment

Here are the most frequently asked questions our international recruitment agency receives about the recruitment process when it comes to recruiting overseas workers.

We have worked with Recruit NZ for several years, and utilised both their National and Migration recruitment services, as well as having used their sister companies Consulting HQ and VisaAide services. We have developed a strong working relationship, where I feel that the team understand our business and genuinely care about the impact each new hire will have on our business. After assessing the suitability of several candidates from overseas, we have engaged Recruit NZ’s services to hire from the Philippines for skill shortages that are hard to fill in our region. We are excited to be growing our company with local and international talent, with Recruit NZ as our partner."

Peter Burgess | Cabtec


RecruitNZ is a Philippines Department of Migrant Workers Registered Recruitment Agency in New Zealand and is authorised to undertake the recruitment, hiring and employment of skilled workers.

Accreditation Certificate No. LB – 5638.

Accreditation is valid until 11 May 2025 and the certificate may be viewed on request.

Do you have questions about overseas recruitment?

Please contact us for advice and information, we’ll be glad to help you.