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Cath

job seekers Temporary Assignments

Cath

Palmerston North Personnel are wonderful! From my own experience, and what I have also heard from others, the Palmerston North Personnel team are committed to connecting people to match the needs of both employers and employees. Christine is always friendly, encouraging and happy to help. I am delighted to have been placed in a role that started as a two-month temp position, and which has now eventuated into a long-term opportunity. Thank you Palmerston North Personnel!

Katherine

job seekers Temporary Assignments

Katherine

Palmerston North Personnel has been professional and helpful during my search for work. In my time as a temporary employee, I have been supported by Christine and Robyn into a variety of roles, which has helped me to eventually secure permanent employment. The staff at Palmerston North Personnel are friendly, supportive and professional. I don't know what I would have done without them! If I were to be unemployed again, Palmerston North Personnel would be my first port of call.

Brenda

job seekers Temporary Assignments Permanently Employed

Employed by UCOL

Brenda

Thanks a million. 

Thanks to you for your professionalism in your work. You really made me feel welcome everytime I came over or emailed you. You guys make a great team. I’ve recommended the company to a number of people.

Thanks so much Bobbi.

Brenda
Temporary Team Member, now Permanently Employed

Rangitikei District Council

Psychometric Assessments job seekers Employers

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

Heidi

job seekers Permanently Employed

Employed by Property Brokers

Heidi

After a battle with breast cancer I was looking for a new positive opportunity. Applying for roles myself wasn’t working, when I got an interview I would be open and honest and mention what I had been through and trying to reassure that I was out the other side, rejection letters would soon follow.

One day I received a call from Cushla, “have you looked at the PA role with Property Brokers?”, and that’s where it began, without the encouragement of Cushla, I would not have applied for my absolute dream job. She could see the correlation between my skills and the requirements of Property Brokers for a new PA to the Managing Director. She stayed in close contact with me and kept me informed every step of the process. Cushla managed to organise interviews with a very tight timeframe and nurtured me through the vigorous testing process.

I have never been happier in a role, the team at Property Brokers have been incredibly welcoming and could see the benefits of hiring someone who has been through something life changing. The morning tea provided by Palmerton North Personnel was a nice touch and I love my new water bottle.

I cannot thank Cushla and the Palmerston North Personnel Team enough for all of their support and for believing in me.

Heidi
Permanently Employed

Lynn

job seekers Permanently Employed

Lynn

After 40+ years working for an organisation, being made redundant was devastating. I had applied for several jobs and for most didn't even receive an acknowledgment. I applied through Palmerston North Personnel, received a phone call from Cushla inviting me to an interview. I went to the Palmerston North Personnel office feeling a little apprehensive. I walked through the door and was met by Bobbi - my fear and anxiety was instantly put at ease. Next I met Cushla and found myself in the most relaxed interview I have ever experienced. Thank you for making my journey back into a working role the most comfortable experience.

Lynn
Fixed-Term Contract

Adrian

job seekers Temporary Assignments

Adrian

Palmerston North Personnel has been the best agency that I've ever used. They were pro-active in contacting me and placed me at Toyota New Zealand and Massey University for the 2 months that I temped in Palmy. Payments and paperwork were handled with precision timing and I didn't need to worry much about anything.

Adrian
Temporary Team Member while on his O.E from the UK

Wouter

job seekers Temporary Assignments

Wouter

After recently been made redundant and applying for jobs with no success, I was referred to Palmerston North Personnel by my employer.

I contacted Christine and after a phone conversation and meeting with her in person, I knew and felt that there was a light at the end of the tunnel. It was like she knew and understood exactly where I came from and where I was heading in my future. I have never experienced such professionalism in my working career. It has been an absolute pleasure to have Christine on my side and could recommend her and the Palmerston North Personnel team to anyone.

I've always heard other people say "I love my job" and "it's my dream job" and could never really understand or grasp the concept, thinking that it was a Hollywood myth - until now that I'm in that position thanks to Christine and her team.

Wouter
Temporary Team Member

Marilyn

job seekers Permanently Employed

Marilyn

Sometimes job hunting can be a lonely experience. Once I was registered with Palmerston North Personnel I felt that I had people on my team - people who knew who I was and remembered my name. I stopped being invisible.

With the New Zealand economy needing all the skilled people it can get to grow. The attitude of Palmerston North Personnel to older workers is perfect. They have respect for skills and experience and they are honest with you about your options and also about your barriers to employment. Being taken seriously and being made to feel that "my fabulous career" could still add value to my country made me feel relevant.

Marilyn
Fixed-Term Contract

Daniel

job seekers Temporary Assignments

Daniel

Being thousands of kilometres from home, as an international student, I found Palmerston North Personnel very supportive and professional. Once I was introduced to the team I felt the warmth of welcome like at home. Then, after I had "registered", I was carefully tested and interviewed by highly experienced recruitment staff where my strengths and weaknesses, professional and personal qualities were perfectly identified.

I believe this benefits both, employees and employers to get a perfect match for a position. Palmerston North Personnel were in regular contact with me, in order to have my up-to-date employment status and give temporary solutions, while having in mind my ultimate aim.

As a result, within a short period of time I was lucky enough to have an interview for a position of Accounts Receivable Officer at a reputable Tertiary Institute. Robyn Bills helped me to prepare for the interview and overcome my stress. Hence, I passed the interview smoothly and have been enjoying my new job since February.

I must admit that without Palmerston North Personnel Recruitment Specialist's hard work and experience, this mission could be almost impossible for me.

