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Robert Half launches IT division

8 February 2008

Robert Half launches IT division

Employers and job seekers in the highly competitive IT sector have a new recruitment option, with global specialist recruitment firm Robert Half opening a technology division in Auckland.

Robert Half Technology joins the successful financial recruitment division, Robert Half Finance & Accounting, which has been operating in New Zealand for seven years.

It is headed by division director and IT recruitment specialist Steve McGowan.

McGowan said he was excited by the opportunities the new division gave local candidates and employers to really tap into the global market.

"Robert Half Technology has offices in more than 100 locations across the world," he said. "That gives us unprecedented exposure to talent in a sector that experiences constant skills shortages.

"Not only are we able to draw on the resources and experience of our worldwide network, but Robert Half has staff based in the UK and Australia who work solely with Kiwis returning home or migrants looking for a job in New Zealand. Our talent pool is not limited solely to those already in this country but extends around the globe."

Robert Half Technology specialises in IT jobs ranging from consultant right up to chief information officer, with particular emphasis on all software development roles.

McGowan said the division was already operational and would establish its own technology recruitment website in the near future.


Nigel Barcham, managing director of Robert Half Australia and New Zealand, said he was delighted with the launch of Robert Half Technology in Auckland.

"We expect there will be great synergy working in partnership with our market-leading specialised financial recruitment practice," he said.

"As Robert Half Technology will emphasise the same values of working with integrity, superior customer service and achieving quick results without compromising quality, we are certain it will quickly establish the same excellent reputation as Robert Half Finance & Accounting's New Zealand office.

"The results we have seen from our launch into technology throughout Asia have been above all expectation and I am confident that we will replicate such success in New Zealand. I am sure that both IT candidates and Auckland organisations will benefit from our unique approach to business in this very buoyant sector."

Robert Half Technology is based in the Robert Half offices in the ANZ Centre on Albert St, Auckland.


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