With the innovation of social media the world has changed and so must the way we go about finding talent. Halo Consulting has been established to provide tailored talent search and recruitment solutions to enable businesses to find the right people and achieve business and strategic goals . We are taking our knowledge of enabling hiring managers internally into agency world where we can make a difference across multiple organisations.
Halo is incredibly especially extremely effective at finding the best talent
Don't just take our word for it, this is what our clients have to say:
“Josh Halligan is the consummate business professional. His attention to the clients needs is meaningful and yields great results. His focus on creating high value relationships means he "gets" where his clients are coming from, understands the challenges and delivers value at every turn. He also does what so many recruiters never do, simply, he does what he says he is going to do... (and he does it very well!)."
"Working closely with Richard Lloyd is truly a pleasure. His attention to detail and dedication is top notch. Richard has a strong work ethic and drive to succeed. Always willing to tackle the most difficult challenge and works around the clock to ensure success"
"Alastair had always been my go to person when recruiting for the more hard to fill specialised skills. Over the years I worked with him he developed a solid understanding of my business and what attributes I'm looking for in a candidate. When Alastair put forward a candidate I knew that it would be someone worth an interview and that I didn't have to waste time doing further filtering. The candidates were always of high calibre. He is someone I would happily recommend to others based on my experiences."
Market & Talent mapping
Providing you with market intelligence to make informed recruitment decisions
This can be performed onsite or offsite
Hourly, daily and fixed term contractors
Retained, exclusive or success based
We specialise in search so not all our vacancies will be advertised
If you don't see anything of interest in our advertised vacancies please send us a general enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Halo Consulting uses an online time-entry system called FlexiTime. Please view the relevant Instructions using the below links and if you have further questions please contact your Halo representative
We're excited about how we can help
We tailor recruitment assignments to accomplish business outcomes
Meet the Team
Director & Principal Consultant
After studying business at University I thought a career in Business Analysis and Project Management awaited me. After returning from Sydney in 2005 I fell into a career in recruitment as so many people do and I have not looked back since! Now 9 years later I have built my experience and networks across both the Auckland and Wellington markets recruiting for a wide range of roles from Technology, Telecommunications, Product Development, Finance and Technical Sales. I have built my reputation on delivering results for my clients on roles that others said were too hard and wouldn’t spend time on. I really enjoy getting to know a client’s culture as making a great placement is about matching personalities to company cultures as well as technical ability. My approach is very consultative and I always keep my clients up to speed with the progress on their role and will engage them in the process as much or as little as they would like depending on their busy schedules. Outside of work my time is taken up by my 7 year old son and Saturday morning sports, given half the chance you can find me out on the golf course or with a line in the water trying to catch the one that got away last time!
Director & Principal Consultant
My career has been a steady progress from hospitality, agency recruitment, telecommunications sales and internal recruitment. Having exposure to such different industries has allowed me to grow and meant that I have a very rounded background. These industries have allowed me to get a good understanding of human nature while the exposure to quite complex environments has meant I understand people’s needs and know how to identify the best talent for specific roles. I believe my greatest assets are strong people skills and an ability to communicate effectively at any level. This understanding of people and my ability to develop strong relationships, both professional and personal, allows me to get the most out of any situation. Through out my career I have specialised in end to end recruitment as well as undertaking search assignments for high level hard to fill positions. Although I have predominately focussed on the IT Arena, I have had success in different verticals due to my ability to connect with people at all levels. I have a passion for working alongside clients, really getting to know their businesses and getting results. I am a team player and have always enjoyed working within a like minded people. My high set of moral values and work ethic, mixed with a sense of humour and down to earth attitude, puts me in good stead for further professional development. I have a young family and am an avid sport lover. I enjoy keeping fit either through boxing, mixed cardio or taking the dog to Woodhill and I enjoy getting into the great outdoors as much as possible. If given the opportunity fishing would be my fulltime occupation.
Director & Principal Consultant
Prior to recruitment I have a background in IT and sales, it was the combination of these two disciplines that set me up for a successful recruitment career. Now with over 7 years NZ recruitment experience working across the Auckland and Wellington markets I feel I’ve built a strong reputation for delivery and have extensive networks that have led to partnerships with a number of New Zealand’s largest organisations. I’ve worked for recruitment agencies such as Robert Walters, Global Career Link and in 2010 had the opportunity to round off my recruitment career and explore the workings of internal recruitment by joining the Telecom recruitment team. I’ve worked on numerous high profile assignments across a range of industry sectors and specialise in dedicated search for hard to find talent or senior appointments. Although my background and expertise lies in technology recruitment I’ve successfully applied these search techniques across all job families. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit and exploring the outdoors. I can usually be seen competing in a range of activities from running, cycling, swimming, triathlon, soccer, mountain biking, surfing, snowboarding, scuba diving, etc.
