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Clients and Candidates ARE our business and it takes a unique combination of listening, knowledge, consulting, determination, trust and a little bit of magic to create exceptional outcomes.

Our core objectives are to achieve your employment related goals, strive to exceed your expectations and have some fun on the journey. Below are what a few of our clients and candidates have to say about partnering with us.

Helene is personable, friendly and easy to talk to. A fountain of wisdom when one is considering a new role.

Tabitha Petersen l Director

I had Melanie as my consultant, She was amazing through the entire process! Very supportive and always made sure I was ready prior to interviews. I would highly recommend her to anybody looking for a job as her advice and tips are extremely important and helpful.

Jamie Martin l Technical Support Engineer

I have used Helene on several occasions to assist in finding new opportunities. She has an amazing memory, great personality and really cares about what she does. I never hesitate to recommend my personal contacts to her.

Rachel Lavis l Finance Manager

Melanie is a great consultant with lot of respect, she listens to us and gives us a very good feed back.Always in touch and tells what exactly going on.Before the interview she reminds us how to respond,what questions to ask and show your experiences which you have got. Melanie is the best consultant I ever met to be very honest.She encourage us and after my first interview through her help I was called for second interview and through her help Sektor offered me a job. A great person with a very good qualities.

Saadik Jawan l Team Member

Helene was incredibly thorough during our consultation, ensuring by reflecting back, that she understood what I was saying. Her knowledge of the client made sure that I understood what expectations could be of the position, to ensure that if we proceeded I was clear about what direction I was taking. Helene is a friendly, approachable consultant, who responded quickly back to my queries and supported me through the whole process to secure the role.

I will keep her in mind, should I need to in the future, and also for others who may be seeking a change in their futures.

Yvonne Morrison l Accounting Technician

Helene was friendly, putting me at complete ease. She listened to my needs and was understanding to all my concerns. It was an absolute pleasure working with her .

Carol Howes l Bookkeeper

We've had a working relationship with Helene for some time now and find she is great to work with - we can be completely honest with her. She is reliable and efficient and we definitely recommend her recruitment services.

Liz Eveleigh l Practice Manager, Kendons l June 2017

Its been a pleasure working with Josh as a candidate. Josh has provided invaluable feedback on a number of aspects of my job hunt and was always willing to accept or return a phone call. I am confident he provides this level of service to his clients as well so your recruitment process will be robust and rewarding. Thanks Josh - much appreciated.

Rob Pritchard l Senior Finance

Helene was warm and engaging and listened to what I was looking for in a future role. She was enthusiastic and encouraged me to consider positions that didn't immediately attract me but as a result I now have a new role I'm excited about starting.

Janet Robertshawe I Accounting Manager

My first dealing with Josh was being placed in a role and based on how comfortable I felt dealing with him, I then saw an opportunity to use his services again. If I was giving him a rating for his performance, I would give him 10 out of 10. He is professional, timely and pleasant. I look forward to working with Josh again and would certainly recommend his services.

Brett McGrath l Scarbro Construction l September 2016

Josh was referred to me via word of mouth. He is a friendly, pro-active and professional recruiter. I enjoyed his flexible approach and the fact that he has a genuine interest in your business and it's not just about getting a bum on a seat. I would highly recommend Josh for your next recruiting assignment.

David Boshier l Autoplay l March 2017

Josh initially made contact with us with a prospective candidate. We appreciate being contacted whenever a good candidate is available, even if we are not actively looking for anyone at that time. He is efficient, effective and easy to deal with and we know that he will only put forward suitable applicants. I would not hesitate to work with Josh on future assignments.

Tristan Dean l Business Advisory Director, Hayes Knight Ltd. l June 2017

Liaising with Josh is true to the ethos of Customise. A lot of recruitment companies fail to capitalise on the importance of helping candidates, rather they shortlist candidates on face value. Customise was able to "Customise" the needs of both employees and employers, negotiating on the behalf of both.

I respect Josh and Customise, for the strive towards "making it happen", and give the highest of recommendations.

Jay Hong l Property Manager

I know and trust Helene to help me find the right role. Have met and spoken with her many times and has really understood how I tick, what roles I'm likely to be interested in and only offers me those roles. Love your work Helene (and the Customise Team). True to to their name - customised service.

Mala Keshav I Auditor

Josh was really personable and gave me the confidence to go for a role I wanted but wasn't sure I'd be considered for.

A.G. I Accountant

Helene was so lovely, she really made me feel comfortable (like we were friends almost). I could say anything to her and she put me at ease without being pushy.

S.M. I Accountant

Helene Smith

Partner | Talent Acquisition

With a reputation for professional and personable service alongside excellent business management experience; Helene leads the Chartered Accounting recruitment practice for AccountingTalent in Wellington.