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Permanent Recruitment

Being specialists in Freight and Logistics means we have developed deep industry knowledge, and you have experts backing you in your search for talent - from graduate to general manager and everything in between.

Temp and Contract Work

You need great people, and FAST.   The good news is our temp consultants’ desks are smoking from the speed they work at.  Temp and Contract work is an exciting growth area of flexible work options for career seekers and employers.

Flexible Services

For the occasions where you may not require our full expertise, we can design something to suit. Examples of this are interview/sales coaching, career guidance and support, salary/review consultation and interview room hire.

Skills Assessments & Profiling

We have engaged a well respected organisation that provide the latest talent assessment tools to bring further insights to your decision-making. These tools allow us to measure skills, and help to predict human performance and areas for support.​

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Data Entry & Word Processing Freight/Cargo Forwarding

Temp Data Entry Operator

Auckland

What's involved: 3 month contract at this stage adjusting to a heavy workload period Supplier InvoicingJob RegistrationSetting up client charges in our system.Required work experience: Ideally someone with freight knowledge and experience with Cargowise  Benefits of this company: Centrally located How to apply? The first step is to apply online via...

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Import/Export & Customs

Export Documentation Coordinator

Auckland

About the Company: Our client is a NZ owned exporter who specializes in shipping to the Asia pacific market. About the Role: Reporting to the Export Manager, you will be preparing all of the export documentation for shipments. Attention to detail, prioritizing the work and a strong customer service ethic...

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Other Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics

Customer Service

Mangere

About the Company Do you want to work for an exciting company with a fast-paced work environment where no 2 days are the same?  Working with high end clients in the pharmaceutical and bio lab industries, liaising with overseas offices, global company. About the RoleThe role is busy and fast-paced,...

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Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics Freight/Cargo Forwarding

Import Customer Service

Auckland

About the Company: A large family owned global business that has been serving the freight industry for over 80 years.  About the Role: This is a great opportunity for an experienced customer services representative to continue there growth and development with this thriving business.  You will work with a small...

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Administration & Office Support

Customer Services Administrator

Penrose

About the CompanyThey are a global manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients based in Penrose, with a long history of continuous growth and innovation. As a result, they provide job security during challenging times.About the RoleCustomer service supportExcellent phone mannerismBasic computer skills. Incl. Excel, WordEntry of customer orders in their...

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Import/Export & Customs

Export Administrator

Penrose

A STABLE global bakery brandHeath, Super and staff discounts!Early finish to attend personal commitmentsWho you’ll work for?They are a global manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients based in Penrose, with a long history of continuous growth and innovation. As a result, they provide job security during challenging times.What's involved: As...

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Freight/Cargo Forwarding

Sales Support

Auckland

About the company: This is an international freight forwarding company who has a strong global presence with offices around the world.  With a positive work culture, supportive management and long term career opportunities. Benefits of this role:Working from home option once fully trainedFlexible hours Ongoing personal development Many opportunities to grow in the businessGenerous...

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Administration & Office Support Administrative Assistants

Temp Admin Assistant

Auckland

What's involved:A three month temp assignment supporting the management team by providing administrative support in the recruitment and training of ship officers and crew for the new vessel service.Hours are 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday with an immediate start!You'll be tasked with:Provide administrative support in the recruitment of crew –...

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Sales Coordinators

Sales Support

Auckland

What's involved: 6 month contract to ease with a heavy workload. If this workload continues, this role will go perm. Quoting Updating ratesPricingExcelSystems savvy as you will be using their in house quoting system Ideally Cargowise  Required work experience: Someone who knows quoting/pricing and comes from International freight forwarding so they can keep...

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Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics Freight/Cargo Forwarding

Export Customer Service Coordinator   

Auckland

About the Company Established global company servicing the freight forwarding industry. Great offices at Airport Oaks, friendly team, company on the grow.   What's involved: You will be managing and coordinating export routings within Cargowise and maintaining the export rate costing sheet.  There is a large focus on developing and maintaining...

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We are proud to offer NZ's largest Freight & Logistics Salary Guide to both employers and career seekers to benchmark from.  This is a real-time, user-contributed portal that has become an invaluable tool to facilitate a negotiation process, or provide organisations with the market value of relevant roles.

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Our team is made up of talent and client-facing recruiters who specialise in particular areas of the freight and logistics industry.  Many of our recruiters have joined us from the industry, so you know you are speaking with people who truly understand your skills and the context of your role.  


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How to get the best people and avoid the counter-offer war!
09 Jun 22, by Natasha Pita
How to get the best people and avoid the counter-offer war!

