It’s important that you select a recruitment agency that’s a good fit for your organisation and strategic goals. Here are recruitment testimonials from employers we have worked with over the years: these insights will give you a good indication of what you can expect RecruitNZ to deliver.
“The Filipino workers have made our business a far happier place”
"Gas & Tyre was started 34 years ago in Dargaville by a family over there, and we've recently extended to three branches in Northland: Waipapa, Whangarei, and Dargaville.
With doing that, we needed more staff to accommodate our busyness.
Essentially, we were struggling to find workers in New Zealand that were willing to turn up every day and get stuck in.
The migrant workers are very good, they've settled in quickly to the New Zealand lifestyle, and they've really made a difference to our business.
We've already recruited more migrant workers: our initial recruitment of Filipino workers was for our Dargaville branch, and we've now just recently added two more of those to our Whangarei branch.
The Filipino workers have made our business a far happier place: they're all very bubbly and happy and willing to work and it's taken the workload off some of our other key workers.
I'd absolutely recommend importing Filipino workers and RecruitNZ has been very good helping us to do this.
A big thank you to RecruitNZ and to our current workers."
Brandon Reyburn | Gas & Tyre
"Beattys Driveline Technologies was started off by my father and is now a three-generation business, with my son in the business also. We're involved in driveline manufacture and repair throughout New Zealand and we now have third-party logistics (3PL) in Australia.
We were finding it very difficult - especially in our production - to get staff that would be reliable. And because of the employment market in New Zealand, where quite a lot of people are employed, it was hard to get good people. And so we were recommended to look at getting immigrants in.
I had a little bit to do with RecruitNZ in the early years, with performance reviews and so forth in our company, and we knew that they were involved in this line of business so we got in contact with them.
The migrant workers have been awesome; it's been very refreshing. They come to work every day, and they want to do their work; they want to please, and they're very reliable.
We recruited two Filipino workers initially and we have now just recruited another two. So we now have four.
We find that the migrant workers have really helped our culture and our atmosphere in the workshop. Just with the way they quietly go about their work and are very dedicated.
I would definitely recommend hiring migrant workers via RecruitNZ. As I say, when we got our first two we were a little bit unsure, but we were really happy with the whole recruiting process and being able to have Zoom meetings with them, and understand the people before we took them on.
RecruitNZ have been very good to work with on this they are very passionate about bringing in these workers and they look after them well. We worked together well on the accommodation and their future needs. So we're very pleased with how it's gone.
With regards to this programme, we'd like to say thank you very much to RecruitNZ; they have been a pleasure to work with. We see often in the media about bad experiences with immigrants and we feel that we've got high quality people that have come to us. The way RecruitNZ have worked with them and helped us has been incredible."
Jonathan Brodie | Beattys
“I would definitely recommend hiring migrant workers via RecruitNZ”
“Every weekend they just work by themselves, so I can get my weekends free”
RecruitNZ: I'm here with Johnny; Proclad specialises in cladding and carpentry. The RecruitNZ team has worked with them since last year. We have provided you five migrant workers, and there are four more coming – and two visas are lodged, and we're still looking for two more. What can you say, Johnny, about the services that RecruitNZ has provided?
Client: Since we started looking two years ago, this is probably the best thing we've ever done, going to RecruitNZ. The guys we've got now have taken a big load off my shoulders.
"The first three months was the learning stage for them, but from them, I can leave them on site.
I have five guys now and multiple sites. Every now and then I'll just tell them where to go, and then they'll just go do their job. Every weekend they just work by themselves, so I can get my weekends free, which is good. It's awesome.
I'd definitely recommend RecruitNZ. It's pretty simple: we've just asked for what we want, and RecruitNZ looked after us.
I'd just like to say thank you to RecruitNZ for getting the guys we've got, and to keep looking for some more guys."
Jonny Wilkinson | ProClad
"RecruitNZ have been very helpful in taking me through the journey. It was our first one and there were lots of hoops to jumpthrough, but it's been a long and pleasurable experience.
