Stephen has done a superb job in his own field as a recruiter. As a first-timer in New Zealand, he has guided me all the way to everything that I need to know about the country. He had also found me a very good company that enhanced my skills and ability as a Geotechnical Engineer.
Geotechnical Engineer at Sinclair Knight Merz
I worked with Stephen for sometime. It was great working with him. He is a self motivated, enthusiastic and dynamic person. He boosted me up all the time and provided all the necessary information/feedback to me for preperation of the job interview. His tips were very useful and it helped me a lot in securing a job. I wish him all the best in his career.
Senior Structural Manager at BECA
Stephen helped to place me in a fantastic role within the mining sector of New Zealand. I had initially applied for another job Harper Smith were recruiting for which had since been filled and Stephen came back to me with quite a few other options, one of which is the role I am now in. This role had not been advertised by the company and goes to show Stephen's connections within the NZ market.
Through the interviewing process Stephen was in regular contact with me, even with the added difficulty of a time difference as I was in Canada looking to move home. Stephen helped organise the phone interveiws and went back and forth with all the questions and queries I had before signing the contract. I'm now in my new role nearly 3 weeks and I'm loving it. And just this morning I had a check up email from Stephen to see how I was going with the role. I would most certainly reccommend Stephen to others looking for work in the New Zealand or Australian markets.
Exploration Geologist, Oceana Gold
Stephen at Harper Smith placed me into my fantastic new role as Engineering Manager for Environment Bay of Plenty Rivers & Drainage Group in August 2009. Stephen was very professional throughout, he always communicated very well, and even assisted me in my relocation from the North Shore of Auckland to Whakatāne. Everything slotted into place perfectly within a short timescale and I have no regrets at all with my new cheaper lifestyle in the sunny Bay of Plenty! Harper Smith’s after-sales-service even included finding the perfect part-time role for my wife! I would have no hesitation in recommending Stephen to others and I will no doubt be using his services to recruit more engineers for my team in the future.
Engineering Manager, Rivers & Drainage, Environment Bay of Plenty, Whakatane
I was totally blown away by the level of service that Harper Smith provided when I sent them my CV, from the speedy professional response to the interview preparation and contract negotiations. Paddy made it a wonderful experience and made me feel like a valued customer and friend, unlike other recruitment agencies, which made me feel like a number in a queue. I have highly recommended Harper Smith to others looking for work and will happily continue to do so. Thank you so much for helping me find exactly what I was looking for.
Terminal Operations, Port of Tauranga
Harper Smith found me a wonderful place to work. It's a great environment, good people and an amazing variety of work and challenge. Something that I have been able to get into and contribute and enjoy, even though it is full on.
Water Engineer & Team Leader - Network Operations, Taupo District Council
Marco A. Olmos
To put it simply, the best recruitment service I've experienced. The difference is their straight forward approach, which makes you feel you are dealing with someone who actually cares! I've dealt with recruitment agencies in Australia and New Zealand, and never came across the personalised, efficient work ethic that defines Harper Smith. I highly recommend their work.
GIS Analyst, Whakatane District Council
Natalie is very professional, respectful, an understanding consultant and extremely helpful. Nothing seems too much of a problem even to being available outside of normal working hours. She followed through the interview process with encouraging emails and support. Obviously a lady who loves her job.
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Academic Staff Member - Construction Management
Paddy from Harper Smith recently helped me to place a Senior Engineer in our organisation, after we had experienced challenges in attracting the right person. After a chat with Paddy I was confident he understood our business needs, and that he would only present candidates that fulfilled that criteria, and would further enhance our fantastic team. I wasn't disappointed!
Rachel Gollop - HR Advisor, Taupo District Council
The team at Harper Smith provide us with an excellent HR recruitment service. We require our service provider to be professional, accurate and on time as this is the start of the career of the people we take on. We believe it is very important for those people joining our Prelim team to feel that the recruitment process mirrors the way we do business. We are pleased that Paddy and the Harper Smith team have met or exceeded that requirement.
Managing Director, Plant Reliability Engineering Ltd