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Armourguard - Saving Time and Multi-Media

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Armourguard - Saving Time and Multi-Media

We recently used Christine and the team from Palmerston North Personnel, and it has been a great result.

Our new sales specialist is learning just how much more there is to our industry than expected, but is already getting wins on the board.

Palmerston North Personnel took us through a new recruitment process that made us query some of the things we had always done. Palmerston North Personnel even used an Armourguard video to help show what a day in the life of Armourguard was like.

Rather than managing 20 unsuitable applications a day, it was great being presented a shortlist of genuine possible employees, and then interviewing the best of the bunch!

I am very busy, so I appreciated the huge time savings by using Christine, and the great result

Steffan
Regional Manager
Armourguard Security

www.armourguard.co.nz

Co-Mac - Partnering Approach

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Co-Mac - Partnering Approach

We have been working with Christine at Palmerston North Personnel for some time now – because Christine knows what we want she looks after us very well.

Christine has kept getting it “bang on”. If Christine send us someone for a Temporary role it’s about 98% certain we will hire them. We have often taken the Temporary Employees onto Permanent roles.

Andrea
Office Manager
www.comac.co.nz

Toyota New Zealand Warehouse

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Toyota New Zealand Warehouse

Toyota New Zealand has a busy modern warehouse and we use Temporary Employees to manage high workloads to support our Permanent Employees. It’s really effective with Cushla screening high numbers of good people to get down to the “superstars” all while we carry on working – it's quick, reduces our downtime and is efficient.

Geoff Russell
Warehouse Team Leader
www.toyota.co.nz

 

Read more in the Toyota New Zealand Case Study Click Here

Jo

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Jo

I approached Palmerston North Personnel when I was looking for work myself and found Robyn was very responsive and professional. I was contacted quickly and not too long after I had two job interviews through Palmerston North Personnel. I was offered a suitable temporary role shortly afterwards – this seamlessly rolled into a fixed-term contract with the same employer.

Having already successfully worked with Robyn, it was easy to work with her again when I needed some temporary employees to add to my team. I gave Robyn my role specifications and I quickly received a shortlist of suitable CV’s and from the choices provided, identified and hired some good temporary employees.

I find Robyn responsive, professional, personable and I have had great results both as a job seeker and as a manager of people.

Jo
Manager
Temporary Team Member, now a Client

Sport Manawatu

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Sport Manawatu

I recently worked with Cushla Brasell from Palmerston North Personnel as we were in a bind with our Sport Manawatu communications role. We needed someone fast.

I was really pleased we were able to quickly fill the void with a quality temporary employee.

Our temporary employee is going great guns, as well as being good at what she does, she is a regular face in our office and integrates well with our team.

After finding my position through Palmerston North Personnel, it’s easy to know where to go for help with recruitment when we need it.

Stuart Robinson
Corporate Services Manager
www.sportmanawatu.org.nz

Property Brokers

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Property Brokers

Not so long ago we found ourselves in a position where we needed to hire a PA to our Managing Director, as there has been a series of internal promotions. This is a position that is pivotal to the company, so it was vital we got it right! We already had a great relationship with Palmerston North Personnel, and Cushla specifically, so it was a no-brainer to call her and enlist her help.

There were a large number of responses, but there was one candidate who stood out, head and shoulders above the rest. This candidate was thoroughly reference checked before being put through a barrage of interviews and testing (the latter also through Palmerston North Personnel), and subsequently hired.

Palmerston North Personnel knew what we wanted, and as they had already invested a lot of time understanding our culture, they knew who to present me with, without wasting their time, my time, or the candidate’s time.

I have no hesitation recommending Palmerston North Personnel to any employer looking to recruit. I know we will use them again!

Sara Green
Operations Manager
www.propertybrokers.co.nz

Registered Master Builders Association

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Registered Master Builders Association

Palmerston North Personnel provided us a temporary employee as a minute taker and they were really good, The Temporary Employee drove from Wanganui and took the minutes for our meeting in New Plymouth. This particular meeting is often difficult to take minutes for. The really pleasing thing was their minutes were delivered quickly and were really good quality.

I think you did very well at short notice and I believe Christine solved our problem quickly - in about 24 hours from memory. This was a big relief!

This took a big load off me during a time I have a busy workload and really saved me time!

By having the New Plymouth meeting covered it free-ed me up for other projects. Going from Palmerston North to New Plymouth is an entire day when I am busy planning award nights.

Paula
Regional Branch Manager
www.masterbuilder.org.nz

Watson Real Estate

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Watson Real Estate

The team at Palmerston North Personnel are great. Robyn Bills is really fantastic and easy to work with. She has access to a range of services around any aspect of the employment process which makes life so much easier. I would recommend Palmerston North Personnel to any employer I know.

Greg Watson
Manager - Property Management Division
www.watsonrealestate.nz

MidCentral District Health Board

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MidCentral District Health Board

I just wanted to express my appreciation for Robyn's ongoing support in finding us the right people with the right skill mix and experience to work and support our teams across the service.

We are so lucky to have the three temps that we have now with our teams and not having to go through the recruitment process – as we all know the recruitment process takes a lot of your time. I am pleased to say that the three temps are extremely competent and enjoy working in the areas they are assigned to. We are pleased to be able to offer one temp permanent employment and thank you for your support in this. We look forward to offering the other temps the same in the near future.

Thanks again for your support.

Harieta Erone Ang
Administration Coordinator
www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz

NZX Agri

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NZX Agri

Palmerston North Personnel has provided short and longer term temporary staff cover several times to NZX Agri over the past few years. I've always been impressed by the high quality candidates put forward for all these roles and we've often employed the successful applicant on a permanent contract following the temporary cover period.

