“Right from the start the management at McLaren’s put our mind at ease with the process and being able to meet our timeframes without hesitation. The recruitment process came with several variables but they managed to maintain a focus and guidance that supported a sound appointment. Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti would have no hesitation in referring them for future roles and to other like-minded organisations.”
Prue Younger, Chairperson, Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti
“This was our first engagement with McLaren Associates to recruit our CEO for a new national body. The entire experience has been professional, efficient, open, honest, personable and enjoyable. Their ability to engage in the process very quickly was impressive along with their desire and commitment to constantly communicate on the status of the recruitment process. Their efficient mode of operations enabled us to achieve an outstanding outcome.”
Linda Ngata, Chair, National Building Financial Capability Charitable Trust
“Having used McLaren Associates, particularly Kirsty, over the last three years, I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking for an agency to use. Kirsty has a very good grasp of our business and she takes the time to ensure that she has a very good in-depth knowledge on any role she is working on for us. I also value the fact that when I need to talk to McLaren Associates about a role I get to talk to Kirsty or Nikki, the business owners.”
Bruce Wall, National HR Manager, The Salvation Army
“From our perspective the service provided by McLaren’s exceeded our expectations, and at every stage of the process they were proactive, cooperative, organised, friendly, timely and efficient. As a result the employment process progressed on or ahead of schedule, and led to an excellent recruitment outcome for us.”
Mark Hanger, President, Forest and Bird
“The Veterinary Council of New Zealand has used McLaren Associates a number of times now to recruit new staff. Recently I had my first experience working with them to recruit our new CEO. I was very impressed with the professionalism and quality of service we received from McLaren Associates. Their communication and input was timely, succinct and helpful. The recruitment went without a hitch. I am pleased to say we were able to appoint from a talented pool of applicants and the whole process was skilfully managed by the Consultant within a tight 10 week time frame. I have no hesitation in recommending McLaren Associates and would happily use their services again.”
Nick Twyford, Chair, Veterinary Council of New Zealand
“McLaren Associates assisted us with the recruitment of our Chief Executive. They were chosen because of their reputation, experience and exceptional customer service. I really appreciated their professionalism, attention to detail and how they made the process run smoothly and to time. The whole experience with the McLaren team was wonderful and I highly recommend them.”
David Bassett, Deputy Mayor, Hutt City Council
“McLaren Associates is a highly valued business partner undertaking a range of successful recruitment assignments for the NZSO.  They take the time to understand our needs and work closely with us through the whole process to ensure the best possible outcome.  McLaren Associates is also a sponsor of the NZSO and we value the shared benefits this brings to our relationship.”
Christopher Blake, Chief Executive, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra