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Recruitment that sticks – that’s what you can count on with The Pond, New Zealand’s foremost recruitment agency for creative & design, digital & tech, marketing & design professionals.

But now The Pond is taking recruitment to the next level by offering CliftonStrengths® strengths-based assessments in conjunction with Jason Biggs to further refine candidate selection alongside our standard, four-week full-time recruitment process.

“As our satisfied clients already know, we work hard to understand their business, define their recruitment needs, and place just the right people in the right positions to ensure they stick,” says The Pond Director Leighton Howl. 

“In fact, the average tenure of candidates placed by The Pond over the last 10 years is an impressive 4.4 years.”

“Successful though we are, we aren’t resting on our laurels. Instead, we’re moving ahead with a new, market-leading, CliftonStrengths® strengths-based assessment service that will provide greater certainty to clients and candidates alike. 

“With this new offer, we’re taking The Pond's premium recruitment service another step above our competition.”

Delivered in association with leading accredited CliftonStrengths® coach, Jason Biggs, this new service promises to increase employee retention, up productivity, and drive better business performance for our clients. Considering the potential costs and downsides of getting a recruitment wrong when companies attempt to do it themselves, that’s significant.

Jason is an accredited CliftonStrengths® Coach and a member of the CliftonStrengths® Strengths Network South Pacific. In the past eight years, Jason has coached everyone from senior leadership teams to front line team leaders at more than 50 companies big and small, including Spark Health, Chapman Tripp, and Nestlé Purina. Jason gives clients confidence when it comes to key hires, he assesses team strengths, and he identifies gaps for future growth. 

CliftonStrengths® is a proven strengths assessment system developed over 30 years of research that enables individuals, teams, and organisations to identify and build on their key strengths. Already completed by 24 million people worldwide, CliftonStrengths® is used by everyone from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses to develop careers and teams.

How to engage Jason Biggs with The Pond’s existing recruitment service, three-tier approach:

  • Tier 1: CliftonStrengths® online test, report, and phone consultation with Jason Biggs – to help clients decide between two or three strong final candidates.
  • Tier 2: CliftonStrengths® online test, report, and in-person consultation with Jason Biggs – for more in-depth analysis of two or three final candidates.
  • Tier 3: Gold Recruitment Package – a three-part service for senior roles with salaries over $100k that includes a role-mapping workshop, our open market 4-week recruitment service, and in-depth CliftonStrengths® candidate testing and strengths report with Jason Biggs. 

“The combination of The Pond’s existing high-quality recruitment offering and this new CliftonStrengths® service will help our clients gain valuable insights into each candidate’s behavioural patterns, figure out the best way to manage them, and achieve a better ‘fit’ with existing teams prior to them starting,” says Leighton. “Plus, it will help our clients make better informed recruitment decisions that will save them time and money.”

For more information about the strengths-based service, please contact us on 09 373 3791 or email Leighton Howl on [email protected]

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