Heather Jones, Group HR Manager | Douglas Pharmaceuticals
Founded in 1967 by our managing director Sir Graeme Douglas MNZM FPS, Douglas Pharmaceuticals is one of the fastest-growing pharmaceutical development and manufacturing companies in Oceania.
Outstanding customer service and the highest manufacturing standards have driven our success. Douglas is consistently ranked as the top performer in New Zealand Coal Face Surveys on customer satisfaction. Douglas Pharmaceuticals is currently enjoying significant growth as it expands to meet international demand. Considerable investment in product development laboratories, a specially-designed containment suite for steroid manufacture and the provision of fully compliant registration dossiers in CTD format are examples of our commitment to both the domestic and global market.
"When you have a tight deadline to recruit for, the ability to have a coordinated effort between multiple recruitment agencies is highly effective. Our Management position was posted on NBR Talent and the successful candidate interviewed and on board in four weeks. We have also forged new relationships with recruitment consultants. A win win for all" said Heather Jones, Group HR Manager.
"We've used the NBR Talent recruitment hub to fill a range of vacancies over the past few years and, when I need to do a recruitment agency hire, I will go to this site first.
"One of the things I like about NBR Talent is that rather than having to get on the phone to communicate a job requirement to a number of recruitment agencies and negotiate with them independently, on NBR Talent there is a ready-made network of agencies with a diverse range of specialities to tap into. Here you are able to get all of the agencies you need in one spot. If we are going to use agencies, I want them in one place.
"Using NBR Talent cuts down the time to hire and gives you a pool of recruitment consultants at a very cost effective price. I like how the success fee is already sorted out at a level that we are comfortable with.
"It also saves you a lot of time screening through loads and loads of candidate applications you get when posting jobs on job boards. You get a better quality of CV's coming through and better job posting to fill rates.
"I would definitely recommend NBR Talent to other businesses when they need to engage with recruitment agency talent."
Richard Taylor, GM Product Delivery | Advanced Management Systems
Advanced Management Systems Ltd (AMS) is a privately owned, New Zealand software solutions and services company that has been in business for more than 30 years. We are a proven, trusted partner for many large organisations and government departments.
Our key focus is not on information technology. It's on helping business to better meet the needs of employees and customers â€“and finding solutions to deliver efficiencies that help the bottom line. We deliver much more than a backroom tool kit.
Our people include HR consultants, business analysts, project managers, who team with our systems management specialists and software developers. They work together to fit the right solution for our customers and deliver ongoing service.
"Finding the right people for a business like ours is critical and, over the past year, AMS has used the NBR Talent online recruitment hub to appoint a Professional Services Manager, Implementation Consultant and Help Desk Support Analyst," Richard Taylor, GM Product Delivery said.
"With our most recent Professional Services Manager appointment, we were finding challenges connecting with the right candidate utilising the traditional job board, networking and single agency channels.
"Through posting the job on the NBR Talent site, we were able to quickly broaden the net to a wider network of specialist recruitment agencies.
"I would have no issues recommending NBR Talent to other businesses."
Blair Stewart, General Manager | Digital Island
Digital Island specialises in providing high-quality business telecommunications services and expert advice. As a 100% Kiwi-owned telecommunications company it understands and is part of the New Zealand business environment. Digital Island offers a complete range of high-quality voice, data, cloud and mobile products for business, combined with competitive pricing and fanatical service.
Established by the three directors in 2004, after 10 years in business Digital Island continues to pioneer technologies, currently leading the way in the New Zealand market with its Cloud PBX business phone system. The company has experienced continued growth year-on-year while maintaining their industry leading customer service.
"We had a key senior marketing role in our business and we first looked to recruit through a single agency approach, which brought us a number of possible candidates. Then we posted our job on NBR Talent and were able to quickly tap into multiple recruitment agency databases, which returned a higher number of suitable candidates. It took us 21 days to secure our candidate." Blair Stewart, General Manager says.
"In all, Digital Island has posted five jobs on NBR Talent and appointed a marketing manager, national account manager and operations specialist."
"We have found the NBR Talent platform is particularly good for niche/hard-to-find roles. They enable us to search far-and-wide to get the best person for the role."
