Permanent Solutions

Employer News

Making tough choices - the easy way

on Monday, 22 May 2017. Posted in Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

Make great choices by learning from others' experience/knowledge

I have been lucky enough to get back from leave to a new destination where I knew no-one and had little local knowledge - think white sands, coral reefs, turtles and unknown restaurants, cafes and attractions and you'll understand.

Each day our group reviewed multiple restaurants and suppliers before choosing who to invest money and scarce time in and who to avoid...and we found a system that worked well for us.

It got me thinking how few Manawatu businesses are using these tools.

Regional Job Vacancies are Booming

on Friday, 07 April 2017. Posted in Recruitment News

TradeMe Jobs report regional jobs are booming

Regional Job Vacancies are Booming

We've been saying for a while that advertised jobs are on the rise. But what does it mean for employers in Manawatu and nearby towns/regions? 

What is the impact of this when attempting to hire or grow your teams?

A coffee with Judy Bennett-Smith - International Education Development Manager

on Monday, 27 March 2017. Posted in Our News, A Coffee With Palmerston North Personnel, Recruitment News

A coffee with Judy Bennett-Smith - International Education Development Manager

A COFFEE MEETING WITH JUDY BENNETT-SMITH. JUDY IS THE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AT THE CENTRAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (CEDA).

As the International Education Development Manager Judy has an interesting and unique role. Judy has also lived and worked in cities like Sydney, Melbourne, London and Bangkok - her experience in moving to Palmerston North is interesting in itself.

Manawatu and Horowhenua are on the up

on Friday, 02 June 2017. Posted in Our News, Reasons to live, work and play in Manawatu, News for Employees, Recruitment News

There is data - this is not just a feeling

Manawatu and Horowhenua are on the up

We have recently been working with CEDA (and still have some great roles there for people who really love the economic development space), and are aware of some research CEDA had commissioned in 2016. Recently, I heard David Clapperton (CEO Horowhenua District Council) share whats happening in neighbouring Horowhenua.

It was pleasing to get an email today with data showing this Horowhenua trend too.

Employment is about connections

on Thursday, 06 April 2017. Posted in Tips for Job Seekers, Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

Employing staff or being employed is about an emotional connection

Employment is about connections

Applying for a new job is not just about sending in a CV, it's about making the employer feel connected, and when employing a new staff member employers don't want to feel like they are hiring a robot.

Employers need to build a connection with prospective employees, and employees need to connect with their potential employers.

Yes this can sound "fluffy", but read on to see what you can do.

We are Google Compliant

on Tuesday, 14 March 2017. Posted in Our News, News for Employees, Recruitment News

Google made some changes and so have we

We are Google Compliant

Our website is the window to our business. It's where we share amazing jobs for awesome people. It's where we share what the team are doing or has done.

Recently the smart people at Google made some changes to help keep people safe on the net, and naturally we are on board with it...but what changed?

Contact Us

(06) 356 6091 Fax: (06) 356 6071

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

53 Princess Street, Palmerston North 4410

PO Box 594, Palmerston North 4440

View our Jobs

Our Latest News

  • Understanding body language for effective communications

    Understanding body language for effective communications

    The Horses Helping Humans programme was founded in Australia in 2006. It combines personality profiling, body language analysis and horsemanship into a results driven communication workshop for personal development and corporate team building.

  • Job titles – what's in a name?

    Job titles – what's in a name?

    Your job title sums up your role and can also indicate your level of responsibility within a business.  Encapsulating a role in a couple of words can be easy for some professions, and harder for others.  Let’s look at the importance of your title and what it can mean for you and your career.

Recent Tweets

New Job Legal Secretary (12 month fixed term) - 200041846 Industry: Admin and Secretarial Job Type: Permanent Locat… https://t.co/zpI1Z80jkz

New Job Admin/Sales - part-time - 200041849 Industry: Admin and Secretarial Job Type: Permanent Location: Palmersto… https://t.co/DKXQarzPzh