Up until now it's all gone well. We hired a skilled migrant because there are an increasing number of contracts coming through.
The good thing about the Filipinos is that they turn up every day, work hard, and they help motivate the team.
RecruitNZ have been very helpful with the process. Our Filipino scaffolder has been here for two weeks and has hit the road running; it's going well.
We need another one like him straightaway. I'd recommend RecruitNZ - I can only say good things about them; they've been very helpful."
Rod McLean | TradeHire
“Filipino workers turn up every day, work hard, and help motivate the team”
"Working with People Inc has been a profoundly positive experience from the very outset. Right from our initial interactions, their solution-focused approach was readily apparent, as they promptly responded to all our enquiries with a sense of urgency and attentiveness. Throughout our collaboration, their dedication to providing professional advice and strategic guidance was evident, empowering us to make well-informed decisions that aligned with our company's goals and values.
What truly distinguishes People Inc is their relentless commitment to ensuring the successful conclusion of projects. It is evident that they genuinely care about our company's progress and prosperity, going the extra mile to steer each endeavour towards a successful outcome.
We have partnered with People Inc for national recruitment, migrant recruitment, immigration services, and on-going HR consulting.
Without reservation, we wholeheartedly endorse People Inc to any business seeking a partner that epitomises reliability, excellence, and professionalism. Their exceptional service consistently surpasses expectations, making them a standout choice in the industry. Partnering with People Inc has proven to be a wise and rewarding decision, and we look forward to many more successful ventures with them in the future."
Nick Suckling | Shade Systems
"We have worked with RecruitNZ on a number of occasions, and it has always been a positive experience for us. The whole process is seamless, with regular communication from the team right from start to finish. They manage the initial applicant screening and setting up of interviews with our team through to dealing with the various government agencies.
RecruitNZ takes real care about the placement of each individual, ensuring that both parties are the right fit for each other. This has resulted in us gaining employees who have fitted seamlessly into our team and are aligned to our purpose and values. The post-placement follow-up and support the team provides to both the employee and the business is fantastic!
I would highly recommend RecruitNZ to any other employer for their recruiting needs."
Ashleigh Ludemann | People & Culture Lead,
Te Pari Products
"I first met the RecruitNZ team as a candidate looking for a new job. They were friendly, very communicative, going into detail as to the benefits of working at the business along with their values and culture. I found the process thorough and helpful. Now that I work in the business, I am now using RecruitNZ to recruit my new team members. I am confident that they will go the extra mile during the recruitment process and will find the best people for us."
Jeremy Oliver | National Sales & Business Development Manager, Unex Systems
"The team at RecruitNZ has been working with us to bring immigrant construction workers to NZ. They have handled the recruitment process from initial screening to interviewing to liaising with various governments. Their consultants are invaluable to our business. Their local knowledge of the Filipino employment market and government processes is instrumental to ensuring a smooth, efficient recruitment process. They know exactly what we are looking for in an employee and deliver every time."
Katie Geck | ProClad
"It is with great pleasure I write this testimonial for RecruitNZ. Over a number of years we had used other HR companies and although the consultants were always pleasant and friendly the vetting process done by them was always lacking as was often their aftercare.
I was recommended RecruitNZ by a supplier of ours and decided to use them when we next needed to recruit a new staff member. I spoke with RecruitNZ and then met with one of their team. I found my recruitment consultant to be so friendly and extremely efficient and the process of reporting back on her preliminary interviews with potential candidates is very helpful. She had notes written from her interviews, which is very helpful when we reflect back on the skills and qualities of each candidate after we have interviewed them. The team also enquired about our work culture and find or recommend a candidate who would fit into the team.
Once we interviewed potential candidates, we had a call to discuss our views. The employment contract details are dealt with promptly. Then after we made an appointment there was follow up by phone in the first six weeks with us and with the new employee.
I have been impressed with the process and her ability to weed through potential candidates ensuring we are not wasting our time interviewing everybody."
