We are a privately owned Market Leader with a long standing
history of delivering a complete range of employment and
HR solutions throughout the South Island and
Select has been recognised as an Industry Leader in the
Seek Annual Recruitment Awards as a category winner for
two consecutive years (2009 & 2010), a first for a South
Island Recruitment Company.
Our strong commitment to client satisfaction and delivering
results to the highest standards set us apart. It's
fundamental to you and it's fundamental to us, too!
We strive to strengthen our clients' business by
providing value added recruitment solutions and ensuring
we deliver the right people at the right time.
Give us a call, our consulting team is always a step ahead with
innovative solutions at hand.
||Shaws Secretarial Services purchased by Don Bird and
renamed Select Personnel. At this time, Select was the only
Dunedin-owned and operated Secretarial Agency. It
specialised in office/commercial, temping and permanent
||Purchased by Annabel Blaikie, the industrial division of the
business was developed.
||Purchased by current owner - Karen Bardwell (January 1997)
||Commenced specialised recruitment and HR
||Opening of a Christchurch branch with 2 staff. By 2005
this had grown to 6 staff. Accredited and commenced as psychometric
testing provider, in financial partnership with Lisa Edwards; an
existing employee of Select.
||Significant system enhancements and standardisation of the
business operating systems and procedures.
||Largest recruitment company in Dunedin.
Largest privately owned and operated recruitment company
in the South Island.
Opened Oamaru branch under the management of Sarah Warhurst, a
senior consultant from Dunedin.
Commenced candidate recruitment from the UK, Scotland,
South Africa and Germany (2006) having developed suitable alliance
partners through annual recruitment drives visiting these
||Launched Optima as a separate company (executive
recruitment and human resource consulting division)
under the management and partial shareholding of Jan Hudson.
Purchased a Community Enterprise providing recruitment
services on the West Coast of the South Island.
Commenced West Coast Operation commercialisation programme.
||Established Base Recruitment (Sydney operation) -
October 06. Directorship offered to and accepted by 2 senior Select
staff for the Australian company.
Select provides nationwide coverage and candidate
search through our strategic alliance group, Careers
MultiList. This provides our clients with:
- Immediate access to a national database of job
- Centralised co-ordination for the supply of temporary and
permanent staffing services to nationwide clients
- A consistent level of service delivery throughout New
Both employers and job seekers can benefit
from this extensive network should you choose to utilise it - sit
back and deal with your preferred consultant, while over 100
recruiters are working for you in the background.
Driven from the skill shortages that exist in the
employment market (e.g. civil construction, project
management, engineering, and other technical fields) Select have
developed an extensive database of international
Regular international recruitment drives are
specifically targeted to address client requests. Select invest
considerable resources in researching appropriate markets and
personally visiting these to assess and interview prospective
Select pursue a trouble free process and work with prospective
candidates to ensure Visa requirements and qualification
standards are met prior to their arrival.
We can secure top international candidates for you before they
reach the domestic market. Phone us today to discuss your