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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!

Hiring Staff? 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 advertising in a… Read more

Merry Christmas from Superior Personnel

From all the Team at Superior Personnel, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Instead of client gifts, this year we have made a donation to No Duff Charitable Trust, a charity providing immediate welfare assistance to past and present members of the New Zealand Defence Force, pa… Read more

Welcome to Inga at our Canterbury branch

Welcome to Inga Wierkx who has recently started in our Canterbury Branch. Inga's role is to manage the office, support the candidates through the application and on-boarding process and to assist our staff with recruitment and placements for clients. Inga comes from a trades admin background having … Read more

Welcome Veronica Reid to Waikato

Welcome to our newest team member in Waikato. Veronica Reid joins us with an extensive background in recruitment in Waikato... she will be out and about throughout the region working with our new and established clients. Read more

Superior Personnel acquires Jade Resourcing Canterbury

Superior Personnel is thrilled to announce that we have acquired Jade Resourcing, based in North Canterbury. Now called Superior Personnel | Canterbury, the branch is based in Rangiora and provides staff across Christchurch and North Canterbury. What doesn't change is our a… Read more

Why a Cover Letter is Important

The Cover Letter. It is often one of the most difficult parts of an application. A good cover letter is dependent upon the perfect balance of your ability to sell yourself and a summary of the relevant skills and achievements you have accomplished. Your cover letter is a reflection of who you are an… Read more

It's the little things that count

A job application can often seem overwhelming in the amount of paperwork that needs to be filled out. Whether it is a digital application or a physical form, there are numerous boxes to fill, check and double check before submitting an application. It is important to check the tiny details so everyt… Read more

Make the most of your job application

People like to think they are honest but the reality is that it may not be possible for everyone to be 100% truthful at all times. Many situations require tactfulness, diplomacy and a good judgement of what and how much to reveal. However in job applications, it is best to go with the whole truth. … Read more

Temping - the highs and lows

There are a multitude of reasons of why people choose to engage in temporary working arrangements. For some it may be the best way to maintain a flexible lifestyle and for others it may be simply a stepping stone on the way to permanent full time work. Temporary work involves a three way relationsh… Read more

Reference Checks - a very important step

So you have successfully passed through all the application hurdles, aced the interviews, and are waiting to hear back from the hiring manager regarding the final decision. This wait seems unbearable at times, and often it’s frustrating to not know what could possibly be taking them so long. You wou… Read more