​As we emerge from the global pandemic, the New Zealand job market faces a catastrophic situation: record labour shortages at a time of peak demand! ​Covid relief schemes allowed struggling businesses to retain their employees, while other industries flourished as demand for goods and services soared. This, combined with border restrictions, has contributed to a growing labour shortage. ​National Job Ad Growth +39% Job Ad Growth for Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics +55% Seek NZ – Apr 22 vs. Apr 19​And, just as our doors are opening for immigrant workers, large numbers of Kiwis are planning to travel overseas for long-awaited OEs and more lucrative career prospects. It's hardly surprising that in the battle to acquire both skilled and unskilled talent, salaries have risen... substantially! ​The Manufacturing, Logistics & Transport industries had the greatest salary growth of 27 to 33 percent. Seek NZ – Early 2022 vs. Late 2019​Here's the thing: the top candidates are more than likely already employed and only mildly curious. So, to entice them away from the security of their current situation, hiring companies must be competitive! Companies can no longer progressively negotiate with a candidate because they are vulnerable to counteroffers from multiple other parties throughout the hiring process, such as: Other hiring companies - keep in mind this is a talent short market! Current employer - retention is easier than recruitment, so they'll battle tooth and nail to keep a valuable employee! Previous employers - we've found that some verbal referees will present counter-offers after learning about the candidate's availability!​So, how can companies attract talent and mitigate a counter-offer battle? ​Current Market SalariesConsult with the industry specialists regarding current salary trends; the offer should be competitive but not extraordinary. Adaptable Work ArrangementsFlexibility is here to stay! Find a model that works for both the business and the employees; many of our clients have reported greater productivity as a result of work-life harmony. Career Development One of the most common reasons people leave is for career growth. Establish clear learning pathways and prepare to discuss potential development opportunities. Robust Recruiting ProcessCreate a positive experience by having a solid plan, being available for interviews, and ensuring continuous progress. Once you've identified the 'one', move rapidly to prevent the process from going cold! (By the way, most of these points apply to both recruiting and retaining staff.) ​Although money, flexibility and opportunity are the most important factors for job candidates, determining a person’s unique career motivations is a complex process. ​As freight and logistics specialists, we are committed to uncovering our candidates' individual objectives and abilities so that we can match them to your company's specific requirements and career opportunities. ​International Freight, Logistics, Road Transport, Shipping, Courier, and Warehousing are among the fields in which we specialise. We also have experts in sales and senior management recruitment. Before you make your next recruiting decision, consult with us. ​

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How to build a strong remote work culture, and benefit from it!
15 Nov 21, by Natasha Pita
How to build a strong remote work culture, and benefit from it!

​​Remember how it felt when someone gave you a high five or pat on the back? Or a sense of validation from receiving direct eye contact? Or the empathy and understanding you get from facial expressions?​It’s been a while. We’ve cheered each other on via video conference… but it’s not the same.​The pandemic has forced many of us to transfer our working space from a buzzing office to the dining table. We’re now faced with having to navigate our professional tasks without those non-verbal forms of communication and nuance that encourage and support us.​So, how can we remain connected and engaged whilst being physically disconnected?​Throughout the past three months, our team have managed to develop and maintain a strong remote work culture and it has contributed to our success. Despite nationwide disruption and uncertainty – we achieved record placement results that created job security and encouraged productivity. It’s a positive cycle. We achieved this in 5 ways: 1. InclusivenessWe have a broad range of talent at Team. We have creators, promoters, negotiators, and analytical contributors and we understand that our success is dependent on everyone doing their bit. BUT, our communication styles are different therefore when we’re physically distanced it’s critical that everyone has a platform to be heard.Whilst some people are confident contributing in a large Zoom meeting, others may prefer the dynamic of a smaller breakout meeting? Sometimes, our needs are best met through a one-on-one call or simply by committing to a timeframe to respond to emails.People feel validated when they’re heard. Consider the best channel of communication for your team. ​2. ConsistencyStructure and a sense of predictability are necessary for me. Without it, I’m a loose ball of energy with big ideas but find executing these ideas challenging without a fixed schedule. Accordingly, I’ve learned to replicate the demands of my role at home by creating a timetable of tasks with calls-for-action.Likewise, our business benefits from consistent and specific activity. When we made the snap shift to remote work, our internal and external meetings were immediately transferred to video conferences. We retained our weekly training, collaboration sessions, and monthly recognition and rewards. When Government ‘restrictions’ eased, we facilitated outdoor meetings between clients and candidates. Consistency builds trust. Our commitment to continuing with the status quo gave our staff, clients and candidates a sense of security. 3. AccountabilityGoal setting not only keeps us accountable, it also gives us purpose and motivation to focus. This is even more critical during uncertain times. During the 2020 nationwide lockdown we lost 90% of our job orders within 4 days. Our consultants were at a loss. We had to adjust our expectations but not our goals. Whilst our sales targets were temporarily reduced our candidate engagement skyrocketed. The result of our refocussed effort was longer term sales.Fortunately, today the job market is stronger however there is a significant talent shortage. Temp contracts have fallen whilst the need for permanent roles has increased. The pathway to success requires creativity, collaboration and commitment!Hold staff accountable for reaching their goals however be flexible in terms of how they will achieve this.  4. Boundaries Working from home doesn’t mean we’re suddenly available 24/7! Our leadership team discussed this recently and the pressure we put on ourselves to respond to calls (or worse, video calls!) at any moment – regardless of what we’re doing.The beauty of remote work is that it allows for a level of flexibility. When we’re clear about people’s roles and responsibilities it empowers staff to manage their working hours. An early riser may choose to bang out a bunch of emails first thing, allowing them to enjoy a long lunch or exercise when the sun is at its highest!By setting boundaries and managing expectations you’re building trust with your employees. This is the base of a healthy work culture. 5. Social ConnectionsPhysical distancing can jeopardise relations when communication is stripped of context and nuance. Our interpersonal relationships are highly valued at Team Recruitment and we nurture this by committing to regular social interactions in spite of our separation.On Thursdays at 4pm we down work, pour a drink and partake in organised virtual antics. Through various events, we’ve seen glimpses into each other’s spaces as we guessed “Whose bubble?”, uncovered 30 interesting and unknown facts about each other, analysed “truths and lies” and discovered that one staff member in particular, is an absolute quiz queen! Ironically, working apart has brought us closer. You can bridge the physical distance and support your work culture by fostering regular social interactions.​​Whilst some of us will return to the workplace as restrictions continue to ease, hybrid work will undoubtedly become the new norm for many. Taking these steps to help build a strong and healthy culture outside of the workplace is therefore necessary and may uncover surprising results!

