What sets us apart

Our approach is simple. We act as an extension of your brand bringing rigour and objectivity to the process in a way which ensures an outstanding candidate and client experience through a no surprises approach, honest open feedback and timely follow up for all.

We initially build a strong understanding of your business and needs ; develop the appropriate sourcing, selection and assessment strategy and work closely with you to ensure a successful induction. The process can vary widely dependant on your needs and support requirement.

We actively risk-manage appointments with clients and candidates, using a tailored combination of:

  • Rigorous competency based interviews
  • Structured reference enquiries
  • Credit checks
  • Psychometric testing
  • Qualification verification
  • And other relevant checks such as police or credit checks if required

What do our clients say?

From the Chair of leading New Zealand Private Company

"The stand out features of your performance were:

  1. Establishing and managing a process. Private companies can be informal in their approach to recruitment but while keeping with the company culture you brought a very professional approach which I am sure benefited the applicants and of course the company owner.
  2. Thoroughness, you never left a matter to chance, every feature was considered and acted on. I was very impressed with your promptness, no party was left wondering. I don't think I have met a recruitment person with your attention to all matters in the process.
  3. Manner in which you conducted your work was very amenable, so that despite the energy to get work done, there was never any ruffled feathers. You fitted in with the current CEO and I as if you had worked with us for years.
  4. Independence of contribution was maintained. You ensured that we had thought of all the aspects we needed to and if you disagreed you would say so. Very important feature as the employer can get captured by certain attributes of a candidate, with the risk of losing perspective.
  5. Your process brought forward many good candidates. The one appointed came through rather later than the others, and that appeared to be due to you keeping your mind and eyes open to possible candidates. "

"Thoroughness, you never left a matter to chance, every feature was considered and acted on. I was very impressed with your promptness, no party was left wondering. I don't think I have met a recruitment person with your attention to all matters in the process"
The Chair, New Zealand Private Company

Luminary Search is a global executive search

and selection practice specialising in delivering business critical executive and boardroom appointments across a broad range of industry sectors and geographies. Central to Luminary's philosophy is a commitment to delivery of the best possible outcome.

and selection practice specialising in delivering business critical executive and boardroom appointments across a broad range of industry sectors and geographies. Central to Luminary's philosophy is a commitment to delivery of the best possible outcome.

"Thoroughness, you never left a matter to chance, every feature was considered and acted on. I was very impressed with your promptness, no party was left wondering. I don't think I have met a recruitment person with your attention to all matters in the process"

The Chair, New Zealand Private Company