ELE's experienced project leaders with their broad construction knowledge set it apart from other on-hire agencies.
Supplying carpenters, painters, crane operators, ceiling fixers through to general labour on site, we have the people and the expertise for every project. Our trade qualified workers bring tools fit for purpose and have the necessary training and qualifications for the roles they are assigned to.
ELE also engages experienced workers from abroad who bring skills, experience and diversity to each project, while local talent is developed through training and exposure on the large number of commercial and major residential projects ELE is involved with throughout New Zealand.
Working with some of New Zealand's largest local and national civil contracting companies including specialist niche businesses, ELE deploys technical and non-technical workers in a range of roles from construction and engineering through to plant, machine, excavator, truck and trailer, roller and grader operators.
Traffic control workers from Level 1 to STMS are also widely deployed to set up and safely direct traffic on client work sites.
ELE draws on a wealth of knowledge with field coordinators who are highly experienced working in the civil construction space on projects of any scale.
If it's engineers, welders, trade assistants, fabricators, pipe fitters or process workers you need, ELE has people with the experience and qualifications necessary. Our database and recruitment strategies, coupled with a consultative approach to understanding each client’s unique requirements, culture and expectations, enables us to tailor solutions to your business.
ELE is a trusted name and sought after recruitment partner in the supply of skilled contracting personnel to the Oil & Gas sector. Our highly skilled management team has a proven track record sourcing qualified and experienced contract, temporary and permanent engineers, project directors, project managers and administration & technical support.
We offer short to long term staffing solutions for clients wanting flexibility and expertise on projects. Our end-to-end recruitment service is supported by many years of experience on some of New Zealand’s largest on and offshore projects.
Unique in its approach, ELE supplies modern 'Tractor Units' to pull its clients trailers under contract, with full insurance, competent drivers and experienced management. Whether it's just a driver you need or a combination of truck and driver, ELE can assist.
It's competent workforce is assessed and certified to operate vehicles of all sizes and types, carrying anything from general, chilled & frozen and machinery through to fragile and dangerous goods.
ELE's management has extensive transport industry experience which allows it to work closely with transport companies. We understand things go wrong with the best laid plans and constantly adjust to ensure efficient delivery of our clients freight.
Teams are only as strong as their weakest link. That's why it is so important to partner with a recruitment organisation that listens, understands your hiring needs and above all can identify and secure the best people for your business.
We will work with your hiring managers throughout the recruitment process, keeping you fully informed along the way. You have the option to participate as much as you like throughout the process or let us handle everything on your behalf. Unlike many of our competitors, most of our staff have worked at the coal face within your industry so we know what works and what doesn't.
Sure we will find you someone who can do the job, someone who has the right experience and technical skills and qualifications, but we know ATTITUDE is paramount. And that's something we put more focus on than most. Whoever we place with you must fit your team culture and enhance your organisations effectiveness.
We live by our motto "Right People | Right Place" and constantly strive to exceed our client's expectations.
Standard features included in our Permanent Recruitment solution:
Some employers cringe at the thought of engaging a temporary worker, but more and more companies now realise the tactical benefits of utilising on-hire contract workers.
Believe it or not, many contract workers are far more qualified, adaptable and experienced than those engaged in permanent positions. Simply put "they have to be, as their next assignment often depends on it".
Contract workers enjoy the variety and flexibility that comes with what they do! That's why it isn't unusual for ELE clients to want to offer our workers permanent positions in their business.
A contract workforce will give your organisation the flexibility it needs to grow effectively with the right people, while at the same time enabling you to control your fixed overheads and better manage cashflow. You can take on those ambitious projects or new sales opportunities and rest assured that ELE will engage the best workers for each position.
Some of the real benefits of engaging a contract workforce:
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ELE is a proudly owned family business providing contract workers and specialist recruitment services to industry. While our approach to doing business is friendly and casual, our commitment to professionalism is uncompromising. We have and will continue to invest heavily in infrastructure, technology and people.
We recognise the value and importance of professional guidance, governance and clear strategic direction which is why we have established an Advisory Board. This group of highly experienced company directors bring to the table a wealth of combined experience.
