Action Personnel has been a premier provider of recruitment services for over 35 years.

With teams across Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Manawatu-Wanganui, Hawkes Bay, Waikato and beyond we are proud to be NZ owned and operated. We pride ourselves on our quality service, competitive rates, and working in partnership with our clients to make sure we know your business and your needs.

We can supply permanent, contract or temporary staffing solutions for both the private sector and government with Less Talk and More Action so get in touch for a no obligation chat anytime on 0800-0800-84

For TAS clients please call our dedicated phone line 0800 115 030 or email

We proudly support the Manawatu Cricket Association, The Rangatahi Cricket Festival, Cancer Society NZ, Canteen, Special Children’s Christmas Party, Shoe Box Aotearoa, Women’s Refuge, Blue Santa, to name a few.

Looking for a job? Give us a call 0800 0800 84 or click the button below to see some of our current roles!

Your Recruitment Partners

Action Personnel offer permanent temporary and contract services as well as TAS recruitment nationwide.

For less talk, more Action with your job search or recruiting of staff we have you covered. Call 0800 0800 84

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Our Team

Andrew Pratt

Managing Director

Andrew Joined Action Personnel from a background in major projects, process improvement and risk management in the financial services sector. His years of experience in these fields has taught him that a business’ greatest asset is its people and he brings that strong belief to his role with Action Personnel. Andrew looks forward to working with you to successfully fulfil all of your personnel needs or help you with the next step in your career.

Erin Woods

General Manager

Erin has 20+ years recruitment experience, in both the permanent and temporary placement space. Erin has an extensive knowledge of trade and industrial roles as well as sales, support and executive recruitment. Whether your requirements are for permanent full-time staff, short or long term temps or contractors Erin can assist you in getting the right people to add value to your team or help you find your next exciting opportunity.

Ash Matenga

Lower North Regional Manager

Ash joins us fresh from her role managing all things administration for one of Palmerston North’s leading traffic management clients. Prior to that Ash and her husband owned their own business in Auckland, where her role involved sales, administration and customer service. If you are looking for someone who can find you staff that can manage a traffic control site or a CEO of a white collar business Ash can help! She is organised, practical and excellent at finding solutions for your staffing needs.

Matt Somerville

National Operations Manager

Matt joins us as National Operations Manager, based in Auckland but covering Nationwide! Matt has many years of recruitment experience and brings a wealth of knowledge in both the white and blue collar spaces. Having extensive experience in corporate sales and business management as well as recruitment Matt can bring expertise to the recruitment of your teams as well as assisting you into your next opportunity. How can Matt help you?

Aaron Flynn

South Island Regional Manager

Aaron joins us from a background in recruitment and hospitality. Aaron began his career as a rugby player, representing his province in NPC rugby, Super Rugby and representing NZ as a Maori All Black. Aaron has excellent experience in the recruitment of both blue and white collar temporary and permanent staff and joins us with a wealth of experience in client and candidate management. If you are looking for staff or work in the South Island Aaron is your man!

Lisa Anderson

Branch Manager Auckland

Lisa Anderson joins us in Auckland with a varied and unique background in people management, and a passion for networking and interacting with her clients to ensure she presents the right candidates for their employment needs. Positive and organised, we know you will find her can do attitude refreshing and efficient. Logistics, Construction, Hospitality, Medical and Administration experience gives Lisa a head start, which will be beneficial to our clients and candidates throughout NZ.

Stephanie Harrod

Support Services Manager

Stephanie has excellent experience as both an administrator and a recruitment consultant, so she has now undertaken a new role with us as Support Services Manager. Steph manages payroll, candidate and consultant support and everything in between! Steph is our behind the scenes rock but if you are one of our team and do have a payroll enquiry call 0800 0800 84

Corbin Faint

Recruitment Consultant Palmerston North

Corbin joins us fresh from graduating from Victoria University with a degree in Management and Accounting. As a student he worked in logistics and processing. Corbin brings to his new role enthusiasm and knowledge around the demands of these busy industries. If you would like to know how Corbin can help you drop him a line.

Jen Collis

Support Services Administrator

Jen joins us from a solid background in administration and support services. Working alongside our support services manager she assists with payroll, candidate management and assorted other head office related duties which are an essential part of our day. Based at our HQ in Palmerston North, Jen may be your first contact with our branch and I am sure you will enjoy her outstanding customer service skills!

Sheilah Ross

Support Services Administrator - Auckland

Sheilah joins us with a very solid background in administration and customer service. Her role includes such things as candidate co-ordination, administration and client liaison. She will often be the voice you talk to first at our Auckland branches and is available to assist both candidates and clients with any queries they may have. If you would like to reach out to Sheilah for work or staff then drop her a line.

Samantha Somerville

National BDM

Samantha joins us as our National BDM, based in Auckland but covering the whole country! She brings with her a strong background in sales and customer service with experience in the tech and packaging industries.  Her passion is providing exceptional service to everyone, treating everyone with respect and empowering her team to be the best version of themselves.  With her passion, enthusiasm, and people-first approach, Sam is looking forward to assisting you with staffing solutions! 

Joey Flynn

Recruitment Consultant Christchurch

Having been a valuable part of our temp workforce, Joey is very excited to join the Action Personnel Christchurch recruitment team. Joey has represented the region several times in softball and is a keen rugby player with a vast family legacy to live up to. He has a vast network of outstanding candidates available now so if you are looking for staff, or your next role get in touch with Joey today.

Sagar Mohan

Senior Recruitment Consultant Palmerston North

Sagar joins us as our new senior recruitment consultant in our Palmerston North branch.  He joins us with solid experience in agency recruitment and management and brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for the industry with him!  He is organised, practical, enthusiastic, and can’t wait to help you with your recruitment needs.  Get in touch with Sagar today if you are looking for your next role or great staff!

Tino Sia

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Auckland

I come from a sales and customer service background originally, but I’ve been in the recruitment game for over 5 years, doing both inhouse white collar and 360 blue collar. My passion is people, whether it be our awesome clients or helping our candidates find their ideal job. Excited to be a part of a company that embraces diversity and authenticity!

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Natalie Menzies

Senior Recruitment Consultant - New Plymouth

Natalie joins us from a background in recruitment and hospitality management. With extensive experience in recruitment space and knowledge of her home town market place, Natalie is looking forward to working with candidates and clients across the Taranaki area. If you need temporary or permanent staff, or are looking for your next role, blue or white collar in the Taranaki region then give Natalie a call or drop her an email!

Muffin and Mungo Pratt

Office Cats

Meet Muffin and Mungo Pratt, our office cats. Both cats were living under our building in Palmerston North and between them produced seven kittens. The A team managed to catch and rehome the kittens and arrange for Muffin and Mungo to be spayed and microchipped to Action Personnel, with assistance from the amazing Manawatu Alley Cat Trust. Now both cats live happily at our office like the royalty they are!