Latest Testimonials

Paul Croft, CEO, Infinity Investment Group  

A big thanks to Mike and the team for all their hard work on our latest recruitment campaign, especially over the lockdown period and keeping the programme moving. This is the fourth time we have used Sheffield to fill a senior management position in one of our businesses. The Sheffield team are professional, knowledgeable and passionate to find the right fit for our business. Once again, I was very happy with the quality of candidates that Sheffield presented. Another great result from Sheffield for our small team.

Anonymous Candidate  

Thank you Andrea and Jane for making this whole process so incredible! As I'm sure you've seen with many of your placements, this last year in particular has been pretty tough on a lot of people and I have seen first hand the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to recruitment.
I want you to know that the way you both saw the process through from start to finish made me feel valued and supported every step of the way - so I really want to thank you for that. You both do an incredible job and I think if we had more recruiters like you in the world, applying for roles wouldn't be such a scary thing to do.

John Cumpberpatch, Chair, Nova Trust  

Having engaged Sheffield, on the basis of their previous performance, to assist Nova Trust with the recruitment and appointment of 2 new Trustees I can advise that we have been pleased with the professionalism of their service throughout the process which resulted in a successful outcome. Of particular benefit was the sourcing of high calibre candidates for our consideration and good communications / process throughout

Joanna Cranness, People, Safety and Wellbeing Manager, Tasman District Council  

It was great to be working with Mike and Louise again. Mike and Louise, and their team at Sheffield, made the process of finding the right applicant for our new tier two Chief Operating Officer role feel like a ‘walk in the park’.
We’ve appointed a fantastic candidate and couldn’t be more thrilled with the calibre of applicants Sheffield presented us to short list from. We wanted to send a signal about the importance of this role to us and Sheffield did this.
Mike and Louise are both professional and personable, and really understood what we were looking for in a candidate, and what we needed for our organisation.

Guy Gaddum, Chair, QRS  

Mike and his team at Sheffield have assisted QRS a number of times with our Senior Management Team and CEO recruitment process.  It is always a pleasure dealing with a professional, knowledgeable, personable and efficient group of people that understand our business and recruitment needs and our “fit”

Sharon Wards, Chair, Lindisfarne College Council  

Ian and the team clearly had extensive networks in the education sector which meant we were presented with candidates of exceptional quality and appropriate characteristics. They understood our requirements and led us through a recruitment exercise which was comprehensive, holistic and timely.

Sharon Wards, Chair, Lindisfarne College Council  

The Sheffield team offered insights which challenged some of our views yet provided us with rational and clear options for consideration. We were delighted with the final outcome and are very grateful to Ian and the team for their work.

Nicki Brady, Deputy Chief Executive, Horowhenua District Council  

Sheffield go the extra mile, are clearly passionate about what they do and their professionalism and acumen ensures the right candidates are put forward. The communication from the whole team during the process was excellent and their attention to detail was second to none.

Harley Aish, Chair ProCare  

“Sheffield helped us find a new CEO in 2020. As well as having the resources to assist us, they have been professional, diligent, courteous and willing to do extra work to ensure a good outcome for all.

Peter Young, Chair, Akaroa Health  

The advice we received during the interviewing process was greatly appreciated. The thorough reference and background checking was very professionally handled and particularly helpful in reaching a successful conclusion.

Kim Ngawhika, Deputy Chair, Nelson Bays Primary Health  

One of the biggest reasons we came to Sheffield was, as Trustees, we didn’t feel we had the expertise to run either process, and we felt Sheffield would keep us safe as a Board for the appointment of both an Independent Chair and Manahautū Chief Executive.

James Carlisle, Vivo Hair and Beauty  

I highly recommend Sheffield as an organisation that has great insights in to the recruitment process, and really adds a lot of value. I will definitely use them again.

Murray Willocks, Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust  

They (Sheffield) have the expertise and the reach within the community to find the best people for the role and Sheffield's management of the process makes the process easy...

Meredith Blackler, Wellington City Council  

Sheffield, in particular Katy and Nick, showed an in-depth knowledge of candidates, fully understood our brief, represented the Council's interests and priorities accurately to candidates and provided insightful advice throughout the process.

Tony Bonne - Mayor, Whakatane District Council  

My council has developed a healthy respect and trust for the work Sheffield does.

Sandra Hazlehurst - Mayor, Hastings District Council  

The sound recruitment and selection processes that Sheffield has to offer, along with their experience and market understanding, is first-rate.

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