Testimonials

Client Testimonials

In a rather homogenous industry the AJ team have stood out to me for their willingness to be innovative and flexible with regards to their approach and sourcing techniques.  They understand the benefits of long term partnering vs short term wins and have consistently delivered great candidates irrespective of complicated briefs and tight time frames.

Keith Muirhead - Head of People and Culture at Les Mills International

I have had the pleasure of working with Alexander James as both a candidate and then prospective employer over the last six months.  Their service has always been professional and attentive.  The quality of candidates we have been provided with both on a temporary and permanent basis speaks well of their recruiting and screening process.  I would have no hesitation in giving recommendations to use Alexander James.

Belinda – Finance Manager

I have been working with Alexander James over the past year in my role at Public Trust and have been really impressed with the client engagement to ensure they learn and understand the role really well before embarking on find needles in hay stacks.  Saves a lot of time and means they hit the mark more often than not with shortlisted candidates.

Angela Dixon – Chief Financial and Information Officer at Public Trust

Yellow has partnered with Alexander James for a number of years; recruiting across multiple business units at all levels, from entry level to Chief People Officers.

The consultants at Alexander James take time to understand and partner with our hiring managers
and business leaders. This enables them to understand the changes our organisation faces and
provide us with candidates with the capability and culture fit we desire.
Yellow has engaged with both contingent and retained recruitment assignments; The delivery on
both engagements has been within our chosen time frames, cost and ultimate delivered us the
candidates we desired.

I would have no problem recommending the services that Alexander James provide to companies in
New Zealand.

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Andy Talbutt – Head of Recruitment at Yellow NZ

Alexander James are efficient and intuitive.  They sourced a fantastic candidate for us, who was a great fit for the team. I really appreciated the personal, professional insight that they brought to the recruitment process.

I look forward to working with them again in the future.

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Fiona McBryde – Executive Assistant at Yellow NZ

I've worked with the Alexander James team since they started the business.  In my last two roles as Executive Recruiter at ANZ Bank and Recruitment Manager NZ at Fairfax Media, they have filled a variety of roles with me and worked on one significant project.

I find the team experienced, intuitive and efficient.  They engage easily with line managers,
executives and people around the business.  They take good job briefs and given their combined
commercial and recruitment experience, they understand the markets.
The approach that they take around a search/market map methodology has been extremely
effective for me and the businesses I’ve worked in.  The traditional approach of putting ads on job
boards isn’t enough in today’s market, so it’s great to see a forward thinking agency doing it
differently and adding value to internal recruitment teams by doing so.
One of the things I value most about the relationship I have with Alexander James is that they work
with me every step of the way.  They listen and understand how the recruitment function works in
my business and don’t seek to cut that process out of their approach.  This has truly worked for them
and has ensured that they continue to remain a preferred supplier to me and Fairfax Media.

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Kylie Goodwin, Virgin Australia (previously Fairfax Media Australia and New Zealand)

The service provided on our global search assignments by the team at Alexander James was extremely professional and customer focussed. They were thorough and yet flexible in their approach in order to best meet our needs.

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Candidate Testimonials

I believe Alexander James are quite unique in the way they target specifically for employee and employer and match really well.  It avoids a lot of time wasting and means they aren’t just dealing with masses of people for a role but really concentrating on honing in on the people with the right skills and right fit for a particular role, and this is what makes them stand out from the competition.

I have gone from not wanting to use an agency to recommending Alexander James to my friends and
network and particularly mentioning Leanne as a great consultant to deal with.”

Thanks Leanne and Alexander James !!!

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Karen | Placed at Schneider Electric

I was cold-called by Leanne Carter about specific role she was hiring for. The call was unexpected, however came at a time when I was thinking about the future in my current role. She arranged to call me again the following day, so that we could discuss the role in more depth.
Her phone manner was professional yet warm, and I felt she had genuine interest in what the opportunity could mean for me; it wasn’t just about her client. I got the sense that matching the right company with the right person was a passion for her.

Initially I was of the mind-set that ‘I had nothing to lose’. But as the process went further- meeting
Leanne, learning who the company was and what the role entailed, I realised I really wanted the
role. The role was, in fact, perfect for me. Leanne was with me every step of the interview process –
calls, emails, text – I was always updated and given feedback. It couldn’t have gone better. When I
was offered the job, I was ecstatic and incredibly grateful for all Leanne had done for me. It doesn’t
end there either – Leanne has caught up with me one and three months into my new role. The
recruitment process with Alexander James stands out for its integrity, personal touch, open
communication and honesty.  I don’t hesitate in recommending Leanne and the team at Alexander
James to friends looking for a change, or to companies looking to recruit.

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Michelle | Placed at Cure Kids

I found Alexander James brilliant in finding the right role for me, they really understand their candidates need for culture and fit within a business.

Claire Parish | Placed in the role of Personal Assistant, Auckland

What a wonderful experience working with Sif and Katie! Thank you for believing in me and putting me forward to my current employer.  
You guys are amazing. Being new to NZ, Sif and Katie made me feel right at home.

Shayne Frylinck | Placed in the role of Account Manager, Auckland

The role is a great fit for me and my career. Thanks for your assistance, you are very professional, easy to deal with and prompt to respond.

James | Placed in the role of Analyst, Auckland

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