“Working with McLaren Recruitment was a really positive experience that led to an excellent outcome for our Not for Profit. The service was professional, efficient, high quality and reasonably priced. I would recommend their services, they’re an asset to the not for profit sector.”
Rachael Neumann, Board Member, Parents Centre Aotearoa
“It has been a real pleasure working with Nikki and the team at McLaren Recruitment to recruit a new Chief Executive. Her communication was outstanding – keeping us apprised at every stage of the process. Also her experience and guidance was invaluable in assisting us to provide the right package and find the best candidate for the job. Ngā mihi ki a koe.”
Gail Tongs, Vice Chair Board of Directors, WALSH Trust
“We needed some help at short notice with recruiting two key roles and I knew that it needed to be through someone that understands the sector, the market, and has an immediate grasp of the essence of what we were seeking. Kirsty and the team were top of my calling list and quickly demonstrated why. Immediately I felt relieved that we had someone taking care of this on our behalf and that it was in very safe hands. And sure enough, we now have two stars on our team. Thank you Kirsty for the time, care and attention – it all pays off!”
James McCulloch, Chief Executive, Victim Support
“We haven’t needed to appoint a CEO for our iconic kiwi organisation for 13 years so this was a BIG DEAL for us. We put our faith in McLaren Recruitment and they absolutely delivered. Competent, proactive staff who pulled together a fantastic list of well-researched, well-suited applicants. I’d like to add that Nikki went well beyond my expectations as a Board Chair in advice, guidance, preparing documents and making what was a drawn out, stressful time for us as an organisation into a process that was well managed, well led and well executed. Will definitely use again and completely recommend.”
Phil Muir, Chairman, Young Enterprise Trust
“We chose McLaren Recruitment because of their reputation and experience recruiting for CEOs in the NGO sector. The professionalism and added value from working with the McLaren team was outstanding. We were a pro-bono Board recruiting for a high stakes CEO role and Kirsty knew exactly when our inputs were required. I have no hesitation recommending McLaren Recruitment as providing a professional and personalised service for us that all went to plan with an excellent outcome.”
Jocelyn Brace, Chairperson, Community Connections
“At a time when due to a workforce shortage, recruitment in many fields has been challenging. I was extremely impressed and appreciative of Ngan’s determination and perseverance until she successfully found us a suitable candidate.”
Marilyn Burton, Chairperson, Alcohol Healthwatch
“What a relief to have the support of Kirsty and her team to help us find the best people for our own team! Usually we wouldn’t need recruitment services but after an exceptionally busy time, being short-staffed and so many away sick, we knew we needed help! Now we have two fantastic people joining us and I have learned a thing or two about the recruitment process that I’ll be adopting into my own practices moving forward.”
Hana Seddon, Maori Ministry Leader (Northern Division), The Salvation Army
“We really value our relationship with McLaren Recruitment. They have gotten to know our business and culture and consistently help us find great candidates.”
Iain McLachlan, Chief Executive and Registrar, Veterinary Council of New Zealand
“This was the second time we had engaged McLaren Recruitment for assistance with recruiting a new staff member and again the service was excellent. Nikki understood our requirements; screening of candidates was insightful and thorough, and we could have appointed either of the candidates we interviewed. Delighted with the process and the results. Highly recommend Nikki and her team.”
Jinny Willis, Registry Coordinator, New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
“Our organization was looking for a new Chief Executive, and the service provided was exceptional. Nikki guided us through the whole process, including advice at various stages and an ear to call upon when answers were required. I am so pleased that we chose McLaren’s and would have no hesitation in recommending them for recruitment services.”
Martin Bisset, President, NZ Institute of Quantity Surveyors
“I highly recommend McLaren Recruitment to help you find the right person for your organisation. They are fantastic to deal with, very professional, friendly and go to great lengths to find potential candidates. Kirsty was managing our recent recruitment and she is brilliant. She had a great grasp of the kinds of skills needed, kept us in the loop throughout the whole process and found us a fantastic candidate. I can’t recommend them enough.”
Mandy Carian, Partnerships and Philanthropy Manager, Save the Children
“The support from McLaren Recruitment was excellent! From the initial scoping meeting to the final recruitment, Nikki and the team provided us with a friendly, personalised and professional service. I appreciated the check ins along the way, phone calls, emails and just generally keeping me up to speed. Nikki had taken the time in our initial discussions to really understand our needs, and her approach made it feel like she was genuinely invested in achieving a good outcome for our service specifically. I would highly recommend McLaren Recruitment!”
Bridget Roche, Former Chief Executive, Vibe