Kelly from Ruby Recruit is the go-to consultant for identifying and connecting HR talent with organisations.  Kelly knows the market!  Our team was also fortunate to contract Paul with us as an internal resource while we determined our longer-term needs.  Paul more than paid for himself through highlighting new ways of finding talent, identifying what we weren’t but could be doing with our database of candidates, and getting us started on recruitment metrics/reporting. The team still misses Paul!

Kelsey Price, Head of People & Culture, Uniservices (2020)

Ruby are my go-to recruiters – Kelly for all things HR – she knows the market and the candidates exceptionally well and has excellent results every time. For those hard to find roles or out of the ordinary recruitment situations Paul is my go-to. He quickly got a feel for our business and its leaders and quickly became a trusted partner to the business. Paul has had phenomenal success for me in multiple traditionally sourced roles, but has also saved our bacon on a number of occasions with his unbundled service.

Bridget Ashby – HR Manager, Viridina Glass (2020)

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kelly for a number of years, mostly supporting me within larger corporate environments. When I decided to move into a very different sector, I was really pleased that my different needs were then also catered for and understood. I think the secret to Kelly’s success is she invests in understanding not only her clients business, but also them as a person – providing serious ‘right fit’ value every time. The breadth and depth of Kelly’s network is impressive, so speed to appointment is consistently optimised!

Jo Carkeek – Head of Shared Services at Viridian Glass (2020)

“I’ve worked with Kelly for over 6 years. She is a recruiter whom I trust completely. She is honest and professional to deal with, and knows the Auckland HR market inside out!

Kelly’s insightful judgement is proven time and time again by ensuring a great cultural fit between candidate and company.

As a candidate or client I’d highly recommend Ruby Recruit.

Derryn MacLeod – HR contractor (2020)

 “Kelly’s strengths are her connections and her commitment to matching candidates to managers, roles and organisations.  I’ve worked with Kelly on a range of roles over the years and have experienced how she truly cares, and goes out of her way to deliver”.

Erica Malone – Head of Human Resources at Public Trust (2019)

Kelly George has the best network of HR people in New Zealand and is a hugely seasoned experienced recruiter and Paul George has massive recruitment experience across many industries.

Ruby Recruit aren’t your ordinary recruitment company they are trusted partners. You know they aren’t about clipping-the-ticket to get a ‘fee’. They genuinely want to work with you to get the best solution and are all about the relationship.

I’d strongly recommend working with Kelly & Paul – they are professional, prompt, keep you up to date, they come with massive experience of best practice recruitment and they care about helping you out in getting the right candidate.

In my eyes they are the best recruiters out there – both from a candidate and client perspective they want the best for you. They are down to earth, trusted partners, approachable and able to connect you with people to help solve problems. I love working with Kelly & Paul.

Kiri Shuker – People and Culture Manager at Ignite Architects (2019)

Kelly is nothing short of a magician! Kelly has been exceptional to work with over the past nearly 3 years. She has helped recruit multiple high quality HR Business Partner and Organisational Development talent for my new team. She knows the market well and takes the time to truly understand the business and what type of person and skills will compliment the team. She keeps you up to date, provides authentic feedback and discussion, great candidate care and always delivers to agreed schedules. This delivery, combined with professionalism and a good dose of laughter is rare to find in the recruitment and talent world. Thank you Kelly – we couldn’t have got such an amazing team without you. 

Louise Harvey-Wills | Chief People Officer, ACG (2019)

As a newcomer to the Auckland I was not prepared for the level of competitiveness in the job market. I spoke to well over a dozen recruiters and Kelly was the only one who regularly touched based and kept me up do date with how things were going. Kelly has a lovely warm and welcoming nature and still demonstrates care by staying in touch after the placement has been finalised. If you are seeking work or seeking talent Kelly would definitely be my go to person.  

Karen Korff | Senior HR Contractor/Change specialist (2019)

Kelly has the best network of fantastic HR people in NZ.   She filled my last two vacancies so quickly, it blew my mind.  Within a week I had a list of qualified potential candidates to review.  By the time I interviewed them, I knew so much about them already.  She has great judgement and is super responsive and easy to deal with.

Jo Copeland | General Manager HR, Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd (2019)

I’ve been lucky enough to work with Kelly as a trusted recruitment partner over the last 7+ years, and during that time Kelly has always put in the time and effort to build our relationship to ensure she truly understands our business’ needs. Kelly ensures candidates presented are always the right fit and therefore a great match for our team, which speeds up the whole offer process in this candidate short market!

Margo Thomas | Global General Manager People & Capability, Rakon Limited (2019)

I have been working with Kelly for over 7 years as both a client and candidate.  Kelly has taken to the time to get me and my leadership style as well as my business needs which has resulted in a number of excellent appointments.  Kelly has outstanding insight and extensive connections in the HR world and is an extremely professional operator that I have complete trust in confidence in.  I highly recommend working with Kelly.

Petrina Winchester | Head of ER and Change, IAG (2019)

Kelly George has strong relationships wherever she goes and how she builds those relationships is on a solid basis of trust. 

Both as a client and a candidate, I have relied on Kelly to give me an accurate picture of the market, my role in it as a candidate and the types of candidates we will attract when I am the employing manager.

I’ve always been thrilled with the outcome and Kelly has given me so many fabulous opportunities to work in places that match my values – an important consideration when you are committing to an organisation.  Not many recruiters think about that but she does.

In fact, I’d like to call her my Placement Guru, that seems like a more apt title.

Emilija Nikolic | Head of Capability, St John (2019)