The vision of ELE to provide people and families the opportunity to grow while partnering enterprise to build better business is underpinned by everything we do. We remain highly optimistic about the future of contract staffing and value the opportunity to work with and support enterprise in New Zealand.
meet our team
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Brent's a people person. When it comes to 'managing' people or 'servicing' clients, Brent prefers to do it through conversation, face-to-face, sometimes over a coffee, sometimes over a beer. Talk to anyone who works with him, employee or client, and you'll discover that Brent's unique style is at the heart of what makes ELE Group a stand-out in the labour hire and recruitment industry.
Vicky deals with multiple things at any one time, with a unique humour that only she understands - but it works for her and fortunately it seems to instil confidence in those she deals with. Vicky oversees all aspects of ELE Group finance and administration and has a keen eye on improving efficiencies within the wider business.
John's jovial personality makes him approachable to staff and contractors and his attentive eye on compliance and health and safety ensures the business units operate to the highest professional standards. With a background in the trades, he brings a practical bent to his decision making with a humour only tradies truly get; hence the rest of the team just say 'yeah, Jonny'.
Calm and methodical, quietly spoken with an element of grace necessary for handling the demands of her role, best describe Jade. They say when you need something done give it to a busy person, but when you need lots of things done, Jades the person every team needs.
It's a rare day that Annette enters a room and people don't smile, as her enthusiastic and encouraging manner lifts the spirit in everyone. Inbetween deep conversations, she does provide some great admin support to the team, occasionally sneaking outside for a quick ciggie.
They say research and development is key to business success. Steve does this from his iPad each morning in between Facebook and the news. All this before disappearing to the local cafe for the ritual bacon and eggs. As unconventional as that may all seem, his wisdom is invaluable.
While new to the workforce, she's already making her mark as a fresh, talented and resourceful administration assistant. Keen to develop and grow her career, Kasey works closely with the Head Office team but has also been seen on the ops front helping out.
One of the most important roles in the business is making sure workers are paid on time. This is something Steph does with great efficiency and accuracy, more easily said than done when you have hundreds of workers on dozens of sites every day. Steph carries out many other office admin functions, always with a smile.
Whether its advice on business strategy or finance we need, Denise is always there with a smile but has been noticed on a few occasions to growl just quietly. While some think she may be holidaying in her bunker on Waiheke Island, we think she may have decided to reside where there is poor cell phone coverage.
With a keen eye on the next opportunity and a knack for developments and construction Paul is always there to lend a hand when needed. Not quite as good looking as the older brother, he generally makes up for it with his flair in the kitchen which no one would argue, is impressive.
Craig has 30 years experience in a wide range of businesses, cutting his teeth in the Engineering and Packaging Industry before moving to the UK to start a greenfields plastic packaging factory. 10 years later Craig returned to NZ and joined the labour-hire and recruitment industry, managing one of Christchurch's largest labour-hire suppliers. Craig brings with him a passion for life, heaps of people and business management experience and a can do attitude backed up with business planning, goal setting and an ability to grow great teams and businesses.
Marty has this great lifestyle at The Mount where few people know his whereabouts, but when he is needed - no matter where in the country - he's like batman on a mission. His thorough understanding of health and safety keeps ELE focused and engaged while his passion for ACC compliance still has us baffled.
Calm, unassuming yet not to be underestimated best describes Brett. From his Superintendent role in the police where he led some of New Zealand's largest security operations like APEC, to his more recent involvement with Spectrum Care as General Manager Corporate Support, Brett has a unique and transferable skill set that corporations need and want. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management, the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation and Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He is a Member of the Institute of Directors and holds Professional Membership of the HR Institute of New Zealand. If that's not enough to keep him busy, he also serves on the boards of the New Zealand Organisation for Quality and Business Excellence Foundation, and is Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Disability Support Network. Brett's mission with ELE will be working closely with the Managing Director, helping the group become a true leader of business excellence globally.
Todd's a hands-on, get-it-done guy who brings a calm, methodical approach to client and worker engagement. When it comes to dealing with people, Todd enjoys good old fashioned face to face contact, but much to his displeasure, his phone is relentless but nevertheless always switched on.
