Our Concrete Company engaged the services of Recruit NZ to help us find some Filipino concrete contractors to join our busy company. We have been extremely happy with the process that Recruit NZ have 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 Recruit NZ on board to sort out all the legal requirements needed to employ someone from the Philippines. We are also thankful with the ongoing support we have had from Recruit NZ 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 2 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 Ltd.

Jodie Wallen – Wallen Concreting.

The team at RecruitNZ have 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

As a candidate, the process of applying for positions can be a minefield as you try to match your skill set and values with available positions. I was also looking at roles over the Christmas period while many recruiters are away when I saw a role of interest from Recruit NZ. I applied and I received immediate notification that my application had been accepted and within the week, I had my first contact with RecruitNZ.

The recruitment consultant was so easy to talk to as she discussed my suitability and was true to her word when she escalated my application to a senior recruitment consultant for the next stage of the process. I then had my first video interview before meeting the company’s Managing Director. The follow-up, as a candidate, from Recruit NZ cannot be faulted. The people I spoke with in the team ensured I knew what to expect in my interview and put any nerves to rest. Immediately after my interview, they were on the phone to follow up on how it went and give me feedback as she had already spoken with my future employer.

Prior to being invited back to my second interview, we talked at length about the values of the company to ensure they matched what I was after as they understood the importance of this to me. We also talked about my future development within the company so I could see the growth and opportunities which have proven to be spot on. I was provided with the company’s core values, the position description and a company overview so when I was offered the position, I knew I really wanted the position without hesitation. The follow up continued until a few weeks after my commencement to ensure all the employment paperwork was completed, the induction was going smooth and I was happy.

Less than five months later after starting my new position, I was then asked to fill a role we had available in our Sales Support team. This time I could see how Recruit NZ 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 Recruit NZ 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 Recruit NZ 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, 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

It is with great pleasure I write this testimonial for Recruit NZ. 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 Recruit NZ by a supplier of ours and decided to use them when we next needed to recruit a new staff member. I spoke with Recruit NZ 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 has 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 6 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 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

Recruit NZ was recommended to Unex Systems by a local business. Our business was growing and looking to hire a few key roles, some which were new to our business. Recruit NZ 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 Recruit NZ 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

My experience with RecruitNZ started in April 2017..

Being on the employment hunt can be a very nervous time, which can carry its fair share of rejection.

What I found valuable, was that the consultants kept their finger on the pulse during the whole process. With ongoing contact, I was made to feel important and a high priority.

During our first phone calls, I found the recruitment consultant to have strong rapport-building skills. Not just asking profession-based questions, but also wanting to learn about me as a person. Clearly having done her research on the firm, the knowledge my consultant was able to pass on helped me in the decision-making process.

It’s been a pleasure working with RecruitNZ and I recommend RecruitNZ to any Employer.

Anita Llewell - Wealth Bee

We have been working with Recruit NZ for over 4 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 and the staff.”

Ben Heath - General Manager | Furtex Limited

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, ASTRO

I know that by the time I meet short listed candidates that they will fit into my team…
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 new-comer 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 business woman who understands the needs and challenges of other business owners.

Sharn Rayner - Managing Director | Pod Consulting (HR Consultancy)

She has a real passion to support small business owners and I’m not sure what I did before working with her…
Tanya has worked with me to create my recruitment plan, all the documents I need to recruit well and 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 Dave - Founder and Managing Director | Venus Network

Her selection of the candidate was superb and she understood the needs of our business fully…
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 Ponsonby

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