Sarah McMullin | Landmark Homes
"We have worked with RecruitNZ for several years, and utilised both their National and Migration recruitment services, as well as having used their sister companies ConsultingHQ and VisaAide’s 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 RecruitNZ’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 RecruitNZ as our partner."
Peter Burgess | Cabtec
"We have used RecruitNZ to recruit a number of key positions in our company.
We have always found the team at RecruitNZ professional and easy to work with. Feedback from the candidates about Rose and the process, once they are on board, has been great also.
They take the hassle out of recruiting staff and the follow up is awesome, asking how team members are going that have been with us for a number of years. This shows they don’t just fill a position and forget about it. They are there as a support through any challenges we faced during the process. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tanya and the team. Great company; great people."
Reuben Beatson | Business Development Leader,
"Tanya has worked with me to create my recruitment plan - I have all the documents I need to recruit well - and she has supported me through the process of recruitment for my company.
I found her extremely competent, very creative, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. She has a real passion to support small business owners and I’m not sure what I did before working with her. I certainly refer her to anyone who needs a great recruitment company. Thanks, Tanya."
Vanessa Davey | Founder and Managing Director,
"Tanya doesn’t muck around at getting a job done and took the task of seeking three nationwide reps for my business with great enthusiasm. Tanya is professional, helpful, punctual, and has a very good perception of people, therefore matching the right people up to the right jobs. She has also given me great support and valuable advice along the way."
Debbie Talbot-King | Director,
"You can trust that the team at RecruitNZ keeps your company’s interests in mind throughout all the stages of the recruitment process and they are always available when you need them.
Thank you Tanya and the team at RecruitNZ for finding us such a great person. I have just had a fantastic few days spending time with our new Wellington Manager here at the Auckland Office (for some training and getting to know her). Have thoroughly enjoyed spending the time with her and am absolutely confident that she will be even better than we could have hoped for!"
Rachel Larsen | Marketing and Office Manager,
Solar Chem Roofing Ltd
"Tanya did a fantastic job in recruiting staff for our organisation. She was very easy to work with and had an excellent handle on our business requirements, providing a good shortlist of highly suitable candidates. She kept us well informed throughout the recruitment process and followed up to ensure we were happy with the results. Her personable approach made the process a pleasure and she saved us a huge amount of time and resources. I highly recommend her and RecruitNZ to anyone wishing to recruit quality staff."
Jane Bollard | Manager,
"Tanya, looking back over the past three years, you have certainly made recruiting staff for our company a breeze.
The right people at the right time makes our lives much easier and assists the smooth running of our business from week to week. We really appreciate the time you have taken to get to know our business personally.
This has great benefits for us as it makes our recruitment process much more efficient, with less time involved for us, as you understand who would suit our business whether in our Sales, Management or Administration departments.
It takes the pain out of recruiting as we only end up by interviewing candidates that are right for our company and the vacant role.
We look forward to continuing our successful business relationship into the future."
Robyn Roper | HR Manager,
PlaceMakers New Lynn
"When dealing with recruitment agents, one of the things we have to contend with is if the agent will really look after the needs of our business – not just send us any candidates, hoping that we will find a fit. RecruitNZ really took the time to get to know our business and how we operate – and therefore has a really clear understanding of the people we need. The candidates Tanya recommends to us are top calibre, saving us valuable time and money.
Tanya is very good at communicating both with us, and the candidate, to ensure both parties are kept in the loop throughout the whole process. The personal touch is what sets this business apart from the rest.
I would recommend RecruitNZ to take care of your recruiting needs."
Justine Proudfoot | HR Coordinator,
Grove Hardware Ltd
"We worked with Tanya on a recruitment project last year. Tanya’s advice and guidance was brilliant; she changed the direction of our thought process on our initial ideas and helped us make the right decision. Her happy, bright personality and professional skills were a pleasure to deal with – we will be back!"