Not suffering fools, Kam is exceptional at her craft. Her energy is unequalled and often immeasurable compared only to our fast-paced market. Excellence is a measure she prides herself on along with ensuring our client needs are met at all times.
Not shy of a hard day’s work and always willing to go the extra mile makes Dan the ideal person to coordinate what might appear to others to be an impossibly tangled web of requirements. When finding workers at the drop of a hat is what you need, he's your man. He even manages to accomplish this in stylish shoes that Al Capone would be proud to call his own.
Direct and professional with a no-nonsense manner, Aaron excels in his role dealing with the constant and challenging labour supply demands of our clients' many construction and civil worksites. A fitness program most would dread as he wanders site to site talking to and motivating our workers while at the same time giving clients a hassle-free peace of mind service that they can depend on.
With a background of owning and operating a successful personal training business, Niki brings a fresh energy to the team. Finding quality people isn't easy in the current market but when failure is not an option and the team depends on you to find the right workers, Niki never lets the team down.
A blend of determination, passion and just a get on with it attitude is why most people say "holy smoke who was that" - but it's what separates Jo from most. Delivering a service that her clients simply rave about is what she thrives on. Forget the fact she's played semi-professional basketball in the USA, has sons who compete at the highest level in boxing and softball, Jo fits it all in. A time management guru!
Known for her calm and steady hand in operations and a soothing demeanour, Kara has an absolute no nonsense approach when things aren't going as they should be. Kara is like the steady rudder that every good ship needs, always making sure the "I" is dotted and the "T" is crossed. A real people person with a passion for excellence.
Able to get on with everyone and never shy of a challenge, this young man possesses unique talent and abilities which under the ELE Cadetship Programme will be professionally honed. A member of the Junior Black Sox for two world series, we recently released him from the ELE team to play Softball in the USA for a few months. ELE sees this as crucial in his continued development personally and professionally.
Always calm, well presented and hanging out for the next task. When it's reliability and efficiency you need to get those administration jobs done, Tara is your girl.
When he's excited no one can understand him - and he often gets excited. But if its great people you need, Mark will sort you out. Taking on a career in the on-hire industry was like a duck taking to water as Mark decided to make a change from his trade as a blocky and contracts manager.
With three decades of interior project management experience on some of the largest commercial sites in NZ and abroad, Branko knows how to get the best from his team and the best for his clients. He has a no-nonsense approach and an accent you will eventually get used to. But don't ask him to smile for the camera.
Another softball legend, Thomas represented the Black Sox in numerous world series wins, is the current coach of the Junior Black Sox and is now leader of the Civil team for ELE. Always measured, calm and sometimes hard to read behind those dark shades, he's never short of a winning formula. Thomas is constantly on the hunt for the best crew to represent his team and some of the largest civil operators in the region.
When you just want a matter of fact, no-nonsense, no-stress, just-results approach, Aaron's your man. 'Hours in a day, what are they?' says Aaron. You just do what you have to do. We're certain diesel has contaminated his veins because when it comes to high standards, no one in the history of man has maintained a company vehicle as meticulously as he does.
Age and wisdom coupled with experience and calm would describe Ray in one simple sentence. Always the gentleman, Ray has earned the respect of workers, clients and peers as he always delivers. A devotee of finely handcrafted rum, Ray takes client engagement to the next level.
If it's a direct and to the point get it done bloke you're after, then Geoff is your man. It's not the fact he’s been in the contract labour game for many years, not even that he's run large scale labour supply operations and worked with Clients large and small. The main thing that makes Geoff so valuable to his clients is a drive and determination to just get on with it. You'll understand what we are saying when you meet him but if you're like most of his Clients, you will enjoy his positive can do attitude. He wasn't nick-named the G-Ninja for nothing.
Oil and Gas is his speciality, but Wayne's CV makes liquorice all sorts look boring. His incredible range of experience is why Wayne can handle pretty much anything that appears in his path. And when it comes to finding the right people, his networking and relationship skills truly deliver results!