Testimonials

I have worked with Gaulter Russell for over 15 years, as a supplier, client & candidate. They have always been professional, enthusiastic, attentive to my needs, proactive, open and achieved great results. Importantly, as a candidate their consultants like Fiona treat you with respect, dignity and communicate with you constantly, whether you are looking for a role, applying for a role or just waiting for that next great opportunity.  As recruitment companies are an extension of your brand, it is so important to have a partner that will treat candidates as you would and not as just another number on a piece of paper.  Fiona and her colleagues stand out from the pack in this respect and I would always recommend Gaulter Russell to Employers and job seekers.

Malcolm Allen

GM Sales at OCS

Erica has been outstanding with her interaction with myself and in correspondence with my future employer. She was great to deal with and very positive about every situation. Very well organised and made me feel at ease which was a great help.

Matthew Hobson

Territory Manager at Masterpet

Richard is extremely pro-active, efficient and results-driven. He became my consultant part-way through my recruitment process and was quick to get up to speed and keep the momentum going. He was always available to discuss any queries I had and kept me up-to-date with progress along the way. If you want someone who represents your best interests and isn't afraid to rattle a few cages (if necessary) to get your desired outcome - Richard is your man.

Aimee Palmer

Channel Manager at New Zealand Wine Cellars

Erica was excellent at communicating news as soon as she got it, it made the whole interview process a lot less stressful. She was really honest with feedback and was willing to go above and beyond to help me throughout every stage.

Alex Wilson

Marketing Executive at Converse

Surely the GR in Gaulter Russell stands for Great Recruiting: professional, efficient, personable and willing to go the extra mile. I’ve had the pleasure to collaborate with GR as both client and candidate and enjoyed the experience from both angles. Definitely the go-to marketing and sales recruiter in NZ – very happy to recommend.

Christoph Drefers

ex GM Global Marketing at Pernod Ricard

I had pretty much given up on my job search, the right role wasn’t there. Then out of the blue I got a call from Gaulter Russell, Liz I know it’s been a while (I think it had been two years!) but I’ve found the perfect role for you, are you still looking? Fast forward to 2014 and my new company and I are getting along famously. Thank you for not giving up on me.

Liz Kevey

HR Manager at Genetic Technologies

Gaulter Russell have successfully placed me in fantastic roles twice in the last three years. On both occasions I found their approach to be extremely personal, approachable and collaborative throughout the whole process. Key to this was their commitment to an intimate understanding of me personally, as well as my work history and career goals. This meant opportunities presented were always very relevant – both ‘on paper’ and culturally with their expert industry knowledge, as well as understanding of their clients workplaces.

Briar Rowe

Brand Manager at Telecom

I have had the privilege to work with Gaulter Russell for many years on both sides of the fence; recruiting candidates and seeking employment for myself. My most recent experience with Fiona McCrostie has been exceptional.  In short I was starting to think about my next career move I contacted Fiona to have an initial chat and start the process.  It was an inspiring discussion, she was so supportive and enthusiastic about what the future could hold for me.  My experience has been predominantly marketing and partnership marketing however my most recent adventure was Research, Insights and Customer Strategy focused.  I really wanted to continue in this speciality and ultimately remain in Media.  Fiona proactively promoted me to an organisation and opened the doors for an introduction and discussion.  From there the opportunity unfolded and I am now a permanent employee within that company working with amazing people with a role that is truly the perfect next step for me.  It encompasses my skills and experience in a culture that is bang on.  Fiona was delightful to deal with, she kept me on my toes, she managed the entire process from meetings to contract negotiations through to my first day.  I won’t be requiring Fiona’s expertise for me personally for a long time to come, but she will be the first person I contact when I have recruitment requirements.  She is not only professional but truly a pleasure to work with.

Kathryn Mitchell

Research & Insights Manager at TVNZ

I have worked with Gaulter Russell over a number of years both as a candidate looking for employment and as a client looking to employ. I found the recruitment process as a candidate comprehensive and insightful, giving me a lot of confidence that the role/company I was going to be placed into would be a good fit. This same confidence I was able to draw on as an employer knowing the candidates being shown to me had been well vetted. I have no hesitation in recommending Gaulter Russell as a professional recruitment agency.

