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At Superior Personnel we have 40 years combined experience specialising in industrial and commercial temporary and permanent placements.  In short, we really know what we're talking about and love to share our knowledge!

Celebrating 20 years of "Great People"

Thursday 19th January marks 20 years since Superior Personnel opened for business. Back in 1997 Lorraine Hopwood started Superior Personnel with her daughter Mandi as her first staff member. 20 years later, Mandi is still with us (as Tauranga Branch Manager) but the business has changed significantl… Read more

Be Noticed! Standing out in a Job Application

With the advent of technology and digitalization, it has become easier than ever to apply for jobs. Gone are the days when one needed to sift through newspapers to find roles or go door to door to apply for potential positions. The easiest and most efficient method to apply for jobs is online, eithe… Read more

Have you seen the Superior Personnel truck around?

Finally able to show the results of a few months work for us at Superior Personnel. Thanks to Junior and his team at SEMCO, we have a branded truck to promote Superior Personnel on its travels around the country. Thanks to David Whittaker for being the professional driver on this! Later this month … Read more

Welcome to our new staff

Welcome three new staff to the Superior Personnel team starting in January 2017. Kirsty Hannken joins the team in Auckland as our Senior Recruitment Consultant. Miloni Trivedi also joins the Auckland team as our Candidate Coordinator / Resourcer. Last but not least, Drew Walker is our newly appointe… Read more

Huge opportunity for women in construction trades

Women are being called an untapped resource in filling the national trades shortage, as a new company seeks to get women into the construction industry. Women make up only 2 per cent of all building trades workers, according to Statistics New Zealand, but the country is estimated to need 64,000 new… Read more

Lengthy hiring processes can work against employers

Companies are being warned to get their act together and make a quick decision about hiring top-skilled candidates or risk losing them. We couldn't agree more with this - the candidate market is so strong that even relatively entry level candidates often have multiple offers in front of them. While … Read more

Questions you could ask during a job interview

It's important to remember that every interview is a two-way street. You should be assessing the employer just as much as they're assessing you because you both need to walk away convinced that the job would be a great fit. So when the tables are turned and the interviewer asks, "Do you have any q… Read more

NZ jobless rate falls below 5 per cent for first time since 2008

New Zealand's unemployment rate fell below 5 per cent for the first time since December 2008 as employers took on more staff than expected, although that didn't spur wages to rise at a faster pace. The kiwi dollar rose on the figures. The unemployment rate fell to 4.9 per cent in the three months e… Read more

NZ ranked 1st for ease of doing business

New Zealand has been ranked the top country in the world for doing business in the World Bank’s 2017 Doing Business Report - up one place from last year and up from third in 2014. The report, which examines regulations that enhance or constrain business activity, assesses 190 countries and ranks th… Read more

Data shows NZ'ers earning more

New Zealanders are taking home more than 5 per cent extra in their pay packets a week than a year ago, Statistics New Zealand data shows. The median weekly earnings from paid employment rose $44 to reach $924 a week between June 2015 and June 2016. That is the largest percentage increase since 2007… Read more