Engage provide professional recruitment support services to businesses in Hawke’s Bay, Tauranga and the Manawatu-Whanganui region. Our simple recruitment solutions are hassle-free, efficient, flexible and cost effective.

As many business owners will know, recruiting the right people can be very time consuming. Engage takes the stress out of the process by working closely with business owners and managers, supporting them to find new employees efficiently and effectively.

Working with Engage to find the right personnel for your business means you’ll save significantly on time and money. You’ll work one-on-one with an experienced senior recruitment expert, who will assist in managing your recruitment process, so you can focus on what you do best, running your business.

Engage Recruitment Services

You can choose from our list of services to assist and support you through the recruitment process.

To find out more about recruitment solutions in Hawke’s Bay simply call:
Martin on 021 959 303 /
Chris on 022 041 5176 /

To find out more about recruitment solutions in the Manawatu-Whanganui region simply call:
Ilona on 021 281 9229 /

To find out more about recruitment solutions in Tauranga simply call:
Sharon on 021 753 535 /


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Talent Search

Find and contact passive candidates with niche or bespoke ‘hard-to-find’ skill-sets.


Identify candidates closely matching the vacancy’s criteria, interview then present short-listed candidates for a client interview.


Facilitate client candidate interviews:  interview scheduling, question design, running the interview and managing the results. Recommending the next steps.

Background Checks

Obtain verbal references from previous employers, Ministry of Justice checks, verification of relevant qualifications’ and Visa checks.

Testing & Assessment

Provide access to a variety of skills and personality testing tools to assist decision making.

Contract Negotiation

Manage the process of presentation of offers and ensuring a smooth process with no surprises through to employment.

Candidate Management

Ensure successful and unsuccessful applicants / candidates are notified about their application and its outcome.

Recruitment Process Coaching

Assisting clients to build their own recruitment strategy and processes.

Martin Bremner
Recruitment Director
(Hawke’s Bay)

If you’re looking for a simple, hassle-free and effective recruitment support solution to hire the right person for a position within your business, let’s talk.

With over 20 years’ recruitment industry and business ownership experience I’ve worked with businesses of all sizes from SMEs through to large corporate entities employing hundreds of people.

I’ve found the right people for positions in businesses across a variety of sectors, placing employees at all levels from graduates to CEOs.

As well as having worked in the recruitment industry for more than two decades I’ve also run my own businesses. This has allowed me to develop a big-picture understanding of both how businesses operate alongside the process and benefits of hiring just the right people.

Chris Hart
Principal Consultant
(Hawke’s Bay)

With over 12 years recruitment experience I have worked in a number of different recruitment markets locally and internationally and this experience has been garnered in a number of global recruitment firms.

I have expertise within the finance & accountancy, sales & marketing, engineering and business support demand areas and I am passionate about achieving the best possible results and pride myself in offering a bespoke solution to clients to enable them to find the best possible solution to their recruitment requirements.

Sharon McKeown
Recruitment Manager

I have 25 years of senior management and business ownership experience. I am an energetic and outcomes-driven professional with solid practical experience in all aspects of recruitment.

When working with organisations I am quick to assimilate a strong understanding of their business, market dynamics and their recruitment requirements, so hiring becomes much more intuitive and helps with hiring for a long term fit.

I have worked with large organisations with over 2,500 staff to small privately owned businesses, knowing the restraints that you and your staff can face I am here as an extension of your business working alongside your team to help recruit that right person.

Ilona Teki
Recruitment Manager

I have over 10 years’ experience working in recruitment, Human Resources, and Learning and Development. I enjoy helping businesses connect with the right talent, making the process as easy as possible.

I have a broad mix of experience, from both the recruitment and HR perspective, having worked for a global recruitment firm, in the government sector, and for a global manufacturing operation.

I am passionate about understanding business culture and drivers, as well as individuals’ career aspirations, to truly find the best fit for all.

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