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The business world is moving fast. Staying ahead of the game is critical to success, and Emergent works hard to understand exactly what that looks like for you. Whether it’s offering a quality product or service, managing customer relationships, or nailing your marketing strategy, it all comes down to having the best talent on your team to keep things running smoothly.

Whatever the role you are seeking to fill, we are committed to finding you the best possible person for the job. We understand that this means not only providing someone with the skills you are looking for, but who, more importantly, also fits in with you, your existing team, and your unique culture and ethos. 

Our candidates are focused, outcomes-driven, and highly adaptable. We go above and beyond to make sure that we connect you with professionals who will actively add value to your business. We are also fortunate to receive many high-caliber candidate referrals from other senior search agencies – and the benefit gets passed on to you. 

The Emergent team love what we do. Our consultants offer expertise across a huge range of professional fields. We’ve done the industry research, and take the time to really understand what you need from your people.  We’ve got the tools to satisfy even the most demanding of briefs – and we enjoy the challenge! 

We believe that the most fruitful relationships happen over time, so we also work hard to maintain an ongoing relationship with you and your business. With Emergent, you get more than a basic recruitment service. We are committed to offering the full package:   

We listen to your needs and understand your goals;

  • We work quickly and efficiently;
  • We maintain consistent communication; and
  • We are advocates for your business.


The freelance economy is here. How will you use it to your advantage?

The world of work is changing. As we emerge into a post-pandemic world, the need for flexibility and adaptability is more important than it has ever been before. Traditional ways of working are being challenged. Businesses are adjusting to markets which are increasingly demanding a digital presence. Professionals have experienced a taste of life outside the office, and are increasingly exploring ways to offer their services remotely. 

At Emergent, we recognised this shift early on. We realised how vital contracting would become in this changing market – and we are here to facilitate key connections and provide guidance to companies and contractors who may be new to this way of working. 

Emergent provides contracting services to our clients as a vital extension of their existing resources. A great contractor is an invaluable asset – they can be called up as and when they are needed, to handle talks that a company is restrained from doing themselves due to capacity or expertise. We are here to help our clients engage the expertise they need quickly, when it is needed, for as long as it is needed. 

We have extensive experience in helping our clients to navigate this space. You tell us what you need – and we will help you define the scope, content, expectations and estimated length of your assignment requirement. We know the right questions to ask to help you create the perfect brief to achieve your goal.

The contractors that we work with bring a wealth of expertise, a fresh outlook, and can offer specific skill-sets which are often particularly suited to project work. 

We can assist you with the staffing changes that all companies experience without the high cost and emotions associated with permanent recruitment.

We are dedicated to connecting you with exceptional, outcome-driven talent across a range of industries, including:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Services
  • FMCG
  • Healthcare
  • Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Not For Profit
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Travel & Tourism

Digital Marketing
Financial Services
Not For Profit
Professional Services
Travel & Tourism







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!”