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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!

Superior Personnel celebrates 25 years

2022 marks 25 years since Superior Personnel opened for business. Back in 1997 Lorraine Hopwood started Superior Personnel but the business has changed significantly in the following quarter of a century.   Our long serving staff are still with Superior Personnel including Mandi, Derek, Daph… Read more

Applying for jobs

  Finding a job can sometimes be very hard and challenging, especially trying to find something in your field. Make sure you read the advert properly and that you do not miss out the smallest details. Some job adverts specifically ask for experience, for example some of the jobs we advertise… Read more

If You’re Not Outside Your Comfort Zone, You Won’t Learn Anything

You need to speak in public, but your knees buckle even before you reach the podium. You want to expand your network, but you’d rather swallow nails than make small talk with strangers. Speaking up in meetings would further your reputation at work, but you’re afraid of saying the wrong thing. Situat… Read more

The best ways to keep in touch with placed candidates

This week's blog is about building relationships in the recruitment process and then maintaining them post-placement takes skill and experience. Discovered on Seek, Written by Clive Hopkins. 'Best practice For Tim Venn, General Manager - Projects and Operations (Victoria) at Davidson, keeping in t… Read more

Tips for making your CV stand out for the right reasons

  Recruitment Consultants and hiring managers see a lot of CVs every day, so make sure yours stands out for all the right reasons! there are countless online resources and tools at our disposal to help us create high quality CVs and job applications, but it still requires a bit of dedicated time be… Read more

Do you have a work Christmas party coming up?

The silly season is quickly approaching with only 5 weeks (or 33 days!) left until we depart for the year to spend time with our whanau, friends, eat good food and hang at the beach. Do you have a work Christmas party coming up? While for some workers, the work Christmas party (or non-denominatio… Read more

Want to answer the 5 trickiest INTERVIEW questions?

Want to answer the 5 trickiest INTERVIEW questions? The worst mistake you can make in an interview is to try to “fake” an answer or tell them what you think they want to hear. Don’t do it! You have amazing skills, experience and qualifications so showcase them and be AUTHENTIC. Employers are loo… Read more

The One Thing You Need to Do to Get Great Candidates

This weeks blog is written by Matt Krumrie What’s the one thing HR professionals need to do to get great candidates? We asked a variety of HR and recruiting professionals. Here are their responses: Improve Job Postings Too many people copy and paste the job description into an online posting, s… Read more


Congratulations on getting that new job your applied for. It's time for you to leave your current employer, but remember that employment contract you signed when you first started? There will probably be a clause in there that talks about confidentiality and not sharing commercially sensitive inform… Read more

Building Culture in Recruitment Agencies

This weeks blog was discovered on Seek, written by Susan Muldowney who talks about how to build culture in recruitment agencies. ‘The recruitment industry has often suffered from an image problem. Whether right or wrong, the perception of many agencies – and those who work within them – is that the… Read more