Sheffield is ready and able to support organisations in addressing the challenges of major change. Our highly skilled consultants, supported by global ‘best practice’ methodologies, enable us to make a tangible and enduring difference to organisational performance. Watch the video above or click here for a list of specialist services we offer.


Organisational Design & Change Management

Sheffield offers a comprehensive review of organisational drivers and the impact they can make on your business.  Organisational design looks at a company's structure, in order to optimise and repond to significant changes.  Sheffield will work with your key stakeholders to help ensure that organisational structure and leadership frameworks are aligned with business direction. With a strong focus on change management and job design, using proven methodologies, Sheffield will help to lead effective organisational design and change initiatives.  We are keen to talk to you about Organisational Design in these challenging times.



Research-based, professionally-executed assessment is the foundation of a sound organisational development programme. Drawing on a broad range of DDI's market-leading platforms, we offer a customised assessment suite that includes psychometric tools, in-depth assessment centres, team profiling, 360o Leadership Mirror® surveys and evaluation against key leadership competencies and capability needs.

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Career Management

Sheffield offers one-to-one coaching sessions to identify opportunities for individual career development. We also work with groups in a workshop format. From refining CVs through to comprehensive analysis of transferable skills, our career coaching will help individuals to build both expertise and confidence in managing career transitions and career planning.


Leadership Development

Driving performance and accountability is key to success. Yet many leaders struggle with getting maximum performance from their teams. Transitioning to first-line, mid-level and strategic leadership roles requires preparation and focused development to enable leaders to meet the significant changes in the political network, job complexity, time horizons and human dynamics of the work environment at each level.

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HR Development

As experts in HR management, we offer analysis of an organisation's HR structures and processes, and provide recommendations to maximize their efficiency and impact. Our written and verbal reports will deliver structured guidelines on how to shape an HR system which best reflects the strategic drivers and priorities of the organisation. We provide ongoing support and guidance as required to ensure the effective implementation of recommendations.


Driving Performance

Our focus is on a customised service to lift performance through the development of leadership capacity. This ranges from the identification of key capability drivers through to the development of succession management frameworks, and undertaking talent audits for development planning. We also work with teams and team leaders to develop a stronger performance culture through skill development and clarity of focus.

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Executing Strategy

Sheffield is pleased to have been appointed as a panel provider for HR consulting services as part of the All-of-Government (AoG) Consulting Services Solution. 

  • I would recommend partnering with Sheffield. They make the end-to-end process so easy and make sure the candidates are updated on progress all the time. At this challenging time of getting great talent, Sheffield makes sure the processes are quick and easy - both for me as the hiring manager and the candidates.

    Anton Youngman, General Manager Sector Insights, Ministry of Justice - Wellington

  • Mike Stenhouse of Sheffield devoted considerable time and energy in discussion and enquiry, understanding the business and its growth and importantly interpreting the “glue” which has essentially kept the board and management close during the good times and bad.
    I have come out of this process confident of the appointment process and choice made, and grateful for the energy and guidance of Sheffield.

    Craig Boyce, Chair, TransDiesel - Christchurch

  • The particular points of difference in working with Sheffield were their ability to quickly and accurately identify our needs, their general responsiveness and excellent in-house team who could provide specific insight and skills. Their sensitivity at a difficult time for the school, and addressing this head-on in terms of branding and appropriate messaging in all outward-facing material and response to candidate queries was outstanding.
    I would recommend Sheffield without question in supporting schools in the recruitment of senior roles.

    Johanna Clark, Human Resources Manager, Dilworth Trust Board - Auckland

  • Louise was very responsive and read the nuances of the role extremely well, providing a timely, quality service.
    We couldn’t fault the process and would highly recommend Sheffield to other organisations.

    Lesley Fleming, Acting GM People and Safety, Lyttelton Port Company - Christchurch

  • We chose to partner with Sheffield on the appointment of our new Principal as they are a well-established consultancy with a great reputation and deep knowledge and experience within the education sector.

    We would wholeheartedly endorse Sheffield as our preferred agency and could not fault them during this process.

    Simon Green, Chair, Rangiora High School - Christchurch

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