About Us

Our Story

Established in Tauranga, the Bay of Plenty in 2006, 1st Call Recruitment has continued to grow year and year expanding across the country. 100% New Zealand owned and operated; our buck stops here. Spanning across New Zealand, we are local and support local whilst having international networks and connections allowing us to provide a world class service to the businesses we choose to align with.

We recruit in all sectors providing Temporary & Permanent recruitment so no matter your requirements, one of our dedicated and experienced recruiters will be happy to assist your business in finding compliant and capable staff for your next role. We are available 24/7, 365 days per year. We don’t want our recruiters burning the candle at both ends. We have implemented a dedicated after-hours team onsite in our Auckland office who are real recruiters to support our team of recruiters and our clients across New Zealand no matter the day or the time!

Our Culture

If there was an award for the most forward thinking and fun company to work for; then we would win hands down. We are 100% Kiwi owned Recruitment Agency, with branches throughout New Zealand.

We strive to provide both clients and candidates with the best possible service. Our recruiters work in a friendly, dynamic and creative work environment best described by freedom and responsibility; where they have the opportunity to think outside the square to solve your recruitment needs.

We put a lot of emphasis on our people, they are our passion and strive to create a safe and collaborative environment among our workforce.

Our Team

Phill Van Syp - Managing Director

As a hands-on director, Phil brings with him over 13 years of National Account Management expertise and years of operational and strategic management of multi-divisional recruitment agencies nationwide.

Phill is dedicated to the development of systems to improve the recruitment process. He is passionate for recruitment and safety and is continuously looking to improve all aspects of delivery, for both the client and candidates. His dedication to making the recruitment process as easy and compliant as possible, is a driving factor to the success of the business.

Ange Singleton - General Manager

Angela has over 20 years of HR and Recruitment experience in Australia, Europe and the last 15 years in New Zealand. Her strengths include proven experience in high volume, temporary recruitment solutions along with senior level technical specialist / hard to fill roles within in the sector.

Angela manages the day to day operations including strategic management, safety, governance, hands-on national account management for its largest clients, along with the direction and leadership of the business.

Angela constantly promotes training, safety and compliance and is a main driver in all areas of the business.

Bobby Ananiev - National Sales Director

Bobby has over nine years’ experience in high volume industrial recruitment within the Auckland and Upper North Island regions.

Bobby is hands-on, having personally temped in almost role we supply to. Therefore, he has a grasp and inside view on the role, making our recruitment and retention of staff better than the competition. This has had a significant impact on the way the planning, communication and execution of the operation is managed daily.

Bobby’s true passion for the business and his role is contagious. He is heavily involved in the development of our internal software and innovations as a shareholder to the business; it is even more imperative of the continued business success.