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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!

Communication is the Key

Job hunting can be a stressful time. There are so many steps involved starting from reflecting upon your new career interest, doing industry research, updating your resume, searching for available roles, filling applications, writing cover letters and emails, waiting to hear back from the hiring man… Read more

Body Language - Speaking the Unspoken

In an interview, apart from the usual etiquette regarding dress codes, arriving on time and communication before and after the interview, it is also important to pay attention to your body language. The way you present yourself reveals a great deal about your personality and this can be judged throu… Read more

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room: How to ask/answer the Salary Question! Recently a post on Twitter went viral when a woman revealed that her second interview with a company was cancelled after she asked them how much salary she should expect if she was successful for the position. However upon asking this… Read more

International Women's Day 2017

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th for the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Although there has been progress, there is still a long way to go. The first step is to always educate yourself on current issues. Now especially with the advent of social med… Read more

Annual & Sick Leave

Taking leave is something everyone does at some point or the other. Life is unpredictable and tends to surprise us. Often this means having to juggle things around, resulting in having to take hours or days off work. There are two main types of leave – sick leave and annual leave. Annual leave nee… Read more

Crafting a Cover Letter

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

Language! in the workplace

In the digital era, an increasing amount of our communication occurs through social media. 150 character tweets, hashtags on Instagram and status updates on Facebook are all popular modes of expressions for immediate reactions and thoughts on trending topics. For longer and more in-depth analysis pe… Read more

Travelling to work

A new start to the day – Travelling to work Have you ever thought about how many minutes of your day are wasted on the tiring commute to and from office every day? Does it infuriate you to be stuck in traffic, getting more and more frustrated as the cars seem to be barely moving on the road? Isn’t … Read more

Doing what you said you would do

Fulfilling your commitments! Whether it be a call back or an interview, a casual job or your daily 9-5 grind, it is important to make sure you always honour the commitments that you have made. Especially in the workforce, it is essential in order to make and maintain your professional reputation. … Read more

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