Recruitment & HR Services

New Zealand’s primary sector supply chain is quickly evolving into a modern, technology-driven industry with broadening demands for recruitment and HR. Inspired by this evolution and Rural Directions’ expanded focus reaching ever further beyond the farm gate, we felt it timely to reimagine our branding to better represent our people, our place, and how we help careers and businesses grow.

Our new branding represents a fresh Rural Directions with a clean, modern typeface and a deeper story of our service and our roots told through the curved symbolic RD emblem. Within this we see a path leading to a crossroad, symbolising the career paths and opportunities we facilitate. As a proud Hawkes’ Bay, New Zealand business, a koru shape within this emblem symbolises our anchor to the land and its history. The soft orange curves take inspiration from the undulating earth our industry is rooted in, and the upward ’tilt’ of the emblem – like a tilted map – draws the eye upward, forward, onward towards a new direction. We look forward to joining you on yours.

The experienced team at Rural Directions has been delivering recruitment and HR services to the primary sector for close to 20 years and we maintain those grounded values. Our brand evolution includes how we do business, the systems we deploy, our people, the knowledge we impart and the outcomes we drive for your business and ours.


Rural Directions provide a professional, customised, end to end service from a full position scope through to marketing the role, shortlisting, interviewing, reference checking, negotiations, placement and follow up for both Permanent and Short Term Recruitment.

We operate with confidentiality, integrity and professionalism, ensuring all applications received are managed in a timely and considerate manner to protect our client’s brand.

Hourly Services

Rural Directions realise that not all recruitment jobs are created equally, we can customise our services and tailor a recruitment package to suit your needs and budget; you choose the services you want to use!

Any of the recruitment services above can be unbundled including:

  • Creation of your advert and marketing the role
  • Assisting with the recruitment process up until shortlisting stage
  • Reference checking

HR Services

There are many complexities involved in Human Resource Management. Rural Directions understand our client’s trust in us to ensure they are receiving the most up to date and accurate industry information. We are aware that your business may not need a full time HR Manager therefore we can offer a wide range of HR Services at a project or hourly rate, including the services below:

  • Job Descriptions
  • Legal Compliance Documentation e.g. Employment Agreements
  • Staff Reviews/Productivity Profiling
  • Outplacement Services
  • Remuneration banding
  • Compliance Management
  • Policy Creation
  • Psychometric Assessments
  • Background checking (ACC, Criminal, Credit & Drivers Licence)

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