We foster positive social impact, breaking down barriers and building a brighter future for inclusive employment.
Led by our dedicated team, driven by a shared passion for making positive social change, we empower candidates and contribute to the betterment of our communities and Aotearoa.
Established in 2019, The Work Collective was born from a desire to advocate for impactful social procurement solutions for the recruitment industry.
As part of Aotearoa’s largest recruitment group, Accordant, our close relationship with the numerous entities under the Accordant umbrella allows us unparalleled insight into the New Zealand employment market across a broad range of industries and sectors.
We quickly observed that many individuals face barriers to employment, and have difficulty overcoming them due to lack of available support. These barriers can be anything from limited work experience to long term unemployment, and sometimes even unjust discrimination.
We also realised that the mix of our Accordant businesses, wide employer networks, and diverse pool of candidates means we’re uniquely positioned to address these barriers. We decided to make a positive difference by offering support and facilitating access to meaningful work opportunities.
Through our commitment to driving change, we go beyond simply doing what is right. We offer our client partners a way to achieve their social goals and outcomes, through the procurement of staffing solutions that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. We deliver social outcomes that benefit individuals, their whānau, communities, clients, the recruitment industry, and Aotearoa New Zealand as a whole.
Meet our team
National Delivery Support Manager
Kelly is a dedicated advocate for meaningful work opportunities, social outcomes, and value creation within the Accordant Group. With a background at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), she excelled in building strong employer relationships and creating pathways for job seekers. Her expertise in delivering national contracts and programmes, combined with her commitment to making a positive social impact, makes her an asset in shaping the future of work and supporting clients to deliver positive social outcomes.
Kelly possesses an unwavering commitment to helping individuals facing challenges entering or navigating the job market. Her genuine desire to make a positive social impact drives her efforts to support clients in their journey to deliver positive social outcomes.
With over 15 years recruitment and marketing experience across a range of industry sectors in the New Zealand market, Jen is one of Accordant’s Marketing Leads, working closely with The Work Collective team to support them in connecting with candidates, employers and support organisations.
Jen’s passion for an inclusive approach to recruitment processes comes from working with clients and candidates alike over many years, and identifying a genuine desire to alter the ‘traditional’ approach to recruitment methodology, facilitating connections between a broader scope of the New Zealand workforce and employers that wanted to engage in socially impactful procurement solutions.
Jen’s involvement with The Work Collective started at it’s inception and she is a passionate advocate of The Work Collective, using her marketing ability to tell our story.
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