We believe in people...
We look into the minds and hearts of people; we partner candidates, clients, technology and common sense solutions to best achieve practical recruitment & HR results.
The team at Bishop Associates Recruitment are passionate about people, making connections, understanding business needs, laughing (and drinking wine….shh!). We also quite enjoy recruitment. However, it is possible that our enjoyment of recruitment is because it gives us the chance to have a really thorough nose into the lives of diverse and interesting people without officially being accused of stalking! Most importantly, we take pride in doing good work and possess the maturity, experience and commitment to solve problems, build partnerships, make connections and add value.
Rob Bishop
The Bishop
has an encyclopedic knowledge of the HR sector and has recruited in the Human Resource vertical for so long that he has placed the same person as an HR Coordinator and then later as a GM HR. He also recruits ‘other stuff’ mostly at a management and leadership level.
Jo MacKenzie
Highly Organized
believes everyone has a story to tell….and she loves hearing them! She is an expert recruiter of Sales, Operations and Engineering roles and is also a dab hand at finding senior administrative staff. Be prepared to digress when dealing with Jo….she will soon know more about you than your mum does!
Nadine Denton
The Connector
is a passionate mum to her two boys…three if you count hubby which occasionally she does! Nadine is our techspert and recruits all the roles the rest of us are too dim to understand. From BAs and business intelligence experts to senior IT people - basically all roles that have an IT element to them – Nadine is the recruiter for you! You may also be able to tell by the total lack of technical language in this bio that Nadine did not write it herself….
Jamie Todd
Problem Solver
openly admits he is no DIY expert and his wife would confirm this! Just quietly, he thinks getting the flat-pack furniture out of the box is a bit of an achievement. However, he has found himself to be very handy at solving problems for his clients in the Construction and Engineering sectors. In particular when the need for new talent arises.
Linzi Ebbage-Thomas
Lateral Thinker
is our lady of the South. She is based in Wanaka and recruits also in Queenstown, Invercargill, Dunedin and anywhere with a lower average daily temperature and a high proliferation of Ski and Mountain Bike racks…. Linzi is a generalist recruiter par excellence and believes that there is a right person for every role – we believe that she is the perfect one for hers!
" I met Rob shortly after I ventured into the job market as a fresh I/O Psych grad. Rob provided me with support, advice and contacts to help me get my foot in the door of professional HR. In the many years that have followed, as my career has grown, Rob has continued to be a confidant and mentor to me. His industry knowledge and general wisdom about all things HR, together with his caring approach and complete discretion, has him second to none in my eyes. Not only has Rob represented me very well as a candidate, he’s also supported me in my role as HR Manager providing top notch advice and strong HR candidates whenever we’ve needed timely solutions. Rob has become my absolute go-to for recruitment and more recently for staff counselling. He’s also just great company for a coffee and a laugh. "
Yvette Hooper
HR Director
" Rob understands the needs and the culture of an organisation which has enabled him to always provide high calibre applicants for a project or vacancy. In the Canterbury region, I would rate Rob as the top HR Recruitment professional, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Rob and his Associates for all recruitment projects. "
Trish Telfer
HR Manager, Synlait Milk Ltd.
" I have worked with Rob for over a decade as both a candidate and as a recruiting manager. Working with Rob is always a positive experience, a true collaboration. Rob provides excellent candidate care and as a consultant, he builds a solid understanding of your business needs and demonstrates a real commitment to every assignment. "
Pam Blacktopp
HR Manager
" Rob has a very engaging, warm style with a strong ability to quickly understand client and candidate needs. His authentic and ethical nature allows him to quickly build trust and confidence. Rob’s longevity in the recruitment profession and how well he is networked and present in the Christchurch market gives him significant advantage in the industry. "
Mary Buckley
Managing Director, Culture by Design.
" As a contractor working with Nadine Denton, I appreciate her integrity, honesty and willingness to work hard to find the right roles. "
Executive Lease Contractor.
" Nadine Denton is detailed, professional and a great person to have on the team. She is always friendly and helpful and delivers all that she commits to. "
Divisional Manager.
" Jo Mackenzie is dynamic, energetic and driven. Jo works hard to source the best candidate for role and team fit. Jo went out of her way to understand the rewards and challenges in my teams work environment so she could relate to who would suit the role and culture. Jo has worked in a number of industries and has built a great gut instinct. "
Neil Betteridge
GM Manufacturing, Synlait.