candidate testimonials.

“I found my experience with McLaren Associates to be both expert and professional.  They kept me informed every step of the way throughout the application process and the follow up I received was also excellent.  They excel in 'going the extra mile'.”

Mandy C, Executive Assistant

“My experience during recruitment was a very positive one and the team were responsive, warm and professional. It makes a difference to what is potentially an anxiety provoking process, when you feel that sense of being in a safe pair of hands.”

Liz P, Chief Executive

“I have really enjoyed interacting with you and I want to thank you for your professional, efficient, and at all times, friendly support.  You really do represent the best end of the recruitment/talent research industry.  So again, thank you.”

Paul H, Senior Economist

“Excellent people who provide the best service and make you feel valued. They work hard to match you to the right job. Very impressed.”

Stacey N, Digital Marketing Manager

McLaren Associates have twice found the 'perfect fit' for me. I have found consultants to be very approachable, professional and knowledgeable about both the position applying for and my skills and attributes - resulting in successful appointments. Thanks McLaren Associates."

Sue D, Registrar

"McLaren Associates were fantastic. I felt like they actually cared about me and wanted to do their best. They kept me up to date through the whole process and I never once felt abandoned like I have with other recruitment companies. They were so quick to respond and helpful and even though I'm sure they have hundreds of clients, I honestly felt like I was the only one! I would definitely recommend McLaren Associates to others. The service is always impeccable and nothing is too much trouble. An outstanding company."

Stacey C, Education Executive

"The McLaren Associates team have supported me into a fabulous new role which is a great match for my skills. They have held my CV on file for some time and I have met with them on several occasions. I feel like they know me and understand my needs. So when I received the call to interview for this role, I knew that it would be one that I would want and of course that turned out to be correct.

The recruitment process ran very smoothly, which is what I would expect of a professional firm, and I knew what to expect at every stage. The team within McLaren Associates know what they are doing. They are also very friendly and supportive. I’m happy, my employer is happy and the McLaren team did a great job.”

Diana P, Director Support Services

“I would have no hesitation in recommending McLaren Associates to my friends and colleagues or anyone else. They were professional, friendly, kept me up to date with progress and gave good advice and support. Thank you for making it such a smooth process in what could have been a stressful time.”

Keri H, Quality Coordinator

“I have recently secured employment through McLaren Associates and would like to take this opportunity to recommend their services to both employers and candidates.  They provided a highly professional service and kept me informed of developments throughout the employment process. Their relaxed style ensured that my preliminary interview prepared me for my subsequent interview with the employer. They were able to provide background information on the prospective employer and give insight into the structure and operations to assist me in the interview and gaining the position.”

Mark W, National Manager

“Having dealt with many agencies over the years as a manager recruiting staff and as a job applicant, I have found McLaren Associates to be a breath of fresh air. The personal touch of a family owned business is a definite asset to them. Would definitely use them again when recruiting or applying for roles.”

Bruce W, Human Resources Manager

“Really lovely people to deal with that kept me up to date throughout the interview process and afterwards. I have already recommended McLaren Associates to a friend!”

Bridget W, Executive Assistant

“It has been some considerable time since I have used a recruitment agency, so I was surprised how easy the process was. The follow through was excellent, and looking back on the experience it was really well organised. There were no hidden surprises in the process and it was clear that the consultant had a really good understanding of the employers needs and the type of person suited to the role, as well as what aspects of the role could be modified to suit everyone's needs, and which parts were non-negotiable. I loved that I knew immediately that I was being put forward to the next stage. It gave me confidence that there was a sense of decisiveness around the consultant and therefore the organisation as a whole. They knew exactly which role I was best suited for and were honest in the reasons why one role suited more than another.”

Paula B, Training Support Officer

“I have been appointed to two roles through McLaren Associates and I have been impressed by their strong knowledge of the Wellington Market, and strong networks. They have always been approachable, accessible, friendly, professional and prompt. They took the time to find out what I was looking for, remembered that and kept in touch. As an agency, they are small enough to provide quality personal service, but big enough to have good connections to all types and levels of roles.”

Michelle K, General Manager HR

“I was so impressed with the level of personal attention I received. It was refreshing to have someone actually follow through and do what they say they are going to do and contact you when they have arranged to contact you, which is unusual compared to other agencies I have been dealing with.”

Annette M, Registrations Officer