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Client Testimonials

We value our client relationships and aim to bring real, tangible results to every business we work with

"Three years ago I contacted HR Connect because I realised that we needed some help with talent issues but couldn't justify hiring a fulltime HR Manager.  I had been recommended HR Connect as a solution and am happy today to also be a referee for them. 

The contract started with an audit of our systems and has extended to creating policies, procedures manuals, consistency in use of employment agreements, recruitment training, development of remuneration strategies, assistance with disciplinaries and being actively involved in our annual engagement survey. 

We often refer to our people as our most important asset but we haven't done the best job of looking after that asset.  HR Connect work alongside us ensuring we provide far greater attention and care to all of our talent and our business is better for it.  I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to improve their HR function."

Alan Morpeth, Managing Director, Health 2000 Group

"HR Connect provide our business cost effective and exceptional end to end service in recruitment and selection.  Having worked successfully with HR Connect for several years they bring a depth of understanding of the large variety of roles in our business.  With a mature and experienced team they can quickly assimilate specific role requirements from warehouse team members, through customer services, IT or leadership roles. 

We have developed strong relationships and they have a good understanding of our core values which is essential to get a good organisational fit. These factors, with robust attention to detail, enable HR Connect to provide a shortlist of candidates matching our requirements.  HR Connect have great people to deal with and we have built a trusted partnership over 5 years."

Sue Beckett, HR Manager, Accessable Ltd

"Lee from HR Connect has been invaluable as our guide and consultant in setting up and reviewing the running of our Health & Safety system.

Lee has that wonderful blend of common sense and a deep understanding of the H&S requirements that is difficult to find. Also a great person to deal with, she works in well with our team."

Keith Cooke, CE, Reid & Harrison

"We have used Denise Thomas from HR Connect to run Training & Development/Coaching for a couple of years now, over this time Denise has been a real asset to our business. Being a medium sized business we don't have a dedicated Learning and Development department that a large corporate or government organisation would have, and therefore it has been great to work with Denise to provide this function when required.

Denise has been effortless to work with, getting on the same page as the business quickly and providing the right solutions for the different requirements we have. Denise has integrated well with our teams, quickly building trust, confidence and credibility. We constantly check in and seek feedback on consultants that we use to ensure we are getting the best bang for buck and feedback has always been excellent. We have also seen a positive shift in ability from the people Denise has been working with."

Stuart Brown, General Manager-HR from Hill Laboratories

"We decided to bring on board HR Connect to assist in developing our strategy and policies as our company was growing quickly and across multiple locations.

We have utilised HR Connect’s wide variety of skills and experience in their team to assist us in multiple successful recruitments across various departments and locations in New Zealand, develop policies and templates including recruitment, induction processes and remuneration as well as provide a sounding board for situations we as a company have not faced before in the Human Resource area.

We would highly recommend HR Connect for companies experiencing growth yet not ready to commit to a full time HR professional. We have a strong partnership with HR Connect that we value highly."

Amber Grant, EA to Leadership Team, CUBRO

“HR Connect has driven the development of Proform's HR capabilities over the last 10 years. They are very focused on the strategic requirements of our business and how HR can best support short and long term objectives. They have provided a very holistic approach to HR developments and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending HR Connect for similar roles in any company.”

Nick Smith CEO, PRO-FORM Plastics Ltd

"We brought HR Connect into Fire Security Services in 2006 as the company was growing quickly. Whilst we did not, at that time, feel we needed a full time HR Manager, we did require HR specialist services that could transcend all areas of the HR spectrum i.e. from recruitment to leadership training, as well as input into strategic HR direction. 

Over the course of the six years HR Connect was involved with us, we had three members of the team supporting the HR function, which gave us all levels of support.  One of the great things about using HR Connect is that they were very commercially focused and gave us clear focus into
our people priorities and helped us to understand what best practice HR looks like. 

HR Connect without a doubt added value to our company - they are focused professionals, experts in their field and treated us as if we were their only client. 

I would highly recommend HR Connect for businesses that need expert help but aren't ready to employ a full time HR professional."

Graham Walling National Operations Manager, Fire Security Services Ltd