Our values

Whanonga pono

Building and maintaining great relationships, that’s why we’re here

We are a like-minded group of people who together, thought long and hard about our values. We wanted values that reflect how we work and who we are.

The heart of our values are in building and maintaining great relationships. To do this, we promise to:

  • Do the right thing. Always
  • Listen to understand
  • Collaborate to Innovate
  • Be true. Be honest. Be Authentic
  • Make a difference, no matter how small

We hope all those who work with us, can see we live and breathe our values, as this is who we are.

Equal opportunity

We proudly promote equal opportunity, working closely with our clients to encourage collaborative, inclusive and diverse working environments.

Learn more about our 6 commitments to diversity and inclusion.

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Paying it forward

Paying it forward is important to all of us at Likemind. That's why for every placement we provide, we make a donation to Pet Refuge to care for pets affected by domestic violence.

In support of diversity and inclusion, we also make regular donations to help Gift a Safe Night and Rainbow Youth.

Pet Refuge was established to provide temporary shelter for pets affected by domestic violence, keeping them safe while their owners escape abuse.

Gift a Safe Night is run by Women's Refuge.

Every night, over 200 women & children in New Zealand need a safe place to escape to.

Gifting a Safe Night helps the victims of family violence by booking a room for someone you’ll never meet, in a place you’ll hopefully never visit.

Rainbow Youth provides support, information, resources & advocacy for Aotearoa’s queer, gender diverse, takatāpui and intersex youth.

Their motto resonates so much with us - “Whāia tō ake ngākaunui, i te pono, i te mārama. Know who you are, be who you are”.

- Candidate feedback -
Very impressed with your level of communication and relationship management. You’re a recruitment partner like no other!
- Candidate feedback -
It is so nice to be with an agency that actually cares and is real. Gareth, I want to commend you on the amazing genuine way you have taken me on the Likemind journey. From the constant communication about where the role was at, to checking in with me has been faultless on your part...I will be recommending my colleagues to be part of Likemind.
- Candidate feedback -
Thanks for letting me know the update and appreciate your time and efforts put in this process. I want to express my gratitude for your support when we first met in the office. It seems little but your motivation keeps me looking for jobs.
- Client feedback -
Thank you for the work this year, and for being the best agency I have ever worked with. Lots of agencies say they connect and they care about the contractor, but it doesn’t always feel like that from this end. Likemind has absolutely looked after me and stayed connected proactively all the way. I cannot sing your praises highly enough.
- Client feedback -
We can’t sing your praises highly enough! You are landing excellent candidates at speed and we are very grateful
- Client feedback -
Thank you for the chocolates you sent last week and your kind words. It is a pleasure to work with you and I remain hugely impressed with the calibre of people you are finding for our roles in a tight market. You have a real talent for matching people to the roles, both in terms of skills and experience and personality fit for the role. Long may we continue to work together.
- Candidate feedback -
Thank you Kim! I was so anxious about returning to work as a working mum, at the time when Jonny responded to my LinkedIn post I'd already had potential employers question whether I'd be looking after my daughter while working, or pushing me to accept more hours or less pay. It meant all the world to me to have you two confidently backing me up. I really do appreciate it.

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We focus on investing time and effort to authentically engage, understand and collaborate.

If you want to work with a team that aligns people and purpose, experience and knowledge, culture and values, we would love to hear from you today.

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