Our team has over 30 years local experience and works with proven related professionals across all industries. professional services and the public sector. Tap into our active & passive search capability and established networks to source the best talent for your organisation.
My first contact with Leanne Bell was at a BNI Networking meeting. I wasn't even looking for staff initially but after chatting with Leanne, she basically advised me what was missing in my business and put forward a candidate whom I ended up hiring! Since then I've hired a further two staff with Leanne's assistance! Leanne is very personable and easy to communicate with. She is exceptional at her job. I would definitely recommend Leanne to any employer who may or may not need a new employee!
Annemare Begg I Owner, White Refrigeration I October 2018
Leanne approached me in March 2014 and simply said "I've got your dream role" and man was she right. She put me into the perfect role at the right time of my career, and I flourished. What is great about Leanne is that she thinks outside the box, I didn't fit the role brief and I didn't have the classic experience that the company thought they were looking for. However, Leanne saw past that and knew that given the chance I would be exactly what they needed, and according to my boss, I was. Leanne then repeated this again and again with others that she then put into our business when I was HR Manager.
I love working with Leanne, she is real and she delivers, two things that you don't commonly associate with recruiters. Leanne breaks the mold and I couldn't recommend her more!
Erin Jackson | Director and Partner, The Hoxby Collective I Sept 2018
We are so incredibly grateful to have found three super employees through Customise Talent. Leanne has been amazing to work with - efficient and pro-active, she "thinks outside the square". She has the ability to see that "special unique" that may not necessarily fit the profile we provide but ends up being exactly who we need. She not only cares about her candidates but also about working in partnership with her client. I would definitely recommend Leanne and Customise Talent.
Sharlene Smith I Sales Manager, Toll New Zealand I August 2018
I've known Leanne for a number of years and she contacted me at the right time and presented two candidates who were ideal (almost perfect) for the roles that we were recruiting for. I really enjoyed working with Leanne throughout the process, she understands our business well and I would absolutely work with her again on future assignments. 2 out of 2 is a 100% strike rate, you can't argue with that!
Vikas Verma I GM Real Estate & Employment, NZME I July 2018
Leanne is one in a million. This experience has completely blown me away... She leaves other recruitment consultants in the dust. Would highly recommend.
Nikki Vibert I Account Manager I June 2018
From start to finish Rachel handled the process exceptionally well and performed professionally. She constantly communicated with both parties and kept them in the loop. Negotiated well and achieved a win-win situation for both parties. It has been a pleasure working with Rachel and wish her well for the future
ALFRED JUDE PUSHPAKUMAR I Finance Manager I July 2018
My Customise Consultant Leanne, was a gem to work with. Leanne, negotiated great outcomes for myself in my new role, identified quickly the role advertised would be a great fit for my skill set, and the company culture also a nice fit. Leanne is hugely experienced in recruitment and as such makes the process easy and seamless.
Jane Reed I Business Development, Toll NZ I June 2018
Michael has superior EQ, customer insight and role comprehension. He went above and beyond our expectations and the feedback we received from both of the Executives who worked with him was glowing. He brings a good dose of humour to his work and we love that at Jade Software! We look forward to working with Michael on future assignments.
Yvette Hooper I HR Manager, Jade Software Corporation I March 2018
Leanne is an absolute "Rock Star" and a credit to Customise Talent. She is professional, talented and savvy and I trust her 100% to find me the most suitable candidate because she is proactive and has incredible intuition. I wouldn't consider using any other agency because of her innate ability to get the personality/company match spot-on! I will definitely work with Leanne on future assignments and I highly recommend her.
Louise Gordon I Events Manager, REINZ, January 2018.
Leanne was a fantastic person to work with to secure a role in a fantastic organisation. She was able to recognize my worth from my CV, and then give me the confidence to go forward for the position I wanted. Thank you so much Leanne!
Tessa Smith I PA/Administrator I Nov 2017
I found Leanne to be exceptional at what she does. She holds your hand from the very beginning, guides you all the way through the interview process and makes you feel truly valued. She managed to gain my trust at an early stage, she was friendly while remaining very professional. She shows a genuine care factor that is bereft in most recruiters. Leanne did an outstanding job representing me and found me a role that I love and that is the perfect fit for me. I would highly recommend Leanne Bell at Customise Talent to anyone wanting an excellent recruiter to represent them. You will definitely have a higher chance at getting your next position by trusting her guidance.
Key points I liked the most were:
- Understood what matters to me in my personal life and tailored to my needs
- Had empathy through some of the more difficult parts of the recruitment process
- Found a role that is good for my career and a company that has embraced me
- Built me up along the way with trust, respect and encouragement
Nikki Steadman I Trading Representative I Nov 2017
She listened to what I said and knew exactly what I wanted.
