AS A CANDIDATE
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 Amy from the agency.
Amy was so easy to talk to as she discussed my suitability and was true to her word when she escalated my application to Rose 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.
AS A EMPLOYER
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 the 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.
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 Rose to be so friendly and extremely efficient and her 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. Rose also bothered to enquire about our work culture and find or recommend a candidate who would fit into the team.
Once we interviewed potential candidates she recommended Rose calls and discusses our views. The employment contract details are dealt with promptly. Then after we make an appointment she phones once or twice in the first 6 weeks to hear about how we are finding the new employee. Equally Rose also speaks to 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.
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. Melissa has been my main point of contact for many recruitment processes, and we have developed a strong working relationship, where I feel that she understands our business and genuinely cares about the impact each new hire will have on our business. After working with Melissa to assess 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.
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. My key recruiter has been Melissa, and 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.
My experience with RecruitNZ started in April 2017, giving me the privilege of working with consultant Rose Haines.
Being on the employment hunt can be a very nervous time, which can carry its fair share of rejection.
With Rose’s professional, confident, friendly and easy going manner, the process was made less fearful.
What I found valuable, was she kept her finger on the pulse during the whole process. With her ongoing contact, I was made to feel important and a high priority.
During our first phone calls, I found Rose 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 she was able to pass on helped me in the decision making process.
It’s been a pleasure working with Rose and I recommend Recruit NZ to any Employer.
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.”
We have used RecruitNZ to recruit a number of key positions in our company.
We have always found Rose Haines 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 we get from Rose 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.
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.
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.
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.
Tanya is professional, helpful, punctual and has a very good perception of people, therefore matching the right people up to the right jobs…
Tanya doesn’t muck around at getting a job done and took the task of seeking 3 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.
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 Recruit NZ have in place. It showed me that the level of professionalism the team at Recruit NZ 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 Recruit NZ really do care was truly fantastic!