We shared our advice and tips for employers hiring in the current job market with Do Good Jobs. See our six tips for managing a recruitment process in a crowded job market here.


Are you prepared for a job search? In this changing job market, we teamed up with My Career Brand to discuss how to get the most out of your job search. View the webinar here.


After 35 years in business, we thought it was time for a refresh! We’ve changed our agency name from McLaren Associates to McLaren Recruitment, but we’re still the same dedicated team. View the announcement here.


Looking to kickstart your career? Kirsty and Nikki joined the My Career Brand team to present another free webinar aimed at job seekers. You can view our latest webinar here.


We got to share our top tips for dealing with interview nerves with the team at Do Good Jobs. You can read the blog here.


Do Good Jobs share their advice on negotiating and additional perks in their blog.


Kirsty and Nikki talk with the team from Do Good Jobs about the power of perks when it comes to job offers.


Specialists in not-for-profit recruitment!

Getting Results

See Wellington City Missioner Murray Edridge talk about why they choose to work with McLaren Associates here.

job interview preparation

We recently partnered with My Career Brand to present a webinar on interviewing for successful outcomes in a candidate short market. You can view a recording of the webinar here.

job interview preparation

Following the Facebook Live chat with Do Good Jobs, Kirsty has shared some more advice on how to prepare for a job interview in the not-for-profit sector. Find the full blog here.

Facebook Live Chat with Do Good Jobs

Our Directors Nikki and Kirsty joined Julia from Do Good Jobs for a Facebook Live chat to answer questions on CV’s and job applications, as well as providing practical tips for job hunting. View the full video here!


We are thrilled to announce that we have been named Small Recruitment Agency of the Year for the second year in a row at the annual SEEK SARA awards!


Last year it was our founder Peter McLaren receiving a Kiwibank Local Hero medal. This year Kirsty McLaren has also been honored with this awesome award!

We are delighted to announce that we have been named finalists for the Small Recruitment Agency of the Year and Excellence in Candidate Engagement categories for the 2019 Seek SARA Awards!

‘Do Good Jobs’ is a fantastic source for promoting opportunities that. Kirsty has shared her tips for how to impress at a job interview in their latest blog


Not sure what questions you may be asked in your next interview? Kirsty and other top recruiters recently met with Seek to discuss their favourite questions to ask an interview!


Check out Kirsty’s article with Do Good Jobs on Job reference FAQs!


We are proud to announce that in November 2018, we were awarded Best Small Recruitment Agency of the Year at the Seek SARA Awards!


We couldn’t be prouder to learn that McLaren Associates founder – Peter McLaren will be receiving a Kiwibank Local Hero medal!


It’s that time of year again and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be finalists in not one but two categories for this years SARA awards! We are up for Best Small Recruitment Agency of the Year and Excellence in Candidate Management.


We shared our advice with Yudu on what to include in a cover letter and why they are an important aspect of your job application!


We were really proud to be selected as one of three finalists for the Excellence in Candidate Engagement award in the 2017 SARAs. Ensuring our candidates are treated with dignity and respect is at the centre of everything we do, so it means a lot to be formally recognised in this space.


The one constant in recruitment: the employment market is always changing! Kirsty McLaren has recently shared her insights with the NZ Herald on the growing trend of employers not requiring tertiary qualifications for their vacancies.


We recently co-hosted a networking event with Inspire Group that focused on the challenges facing leaders in the not for profit world. Terry Shubkin, CEO of Young Enterprise Trust shared her wonderful stories based on her experiences, and thankfully Julia Capon from Do Good Jobs was there to capture Terry’s insights.


Disruption is the business buzzword of the moment, with companies such as Uber and Airbnb completely changing the way that long-standing industries are operating. What effect is this having in recruitment, and how can recruiters stay future-fit in a disrupting world?


The SEEK Annual Recruitment Awards (SARAs) recognise excellence in the recruitment industry. In 2015, we were awarded New Zealand’s Small Recruitment Agency of the Year  for the second year in a row.


Appointees to boards of SOEs and quangos often seem to have ties to the ruling political party of the day. Peter McLaren participates as Torben Akel investigates whether who you know matters more than what you know.


We may be small but we are very big on achievement. Here we spoke to the Dominion Post about our 2014 SARA wins.


2014 saw an evolution of the SEEK Annual Recruitment Awards (SARAs) to better recognise those agencies demonstrating recruitment excellence through a true showcase of their talents. We were delighted to take out the titles of Small Recruitment Agency of the Year and Excellence in Candidate Management at the awards evening in Auckland.


Once again we are on the front page of the Dominion Post!


Today we celebrated 25 years in business!


In 2013, we refreshed our brand and talked to the Sunday Star Times about our new look.


We graced the front page of the Dominion Post!


We have always been passionate about working with our Not for Profit clients and assisting them to attract top talent. Peter McLaren talks to the NZ Herald online about what these organisations can do to attract talent, retain staff and increase their numbers.


When it comes to an annual performance review there should be no surprises. Rather, it should just be the culmination of an ongoing workplan that consists of monthly or quarterly reviews. Peter McLaren talks to the Dominion Post about performance appraisals.


Our candidate database is our first point of call when we pick up a new role. In 2010 we implemented a new system that enhanced functionality and of the roles we have placed since its implementation, 30% of the successful candidates were as a result of a thorough search of the database.


“People on the Move” – Nikki Walshaw joins us as a Senior Consultant.


“People on the Move” – Kirsty McLaren joins us as a Consultant.


Getting noticed when applying for a job can mean the difference between a job offer and a rejection letter. But how can you stand out from the crowd?


Peter McLaren talks to the Sunday Star Times about the positive outlook of the job market heading into Christmas 2009.


We have always advertised with the Sunday Star Times and are happy to provide them with a testimonial.