Waikato’s growing economy is creating a greater need for executive roles, previously recruited for in Auckland. Asset Recruitment, Waikato’s number one recruitment company, has seen an increase in the number of executive-level roles needing to be filled within the region, and have quality candidates to fill the positions.
Judy Davison, Asset Recruitment’s permanent and executive recruitment specialist, says Auckland has always been the hub for companies seeking executive candidates, but as more and more look to move their operations outside of New Zealand’s largest city, they are turning to local recruitment companies for quality candidates.
“There are a number of advantages to using a local recruitment company,” explains Davison. “At Asset Recruitment, we’ve been working with Waikato companies for more than 25 years so we know the market well. That local knowledge gives us immediate insight when we meet a potential candidate for an executive role. The understanding we have of our clients’ companies and the knowledge we have of Waikato’s economy and lifestyle means we are able to determine very early on in our screening process whether a candidate could be a successful fit.”
Recruiting in partnership
Using a local recruitment company has further advantages for businesses, namely being able to work in partnership rather than simply employing a service. Davison says Asset Recruitment places great emphasis on developing relationships with their clients, as opposed to simply providing one-off placements.
“Our recruitment approach is very different in that we stay in regular contact with our clients. For many organisations, we are their recruitment partner and that comes about from us taking the time to get to know the essence of their company. Once we understand the core purpose and values of a business, we have greater success in placing candidates, both at executive level and across the employment spectrum.”
Securing executive level placements is just one of Asset Recruitment’s specialties. The leading Waikato recruitment company also has three decades of experience in temporary, permanent and industrial recruitment.
This article was first published in the Waikato Business News, August 2017.