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The three S's of temping

The three S's of temping

We’ve got our own key words starting with S in the PN Personnel office.  They relate specifically to temporary staff: Simple – Speed – Skills.

Simple – one call to us is all it takes.  We manage the entire recruitment process and employment contract.

Speed – PN Personnel has a pool of talented temporaries available now for work.

Skills – Our temporaries cover a wide range of industries.

COVID-19: Relevant information and links for your business

COVID-19:  Relevant information and links for your business

The New Zealand Government, along with many partners have dedicated web pages to share and update on COVID-19.

There is a lot of information circulating and frequently updated as new developments occur.  It is important to be aware, and current on these unfolding events to be able to establish and amend as necessary your own planning and procedures for your business and your employees.

The Living Wage

The new Living Wage rate came into effect 1 September 2019.

The Living Wage

We value the Living Wage rate here at PN Personnel and have been working with our clients to enable all our temporary staff to be employed at or above the equivalent of the Living Wage hourly rate of $21.15.


How to plan a fabulous work party

Last year's Christmas party

We love a good party at PN Personnel, at work we are focused, busy and committed to delivering successful recruitment strategies for our clients and job seekers. When we do get together away from the office, we enjoy celebrating our successes as a team and having fun.

The best parties are planned and have some structure. If you are planning your work function for your team, here are some things to consider for a successful party.

Recruitment check sheet for employers

Recruitment check sheet for employers

As recruiters we have been trained and have many years of experience in the hiring process.

When discussing our process with an employer we explain all the steps required for a successful recruitment and why they are important in attracting, assessing and qualifying the right person.

To assist you in your next recruitment, make sure you take these steps! 

The new way of working…from home

The new way of working…from home

If someone said I would have spent the last month working from home last year, I would have laughed at them.  In recruitment, our business is people, meeting with employers and employees daily. Going from a physical face to face meeting to a video meeting is a big change.  Luckily, we have the tools to work effectively; laptop, second screen, access to all the files and programmes we need to deliver the same quality standard of our recruitment services.

Recruitment has a bright future

Recruitment has a bright future

You were probably not expecting in our current lockdown situation for a heading such as this – yet this is the long-term prediction from leading economist Shamubeel Eaqub from his Trade Me webinar this afternoon.

Learning from The Adventurous Kiwi – Hollie Woodhouse

Hollie Woodhouse crossing the Greenland Icecap.  Photo: Keith Parsons

It’s always amazing what you can do if you set your mind to it.  The speaker at the recent 3Keys event I attended impressed me with her story.  Hollie Woodhouse is a full-time endurance athlete, adventurer and graphic designer.  Every year she sets herself a goal, a challenge to complete.  In doing this, she has been on some impressive adventures. 

Matt's Q4 Market update

2019 was highly positive for the recruitment team at PN Personnel. The last quarter of the year was no exception as our Client Manager Matt Smout explains in his video update. 

Partner with PN Personnel

To successfully attract, engage and hire the best people, you need an effective employment brand or a skilled employment brand ambassador (also known as your recruitment partner)

Partner with PN Personnel

Think of it like this; if you want a good haircut – you visit a hairdresser or barber.
Yes you can do it yourself, but will it be as good?

PN Personnel are professionals in the recruitment industry and have been for the last 30 years in the Manawatu.  Combined we have over 100+ years of recruitment experience – that’s a lot of knowledge and learnings from the thousands of recruitments we have managed over those years.


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PO Box 594, Palmerston North 4440


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