Thank you Palmerston North Personnel very much!!!

Proud to be in the team!

Daniel
Temporary Team Member

Syed

job seekers Temporary Assignments Permanently Employed

Syed

It has been a great challenge for me to attain a desirable position in New Zealand (especially Palmerston North) that can accelerate my engineering career without a stop. Walking down to Palmerston North Personnel was indeed the right decision, as it helped me to introduce myself to the NZ market and get familiarization with the work culture of the region. I'm really impressed with the support that Palmerston North Personnel has always shown during all these months. I have finally been employed permanently in the engineering sector and it wouldn't have been easy without Palmerston North Personnel's support.

Brenda

job seekers Temporary Assignments Permanently Employed

Employed by UCOL

Brenda

I was referred to Palmerston North Personnel by a friend and have never regretted it. I approached the Agency and met Robyn who made me feel so welcome. She assessed and interviewed me to determine where my skills, qualifications and interests would best be suited. She advised that she would get back to me immediately something came up.

To my surprise, it didn’t take long. Robyn contacted me to tell me about a temporary role (I must confess I was a bit hesitant about working as temp). I however, took the chance and accepted this 3 week temporary role that seamlessly rolled into a permanent role, hurray! I find the job very challenging and interesting. I am happy I approached Palmerston North Personnel because I am very happy and successful in my role as Student Learning Advisor. Thanks to Palmerston North Personnel for the connection. I find the Agency very professional in their services and would definitely not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Working with Robyn was very rewarding for me as she is not only a wonderful professional but kind, cheerful, and highly approachable Recruitment Specialist. She demonstrates a lot of excellency in her role. You’re just a star Robyn!

Brenda
Temporary Team Member, now Permanently Employed

Jo

job seekers Temporary Assignments Employers Temporary Solutions

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

Holly

job seekers Temporary Assignments Permanently Employed

Employed by ANZCO Foods Rangitikei

Holly

I found Palmerston North Personnel great to work with, offering me the support I needed to get me into temporary work which lead to my permanent position. The transition into permanent employment was seamless; it’s been a positive experience. Thank you Palmerston North Personnel I have found a job that is not only perfect but the team I work with are one in a billion.

Holly
Temporary Team Member, now Permanently Employed

La'a

job seekers Temporary Assignments Permanently Employed

La'a

I lived in Auckland my entire life and in February of this year I moved to Palmerston North. I only knew a total of 4 people including my husband. It was definitely a scary time for me as I left everything I knew as ‘home’ back in Auckland. After a couple of months I started job searching and signed up with 3 recruitment agencies. Palmerston North Personnel was the only agency who replied and sprung into action taking me under their wing. Within only a couple of weeks of signing up with them they called me about an exciting temporary role that they described would be perfect for me. It most certainly was! After temping for 4 months I was offered a permanent position and I couldn’t have been happier – literally!

Palmerston North Personnel gave me more than just a salary coming in, they gave me new hope in a new town and a future with new possibilities. I felt like I was their most important candidate. Thank you so much Christine for everything you have done for me. Your professionalism and world class customer service truly exceeded my expectations and I wish nothing but the very best for you and your team. It was an absolutely amazing experience which will stay with me for the rest of my life.

La'a
Temporary Team Member, now Permanently Employed

Rae

job seekers Permanently Employed

Rae

After being made redundant after 7.5 years on employment, I was nervous about hitting the job market again let alone interviewing. Palmerston North Personnel was advertising the first job that I applied for and they made the whole process so easy for me. Cushla was my Recruitment Specialist during the application process and I found her upbeat, supportive and always kept me in the loop. Within a month of applying for the position, I had a signed contract and start date.

Thanks to Cushla and the rest of the team at Palmerston North Personnel I am now in a job that I absolutely love. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the team to anyone looking for employment.

Rae
Fixed-Term Contract

Anne

job seekers Temporary Assignments

Anne

Having been made redundant for the first time in my late life I considered many options and while I continued to look for a permanent job, met with Robyn and then Christine from Palmerston North Personnel. These two have been wonderful encouragers right from the start and quickly found me two fantastic temp positions. Dealing mostly with Christine, I have found her support, advice and professionalism a breath of fresh air and always felt I could talk about any concerns or thrills with equality and honesty. The blow of redundancy hit hard but I have been lucky to land on my feet again very quickly with a renewed strength and some great references from my temp positions and the agency. I would not hesitate recommending Palmerston North Personnel to anyone seeking work. Keep up the good work!

Anne
Temporary Team Member

Kelsey

job seekers Permanently Employed

Kelsey

From the very beginning my experience with Palmerston North Personnel has been nothing short of exceptional. Within 3 weeks of completing full-time study, Cushla and the team were able to assist me in finding permanent full-time employment. They took the time to listen to my aspirations and what I found important in a career and matched my needs every step of the way. Cushla was able to support me throughout the whole process which made for a seamless and successful experience. I highly recommend the team at Palmerston North Personnel.

Kelsey
Permanently Employed

Mark

job seekers Permanently Employed

Employed by Hynds

Mark

I found Palmerston North Personnel very easy to deal with and very professional in their approach to finding the right position for you.

Mark
Permanently Employed

 

Damien

job seekers

Damien

The team at Palmerston North Personnel have always been there for me when I have been seeking developmental opportunities in career advancement.

They take the time to recognise my own strengths and where these strengths will be best suited with future opportunities.
I have valued their personal touch, guidance and expertise.

Damien

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