Lata Paulo l Health and Safety Advisor I Aug 2017
I valued the honest communication I had with Leanne, from discussing my skills to feedback on my interviews, she added value the whole way. And to make it even better I never felt like I was waiting for a call, she promptly reached out every step of the way. The best recruiter experience I have had ever!
Melisa Shore l Head of Sales I July 2017
My dealings with Michael when trying to secure a new role were fantastic. He communicated well throughout the whole process, I felt he heard what I needed and understood the type of role which would suit my skill set and my personality. Proof is in the pudding, I have just accepted a fantastic new role through his facilitation!
Emily Govorko l Advertising Sales Manager I June 2017
Michael approached me to establish a working relationship as he had previously worked on a similar role for GWF in Australia. I would describe his performance as very engaging and professional, with great follow up and excellent candidate engagement. He took the time to build a genuine working relationship and to understand both our business needs as well as our culture. I would highly recommend Michael to any potential candidate or employer working on a specific technical role and the sales and marketing functions.
Sarah Cruz-Taylor l Recruitment Manager, George Weston Foods l May 2017
Leanne is a very professional recruiter. She is extremely knowledgeable about the market and is a great communicator. Leanne does an excellent job and I seriously couldn't fault her service. I will continue to work with Leanne in the future and would fully recommend her to find you the right employees for your company.
Darren Kelly l REINZ l January 2017
I've been using Leanne Bell to recruit my direct reports and cadets over the years initially when she was Leanne Bell Recruitment, and now since joining Customise. Leanne offers a professional HR service and I would highly recommend her recruitment services to any company.
Angus Barrett l Sims Pacific Metals l August 2016
Leanne's approach is very personalised, attentive, directive. She always went the extra mile to follow up with my progress and to represent me well. The job I have secured through Leanne is a dream come true, and I absolutely would recommend her warmly to anyone.
Anita Hayhoe | Commercial Manager, Idealog, Tangible Media I June 2015
I have had the pleasure of working with Leanne both in my own career development and in the establishment of my sales teams over the past 10 years. Leanne has proved time and time again that she has an innate understanding of potential employees that will not only fit with my work ethic and personality but also that of my team's. Leanne is a trusted advisor and makes it her obligation to understand you and your business in order to get the best results. I would have no hesitation in referring Leanne's skillset to find you the right candidate and next employment opportunity.
Cameron Taylor | General Manager
I had the pleasure of working with Rachel as my recruitment partner for Kimberly-Clark New Zealand from 2015 - 2017. During this time, Rachel was diligent, professional, and energetic in determining potential candidates that could best contribute to our culture of delivering exceptional business performance. Rachel has a passion for people which makes her a delight to work with for both the candidates and companies.
Sharna Heinjus I Global Category Development Leader, Kimberly-Clark
As a client, Rachel delivered time and time again with high quality candidates, perfectly suited to the role with the right balance of skill and experience, but more importantly the right fit for our company culture. She spends time truly understanding your business, what your trying to achieve and the DNA of your people - all of which are critical factors for a relationship manager in the recruitment space, however are very seldom practiced. I can highly recommend Rachel as a recruitment partner of choice to any prospective business owner or leader.
Joshua Howe I Chief Merchant & Commercial Office, The Natural Grocery Company
Leanne did a fantastic job recruiting me for a company. A very personable, friendly, memorable service. As an employee seeking work, I could not ask for better. If you are looking for someone to hire quality staff for you and best represent you, see Leanne! (thanks again)
Ben Young | CEO, Nudge
Michael is swift, accurate and personable in his approach. He found the right Technical Lead candidate for us and did so quickly. I would definitely recommend Michael's recruitment services to others and will certainly be contacting him again in the near future.
Pete Gibson l Digital Director, AffinityID
Leanne was thorough in her explanation of the role and assisted in all areas. She followed up and managed to secure me the role within a few days....impressive!
Kathy l Client Services - Packaging Specialist
Leanne was supportive, down-to-earth, communicative and informative. She ensured I knew every detail that was important in securing this role, and supported me the entire process, and then some - even after normal business hours. She was an absolute pleasure to work with in finding employment and I know for sure that I would return to her in the future if needed. She completely won me over, and represents Customise Talent in an exceptional fashion. (Yay, Leanne!) I think she's an overall sweetheart who is incredible at her job, and went above and beyond in helping each party she dealt with to feel secure and taken care of. 10/10 would recommend. Thanks for
your time and assistance, in everything.
E.S. I Sales Support and Administrator
Partner | Talent Acquisition
Leanne is a former director of a large NZ recruitment agency and prior to becoming a Partner in Customise Talent (SalesTalents Partner Company), she owned and operated her own boutique specialised agency for 10 years. She is a firm believer in operating with integrity and a strong work ethic and never fails to offer candidates and clients an outstanding degree of service and professionalism.