Recruit NZ is a professional recruitment agency based in Warkworth, New Zealand and servicing clients all over New Zealand.
We provide an end to end recruitment service - from person specification and position description, all the way through to 90 day review. We consider cultural and personality fit with you and your business as being equally important to skills and competencies, if not more so.
In addition to years of experience in recruitment, we have extensive experience in HR Management - so much so that we established a separate business devoted to HR & Strategic Management - Consulting HQ.
Recruit NZ was established in 2008 by HR specialist Tanya Gray, who now has a team of ten in the Recruit NZ Warkworth office. Tanya has a background in recruitment, sales and senior management. Tanya understands small business management and has taught management of small businesses through Te Waananga o Aotearoa.
Recruit NZ specialises in recruitment for small to medium NZ businesses. We understand the recruitment process and follow proven and effective methods to hire you the right people for your business growth – saving you time and money.
Expert Recruitment SpecialistsThe Recruit NZ team are expert in the field of recruitment, leading Recruit NZ to become a respected award winning recruitment agency with long term clients throughout New Zealand.
Recruit NZ is NZTE accredited, which means that you could get up to 50% subsidy for your recruitment and Human Resource strategic planning training. This subsidy is also available via our sister company ConsultingHQ – specialising in strategic HR and management.
You will find our team flexible, professional & personable
Tanya is the owner of Recruit NZ and sister company Consulting HQ. Having been on both sides of the fence as a hiring employer and as a job seeker, Tanya has experienced what it is like to deal with recruitment consultants and agencies. Her goal is to provide a better experience than she encountered herself - for both employers and for job seekers.
Tanya's professional background is in Sales, Recruitment and Senior Management. She has a BA, a Certificate in Small Business Management, and has taught Business Management to entrepreneurs through Te Waananga o Aotearoa. Tanya is accredited in Career Development and Psychometric profiling and is completing her post graduate Diploma in Human Resources.
Tanya's consultative approach to recruitment and HR means that she adds value to clients by directly contributing to their business growth and success. When she's not working, Tanya enjoys spending time with her young family, studying, gardening and entertaining friends and family.
Wendy manages technical and operations for the RecruitNZ team and is a key member of the management team. She is a whizz at analytics and system generation and loves system initiation, implementation & optimisation projects from start to finish. Wendy introduced Agile Project Management to the team in 2018 and changed many aspects of the business with her superior knowledge of many management systems. Wendy recently relocated from Auckland to Keri Keri with her husband and works with the team by remote.
Kate Waldrom Senior Recruitment Consultant
Kate has spent the last 10 years in recruitment, placement and career advisory roles. Joining Recruit NZ in 2016, Kate has proven to be a successful recruiter for small to medium businesses across regional NZ. She follows effective and refined recruitment processes and is not willing to sacrifice quality of service to fill a role. Driven to help businesses grow and individuals succeed in their chosen career, Kate is skilled in finding the optimal result for all involved. Taking on a more senior role, Kate is assisting the wider Recruit NZ team to be the best that they can be. In the past, she was in retail management in London, Sydney and Auckland, leading teams of up to 40 and overseeing large turnovers and stock holdings.
Outside of work, Kate is content spending quality time with her children, completing home improvement projects and enjoying the outdoors.
Cathy Cooper Team Administrator
Cathy worked as an Executive Assistant for 15 years but has spent the last 3 years working locally as a Human Resources Manager, she has experience in all aspects of Administration and a wealth of knowledge in Human Resources. Cathy successfully completed her New Zealand Diploma in Human Resources in 2016 and is passionate about the HR industry, thrives on a challenge and loves meeting new people.
Originally from the UK Cathy arrived in New Zealand with her husband and two young children. In her spare time she is often seen around the beaches walking her Border Terrier dogs and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Julie Comber Marketing Manager
Julie has years of marketing experience across a number of industries and environments. She has managed iconic New Zealand brands such as Instant Kiwi and Fresh Up and has run her own service-based customer-facing retail business in a competitive trading environment. Julie now specialises in Digital Brand Marketing.
She has two school-age children who keep her busy, but Julie is a fitness fan and loves to run & do weight training in any spare time.
Kenneth Mamuad CRM and Social Media Administrator
Before finding a particular interest working in the recruitment niche, Kenneth has used his love for managing the complexities of CRMs and Social Media in various industries such as insurance, banking, and finance. Kenneth has been working remotely for 3 years from the Philippines and harnessing his digital skills to help start-up companies scale up their businesses. He had experienced working alongside CEOs and Directors from US, Australia and New Zealand.
The status quo of Philippine employment ignited Kenneth’s passion in helping out HR-driven businesses. If he is not busy saving the digital world one skill at a time, he likes to watch movies, write poetry and novels.
International Recruitment Division
James Mercado Migration Recruitment Consultant
James has over 20 years of extensive experience in Sales & Marketing of various products and services. Included in those experiences were roles in sales and marketing for Coca-Cola under Amatil. He was a Registered Nurse back in the Philippines for two years, where he majored in Operating Room Nursing. He later realised that he wanted to be in the sales and marketing field meeting clients, so he found himself in the sales industry. He finished his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration in Auckland. His experience in the Recruitment agency as a Marketing Specialist has made him realise that he wants to help bring more highly skilled Filipinos into New Zealand.
When not at work, you will find James spending time with his wife and three children, mostly on food discovery. Other than that, he practices with his band as a vocalist, or sings with his acoustic guitar during events and some gigs.
John Nistal Migration Recruitment Consultant
Originally from the province of Bohol in the Philippines. John graduated Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Starting a career in the Philippines, he worked as Recruitment Officer for 3 years in the Overseas Placement agency specialising in Trade Skills and Domestic Helpers. John has over 13 years’ experience working at the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) where he was closely in contact with recruitment agencies, coordinating with POLOs to resolve Welfare Cases and providing Scholarship/Livelihood Assistance to OFW Families and their dependents. While working, he continued studying and gained his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education.
John moved to New Zealand in February 2016. He finished Diploma in Business Level 7 at Edenz Colleges in Auckland. After graduating, he worked as Assistant Manager at the Fresh Product Department in one of the leading supermarkets in the Waikato Region. He lives in Waihi Town, Waikato with his wife and 2 daughters. He also enjoys swimming and spending time with his family.
Elena Moodie Migration Recruitment Consultant
Elena has over 10 years of Customer Service experience and a passion for people. Elena completed her Bachelor of Arts majoring in Social Anthropology & Sociology. She has worked for Immigration New Zealand with the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE), in different roles across numerous teams. Most noted as an Immigration Officer for over two years before joining Recruit NZ.
In her spare time Elena enjoys spending time with family and being out in nature.
Our Core Values
We are DRIVEN to achieve - we call it Ferocious Focus. We strive to provide a TRANSPARENT no surprises service. We are COLLABORATIVE and provide a solutions oriented AGILITY. Our goal is to INSPIRE - each other and clients to get the best from each other and we hold true a belief in COMPASSION and a Duty of Care for all those with whom we interact.