Originally from Scotland, I moved to New Zealand in my late teens and quickly settled into the Kiwi lifestyle. I gained exposure to the telecommunications industry through part time work at Visionstream while carrying out my university studies and also completed AUT’s compulsory cooperative education placement working within the build department. After graduating from AUT in 2013 with a Bachelor of Business in Human Resources and Management, I took a full time position at Visionstream as a project coordinator assisting on RBI and Proactive projects. The main motivation towards achieving a degree in Business was to open the doors into a profession where I can put my strong interpersonal skills to use and build a career in recruitment. I have been lucky to begin my career at Halo Consulting, assisting the consultants uphold a high level of service by connecting great candidates with valued clients.
After over 11 years experience in the Telecommunications/ICT Industry specifically in Business Sales, Account Management, Relationship Management, People Leadership & Business Operations I have moved into the world of Technology Recruitment. Throughout my career I have demonstrated loyalty, commitment and driven significant positive change with exceptional results & I now bring these attributes into Technology Recruitment where I consistently deliver great results. I pride myself on my ability to quickly form rapport and engage with both clients and colleagues. My persona is inclusive and I am confident engaging with candidates and managers within all levels of business.
Prior to entering the Talent Search and Recruitment world I spent 6+ years hustling in the mean streets of the NZ Music Industry. I am passionate about all things music and playing one of my many Drum kits (When my wife lets me). For the past 8 years I have carved out a successful career in the technology recruitment sector and I am looking forward to many more years to come. I strive to offer up front, honest and constructive feedback for both my clients and candidates. I strive to put the “consultant” into Recruitment Consultant by offering true real world usable insights on the Technology Talent Sector. I believe in integrity and doing the best you can at everything you do. I am confident in what I do and that transcends into an ability to build trust and deliver.
Associate Recruitment Consultant
I arrived in the land of the long white cloud at a very young age and completed all my schooling here in Auckland. After studying Human Resource Management and Psychology at university, I found my true calling in Recruitment. Having come from a global specialist recruiting background, I have a strong grounding and understand the importance of finding the right people. I am focused on understanding true requirements and work relentlessly to identify the best talent enabling clients to achieve their business and strategic goals. My detailed nature gives me the competitive advantage when it comes to performing research to uncover talent. I joined Halo in late 2015 to expand my recruitment career the IT industry. When I’m not working at Halo, I am at the gym training for my next competition or out trying flavours of the world.
Talent and Social Media Manager
I arrived in NZ in 2013 and have totally embraced the Kiwi way of life. Back in the UK I worked in agency recruitment within business support and creative. Since touching down in Auckland, I have worked across various agencies specialising in business support, customer service, creative, banking and finance. In addition, networking and social media have always played a big part in my career. Connecting exceptional talent to innovative New Zealand companies is something that inspires me every day. In particular, I am fascinated by all things IT/Tech as I feel we are constantly evolving, learning and empowering people in this area. In my free time, I am a prolific reader, writer and digital media enthusiast. You can normally find me at the beach, snorkeling or running around NZ exploring. I love to travel when I can and have travelled and/or lived in Europe, Asia, Australia and NZ to date.
I am a technical recruiter specializing in contracting with over 16 years’ IT Experience as an Infrastructure Engineer in the UK and New Zealand. I specialised in tradefloor support for Investment banks such as Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas, and worked on a contract basis for companies like Sony, PWC, BNP Paribas and Bain & Company, so I really understand the nature of contracting and how skilled resources at short notice can be invaluable to businesses. For the past two years in New Zealand, I have been drawing on my IT experience to match top talent with the best companies. I’m passionate about how technology enables businesses to evolve, and using my technical expertise to select the right talent for your business. My specialties are: Infrastructure, Cloud, Security, BA’s, Dev, PM’s, and Testers
Growing up in Auckland and finishing my schooling on the North Shore I worked in various different customer service/retail assistant jobs. I then gained an administration role at a Private Training Establishment on the North Shore where I stayed for over 5 years. As the company evolved into a Senior Secondary School I moved with the company to become PA to the CEO. Within this job I had a lot to do with organising and hosting events, supporting the management team and overall administration duties. When not in the office I am often found out with the horses, on a paddleboard or road tripping to a beach somewhere in the country!
When I'm not on the golf course or enjoying photography, I look after all things finance here at Halo
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- Address: Level 4, 86 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland, 1052, New Zealand
- Postal: PO Box 911353, Victoria St West, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
- Phone: Mainline +64 9 950-3261
- Phone: Alastair Shorten +64 21 420 657
- Phone: Richard Lloyd +64 21 545 792
- Phone: Josh Halligan +64 21 334 030
- Phone: Kyle Peters +64 21 300 667
- Phone: Mike Messenger +64 27 229 9118
- Phone: Laura Douglas +64 21 343 913
- Phone: Lena Guo +64 21 045 8092
- Phone: Natalie Parr +64 21 420 121
- Phone: Dominic Southward +64 21 2777 944
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