I'd have no hesitation in recommending Palmerston North Personnel to other employers looking for staff. The company offers a fast, efficient and high quality service.

Tony Leggett
Head Of NZX Agri

www.agrihq.co.nz

Fujitsu NZ - Urgent Temporary Employees

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Fujitsu NZ - Urgent Temporary Employees

I have worked successfully with Cushla at Palmerston North Personnel for a number of years now.

I come back to Cushla when we are stuck, and I don’t make it too easy for her as we have already exhausted our networks of Info Tech people. When I do contact Palmerston North Personnel I want good quality people for short-term or temporary IT roles.

We have a complex business with a wide range of clients and often the employees we get from Cushla have also had working knowledge of our clients – which helps.

Cushla and I have a good relationship as Cushla has provided us good quality people, at short notice. And its good that if she can’t supply we know that too.

Cushla is energetic in her approach and I know the “temps” like the regular contact and follow-up we receive from Cushla.

Pat
Regional manager
Fujitsu NZ Limited

http://www.fujitsu.com/nz/ 

Graeme - Temporary to Permanent Solutions

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Employed by Hino Distributors (NZ) Ltd

Graeme - Temporary to Permanent Solutions

We find “temping” works for our business. While we find the “temps” have enjoyed their roles we benefit from quickly filling staff shortages and have even kept some as permanent employees.

Christine has saved us the downtime in searching and has found some good people for us – it works! That’s why we come back.

Graeme
Technical Support Manager
www.hino.co.nz 

Universal College of Learning (UCOL)

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Universal College of Learning (UCOL)

I’m happy to talk about Palmerston North Personnel’s service – I am really happy with the quality service from Robyn.

Palmerston North Personnel provided us with very high quality people to choose from – this really stood out. Not only was the skill level high, so was the work ethic of the people Palmerston North Personnel presented to us.

Robyn has taken away the hassle of finding quality staff at short notice – it was all taken care of – no lost time sourcing people and just no pressure!

Paul Fenton
Executive Director Student Success
www.ucol.ac.nz 

Enable New Zealand

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Enable New Zealand

In May 2016 Enable New Zealand contacted Palmerston North Personnel when we secured an additional contract providing services across New Zealand. We urgently needed 6x Customer Service Facilitators for a 6 month fixed-term to work on our Hearing Aid Management Service starting in July!

“We interviewed and employed people who are just like our current team – they have natural empathy and feel the intrinsic rewards of providing support services for less fortunate people.”

Cushla found a team of customer-focused people for a 6 month fixed-term that have the ability, motivation, commitment and “the fit” we look for in permanent employees – I really didn’t expect that!

Kerry Hammington
Customer Service Manager
www.enable.co.nz

 

Read more in the Enable New Zealand Case Study Click Here

Rangitikei District Council

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Rangitikei District Council

We recently used the Palmerston North Personnel assessments as part of the employment process for our important customer services roles. This was the first time our organisation has used any sort of assessment as part of our pre-employment checks, but it won’t be the last. We were really thrilled that what the assessments showed was exactly what we, as the interview panel, had thought of each of our candidates. So it really backed up our decision around who to employ and gave us confidence that we were making the right choice. I was also impressed at the speed of the preliminary and final results were provided by Palmerston North Personnel. As we needed to make an appointment quickly we were provided with the results on each candidate within 24 hours – this was great service.

Carol Downs
Customer Services – Team Leader
www.rangitikei.govt.nz

Booths Transport

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Booths Transport

The team from Palmerston North Personnel made the process simple and easy.

We needed a recruiter who would listen and understand what we wanted, what we needed and why. We have had past experiences with other recruiters where we felt like they were trying to make a sale to earn a commission.

Working with Palmerston North Personnel wasn’t like that – they listened to the overview of what we wanted, then drilled down to finer detail to understand what we actually look for. The team was brilliant at this – they listened, and confirmed they genuinely understood by clarifying areas that were unclear asking really simple questions like “what did you mean when by saying…”

The Palmerston North Personnel team was able to look at what we thought our dream person was, understand why we wanted that type of person and then compared our wants vs our needs. Unlike other recruiters we’ve encountered, they were able to offer us good alternatives. When sharing these alternative people, they confidently presented the pros and cons of each person against our dream person so we could make informed choices – this made us confident in Palmerston North Personnel’s recruitment process.

Palmerston North Personnel connected with us as we were managing a difficult employment situation, and by discussing this with management at Palmerston North Personnel, we were reassured that we were well managed and we were dealing with a knowledgeable professional team.

Palmerston North Personnel really take the time to learn and understand how we work and our specific environment. They really go beyond just sending us a person for a job - the welfare of the individual who accepts the role is well considered throughout the recruitment process too.

Ultimately the recruitment was a pleasant experience and I happily recommend Palmerston North Personnel to other businesses.

Dave Sharp
Operations Manager
www.booths.co.nz

 

Read more in the Booths Transport Case Study Click Here

Ruahine Kindergarten Association

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Ruahine Kindergarten Association

When we needed someone to quickly fill a vacancy in our finance team, Palmerston North Personnel came straight to mind. Within a very short space of time, Christine found us the perfect candidate. We have been so happy with our ‘temp’, that she is now working for us permanently and has become a valuable member of our team.

The service from Palmerston North Personnel has been excellent for both my new colleague and myself as the employer. Christine is extremely professional and helpful and it was a lovely surprise to have morning tea delivered when the contract was complete.

I would definitely use Palmerston North Personnel again.

Alison Rudzki
General Manager
www.ruahinekindergartens.org.nz

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