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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!

Unemployment rate falls - especially for women

The unemployment rate fell to 5.1 per cent in the June 2016 quarter (from a revised 5.2 per cent in the March quarter), Statistics New Zealand said today. Compared with the March 2016 quarter, 1,000 fewer people were unemployed in New Zealand. The official estimate of unemployment is based on peopl… Read more

Why Jobomas and Indeed.com won't work for you

Some of you may have noticed job advertisements for Superior Personnel popping up in unusual places......websites like Jobomas and Indeed.com. While this might seem like a good thing at first glance, it isn't.  These websites "lift" our job ads off our website and Trade Me Jobs and Seek. They then … Read more

5 Resume writing tips

Thanks to Kerri Whittaker, our Waikato Branch Manager, here are her 5 tips for making the most out of your CV application.  1.   Keep your Resume Updated Remember to update your resume as you gain new skills and experiences. 2.   Presentation #KISS As the KISS principle states that most systems … Read more

4 Reasons to use a Recruiter

As a recruiter, you would expect that I'd recommend using a recruitment agency ahead of any other means of filling a role. I will and this is why. 1. Using a good recruitment agency increases the talent pool Advertising a role doesn't necessarily mean the right people see it. Even advertisin… Read more

Workplace Bullying - what to do about it?

Thanks to Kya from our Waikato Branch for this really enlightening piece on Workplace Bullying. Generally, the workplace is where you spend 5 days of the week and 40 hours of your time. The workplace is where you have agreed to work among others in a safe and friendly environment. But in some cases,… Read more

Tips when you are temping at a client

This weeks blog comes to us from Gemma Pritchard, one of our recruitment consultants in Waikato. There is some very good advice for people temping with a client for the first time. Communication When temping, communication is very important. Always be sure to contact your Recruitment Consultant im… Read more

Congratulations Derek Ready - 15 years at Superior

Today marks a special occasion at Superior Personnel.......today marks 15 years since Derek Ready started at Superior Personnel. Derek is one of our Senior Recruitment Consultants at the Auckland branch. From all your colleagues....congratulations Derek on reaching this milestone. Read more

The Power of Perseverance

First things first.......congratulations to Leicester City Football Club - English Premier League Champions! When you look at their success this year there are some remarkable points that serve as a lesson to us all, both in business, career and personal life. They are the only first-time champio… Read more

Big changes for staff and employers today

Today, 1st April 2016, sees a large number of changes becoming law. Many of these will have an impact on staff and their employers. Changes from today include: Zero hour contracts are now illegal; The minimum wage increases to $15.25 per hour; Paid Parental Leave increases to 18 weeks; Childc… Read more

Superior Personnel now has Tertiary WSMP accreditation from ACC

Superior Personnel has had a long standing commitment to workplace Health and Safety and has been part of the Workplace Safety Management Practices process since 2014. Earlier this month we took part in the bi-annual independent audit of our workplace by ACC and were very pleased to not only pass th… Read more