John Suckling | Director,
Powerpac Group Ltd
"After chatting with a previous client of RecruitNZ, they recommended we use you to bring in much needed labour from the Philippines, as they had done the same previously.
We ended up working with you to bring in two new staff members and the whole process, from the beginning to the end, went mostly seamlessly. The only issue we had was the first person to be vetted ended up having an unforeseen medical problem that stopped him from emigrating. No one could have foreseen this.
From then on, things moved along smartly and efficiently, all your staff were great: very informed, and communicated with us well.
The two new team members have been brilliant: the vetting process ensured we got the right guys for the job. From day one, they clicked with the existing staff and have made a very positive impact on our business.
Before we engaged People Inc and RecruitNZ, we could not find any New Zealanders to fill the role: we advertised solidly for six months.
RecruitNZ has met our expectations and more: great staff, great communication, and awesome resources to help us get through the process.
We ended up with two really valued team members: they are very happy with us, and they have exceeded our expectations.
We will recommend RecruitNZ and have already done so to other businesses that were in the same situation as us."
Chris Lodge | Total Marine Services Limited
"We had been thinking about recruiting workers from overseas for some time but were reluctant, as we did not know what would be involved.
Partnering with People Inc was the best decision we made when we finally decided to recruit. The process was seamless from the start; we now have four very capable workers who have fit into our business with ease.
People Inc really cares about the placement of workers and want to make sure the fit works well for both parties.
We would highly recommend People Inc and will continue to partner with them to find more candidates as we increase our numbers in the future."
Stephanie Olsen | Site Weld NZ
"Our concrete company engaged the services of RecruitNZ to help us find some Filipino concrete contractors to join our busy company. We have been extremely happy with the process that RecruitNZ has in place and were fully informed of what was happening the whole way through this journey. It is not a quick process and we could not have done this without a company like RecruitNZ on board to sort out all the legal requirements needed to employ someone from the Philippines. We are also thankful with the on-going support we have had from RecruitNZ in helping out with the transition for the Filipino guys into our business. We would recommend this process to anyone looking to employ someone from the Philippines as we are more than happy with our two new workers. We are now looking to employ a few more candidates in the near future to help us grow our company."
Jodie Wallen | Wallen Concreting
"Less than five months later after starting my new position that I got via RecruitNZ, I was asked to fill a role we had available in our Sales Support team. This time I could see how RecruitNZ worked from the other side of the desk.
The advert was placed with consideration to ensure it was on the front page of the online employment site. All candidates were given due consideration and screened before being passed on to us to view. When we asked to interview any of the candidates, appointments were confirmed within the hour and follow up after meeting the candidates was as expected – immediate.
We were able to bounce any concerns off the RecruitNZ team and the overview of the candidate provided was so insightful. Prior to any second interviews, reference checks were completed and provided in a very timely manner.
After having worked with RecruitNZ as both a candidate and an employer, I can’t find any fault. The speed of the follow up; the transparency in our interaction I had; and; the support in both situations was very professional. The end result has been for me, very positive. Not only did I gain employment in a great company, I have received a promotion, as predicated with still loads of opportunity, and most importantly our values are matched. We are also very excited about the new staff member starting with us soon."
Sarah Waldron | Leedsafe
"RecruitNZ was recommended to us by a local business. Our business was growing and looking to hire a few key roles, some of which were new to our business. RecruitNZ took the time to really get to know our business and our existing team. They then helped us shape the roles, and managed the recruitment process professionally from end to end. Recently we have extended our relationship from just recruiting locally for key roles, to trusting RecruitNZ to find us skilled team members from overseas when local candidates are not available. I have found the standard of process, communication, and ultimately the end result in hiring top talent has been very pleasing."
Lincoln Thomas | Unex
"We have been working with RecruitNZ for over four years now. The team is great to work with and we know that they will consistently find the right fit of candidates for our company. I really appreciate the way they follow up after the new recruit has started to see that both the employer and employee are satisfied. We also use their HR Consulting division, which is invaluable both for us as business owners
Ben Heath | General Manager,
"Even when you are really experienced in selection, recruitment and HR, at times it is not optimal to recruit your own team members. Like many business owners, when it comes to recruiting for my own team, I want to tell the potential newcomer all the great reasons for joining my team, especially if I quickly warm to them. Interview bias is certainly something that I can become susceptible to.
