We share our clients' successes
Leighs Construction We have worked with EQ Consultants on a number of projects over the past three years. They have provided strategic HR advice, recruitment, mentoring and training at many levels within our organisation. Leighs Construction has a focus of providing intelligent and innovative solutions and we have found that the service provided by EQ Consultants dovetails well into this approach. The recruitment projects that Craig Atkinson has managed have resulted in successful senior management appointments across a number of key executive roles. As a company, they are responsive to our requirements and have been pivotal to us achieving solid improvements in the HR area.
St Kentigern EQ Consultants stand out to us as an organisation who deliver on promises. They have run training programmes for our Middle Managers over the past 18 months; these sessions are well structured, tailored specifically to our environment and have achieved excellent outcomes. Viv Patterson and Steve Kennedy work hard to engage with training participants and to build effective programmes that interest, teach and make a lasting difference in management within Saint Kentigerns.
Human Resources Manager
Dairyworks EQ Consultants have been an integral part of the future planning for Dairyworks since 2013. We have engaged with Steve Kennedy since that time and have consistently found him to be knowledgeable, professional and on board with wanting the best outcomes for our organisation. He has provided a wide range of HR services to Dairyworks resulting in successful employment placements as well as invaluable assistance with the organisational structure to position the company well for the future.
Nicola Quinn Spa I have engaged Steve Kennedy to provide HR advice and training services to Nicola Quinn Beauty and Day Spa since 2012. Over that time, I have relied on Steve to be a sounding board for business challenges that I’ve encountered when a friendly but knowledgeable ear is required. I have consistently found Steve to be professional and approachable, providing intelligent and accurate advice that I can rely on. For a business such as ours, Steve has filled a role as advisor, mentor and trainer and is well liked and well respected by all at our company.
Midlands Group Craig Atkinson has been a trusted HR advisor to the Midlands Group of companies since 2009 and has provided invaluable advice and service to the company’s founders over that time. As an organisation, we endeavour to establish and nurture client relationships, both within New Zealand and internationally, and Craig understands and supports this approach on all levels. The service and advice that he provides to Midlands shows that he understands our organisation and wants the very best for the group moving forward. As well as HR services and projects, Craig also undertakes a variety of recruitment projects for Midlands, resulting in many successful placements across the board. He has also provided training for a selection of our employees which has had practical and positive spin-offs in the workplace.
Managing Director, Midlands Group
Keith Hay Homes EQ Consultants have been a trusted advisor and service provider to the Keith Hay Homes business since 2007. We have engaged with Viv Patterson and Craig Atkinson on a number of HR and recruitment projects and have consistently found them to be knowledgeable, accommodating and always responsive to our needs as a New Zealand owned and operated company. We have an excellent relationship with EQ Consultants and enjoy and value our association with this professional and people focussed company.
General Manager – Keith Hay Homes
Amicus We have used the EQ Consultants and Steve Kennedy for several years. Steve has provided strategic and employment advice on several occasions and we have always been happy with the professional delivery and the quality of their input.
Managing Director – Amicus Group
Hardie & Thomson We at Hardie & Thomson have found EQ Consultants provide an extremely professional service. The consultants Jenny / Craig have been most obliging with their expertise in providing advice & support for our business when needed. We have no hesitation in recommending them to any future clients.
C J Thomson
Gough Group Since 2011, Craig Atkinson of EQ Consultants has provided professional and timely advice and services to the Gough Group. Craig’s recommendations and guidance around psych assessments and testing has been invaluable to our hiring processes and we have always found him to go ‘above and beyond’ in his feedback and follow up.
EQ Consultants have also assisted with our apprentice selection programme by recommending and administering appropriate assessments and providing assistance with the initial screening processes for a large number of candidates. Craig has also provided guidance and knowledge around developing and executing personal development plans for some of our team members.
We have found EQ Consultants to be a company who deliver on promises to the highest of
standards and professionalism and would recommend them to other organisations requiring HR support.
Business Partner People and Culture - Gough Cat
Manaia Health PHO EQ Consultants provides high quality HR and support services to organisations like ourselves that do not have an in-house HR Department. Manaia Health PHO in Northland employs 45 staff and sub-contracts out services to about 100 other health providers. EQ Consultants have provided services to us, and to some of our General Practices, for the past twelve years. With EQ’s guidance and support, I believe we are kept safe, well informed and focused on performing with excellence. The EQ team have been responsible and professional, and demonstrated a high level understanding of the complexities of the health system which is our business. We are very grateful to EQ Consultants.
Chief Executive - Manaia Health PHO
OceanaGold Corporation We have been working with EQ Consultants on and off for around a year now. We have found them to be extremely helpful, knowledgeable, supportive and flexible. They assisted us through some tough times and it was wonderful knowing that we could trust their advice and support. I would highly recommend EQ Consultants for any sort of HR support.
Human Resources Manager - OceanaGold Corporation
Ayrshire e.b.a. Ltd. EQ Consultants have provided recruitment and Personality Profiling/Testing support for a number of my clients. We have worked with Steve and Craig on these assignments.
They take the time to understand the businesses and the outcomes sought and then to identify candidates that will fit into not only the current culture but also the culture we are building.
On an operating basis, to put it simply, “they perform in a proactive, responsive and, importantly, timely manner”. We have not been disappointed, either in their approach, their processes or the outcomes achieved.
I have no hesitation in recommending EQ Consultants for your consideration.
John Barr, Company Director and Governance Advisor
GSL We have a longstanding relationship with EQ Consultants. They have worked alongside us for more than eight years and have a great understanding of our business and the people involved. The team have supported us throughout that time; during good times, GFC and earthquakes, and when we have needed to both upsize and downsize. This has included training and development, improving and resolving employment relation situations, and successfully recruited key positions. EQ Consultants’ professional and personal approach to business is second to none and we highly recommend their services to anyone.
DB Schenker DB Schenker NZ prides itself on being a trusted partner within the logistics industry and our dedicated teams are testament to our global recognition. EQ Consultants has been pivotal in developing and achieving an inclusive company culture which promotes positive engagement throughout. Our senior managers in Auckland and Christchurch receive monthly HR coaching and consulting from EQ’s Principal Consultant Viv Patterson. Viv’s understanding of our company values and commitment to supporting our leaders is second to none. I would highly recommend their outsourcing services.