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What is happening with the Freight & Logistics job market? And, how to attract top talent right now!
21 Oct 21, by Natasha Pita
What is happening with the Freight & Logistics job market? And, how to attract top talent right now!

​Overall, the NZ economy bounced back from the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic stronger than expected. This, combined with migration coming to a halt due to border restrictions, has created an unprecedented demand for talent.​'Seek NZ’ report National Job Advertising well above pre-pandemic as of September 2021*​For the Freight and Logistics sector, the supply and demand trend is even more prominent due to global supply chain disruptions. This has resulted in heavier workloads due to increased touchpoints per shipment and the newly created positions to help manage the fall-out.​Remarkable Talent Shortfall We are able to proactively manage this by understanding the reasons for the decline in available qualified talent. Our consultants communicate with people in Freight and Logistics daily and this is what they tell us:​Job Insecurity - Covid-19 restrictions create insecurity and it’s fuelling a reluctance to shift jobs and companies. There are redundancy concerns around LIFO (last in, first out). People are cautious about leaving their current positions right now and many have asked us to revisit them in the new year.​Burnout and Exit - Workloads have increased, teams are under-resourced and the hours are long. They know their skills and experience are in demand and transferrable and they’re eager to apply them elsewhere.​Counter Offers - This is nothing new; as a recruitment specialist for over twenty years, we’ve successfully mitigated these. However, in a desperate bid to retain staff or compete with other hirers, we’re now facing situations where there are counteroffers of tens of thousands of dollars above their current salaries, coupled with attractive benefits.​Restrictive Employment Contracts - Some larger multinational businesses have staff tied into lengthy notice periods of up to three months. Whilst this serves the employer in the short term, their staff are often disgruntled and considering resigning prior to securing their next role. It’s also a significant deterrent when hiring.​Border Restrictions - We’ve had a steady level of success with placing people on work visas in Freight or Logistics operational roles. However, border closures have decreased this pool of candidates and businesses have been more reluctant to consider visa requirements.​Despite lockdown restrictions, September 2021 was one of Team Recruitment's strongest months for permanent job placements in 2½ years!​​Attracting Top TalentWe’ve always had to work hard to attract the high performers in the Freight and Logistics market. Now, every job opportunity needs to have that point of difference in order to be competitive. During this past quarter, we found that businesses who adopted the following policies were most successful with their permanent hiring:​At (or above!) Market SalarySalaries in International Freight Forwarding were steady for the previous four years according to our Online Salary Guide. Since May/June 2021 there has been a remarkable increase in baseline salaries and benefits. In order to be competitive with strong talent, you must put your best foot forward. Talk to our Consultantsabout current market salaries whilst we wait for entries to update our online guide. A level of FlexibilityHybrid working will become the norm. The 2020 lockdown showed us that people can remain engaged and productive when working from home. Moreover, it supports work/life balance and widens your talent pool when travel is less of a consideration. 68% of our roles include an element of flexibility and we anticipate this will increase. Authentic People StrategyThe way your business looks after their people is a significant factor when attracting top talent. It’s insufficient to only state that your company has a “good culture”. People want specifics, i.e. longevity of staff, how you recognise and reward, how you celebrate diversity and practice inclusion? Ask your existing team what they love about working for your business so you can share an authentic story.Above all else, honesty is key! It’s reasonable to say “we’ve recognised the need to change and these are our plans”. Training & Growth opportunitiesShipping and Logistics companies will continue to outgrow the available talent therefore businesses must prepare to invest in training. There are clear, long-term benefits to hiring ‘potential’ over ‘experience’.High performers want to grow. They want to know the career path and what plans businesses have to facilitate this. Clear PurposePart of our ethos at Team Recruitment is ‘worthwhile work’ – that is, appreciating how each role plays an integral part within an organisation and the overall success of the business.Employment is fulfilling when people understand their purpose and how their role contributes towards the company's goals and success. Partner with a ProfessionalIt’s not enough to post a job ad on ‘SEEK’ and then sit back and wait for mediocre applicants to apply. The reality is that your ‘ideal’ candidate probably isn’t scrolling job boards – they’re most likely currently employed. You need access to qualified people and the skills to uncover their true motivation in order to a successful match.81% of our roles were filled with our existing networks and outside of advertising**Team Recruitment has been working with people in Freight and Logistics for over 20 years. It’s our craft and our passion. Put simply – let us do what we do best so you can continue with what you do best. ​And, watch this space - the candidate market could flip just as quickly. Partner with us and you'll be the first to know! * Source: SEEK job ad index as of Sept -21** Source: TEAM permanent job placements during the past quarter (June – Sept 21)

