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Success Stories - Permanent Solutions

Armourguard - Saving Time and Multi-Media

Employees Placed Permanent Solutions Employers

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

Toyota New Zealand Warehouse

Employees Placed Permanent Solutions Employers Temporary Solutions

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

Sport Manawatu

Permanent Solutions Employers Temporary Solutions

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

Booths Transport

Employees Placed Permanent Solutions Employers

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

MidCentral District Health Board

Permanent Solutions Employers Temporary Solutions

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

Mirage Visual

Permanent Solutions Employers

Mirage Visual

I have no hesitation in recommending Palmerston North Personnel.

I recently tasked Palmerston North Personnel to find me a super organised mind-reading Personal Assistant. They got out their crystal ball and provided me with a shortlist of top quality applicant's that really made the whole process so easy and simple.

Palmerston North Personnel wrapped up the process professionally and effectively and I have been joined by a fantastic new staff member who is now a vital member of my team.

Sam Blenkiron
Manager
www.miragevisual.com

Plumbing World NZ

Employees Placed Permanent Solutions Employers Temporary Solutions

Plumbing World NZ

When our HR Advisor left us in April this year Palmerston North Personnel was recommended by a Senior Consultant in Auckland. My first point of contact was with the Client Manager at Palmerston North Personnel who asked all the key questions and then directed me to Christine.

The process from start to finish has been seamless, professional and well supported by everyone I have had contact with. 

The Client Manager was well informed, knew the right questions to ask at the right time and came up with good outcomes.

Christine with whom I have had the most contact had a selection of candidates, recommending 2 that would meet the criteria I had set. We were unsure whether we wanted a "temp" vs a "contractor" and Christine and I worked through this with ease. We selected our contractor who started with us on 3 April (4 days after our initial communication with Palmerston North Personnel) and who I am delighted to say has agreed to stay with us permanently. So thank you all in finding a gem. The experience has been painless and the quality consistent.

Annette Gilmour
Human Resource Manager
www.plumbingworld.co.nz

TRC Toyota

Permanent Solutions Employers

TRC Toyota

We have engaged the services of Palmerston North Personnel for various positions within our organisation including administration, technical and management. We have also used their HR division.

I recommend them as being totally professional and refreshing in their approach, and a very pleasant team to deal with.

Bruce Brownlie
CEO
www.manawatutoyota.co.nz

PKF Rutherfords - Chartered Accountants

Permanent Solutions Employers

PKF Rutherfords - Chartered Accountants

I am really happy to endorse Palmerston North Personnel as our firm's preferred supplier of HR recruitment services.

We have always found the team at Palmerston North Personnel to be great to deal with. They don't over-sell, but get the 'fit' of the person right for the specification we have given every time. What's more, we appreciate their honesty, pro-activity and total professionalism.

We enjoy working with them, and can confidently recommend their services.

Sefton Marshall
Senior Partner
www.pkfr.co.nz

Metalcraft Roofing

Permanent Solutions Employers

Metalcraft Roofing

For over 10 years I have been extremely impressed with Palmerston North Personnel's screening process, ensuring that the selected candidates that they offered were actually suitable for the position.

Palmerston North Personnel are professional, thorough and customer centric (obviously they have an extremely comprehensive training regime). Palmerston North Personnel have always taken the time to really understand our specific requirements and only provide candidates of the highest calibre, all of whom have added significant value to our company.

I have no hesitation in recommending Palmerston North Personnel to any business professional.

Marcus Poor
Previous Branch Manager
www.metalcraftgroup.co.nz

Co-Mac - Partnering Approach

Permanent Solutions Employers Temporary Solutions

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

Graeme - Temporary to Permanent Solutions

Employees Placed Permanent Solutions Employers Temporary Solutions

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 

Property Brokers

Permanent Solutions Employers

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

Ruahine Kindergarten Association

Employees Placed Permanent Solutions Employers Temporary Solutions

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

Norgren Australasia

Employees Placed Permanent Solutions Employers

Norgren Australasia

After unsuccessfully recruiting a role from Australia I contacted Palmerston North Personnel.

Palmerston North Personnel were the only Recruitment Specialists to contact me within 24 hours, gain a full understanding of what was now a dire situation and urgent requirements. Palmerston North Personnel quickly relaunched our recruitment campaign, and as a result, we successfully hired in 3 weeks.

Overall the attention and follow up from Palmerston North Personnel was outstanding, they are the only recruiter we will be using in the Manawatu area from now on!

Click here to see our Recruitment Case Study

Kylie Rogers
HR Manager Australasia
www.norgren.com/nz

Downtown Shopping Centre

Permanent Solutions Employers

Downtown Shopping Centre

We had a 12 month maternity fill position become available and we advertised it receiving over 120 applications. On seeing our advertising, Palmerston North Personnel offered their assistance to us.

From putting forward a candidate from their client base, to screening any number of the many applications we received, we found Claire and the team at Palmerston North Personal to be very professional and proficient with the service provided and we ended up choosing one of their candidates to join our small friendly team.

Ainsley has fitted in extremely well to a somewhat demanding and varied role. We have joked with Claire that we could have saved a whole lot of time had we gone directly to the professionals in the first place.

Greg Key
Centre Manager

Toyota New Zealand

Permanent Solutions Employers Temporary Solutions

Toyota New Zealand

Toyota New Zealand has been using Palmerston North Personnel since 1995

Palmerston North Personnel have always been exceptional with their service, in particular their commitment to source candidates, both temporary and permanent, for our various needs.

Palmerston North Personnel manages a substantial pool of temporary employees with the same professional and friendly manner they demonstrate to staff and management.

The Palmerston North Personnel team is always there ready to help and support us. I highly recommend them. They are ethical, professional, very results oriented, and are a great team of people to deal with.

Steve Boyce
Manager Logistics & Motorsport
www.toyota.co.nz

LJ Hooker Manawatu - Property Management Division

Permanent Solutions Employers

LJ Hooker Manawatu - Property Management Division

Due to a maternity position arising in our office we had the difficult task of replacing a very valued member of our team. After previous experience with advertising ourselves we decided to employ the skills of a Recruitment agency.

The speed in which our enquiry was dealt with, the quality of the candidates and the level of service far exceeded our expectations. Palmerston North Personnel have also been fantastic with continued follow up and contact since the role was filled.

Kathryn McEldowney
Director Property Management

Ray White

Permanent Solutions Employers

Ray White

The team at Palmerston North Personnel, was given the challenging task of finding us not only one, but two suitable applicants to join our growing team within our in Palmerston North, Property Management division.

A number of excellent candidates were selected and we have successfully grown our team. They were always very proactive, great at communicating and an integral part of the initial selection, thank you!

Maria Bayley
Property Management Business Manager

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