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Connecting great businesses

with great candidates

Emergent is New Zealand’s leading skills & talent provider. Established in 2002, we are proud to be one of the most prominent providers of executive recruitment and contracting resources in the Auckland market.

We forge connections – it’s at the very core of what we do. We are committed to driving success for our clients by matching them with top candidates in their fields. Our specialist team works across permanent, temporary and contracting roles, delivering targeted results – fast – for businesses and professionals alike.

We are dedicated to sourcing, supplying, and nurturing exceptional candidates – from permanent and temporary roles through to executive contracting. We’ve put in serious time, care and effort into creating and maintaining key connections across multiple fields. This gives us an industry-leading edge when it comes to linking you up with talent and opportunity.

The world is changing – and so is the way that we work. At Emergent, we believe that contracting is a channel to the future. We specialise in providing top quality contractors (also known as interim management, or executive leasing) who are equipped with the expertise to deliver top results on your projects, on demand.

At Emergent, we don’t wait around. While our competitors are still confirming the brief, we already have interviews booked. It’s common for us to place a contractor or temp within a matter of hours and days, and a permanent employee within a couple of weeks.

Our pace and responsiveness is embedded into our DNA – sometimes we actually struggle to slow down!

Get in touch to discover how we can help you succeed.

All Of Government (AOG) Provider

Emergent is proud to be an All Of Government (AOG) provider offering recruitment services across permanent, contracting, and temporary staffing to New Zealand Government participating agencies.

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Try Clearhead

Mental health and wellbeing of all of our staff is always at the forefront for Emergent.

That’s why last year we introduced the Clearhead for anyone who works for or with us.

Clearhead can reduce stress, handle anxieties, manage your emotions and help with sleep.

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A platform for the EA community to share knowledge that will empower them to go beyond the job description.

Emergent is a talent partner of choice.

Trīb NZs motto “empowerment through community” highlights the work we are doing in our own careers as well as empowering others in our profession to lead beyond our JDs. Super excited for 2022 as we look to launch our business series to the community


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Hnry Partnership

Emergent has teamed up with Hnry to make individuals lives easier!

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What our clients say about us

“Thank you so much – She was a game changer for me!”
Hired a fixed-term contractor through Emergent

Divisional General Manager

“Just wanted to let you know that J– has been fantastic. She just slotted in so well into our team environment, got on with things and took the reins. Thanks for finding her for us – it just makes such a difference!”


“..I’m really looking forward to having her on board and thanks for finding me another outstanding candidate!”

Chief Executive
Corporate Services

“Thanks for your overall support through this process. This would have to be one of the best executive search experiences I have had which is a real credit to you and the team at Emergent.”

Chief Executive
Corporate Services

“I am constantly amazed at the calibre of contractors Emergent has access to. If we have a truly unique contracting need it never seems to phase them and they always produce a person with the rare skills we require”

General Manager

“We have been using Emergent consultants to find us a ‘rockstar’ – they’re like a breath of fresh air compared to the rest!”

Director, NZ Manufacturer & Exporter, HR

“Anna is fantastic and we are thrilled to have her on board, she has really hit the ground running and she is making a real difference already.”

Chief Executive
Corporate Services

“We really appreciate your ongoing support and constant stream of great candidates.”

Director Business
External Affairs & Tourism

“I can’t thank you both enough for helping us out with this. I know that it’s not your core business but I trust your judgement and with such a high profile request, I really didn’t want to leave it to chance. With me being off sick and having you jump in and assist – it was just such a weight off my mind.”

Group Manager
Talent Acquisition & Development

“Thanks for taking the time to meet with me. It was lovely, refreshing and inspiring to have a good discussion.”

Head of Customer Strategy & Insights

“I wanted to say thank you for working on the marketing assignment. We’re really pleased to have Lisa on board and think she will make a great contribution to developing our strategy…. I sincerely appreciate how accommodating and helpful you’ve been in this period. I won’t forget it.”

Sales & Marketing

“At all times Emergent was professional, completely knowledgeable, honest and caring. I really appreciated the time they took with me.”

Compliance & Administration Manager
Global Business

“Thanks for your kind thoughts and all the excellent candidates you send us.”

Managing Director

“I am glad to have worked with Emergent to secure a place on the recruitment panel. Thanks to Jane also for her tip top candidate matching to date!”

Strategic Change Manager

“Thank you all for your service – you know the markets, you assess people well, you are no nonsense and dispense with the sell. I love your honesty and pragmatism and have really enjoyed working with you. People like working with people they like!”