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DIY Recruitment, have you got the RIGHT tools?
03 Jun 20, by Alicia Vroegop
DIY Recruitment, have you got the RIGHT tools?

​​Welcome to the COVID-19 sponsored employment wasteland. A world awash with freshly dumped employees in a land with no jobs. Except you have a vacancy to fill, so surely, now is the ideal time to net the pick of the bunch! You know EXACTLY what you want, but hell, you’re not forking out the money for an agency to manage it. Surely it can’t be THAT hard...​​We are a nation of proud DIY heroes. In an attempt to save money, we try our hands at everything from building a shed, to colouring our own hair or producing our own ‘special’ cake. But if we lack the expertise and experience, we just end up wasting precious time and resources – only to end up with a disastrous result, money wasted and well, bruised egos. Right now, there are high stakes involved in getting this right, your business recovery hinges on employing the right people to survive and thrive for the remainder of 2020 and beyond. ​We’ve been here before. During the GFC, the world of talent-hiring was turned on its head. We went from a talent shortage to a talent flood in a short space of time. But this is worse, and we know from experience what hiring in an economic downturn looks like...​It’s chaos. ​For every job you advertise, you will have hundreds (if not thousands) of desperate applicants, all wanting to plug that hole of financial uncertainty and saying anything you want to hear to secure your job – even if they know its not right for them. ​Without any formalised systems or processes to manage those applications, time marches on, the vacancy goes stale, communication suffers – and so does your employment brand. ​​So before you go ahead and try some DIY recruitment to try and save money, there are a few critical factors you will need to consider:Do you have an ATS system and processes set up to manage the flood of applications, and keep track of the good ones?How will you screen the shortlist? What is the strategy around this– it needs to be consistent (and legal)Do you know how to protect your business from accusations of discrimination and bad press?Are you prepared for the noise? The phone calls and emails into your business, as the desperation ramps up from applicants who haven’t heard back? Identifying talent from a CV alone is not an exact science - some of the best candidates can present some pretty naff CV’sDo you have the resource to dedicate to the task of getting down to a shortlist?Do you have the background knowledge of the candidates you have shortlisted?Do you have the skills to keep candidates warm, not losing the good ones through the process?Do you have someone dedicated to co-ordinating those interviews and getting honest feedback?Do you have the time? Remember. Time is money.​As specialist recruiters, we can answer all of those questions with a resounding YES.​We have the skills, tools, expertise and time to get the job done. The ability to identify the right people, adding value with interviews, reference checks and testing - along with a guarantee of replacement if it doesn’t work out, is a service that you won’t regret employing. ​As a recruitment business that has been focused on transport, logistics and freight for 25 years, you have the additional benefit of history. We are loaded with prior knowledge of a large chunk of the market, having spent years building relationships with them, understanding their journeys and talent. ​Yes there is a fee, but the cost to your business could be far greater trying to manage it yourself.​Talk to us about how we can support your business with the whole, or part of the recruitment process. We have flexible options on payment during this crisis, and have an increasing database of incredible talent that are looking for their next job. ​Call us on 095256400 if you are thinking of hiring professionals in the logistics, freight, transport and supply chain industry. We can help. ​

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