Ryan + Alexander is a recruitment agency in Tauranga with a difference. We’ve chosen to focus all of our international-level expertise squarely on regional New Zealand.
We created Ryan+Alexander because we could see an opportunity to provide companies in regional New Zealand with an international-quality recruitment service. Our success shows we understand client expectations and work hard to exceed them.
We come from differing employment recruitment backgrounds so our collaboration offers clients the potent fusion of two distinct specialties.
Kiri Burney focuses on the swift placement of excellent short-term and temporary personnel, and finding the perfect match for those seeking permanent entry- to mid-level roles.
Bernadette Ryan-Hopkins utilises a wealth of experience in executive search recruitment to place exceptional candidates in permanent middle-management to senior executive roles and also helps employers fill highly-specialised contracting roles.
Combining these areas of expertise, Ryan+Alexander is able to cover the full breadth of roles – from temporary to contract to permanent, from entry-level right through to executive management. This is what we mean when we say we’re a ‘full-service’ recruitment agency.
Our Tauranga-based job employment agency is renowned for its approachable and friendly atmosphere, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t conscious of the value of your time. Working with us will never be onerous. We aim to keep our dealings with clients and recruits as straightforward and efficient as possible.
When you work with Ryan+Alexander, you’re dealing with a recruitment agency which is authentic, collaborative and determined to get you results.
I was born in Invercargill and raised in Rotorua but have lived and worked around the world – from Japan, to the United Kingdom, to Holland. I have developed a keen instinct for recognising individuals with international-standard expertise who will fit, and thrive, in regional New Zealand.
Throughout my 13 year career, I have helped large corporates fill senior roles in London, Singapore, China and various points between. I have specialised across a number of sectors, including financial services and agribusiness, and been tasked with responsibility for placing senior executives in roles such as operations and general management.
I returned to the Bay of Plenty in 2013, with my husband and two boys in tow, to work for Zespri International. For almost three years, I managed the company’s mid- to executive-level global recruitment and further honed my instinct for the attributes which set outstanding candidates aside from the pack. I run a rigorous recruitment process, devoted to finding impressive roles for recruits of the highest calibre.
Examples of clients I have worked with:
- Zespri International
- ANZ National
- British Telecom
- Carter Holt Harvey
I’m a farm girl at heart. I grew up on a dairy farm in a small town in the mighty Waikato. On my OE to the United Kingdom, I managed a fast-paced temp desk for a large recruitment agency. I developed a reputation for making great job placements at speed.
On return to New Zealand, I landed a role with Madison Recruitment in Auckland. I managed a dual recruitment desk and 10 consultants. We worked at a furious pace, ranging across a variety of sectors, including public health and finance. Though we worked swiftly, I took pride in my team’s reputation for thorough checks and thoughtful, effective matching.
After a short stint in Nelson, my husband was transferred to Tauranga, and we jumped at the opportunity to move our family to the Bay of Plenty. I set up a local offering for Madison and, after maternity leave with my third child, created recruitment agency Ryan + Alexander in Tauranga with Bernadette.
Examples of clients I have worked with:
- Air New Zealand
- Southern Cross Healthcare
- BOP Regional Council
- Tauranga City Council
- University of London
Born and bred in Mount Maunganui, I have returned home to Tauranga after a period of time working in recruitment in London, Melbourne, Christchurch and Auckland.
As a qualified solicitor and journalist I ‘fell into recruitment’ and haven’t looked back. Recruiting in the professional services space of legal, accounting, architecture and engineering, it is my legal and journalistic background that sets me apart from other recruiters. I leave no stone unturned and I am passionate about building long standing relationships with both clients and candidates.
Having worked for one of the world’s largest recruitment agencies, it was the boutique and professional style that drew me to Ryan and Alexander. I’m looking forward to using my skills and experience in the Bay of Plenty.