"The service is great as there is one entry point to reach multiple specialist recruitment agencies. The structured process through the portal is also a key benefit."
Dr Stephen Merchant, Chief Executive | Pet Doctors
Pet Doctors Group operates a group of 23 veterinary clinics and a number of value-added businesses under their own distinct brands (VetNurse+, VetFirst, PetPost, VetSign), all supported by a central support office. Its strategy is to develop businesses which cater to different aspects of the animal health industry. Pet Doctors Group also looks to leverage its growing number of clinics as a platform for further technology-based solutions for the veterinary profession, both in New Zealand and international markets.
The Pet Doctors Group is already New Zealand's largest companion animal business with over 60 vets and approximately 250 staff and is about to embark on a rapid growth phase.
"We were recommended to NBR Talent by our private equity investor Pioneer Capital who had successfully used the site to appoint a hard-to-fill Chief Operating Officer for one of their portfolio companies," Pet Doctors chief executive Dr Stephen Merchant says.
"We had a mission-critical CFO role to fill and were on the verge of rushing this appointment. Through posting a CFO contractor job on NBR Talent we were able to appoint a high-calibre, 2-month CFO contractor within 24 hours to help manage the transition to a permanent CFO."
"For the permanent CFO role we were able to easily post the job on NBR Talent and connect with specialist accounting recruitment agencies within minutes. We received an excellent shortlist of ten passive candidates within five days which compared favourably with the 100's of candidates sourced via job boards and social media."
"We would certainly use NBR Talent again and would strongly recommend this to other similar businesses."
Stephen Sims, Research & Development Director | Greentree
Greentree has been building innovative business software for more than 25 years, and in doing so has built a global reputation for reliability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. We pride ourselves on getting to know our customers through our extensive business partner network, understanding their needs, and providing them with a solution that 99% of the time is available straight out of the box.
Just as our customers are with us for the long haul, so is our staff. Greentree operates in a technology space where there is a global shortage of candidates. We recruit selectively to get the very best fit, resulting in low turnover and a recruitment programme primarily driven by growth.
"We have used the NBR Talent recruitment hub twice over the last year and have successfully found candidates for Product Manager and Senior Developer roles, within 14 and 9 days respectively," Stephen Sims, Research & Development Director at Greentree said.
"By posting the jobs on the site, we have access to a far wider coverage of recruitment agency databases and a larger candidate pool than was previously possible through going to just a single recruitment agency. Using a single recruitment agency is unlikely to have as much reach in terms of possible candidates, particularly passive ones."
"Being time-poor, we also found this a more efficient experience than placing jobs on job boards where you spend a lot of time sifting through large numbers of often inappropriate applicants. Through posting the job on NBR Talent, we were able to access pre-screened qualified candidates where the recruitment agencies have already done the filtering and matching process for us. The time savings are immense and we get a more qualified stream of candidates."
"NBR Talent has also recognised that New Zealand recruitment agency fees are typically higher than equivalent services elsewhere. They offer a very competitive fee payable when you successfully appoint the candidate. This combined with the recruitment success we have achieved makes using the site a no brainer for me."
Travis Barker, Consulting Partner | Stellar Consulting Group
Stellar is New Zealand's largest independent BI consultancy and a leader in helping enterprises unlock efficiencies and opportunities through better use of information and technology. We are proud to count many of New Zealand's largest and most respected organisations as valued customers. We aim to delight them at every opportunity by sticking to our mantra of "on-time and on-budget, every time."
Our vision is to support New Zealand enterprises in being the best in their field through the effective use of Business Intelligence (BI) tools and techniques. To deliver on this, we have brought together New Zealand's largest pool of dedicated BI experts. We are committed to providing customers with trusted, independent advice and the most comprehensive BI capability available in the country.
"Finding suitably skilled BI professionals to join our thriving team is a constant challenge as we continue to grow," Travis Barker, Consulting Partner at Stellar Consulting Group said.
"What we like about the NBR Talent recruitment hub is the efficiencies we have been able to gain in our recruitment processes. To us this is an intelligent way to do recruitment.
"This is a way to both reduce the noise around your recruitment process and increase accuracy.