It is for these reasons that I have used Tanya to recruit two of my top performers and will continue to use her going forward. Tanya is completely thorough and objective in her approach; she knows my business and me extremely well; and she knows what to ask when it comes to meeting candidates or undertaking references. I know that by the time I meet short-listed candidates that they will fit into my team. I trust Tanya implicitly when making hiring decisions for my team.
I highly recommend Tanya, she is an astute businesswoman who understands the needs and challenges of other business owners."
Sharn Rayner | Managing Director,
Pod Consulting (HR Consultancy)
"Tanya Gray has recently found a candidate to join our real estate sales team at LJ Hooker Ponsonby. Her selection of the candidate was superb and she understood the needs of our business fully. I find Tanya to be extremely diligent, with excellent follow up, very professional, hardworking and organised. We would certainly use her services again and would not hesitate in recommending her services to anyone else."
Dee McDade | Property Consultant , LJ Hooker,
"When I met Tanya I knew she was going to be fabulous as she walks the talk.
Having Tanya do our recruiting has been an easy experience and she understands what kind of person I want. There is no mucking around. I love the follow up and the report system and processes RecruitNZ have in place. It showed me that the level of professionalism the team at RecruitNZ has is so high and the level to find the right staff member is so high. I was blown away on the level of service I received.
I don’t know why more companies don’t do this – it took the pain out of recruitment for me so I could focus on running my business so saved me time and money and knowing that the team at RecruitNZ really do care was truly fantastic!"
Sarah Bruce | Managing Director,
"I am the owner of a hairdressing salon that has been in the family for some 35 years. It is a small suburban salon with myself and one senior hairdresser working in the business. After eight-and-a-half years, my senior stylist decided to leave. Not having to employ staff for some time it became obvious that I was out of my depth, (great hairdresser; hopeless in recruiting).
Having had Tanya as a client, I called her in a panic, she met with me immediately she could hear the panic in my voice, and took over asking several questions where upon I answered “no” to most of them; do I have an employment contract; do I have a description of the vacant job; do I have the advertising in place and if so where and so on and so on.
As I am a small business and do not have the excess funds to spend on recruitment, Tanya was upfront and discussed my cost options. I decided to use RecruitNZ’s unbundled service as opposed to end-to-end recruitment to save on the costs. Tanya created an advertisement; she listed it for me in all the right places; monitored it on a weekly basis; and assisted in creating the necessary Employment Agreements, Letter of Offer and all other relevant documentation required to employ staff in today’s environment.
Tanya was unbelievable; she kept me updated, constantly checking everything was going okay, and even when I got a bit down because the right person seemed hard to find, she explained the process to me again, assuring me that it was normal. Tanya has an amazing wealth of knowledge in her industry and was a huge benefit to me in this stressful time. Knowing that you had someone like Tanya there supporting you and sending through all the right information is hugely important.
I wouldn’t hesitate to use her again; in fact I would recommend that all small businesses make it part of their business plan to book a meeting with Tanya once or twice a year to go over any changes that we would need to know about, ensuring that we have all the right documentation and rules updated for employing staff.
Thanks so much Tanya for all your support."
Sandra Paterson | Owner,
Felice Coiffure Salon
"RecruitNZ has now successfully placed a number of roles within our business which operates in very much a niche industry, and has managed to find great candidates, after we exhausted our own options.
We highly recommend RecruitNZ for their perseverance, responsiveness and dedication to finding high calibre candidates that add significant value to our company. RecruitNZ keeps us well informed of progress and it is great to deal with a team that has a high degree of professionalism.
Thank you, RecruitNZ."
Geoff Cardale | General Manager,
Fire Protection Inspection Services Limited