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Vishal

Temporary Assignments

Vishal

Christine was an invaluable contact during my recent job search. She’s extremely professional and capable of understanding the ideal companies and positions for her clients. After an introductory interview, Christine had several positions that sparked my interest and had already established relationships with each hiring manager. During my search, she continued to be proactive and thorough as I made my way through the interview and acceptance process.

Christine always made sure that the roles she found for me were something I would be interested in and didn't try to "sell" me on a role that was out of my travel range or a role that was not the type of work that I was looking for.

Thank you so much, pnpersonnel (Christine, Tabitha, Jo) for making a journey of mine easy of finding the first job overseas.

Mallory

Temporary Assignments job seekers Permanently Employed

Employed by FMG

I just wanted to say thank you for everything Palmerston North Personnel and your staff have done for me in regard to my search for employment.

Y’all were so helpful and efficient in aiding me in my job search; I had begun to lose faith in the hunt for a job when I signed up with you guys. The search was a bit overwhelming for me as I had just moved from Oregon, USA and was unfamiliar with the process in New Zealand.

The knowledge and resources that Palmerston North Personnel provided instantly put me at ease and gave me confidence in regard to my career in New Zealand. Your placement of me with FMG was a perfect fit and I am so grateful that it was able to turn into a permanent position!

So I just wanted to say thanks to you and your staff and keep up the great work!

Simon

Temporary Assignments job seekers Permanently Employed

Employed by Plumbing World Support Office

Simon

For the past 18 years I have been working overseas. When I decided to come home I found it challenging to re-enter the NZ job market because I had been away for so long. Then I found Cushla at Palmerston North Personnel. She endeavored to find a match for my skill set as well as a match for my personality. It wasn’t long before she found a temporary assignment at Plumbing World that has now turned into a permanent position and I couldn’t be more pleased.

Anyone can look at a CV and match it to a job posting, but Cushla has the ability to get to know the person behind the CV to make sure that she didn’t just find a job for me but that she found the right job for me. I recommend Palmerston North Personnel and Cushla in particular to help you find the right job for you, too!

Simon
Temporary Team Member, now Permanently Employed

Rindie

Temporary Assignments job seekers Permanently Employed

Rindie

My experience with Palmerston North Personnel has been amazing. Moving from South Africa in November 2016, not knowing what to expect in our new country, not knowing how different the work environment would be. There was a light at the end of my uncertain tunnel, I was contacted by the Palmerston North Personnel team, there is an available temp position for me, I can start on the Monday. It was wonderful as I started finding my feet in a new country, new work environment and meeting new people.

And that was only the beginning. From a temporary position to a permanent position and placing me in different roles from data entry to walking the halls and grounds of Massey University. Christine, Robyn and the rest of the wonderful Palmerston North Personnel team, made my transition into a new work environment and home as smooth as possible and supported me through all the hardships a person can face finding your dream job.

This is a big thank you to the entire Palmerston North Personnel team and the great work they do to support their candidates.

Rindie
Temporary Team Member, now Permanently Employed

Cath

Temporary Assignments job seekers

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

Temporary Assignments job seekers

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.

Jo

Temporary Assignments job seekers 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

La'a

Temporary Assignments job seekers 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

Anne

Temporary Assignments job seekers

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

Daniel

Temporary Assignments job seekers

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

Abraham

Temporary Assignments job seekers Permanently Employed

Employed by Co-Mac Ltd

After relocating from the South Island never did I consider finding a job in such a short amount of time.... lots of people search and search for jobs and never find the right one.

Due to PN Personnel's great team and the help of Christine they were able to quickly and efficiently direct me to a job that matched everything I was looking for. The team was able to identify a position/company that was a good match for me in every way. Thanks to the help of PN Personnel I get paid to do what I love.

If you're on the hunt for a perfect job, or sick of finding the wrong one, a phone call to PN Personnel will change your outlook on job searching. If the right job is out there for you, PN Personnel will find it.

Isaac

Temporary Assignments job seekers Permanently Employed

Employed by NZTA

Robyn has been a pleasure to deal with, she is prompt, proactive and efficient.

I relocated to Palmerston North from Auckland with a whole bunch of job applications and no interviews. I joined 2 temping agencies and PNP was the only one to take my job seeking seriously. Robyn put forward temping job opportunities straight away and more importantly had me meeting businesses face to face. I am now happily employed permanently after temping for 2 months. Thanks to Robyn my transition to the Manawatu far less stressful than it could have been.

I highly recommend Robyn, Tabitha and the PNP team to anyone.

Sonya

Temporary Assignments job seekers

Sonya

Signing up with Palmerston North Personnel was the best confidence boost ever for me. My first interview was with Cushla who made me feel at ease and she brought out the best qualities of my working life in me. The hardest thing for me is to talk about is "me", but Cushla made it easy for me to tell her my strengths and weaknesses and where did I see myself heading as far as my working career was concerned. After my initial meeting, it was about a week later that I received a call from Cushla regarding a temporary role in Feilding and from that point onward, everything starting moving forward. I did a 10 week assignment in Feilding. Once that came to an end, I received a call from Christine about a temporary role in Palmerston North. Talk about "hit the ground running" as this next assignment was just that. The Office Manager was sick the day that I went into this office however, I sat down at their reception desk and promptly started answering the telephones and entering data into their computer system. That assignment lasted for approximately 8 weeks to cover someone on sick leave. The day before I finished this assignment, I again received a call from Christine about another temporary position in Feilding and so the day after I finished the Palmerston North assignment and also after a 10 minute meeting with the owner of the business, I began my next Administration assignment which lasted for 3 months. Although I am moving into a new full-time position with Corrections, I have truly enjoyed my time being employed by Palmerston North Personnel and recommend them to anyone and everyone. Thanks for everything Cushla, Christine, Robyn and all of the team at Palmerston North Personnel. You guys rock!!!!!

Sonya
Temporary Team Member

Melanie

Temporary Assignments job seekers

Melanie

After 17+ years working for a wonderful employer, moving to Palmerston North from Auckland meant leaving and starting the job hunt. I applied for several jobs and one of them took me to Palmerston North Personnel. I met with Cushla and then Christine and succeeded in obtaining a temping position at Massey University. At all times, I felt very comfortable and welcome when I walked through the doors - that helps when you are anxious about finding employment! Thank you for helping me into the workforce here in Palmerston North and for the friendliness that I received at all times – you cannot go wrong when you join this wonderful team.

Melanie
Temporary Team Member

Syed

Temporary Assignments job seekers 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

Temporary Assignments job seekers 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

Holly

Temporary Assignments job seekers 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

Adrian

Temporary Assignments job seekers

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

Temporary Assignments job seekers

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

Anne Marie

Temporary Assignments job seekers Permanently Employed

Anne Marie

I contacted Palmerston North Personnel when my position was made redundant in April of this year. From the first initial contact, I found them to be not only highly professional but also encouraging and supportive.

Within the last 8 months or so, Cushla sourced temporary assignments for me. This provided me with an income whilst working with Palmerston North Personnel to find full-time employment. The team provided me with support through the interview process and after being offered a full-time position, they also worked with me to ensure I was happy with my employment contract.

The thing that impressed me about Palmerston North Personnel is nothing was ever a problem, they were always welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic. I would have no reservations in recommending them to anyone seeking either temporary or full-time employment.

Anne Marie
Temporary Team Member, now Permanently Employed

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