The temporary staff placement division is well established and our reputation synonymous with quality and speed. Our team is amongst the most experienced in the industry. At Emergent we specialise in sourcing and matching exceptional talent at all levels of the support functions within an organisation.

Our unique ability to provide temporary (short term assignments) skills for the engine room of every business, this positions us at the forefront of the industry. Temporary or Permanent we partner with our clients to tailor our services for organisational requirements.

We have a proven track record providing in demand talent throughout Auckland and New Zealand. Our team is skilled in matching the client needs to the candidate skills available.

Emergent’s temporary sourcing process offers an end-to-end recruitment service.

We are consultative and we understand the temp market – it’s competitive and moves fast! As a result, talent gets snapped up quickly.

Our team of experienced consultants are able to capture and retain temping talent with our great reputation for professionalism and providing a two-way transparent service, genuinely wanting the best result for everyone.

Our competitive edge is our talent acquisition methodology, combined with our reputation for matching highest quality candidates with first-class businesses. We attract the best very talent for your organisation.

Catering for short-term (including short notice) and long-term roles, we work with small and large organisations. Whether your needs are occasional, frequent, or something in between we have a selection of quality, ready-to-work candidates available at ‘short notice’.

We structure our office so that your urgent demands can be met even if they are out of office hours!


Quality Assurance

CV’s are often misleading, in our approach we often identify talent and value in a candidate which may otherwise be missed.

We discover someone who is “outside the box” but a perfect fit for your business.

  • All candidates are thoroughly interviewed – competency and behavioural questions whenever relevant
  • Comprehensive skills testing on a state of the art digital evaluation platform
  • Detailed reference checks and vetting
  • Validated right to work in New Zealand
  • Completed criminal and health declarations

Added Value Services

  • Consulting Services
  • Offsite testing
  • Private interview facilities
  • Maori language and similar assessments 
  • Benchmarking 
  • Market and salary insight services
  • Valued relationship management
  • Tailored services to meet the client needs
  • Simple processes that are transparent

Area of Expertise

  • Office and Administration Managers
  • Executive Assistants
  • Personal Assistants
  • Team Administrators
  • Secretaries
  • Project Administrators
  • Receptionists and Frontline Administrators
  • General Administrators & Office Juniors
  • Data Entry Personnel
  • Customer Service/Helpdesk
  • Accounting Support
  • Legal Secretaries
  • Legal EA/PA
  • Word Processing Operators
  • Legal Executives

Looking for a role that isn’t mentioned here? Don’t hesitate to get in touch

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!”