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About Tradestaff Global

Tradestaff Global is a New Zealand based international recruitment agency that specialises in the supply of expat workers in contract, temporary and permanent positions across a variety of sectors.

Tradestaff Global is a subsidiary of the Tradestaff Group, which was established in 1996 and is New Zealand’s largest privately owned recruitment agency.

We offer full global coverage and currently supply skilled workers for long and short term assignments to clients based around the world. We have supplied clients of varying sizes, from projects requiring one worker to large projects with over one hundred Tradestaff Global workers on site at any given time.


Mission:


‘Cool and Easy’ – at Tradestaff we are passionate about providing industrial employment solutions through consistent action in a positive, fun & innovative environment.

Core values
  • Passion – with passion anything is possible

  • Professionalism, integrity & consistency – in everything we do

  • People & processes – our people and our processes are the keys to our success

  • Quality – think Tradestaff – think quality

  • A positive environment – we fuel a positive environment through fun, innovation, teamwork & education

  • Action – we say it, we do it

Facts
  • Tradestaff is wholly a New Zealand owned company which was founded in 1996.

  • We are New Zealand’s leading supplier of temporary and permanent staff to the industrial sector.

  • Tradestaff offers a total package of management, staff and recruitment services.

  • Tradestaff has 12 branches across New Zealand

  • Tradestaff has experienced exceptional and steady growth over the last 19 years and was ranked 8th in Deloittes Fast 50 survey of New Zealand’s fastest growing companies in 2001.

  • In March 2013, Tradestaff successfully achieved Tertiary Level accreditation in the ACC Partnership Programme. and has currently maintained this status.

  • Over 5,000 New Zealand businesses have used Tradestaff services.

  • Over 30,000 New Zealanders have worked for Tradestaff in a variety of roles.

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Paul Pledge

GM Global Operations

With a background as both an Engineering Specialist Recruiter and as a Branch Manager with large recruiters in the UK, Paul has been in the recruitment sector for more than 10 years. He joined the Tradestaff Team in 2011, and was quickly promoted to an Area Manager position.

Paul's experience has been instrumental in starting and growing Tradestaff Global's business and he now has responsibility for all Tradestaff Global operations. Paul is also the Deputy Chairman of the New Zealand Pacific Business Council.

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Kevin Eder

Managing Director

Kevin is the founder and Managing Director of Tradestaff. Under his direction, Kevin has taken the company from a one-man band in 1996 to a nationwide leader. Due to his extensive experience in recruitment and leadership, Kevin is regarded as a knowledgable and engaging spokesperson on recruitment and business issues.