Stace Hall

Marketing Manager at STIHL

Gaulter Russell is committed to delivering the best possible fit for clients and candidates alike. Having experienced both sides of that relationship in recent times, I have no hesitation in recommending the Gaulter Russell team as best in class for FMCG recruitment. Gaulter Russell is quite simply, the total package.

Geoff Hutt

Head of Sales & Customer Development at Kimberly-Clark New Zealand

Erica Cole isn't your typical recruiter. Not only is she motivated to fill her clients positions, but to 'really' fulfil the needs of her candidates too. When it came to helping me find my role, I was impressed with her transparency. There was no falseness, over sell of the role or lack of communication. Her friendly and easy going nature made her a pleasure to deal with. I would absolutely recommend her to any company or candidate looking for a recruitment specialist!!

Trinity Lawrence

Account Manager at Douglas Pharmaceuticals

From a candidate point of view Gaulter Russell were everything that you could wish for in a recruitment agency. They provided in-depth information on the role that I was applying for and helped me to match my key skills with the areas that were important to the client. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking to move into a new role.

Simon Laws

Regional Sales Manager at DB Breweries

The team at Gaulter Russell was a pleasure to work with – I was always well informed, well prepared and well advised.  A good recruiter will fill a vacancy, but a great recruiter will find a genuine best fit between candidate and role, and Gaulter Russell certainly found that for me.

Melissa Cantell

General Manager at Coca-Cola Vending & Grinders Coffee Co

Thanks very much Richard for your help in finding a great job! I appreciated your enthusiasm for the opportunity and enjoyed your encouragement and support through the process. Awesome!

Aaron Shaw

National Sales & Export Manager at Pitango

My relationship with Gaulter Russell has spanned 14 years.  In that time I have been both candidate and client.  Obviously for a relationship to last that long there has been a trust, connection and a value driven proposition. Whilst measured against a financial bottom line for their shareholders, I have found GR to be humanistic and  not commodity driven.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Bob, Fiona and team to prospective clients or candidates.  Because they care!

Craig Waugh

CEO at Tri New Zealand

Gaulter Russell did a great job of ensuring that I was the right type of candidate for the job and helping me understand whether the opportunity would be a good fit for my career aspirations and experience. It is a great skill to meet both the candidate and the clients expectations at the same time remaining objective during the process.

Steve Haddock

Executive Director, Marketing & Business Development at Unitec

I’ve worked closely with Gaulter Russell as a candidate and as a client. They operate with the utmost integrity and I trust them to deliver.

Tim Parkman

Digital Channels at New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

From the candidate side of things, I found Gaulter Russell to be brilliant throughout the whole recruitment process. The conultants are warm and friendly and total professionals – they really know their stuff! I really appreciated the communication throughout too – they checked in often to update me and were always on hand if I had any questions.

Rebeccah Reynolds

Communications Manager at Telecom

Having been a candidate and a client with Gaulter Russell on more that one occasion, I can say with confidence the experience was positive and rewarding each time.  It is refreshing to work with consultants who are in tune with the corporate environment and who know in detail the nuances of the industries they are dealing with. My experience with Gaulter Russell has been that they are confident and professional in their approach and act with integrity at all times.  Their consultants are skilled and experienced and this gives them the ability to efficiently and intuitively find the best fit for both the candidate and client.  As an employer I seek depth of understanding and efficiency and this requires the consultant to intimately understand the business and the nature of employee that will fit both the role and the culture of the organisation.   The timeliness and regularity of feedback from the consultant made me feel I was valued and not just another candidate.  As a client I had the upmost respect for the consultant and at all times trusted her to provide only the very best candidates for consideration.  

Lynley Kirk-Smith

General Manager, Marketing at TVNZ

Gaulter Russell have come to be my preferred recruitment agency to represent me as a contractor. I have always found Sarah and the team to be professional, friendly and flexible in their approach. An absolute pleasure to work with and very highly recommended.

Li Camilleri

Consumer Brand Manager at Sanofi

I have recommended Gaulter Russell to friends and colleagues who have been looking for new employment opportunities because they are superb at matching people with roles. Having returned from an extended period abroad, Sarah at Gaulter Russell not only found me a great contracting role, but assisted in my transition back into New Zealand, with sound advice and a general interest in my career. Having experienced consultants means they understand that careers are not always linear and that skills can be transferable. They know that candidates need to feel confident in how they are being represented, and that they are being put forward for roles that are exciting, challenging and a great fit (not just any old job).

