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 Specialists

The 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.

NZTE Certified

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 Gray
Tanya Gray Managing Director
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 Emirali – Office Manager

Wendy spent a number of years working in the United States and briefly in Australia for a range of industries mainly in financial management roles. She returned to New Zealand where she successfully completed her MBA degree and raised her children. She continued her career in senior accounting and financial roles but found she had a passion and talent for project management that resulted in a career change and move into the IT industry as a project manager. Wendy went on to obtain her Project Management Professional (PMP) qualification. Over the expanse of her career, Wendy has lead projects in the areas of business process transformation, cloud technologies and applications, IT security and compliance, and business development.  Wendy’s diverse knowledge and connections within the IT sector, Construction, Banking, Finance, Consumer, and Manufacturing industries means she can add value with her insights, experience and drive in our changing and fast-paced landscape. Successful delivery of results, utilising innovative ideas, collaborative teamwork and strategic planning are all traits Wendy is passionate about for achieving winning outcomes.  Outside of work Wendy enjoys a balanced life spending time with her Partner, adult children and two dogs, Patch and Taya, and her long-time passion playing competitive level Hockey.

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.

Kate Waldrom - Career Consultant

Kate Waldrom Recruitment Consultant
With years of retail management experience under her belt in London, Sydney and Auckland, Kate transferred her skills to Career Training and Advisory roles. She has spent the last 8 years assisting job seekers with CVs, interview skills and career advice through her various roles at Private Training Establishments.
Kate has solid knowledge of how to market you when looking for work and has helped hundreds of people find their dream job. Specialising in CV writing and interview preparation, she enjoys helping people work around their barriers and obstacles to gain employment. Kate is passionate about seeing others achieve and grow their careers.
Kate has a Certificate in Adult Education and is keen to start studying towards her Diploma in Human Resources.
In her spare time, Kate enjoys being with her young family, painting, studying and enjoying the outdoors.

Aimee Nielsen  Recruitment/HR Administrator
Aimee has 10+ years of administration experience and has a wide range of skills to offer having worked in various industries including Civil Engineering, Travel, Media and Construction. Aimee’s interest for recruitment was ignited when she assisted with internship intakes for a large media outlet.  After seeing the excitement and passion that the interns had towards their intake, Aimee knew that this was something she wanted to be actively involved in.
Aimee is passionate about what she does, and has a strong belief in excellent communication and strives to provide a high level of customer service and relationships.
In Aimee’s spare time, she enjoys taking her children out for adventures at the local beaches and parks, baking, spending time with her extended family and walking her choccy lab.

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.

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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.

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James Mercado International 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  Team Administrator

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.

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.