Our Company and Team


Proudly 100% New Zealand owned

In 2008, Your People Recruitment was established.  We're based in Dunedin and provide recruitment services in the lower South Island from Timaru south.

We recruit the best talent available for all levels of employment with our speciality being mid and senior level positions.  We provide both permanent and temporary employment services in a wide range of industries and job types.  

We're passionate about assisting employers with recruiting high performing staff and we love helping candidates move into their next role.  As managers, we know the importance of ascertaining the exact requirements of each role.  We have the knowledge to identify the skills, experience and, we understand the gravity of workplace cultural fit.  Most of all, we understand how vital it is to get it right for both employers and job seekers.

Our success is attributed to our understanding of organisational requirements, stringent candidate sourcing and screening processes which ensure that we consistently provide high calibre candidates to our clients.  At Your People Recruitment the Principals are skilled people managers with practical Human Resources knowledge and experience.

We offer a professional recruitment service and are committed to working in partnership with both employers and candidates.

Benefits of engaging with Your People Recruitment

  • Proven senior management, recruitment and HR experience
  • Corporate and Professional Memberships of RCSA
  • Successfully placed thousands of people into a very broad range of Permanent and Temporary roles since 2008
  • Recruitment Consultants specialise in a broad spectrum of industry sectors
  • Indepth knowledge of job sectors, local market, pay rates and employment trends
  • Experienced HR Practitioners with excellent working knowledge of relevant NZ Employment Legislation
  • We specialise in overseas recruitment for skilled labour
  • "We only promote people that we would employ"

Our People


Warwick McArthur
Warwick McArthur
Managing Director

Warwick established Your People Recruitment in 2008 because he knew that for organisations to be successful, they needed to have the very best talent on-board.

Prior to Your People Recruitment, Warwick held various senior leadership roles within both public and private sectors in IT, health, processing centres, contact centres and rural servicing.  In his previous roles, Warwick recruited and managed many hundreds of people.  He has a natural affinity for selecting and recruiting the very best people and his desire was to help other organisations to be successful by ensuring that they employ only the best people.

Warwick has used his skills to successfully recruit numerous high performing people into many senior professional and management, technical and specialist roles, in a wide range of sectors throughout New Zealand on behalf of many organisations.  Recent placements include health management, production management, legal, HR, sales, marketing, and senior administrative roles.

Warwick’s memberships include Member of Recruitment & Consulting Services Association, Member of Directors Institute and an Associate of NZ Institute of Management.  Warwick served on the Board of Directors for the Otago/Southland Employers Association for six years.

warwick@yourpeople.co.nz 027 713 7000

Robyn Leyden
Robyn Leyden
Recruitment & HR Specialist

Joining the Your People Recruitment team in 2011, Robyn brought with her a wealth of experience from her management, leadership and HR work in senior roles.  She has previously worked in a wide range of industry sectors which include finance, rural servicing, customer service, processing and logistics. 

Robyn combines her industry knowledge and HR experience to assist clients with finding quality candidates.  Throughout her time with Your People Recruitment, Robyn has successfully placed many hundreds of candidates into roles each year.

Robyn is a Member of RCSA and is a Trustee on the Board of ChatBus Trust.  Robyn has a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management and is accredited in Psychometric Administration and Interpretation.

In her spare time, Robyn enjoys fashion, the sun and spending time with her family.

robyn@yourpeople.co.nz 027 713 7006

Adam Jackson
Adam Jackson
Senior Recruitment Consultant

Adam joined the Your People Team in February 2017.  A big believer in harnessing talent, Adam knows the importance of getting recruitment right and has a strong understanding of the complexities of roles.

Originally from the UK, Adam has been in New Zealand for more than 14 years and brings with him a passion for people and their development.  He is able to naturally assess the skills and abilities of candidates and marry them into perfect roles.

Adam has had numerous successes during his recruitment career particularly with management roles, technical trades and hard to fill vacancies.

Adam has strong personal and professional networks and uses these to help you find the best person for the job, Adam’s philosophy is simple – “getting you the one perfect person”.

Outside of work, you will find Adam on the beach with his dog or hitting the slopes of Central Otago looking for the perfect fresh snow.

adam@yourpeople.co.nz 027 713 7004

Leanne Gardner
Leanne Gardner
Senior Recruitment Consultant

Leanne joined our team as a Recruitment Consultant in October 2017.  Leanne specialises in providing permanent, fixed term and temporary staff - from professional, qualified and management roles through to junior roles in a wide range of industry sectors.  

With a background in healthcare administration, territory sales management and recruitment, Leanne has significant experience to draw on.

Leanne really enjoys looking after her valued clients, ensuring excellent communication throughout the recruitment process, and she also provides post-placement support.  Her understanding of candidate and employer requirements is what makes Leanne the right Recruitment Consultant to make the perfect match for you!

Leanne has studied throughout her career and has completed qualifications in Business Administration and Line Management.

leanne@yourpeople.co.nz 027 713 7001

Mel Bentley
Mel Bentley
Executive Assistant

Mel joined the Your People Recruitment team in 2018 as our Executive Assistant.  Mel’s role within our team is to support the Directors, Recruitment Consultants, Clients and staff, to ensure that our clients, candidates and temporary staff receive the best possible experience.  Her efforts have resulted in a clear increase in the efficiency between all levels of the company.

Mel brings to our team over a decade of customer service, administrative, procurement, sales and sales support experience within the IT, document solutions, automotive and hospitality industries.

Mel was born and bred in Dunedin and completed a National Certificate in Business Administration through the Otago Polytechnic. She has also completed NZIM Management papers through the Open Polytechnic.

Outside of work, Mel enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach and reading.

mel@yourpeople.co.nz 027 713 7005