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Russell Phillips

Russell Phillips

Managing Director - Executive Recruitment, Marketing and Operations

Russell Phillips is one of New Zealand’s most experienced recruitment specialists. He works at the front end of the business leading the recruitment and support teams.

The formation of JOBCORP NZ Ltd, saw Russell bring both Property Employment NZ Ltd and long established Automotive Employment NZ Ltd under the same management.

Initially founding his first recruitment company in 1991, decades of experience focused on high quality recruitment outcomes provides a track record of success you can reply on. 

Recent accolades and achievements include:

- Top 1% of best-connected recruiters globally in the LinkedIn network

- 2014 award for “Most Endorsed Recruiter” at the LinkedIn Blue Carpet awards

- One of New Zealand's only recruitment company owners to hire a full time Licensed Immigration Adviser

- Corporate member of RCSA

- Initiator of multiple international recruitment expos, "talent tours", and global recruitment programs

Russell is known for his work in the following areas:

- Development of performance work cultures and culture creation

- Executive recruitment

- Best practice recruitment strategy

- Global search

- Immigration

- Advanced psychological assessment


- Recruitment training and hiring manager empowerment

- General consulting activity includes consulting to industry and government bodies on issues ranging from national labour shortages, national remuneration statistics, government submissions on immigration and training

- Russell has also consulted on acquisitions, NZ based business start-ups, and general corporate advisory. He is also the key point of contact for corporate business and international business development