"Through posting our jobs on NBR Talent, we have also been able to connect with a better quality of candidates than we would have traditionally seen had we posted these on job boards or social media channels.
"The site has allowed us to build new relationships with a wider range of recruitment agencies.
"Now, when we want to broadcast a job to the widest possible audience, we can access a large network of recruitment agencies through one platform rather than dealing independently with just one or two as we have previously.
"I would have no hesitation in recommending NBR Talent to other companies."
Lisa Smith, Human Resources Manager | Forsyth Barr
Investors have put their trust in Forsyth Barr for over 75 years. We are a New Zealand owned firm providing a full range of investment options including sharebroking, portfolio management, research and investment banking services.
We are proud to be a New Zealand-owned firm, with 19 offices throughout the country and more than 275 investment professionals.
"We have recently hired two software developers for our growing technology team through NBR Talent" Lisa Smith, Human Resources Manager says.
"I love the NBR Talent platform as the ability to access several recruitment agencies via one channel saves me a huge amount of time. The calibre of pre-screened candidates presented are always of an exceptionally high standard. The rates are extremely competitive and have generated significant savings in agency fees for Forsyth Barr.
"I would recommend NBR Talent to other businesses looking to hire top talent, fast and at a competitive rate."
Craig Scott-Hill, Human Resources Manager | Powershop
Powershop is a shop where customers can buy power. In setting up a shop, our aim was to change customer attitudes and behaviours around electricity use and purchase. We aim to create a new breed of electricity consumer - engaged consumers - who are aware, informed and responsive. Consumers who finally know what they are buying. Consumers who are truly in control of their power.
Powershop is not your ordinary energy retailer and neither is our in-house application. It supports all aspects of our customers' online and mobile experience with us. We use Ruby on Rails, which hasn't been around very long, so neither have good Ruby on Rails developers. We insist on hiring good people and want the best to work in our high-performance development team. All this presents a massive challenge for us to find the developers we need, so we have had to find solutions outside the norm.
"We've done a few unconventional things in the way of recruitment and we've received a really positive response from it. We're all about finding better ways of doing things at Powershop and this means not being afraid of doing things differently or finding new ways to do things. This is why I was prepared to try the NBR Talent platform" said Craig Scott-Hill, Human Resources Manager.
"The concept of a portal for recruiters and employers to connect makes it easier and more efficient for me than maintaining each of these relationships individually.
"After an extensive search we found a developer thanks to NBR Talent and the brilliant recruiter that sent the candidate our way. Filling a role is the proof I required, I'm therefore happy to continue using NBR Talent for similar vacancies. We still have a lot of searching to do as we continue to grow!"
Susan Stoton, Senior Executive Assistant | Winscribe
As a world-leading provider of digital dictation software, Winscribe supports businesses all over the globe with their requirements for digital dictation, digital transcription, voice recognition and workflow management.
Winscribe is the largest supplier of digital dictation technology in the world, with installations in 25 countries and more than 350,000 users globally. Winscribe provides solutions for a number of industries including legal, law enforcement, healthcare, transcription, surveying, insurance and government sectors and has a widespread global reach with strong customer presence in North America, Europe, Australasia, and South Africa.
"Over the past year we have hired a Software Developer and my own role through the NBR Talent platform and we also found the site to be particularly useful for our recent Director of Sales and Director of Services recruitment processes; we were able to effectively test the market for these two very senior roles" Senior Executive Assistant Susan Stoton said.
"We are a fast-growth technology company and getting our recruitment processes right is critical. Once we posted our jobs on NBR Talent, the flow of quality pre-screened CV's off the platform was almost seamless and happened very quickly. The broad coverage of the large network of specialist recruitment agencies meant we were able to access a large talent pool of mainly passive candidates in a way we could never done ourselves or using a job board.
"The tireless work our NBR Talent account manager did behind the scenes was also excellent, they really went over and beyond.
"I was also appointed to my role through the site and, from the candidate perspective, the job came to me quickly. I was interviewed the following week and offered the role within 20 days. I have nothing but great things to say about NBR Talent and will most definitely use this service in the future for our recruitment needs."