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External Recruitment Services

The All-of-Government (AoG) external recruitment services contract provides government agencies with a consistent and streamlined process for getting recruitment services at reduced contracted rates.

Comprising of 41 recruitment companies, the provider panel for the AoG contract for external recruitment services offers variety and a depth of experience across Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

117 government agencies have now signed up to take advantage of the competitive pricing and services offered by the AoG external recruitment services contract, which was established in September 2012.

Over the last half of 2014 the Centre of Expertise (CoE) conducted a performance review of the external recruitment services contract. Following the review the decision was made to exercise the contract’s right of renewal to extend it for an additional 12 months – the contract period will now expire on 20 September 2016.

Read the FAQ sheet for more information on the review process [102 KB PDF].

The total savings for the last financial year 2013/14 achieved were $14.25M, and each participating agency has now received a report detailing their savings on the contract.

As of 1 January 2014, the administration fee for this AoG contract was reduced from 1.5% to 1.0% to ensure maximum cost savings and value for money for participating agencies.

As of 1 January 2015, the administration fee on additional services was removed.

The CoE has run three customer satisfaction surveys among the participating agencies on the quality of services provided. The results have been very consistent, with overall satisfaction scores of 83.38%, 83.33% and 82.79%.

Latest results of the Customer Satisfaction Survey [252 KB PDF]

For more information on joining the AoG external recruitment services contract, download the Buyer’s Guide.

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The contract is based on the supply of primary recruitment:

  • for permanent employee, temporary staff and contractor placements;
  • to common corporate, administration and information technology roles; and
  • in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.

Features and benefits

This contract offers:

  • competitive fees
  • reduced cost-of-engagement for both government agencies and providers
  • standardised service descriptions and terms and conditions of supply (e.g. candidate warranties, permanent conversion)
  • a consistent process for ordering recruitment services based on best practice under a Recruitment Services Order
  • equity of access for government agencies to a range of additional services at contracted prices
  • reporting on government recruitment spend activity and provider performance
  • opportunity to leverage the terms and conditions for primary services to other areas of supply (i.e. roles in ‘specialist’ job families, roles in other regions).

AoG external recruitment services provider panel

The providers on the panel are:

Absolute IT Limited McLaren Associates Limited
Adecco Personnel Limited Momentum Holdings Limited (Momentum and Velocity)
Alpha Personnel Recruitment Limited Niche Recruitment (Law Staff Limited)
Azimuth Contracting Limited Ninetwenty New Zealand Limited (formerly Talentpoint Limited)
Beyond Services Limited OCG Consulting Limited (OCG and Pinnacle IT Recruitment)
Candle New Zealand Limited People and Company Limited (Formerly PowerHouse People) including Gaulter Russell and Numero)
Capital Recruitment Ltd Place Recruitment Limited (formerly Searchworks limited)
CareerDynamix Limited Project Plus Limited
Careering Options Limited Radius Recruitment New Zealand Limited
Drake New Zealand Limited Randstad Limited
Enterprise Recruitment Limited Recruit IT Group Limited
Frog Recruitment Limited Robert Walters New Zealand Limited
GBL Personnel Limited Sead Limited
H2R Limited Sheffield Group Limited
Hays Specialist Recruitment (Australia) Pty Limited Talent 2 NZ Limited
Hudson Global Resources (NZ) Ltd Talent International (Formerly Neal Andrews and Associates)
Inside Executive Recruitment Limited talentnow! (Talent Group Limited) including PeopleSearch (Wellington)
JacksonStone & Partners Limited The Johnson Group Limited
Kelly Services (New Zealand) Limited Madison Recruitment Limited (Madison Force Limited, and Madison Recruitment Limited)
Mana Recruitment (NZ Jobsquad Limited) Worklife Group Limited
Manpower Services (New Zealand) Limited including Experis  

The Recruitment Services Order

The Recruitment Services Order (RSO) is the standardised AoG approach for participating agency recruiters and hirers to request the services available.

Agencies may only purchase from the contract after signing Letter of Accession.

More information concerning the RSO can be found in the Buyers’ Guide.

Download the buyer's guide

This guide provides agencies with an overview of:

  • the contract, the scope of services offered and its benefits;
  • how to join and what fees apply under the contract;
  • how to select providers and buy under the contract;
  • roles and responsibilities; and
  • frequently asked questions.

Download a copy of the buyer's guide - AoG External Recruitment Services [768 KB PDF]


Contact us

For more information please contact the AoG Centre of Expertise for Recruitment:

Last updated 28 May 2015