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Potentia is a multi award-winning specialist ICT Recruitment Company who are 100% New Zealand owned and run. We have teams dedicated to both permanent and contract positions throughout New Zealand. We have built close working relationships with some of the best candidates and contractors working in a wide range of IT roles for global, national and niche businesses.

We are based in Auckland and deliver to roles throughout the country and occasionally offshore. Our key service offerings include permanent recruitment, contract recruitment, organisational consulting and executive search.

Our objective is to be your recruitment partner of choice, whether you're a job seeker or an employer looking to work with an innovative recruitment company. Find out more about us.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Xindi Zhang, the 2015 Potentia scholar

We’ve just awarded our second Potentia Auckland University Computer Science Scholarship to an inspiring individual, Xindi Zhang. She blew the whole Potentia team away through her drive, accomplishments and passion for technology as well as helping those around her. She is a true inspiration to other youth who are interested in leading a career in technology.







Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Salary report shows what ICT professionals are currently being paid and the latest hiring trends. The findings will enable you as a hiring manager or job seeker to establish a realistic expectation for salaries and contractor rates in IT occupations in New Zealand.

Salary Report 2015







Why LinkedIn can’t be a carbon copy of your CV by Livvy

LinkedIn copyNew Zealand is one of the most active LinkedIn countries in the world, yet many of the profiles I look at are left severely wanting and ultimately fall well short of what they could achieve. As a recruiter, I can’t overstate the importance of getting this right and based on the amount of questions I get about it, my sense is that people don’t really know how to go about nailing it! Hopefully, these thoughts might help…


Personal Branding On Social Media – The Challenge Of Positioning Yourself by Livvy

Personal Branding and networksIt wasn’t that long ago you could say ‘social media isn’t my thing’ and get away with not having a professional profile online. However, in these contemporary times, (and certainly more so for certain professions) it is expected that you have an engaging professional presence online as an individual.





The single biggest job hunting paradox – why candidates have it all wrong by Livvy

Job Hunting and remunerationI’ve been perusing the LinkedIn 2015 report on talent and it makes for some interesting-ish reading. They state some key trends like;

70% of the global workforce is passively seeking a new role.

60% of people find new opportunities through online job boards, 56% through social professional networks and 50% through word of mouth.

49% (making it #1) of people state better compensation package as a top 3 factor when considering a new job.

As a recruiter who is personally (and through 20+ people) in the market every day, these trends merely put statistics around the movements that we’ve observed in the last few years. Namely; talent is now markedly skewed to the passive rather than active. To qualify this, active talent are those people that are trawling job boards, social media and LinkedIn who are putting their hand up saying “pick me”. These folk now make up only 30% of the total number of people who would take the ideal role – should it be offered to them.

But it’s only when you drill down on the numbers and look at motivations or drivers that things become interesting...


We're proud to help educate and inspire today's youth about future options in the ICT Industry. We recently upgraded our sponsorship of ICT-Connect to Premier status; one of only three top level sponsors. We believe this clearly demonstrates our commitment to the industry.

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