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Blackcat Consulting is an executive search, selection and management consultancy firm unlike any other you will have come across – this is intentional and reflects the unique approach to how we work.
6a Havelock Road
Havelock North 4130
Mon - Fri
9am - 5pm
Not About Us
WHO WE ARE
...that’s right, this is not about us, it’s about you. Too many recruitment companies seem to be running their businesses for their own benefit, some kind of ego trip and – worse – treating ‘people’ as mere commodities to be ‘bought & sold’.
Once we are given a particular recruitment assignment it becomes our responsibility to find and recommend / place the strongest candidate, working closely with our client. We will utilise the most appropriate sourcing and selection methods available and will look to present a shortlist of candidates who can do the job and want to do the job in the quickest, most cost-effective way we can.
Typically our shortlist presentation will include candidate CV, our in-depth interview notes, digital photograph (optional), candidate ‘manifesto’, details of the candidate’s current salary & benefits package, copies of appropriate qualifications / passport / other proof of identity and a preliminary reference check.
We partner with a registered occupational psychologist service that can provide confidential analysis of a candidate’s skills, knowledge and experience.
We have available a full range of candidate sourcing methods including print & on-line advertising, in-house research facilities, an extensive candidate database and a wide network of confidential advisers and contacts in the sector we can use to identify / check out prospective candidates.
OUR CLIENTS SAY
“BlackCat Consulting has been our sole recruitment company. Their down to earth, no nonsense and highly professional approach to recruitment results in being presented with high quality candidates which is refreshing. Andrew and Jacqui take the time to understand the culture and environment of the business before even considering proposing candidates. Their recruitment process is thorough, straight to the point and focused on presenting adding value to the customers business.
Andrew and Jacqui are nice and intelligent people with a great sense of humour. I would highly recommend Black Cat Consulting.”
General Manager, Vidcom NZ
“I have had the pleasure of working with Andrew and his team at Blackcat Consulting for several years now. Not only have they been successful in sourcing some of the best sales professionals that we have ever engaged at OnGuard but Andrew has become a valued adviser to our company and has made an important contribution to the development of our global sales strategy. We have been so impressed that we now work with Blackcat Consulting as our global preferred recruitment supplier for commercial vacancies, using their innovative research and sourcing techniques to place key people in senior roles in our Amsterdam, London and Sydney offices. The team at Blackcat is motivated, professional, resourceful, very well-connected internationally and shares our approach to a decent way of doing business.”
Chairman, OnGuard Group of Companies
“We recently engaged the recruitment services of Blackcat Consulting for the appointment of an executive position within our company. From the very beginning of this process we were impressed with the level of support and quality consultation Andrew and his team provided us with. The process was managed exceptionally and Andrew’s attention to understanding our business and what recruitment solution we required meant that the quality of candidates presented was spot on. Ultimately this has enabled us to make a well considered and informed recruitment decision for our company. I would highly recommend the services of Blackcat Consulting and am more than happy to discuss our experience”
Director, Pinepac Group of Companies
“Blackcat Consulting bring a creative and entrepreneurial approach to talent acquisition. They work hard to really understand your talent needs and then go above and beyond to source quality candidates. They look beyond the obvious, bringing a diverse and fresh perspective to tough recruitment challenges. Having worked with them for a number of years I would not hesitate to recommend them as a flexible and value add recruitment partner”
VP Strategy and Marketing, MWV, Richmond, VA
“We have been delighted with the services provided by Blackcat Consulting Ltd. They have identified and helped us appoint some extremely talent individuals who have settled well into our culture”.
HR Manager, Prysmian Wire & Cables (NZ) Ltd
“Andrew is excellent at understanding what both his clients and candidates are looking for and then providing the perfect match. He is very honest and totally reliable, he gives far more to an organisation than his brief, he adds strategic input and insightful counsel. I have no hesitation in full recommending Andrew to anyone”.
CEO, Geon Group Ltd (Australia & NZ printing & visual communications group)
“Andrew was directly involved in the appointment of a number of talent individuals for Findel PLC. He showed a clear understanding of our company culture and helped us bring in people at director and senior manager level who shared our work ethics and management style. Given his ability to learn quickly and his positive approach I would have no hesitation in recommending him”.
Executive Chairman, Findel PLC
“Andrew, I hope this email finds you all well. I must thank you for your time, effort, attitude, enthusiasm, and result. Oh and of course the congrats card I received. Thank once again for your wonderful service which I am sure to recommend to others I know and meet. All the best and kind regards,”
“Andrew and the team at BlackCat Consulting did a great job. Andrew was especially helpful with professional advice and excellent follow-up on various matters.”
GreenPlan Forestry Limited, Compliance Manager (Candidate)
“Andrew was very helpful and understanding. I had a very candid discussion with him regarding several points. He was prompt in communication and kept track of things as they progressed.”
NZ Controls (Candidate)
Honest about Our Principles. We are so confident that we will exceed your expectations that we are prepared to give guarantees to underpin our services. Yet, being honest, we are human and will from time to time make mistakes – on those rare occasions we will apologise and do everything possible to put things right.
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