Michelle Denize

Brand Manager at SKY TV

The team at Gaulter Russell deliver to what they say - they’re committed to a successful relationship!  From day one Sarah Donoghue has been upfront and transparent through our contract process which was refreshing.  She kept me updated and was quick to respond with all relevant information which gave me confidence to focus on what I needed to.  The entire team is supportive and as a “seasoned marketing contractor” I’ll be keeping them as an integral part of my career family.        

Selena Morgan

Corporate Brand Manager at Fonterra

I would like to say thanks to the team at Gaulter Russell - in particular Sarah Donoghue for placing me in a role that couldn't be anymore perfect. Sarah was very professional and took the time to get to know me and kept me well informed through out the whole process. Her bubbly and positive attitude gave me that extra boost of confidence while I was interviewing. I really appreciate that she was efficient and didn't beat around the bush and I was offered a role in less than two weeks. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Sarah and the team at Gaulter Russell. I highly recommend them to anyone searching for a new job!

Ranita Nand

Creative Marketing Specialist at Barfoot and Thompson Commercial

Dealing with Sarah and the Gaulter Russell team was a great experience. I was really impressed that they contacted me so soon after I submitted my application, and wanted to meet me in person. Sarah took her time to interview me thoroughly, and gave me a very accurate outline of the role and the company culture. I got a real sense that she wasn’t just looking to fill the role, but to find the best fit between her client and an applicant such as myself. Sarah was professional, knowledgeable yet friendly and relaxed. That was the style of all the people I met from GR.  Sarah made time to keep me up to date with how the process was going and checked my references politely, discreetly and thoroughly. She also had a very accurate idea of how much my skills were worth in the job market and I was extremely happy with the package I was offered for my contract role.  Applying for a job is usually a stressful experience – it is so important to make the right decision. Gaulter Russell made it simple and stress-free.

Julia Cree

Key Account Manager at Nutricia

I found Erica to be very professional yet totally approachable to deal with. She obviously has a natural affinity with dealing with people!!  She was able to give me a very good insight as to the culture and type of company I was applying to work for and was very open and honest.  She went out of her way to be available to me, even taking phone calls after work hours!! I would and have already being recommending Erica to friends and family looking for employment opportunities. 

Sandra King

Territory Manager at Epicurean Dairy

Gaulter Russell are true agents of change. Working together, they immediately knew exactly the type of work I was suited for and gave me the support I needed to take my career to the next level. Within days I was put forward for some awesome opportunities, and in just a few more I was engaged in a meaningful, challenging and exciting new role. To top it  off; what was initially a short term contract blossomed into what can only be described as an opportunity of a lifetime! To Sarah, Therese and the team - Thank you. I am so glad to be part of the Gaulter Russell success story!

Maxton Gilchrist-Priebe

Mobile Learning Specialist at Noel Leeming Group

I had the pleasure of working with Richard and wanted to take time out to pass on some feedback.  From a candidate perspective he was straightforward and direct, friendly and honest, kept in touch and  focussed on matching me to the right role rather than shotgunning my CV around the market.  He had good feedback on the industry, roles, prospects and combined this with great contacts. He also went beyond his remit, advising me on areas to live in Auckland (I’m from the UK) in his spare time   From a prospective client base, the thing I was really impressed with Richard was his thoroughness in my first interview.  He clearly knows my industry, and asked detailed questions about my experience, how I approached tasks and what I learned.  This is really important as Richard was checking if I did the things I claimed.  I’ve had four candidates appear at interviews in my time with great cvs that were (at the least) embellishing results.  Its frustrating, it wastes my time, and gives a poor impression of the recruiting consultant.  Richard was one of two consultants in New Zealand who were this thorough.  All of the rest didn’t really understand my industry / experience, etc.  It would make me recommend your business in my new company. Obviously, the icing on the cake was Rich got me a great role with a great company and at the salary that worked.  I’m over the moon about this, and he managed to do this in a very short period of time, meaning I can crack on with my new life before Xmas.

Adrian Green

Consumer and Business Insights Lead at McDonald's

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