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Friday 10 July, 2015
Author: Potentia

Vanessa TuVanessa Tu has a Master’s Degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the University of Auckland and specialised in nano-mechanical testing. Through working as a tutor at the University of Auckland Vanessa realised that she loves working with people, which is the catalyst that brought her to the recruitment industry.

“We are really excited to welcome Vanessa to our Team as an Associate Talent Manager. With her enthusiasm and understanding of the tech world, she is a great addition to our permanent recruitment team.”

Please join me in welcoming Vanessa to the Potentia Team!

- Nathan Bryant-Taukiri, General Manager

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Tuesday 23 June, 2015
Author: Potentia

Sam and MegI’m excited to welcome our two new additions to the Potentia Contract Team as we scale our operations.

Sam Nowell joins us as an Account Manager bringing with him a wealth of experience in IT recruitment. Sam has an in-depth understanding of the IT industry and is well networked in the sector. Passionate about people, business and technology, Sam has navigated his way into a career in IT recruitment to further his interests in these domains.

Meg Manjunath recently completed her BA in Applied Science from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology majoring in industrial and organisational psychology. We are excited that Meg is looking at pursuing a career in IT recruitment to advance her passion with regards to all matters IT.

Please join me in welcoming both Sam and Meg to the Potentia Team!

- Abinesh Krishan, Client Strategy Director.

Friday 12 June, 2015
Author: Potentia

Amy HalliganWe would like to welcome Amy Halligan to the role of Account Manager in Potentia’s Contract Team.  Amy holds two years industry experience from roles in Wellington as well as Auckland.  She’s an enthusiastic new addition to our team who is a self-confessed geek and an extrovert.  Amy enjoys working in the IT recruitment space as she revels in both the technological exposure and being able to build strong lasting relationships.

"I am delighted to have Amy join the Contracting Team at Potentia as an Account Manager. She is a bright, intelligent and a personable individual. On meeting Amy we knew straight away that she would fit in extremely well with our company values and team culture." – Abinesh Krishan, Client Strategy Director.

Wednesday 10 June, 2015
Author: Potentia

Winter is coming

This is a handy reference to the ever popular (certainly in my house and around the watercooler) “Game of Thrones” and the recent cold snap that has hit New Zealand. Whilst set in some fantastical medieval time, it presents a useful metaphor for technology; you never know who will die next. That’s kind of like technology right? Perhaps. We’ve all seen a huge range of tools, apps, platforms that have just come and gone. Some promising the world and delivering only a chunk, others actually very useful apps that have been swallowed into the bowels of a much larger monster. Who proceeds to integrate it with their much bigger and pricier tool, or just kill it. Like a cat with a mouse it never intended to eat.

So why this maudlin reflection? With the rate and pace of change we see all around us, it becomes more important than ever to be constantly aware of keeping our skills, knowledge AND businesses relevant.


Josh Comrie, Managing Director

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Thursday 14 May, 2015
Author: Potentia

How as an individual can you get paid what you are worth? Watch Josh’s latest video to find out how to get paid what you’re worth.

Thursday 16 April, 2015
Author: Potentia

De Paul House - Potentia 2014 Unsung Hero Charity

We want to share with you some of the great work De Paul House achieved in 2014!

In 2014 De Paul House assisted a whopping 546 families in our community. This has included helping 162 families with housing and/or social support work, and they packaged and delivered 144 food parcels and 19 full furniture lots to families moving into their own homes.

Thursday 09 April, 2015
Author: Potentia

Cristina Bocaniala We are excited to welcome back Cristina Bocaniala who has recently returned from maternity leave. Cristina is looking forward to getting back into the swing of things, so if you are looking for a new permanent IT role feel free to get in touch with Cristina.

View Cristina's staff profile.

Thursday 12 March, 2015
Author: Potentia

“If you have to eat a frog, eat the frog for breakfast” – find out how Josh lives by this quote.

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