We exist to provide expertise and services that will help your business and your people be at their very best.

Service Packages

HR solutions for every stage of your business.

HR Advisory

Access to the wealth of experience inside the HR Plus team who are here to help you with HR advice for every aspect of your business. This could relate to anything, from helping you manage a tough staff situation to designing HR platforms that support business growth.

HR Warrant of Fitness

We’ll explore every aspect of HR in your organisation – from recruiting to leaving. The HR Warrant of fitness will pinpoint any areas where compliance is compromised and you’re exposed to unnecessary risk or where there are opportunities you can leverage to take your business to the next level.

HR Ninja

A dedicated person who will visit your business regularly, work as part of your team and be committed to enabling your success. They’ll liaise, meet with and develop your people just like an in-house HR team would and when they’re not on site, they’re just an email or phone call away.

Service Products

We deliver standard HR products, with non-standard excellence.

People Change Management

The world is constantly changing and businesses are constantly moving to keep ahead. Our expertise can help ensure you lead your people through change in a way that sees them capture the vision, mitigate risk and enable you to achieve the benefits you desire.

Organisational Development

Our team can develop frameworks that will be platforms for your business performance. This includes Talent Management, Performance Development, Culture, Remuneration and Recognition or developing your business leadership capability.

Recruitment Diagnostics

One of your most important decisions relates to who will work in your business. We can help identify how you can do this more efficiently and effectively, enhancing your ability to get the best people every time.

Career Development

Retain your talent by ensuring they have opportunities to grow within your business. We can work with you to build a framework that will enable your people to develop their careers internally, supporting high performance for your business and your people.

HR Professional Development

Let us work with your HR team to help them lift the performance of your business. We do this through running tailored HR Development Centres; mentoring and coaching or “HR check-ups” to advise on opportunities for improvement and development.

Workforce Planning

How do you make sure you will have the right people, in the right place, with the right skills at the right time? We will help you be confident of this and ensure your business performs not just today but well into the future.


People are at the heart of every business. We provide people we trust and respect to work with your people and your business.

The HR Plus Team

We have established, and are continuing to build, a team that have exceptional professional skills and personal values that make them our most valuable asset.

Mahesh Vallabh


Mahesh (more commonly known as Mash) is our popularity guy. We can’t go anywhere in Wellington, without Mash bumping into someone he knows. This is a testimony to his relationship building skills.

Recruitment strategy and architecture are his specialist area of expertise. Mash also has experience in developing long range organisational development and people management strategies, delivering operational human resource support across multiple disciplines and leading organisations through change.

Mat Kearney


Mat gets on with everyone. He’s as comfortable speaking strategy with executives around a board table as he is speaking about day-to-day challenges with colleagues at their desks.

A true HR generalist, what Mat enjoys most is developing people solutions that conquer business challenges and maximise opportunity. He has extensive experience in managing change, this includes supporting business leaders to design strategies, engaging with staff and delivering successful change programmes.

Our Associates

Our associates are people we carefully select on the basis of their professional capability and, just as importantly, their attitude to life, work and making the most of both. We only want to have our clients working with people that we want to work with. Once we understand the culture and needs of our clients we will identify the person with the best fit for you!


Jennifer (Jenn) is all about continuous learning and enabling individuals and organisations to be their best and achieve their goals.

Jenn has broad HR generalist and leadership experience across a number of sectors and industries.  She has deep technical knowledge in a number of specialist areas including Organisational Development, Remuneration and Managing Change. She delivers strategic outcomes in a friendly, practical and down to earth way.


Jasper is driven by understanding what makes people and organisations tick in order to achieve significant improvements in performance.

Jasper uses his generalist and specialist HR expertise, along with his experience in large transformation programmes, to do what needs to be done to achieve success.  He has a proven ability to take organisational strategy and convert it into tangible outcomes for leaders, teams and individuals.


Sarah loves solving HR problems. As a generalist with wide experience in the private and public sectors no project is too daunting.

She’s a people person who enjoys demanding work environments and cultures. Scarily organised, Sarah enjoys bringing structure to chaos and turning strategy into real results – improving business processes and culture, and helping leaders get the most out of their staff.


Jarryd is drawn to HR by the challenge that each new day brings. Coming from an employment law background, he has extensive experience providing strategic and technical HR  services to a range of public and private sector clients. From advisory, to implementing organisational restructures, and involvement in large-scale industrial bargaining, Jarryd is an asset to any team he’s part of.

As a people person, he brings energy and humour to the workplace and loves getting to know a client’s business and the people that make it happen. Success for Jarryd is seeing a project through to completion and playing his part in helping an organisation to truly thrive.

Our Partners

We extend our value to clients through partnerships with the best specialist practitioners in town.

  • Gough & Associates are HR consultants with an excellent reputation in the design and development of HR frameworks, skills coaching, team development and group facilitation. They also have experience and expertise in the areas of employment relations and change management, workplace problem solving including dispute mediation and investigations. They are highly sought after for their proven ability to develop young professionals and create high performance environments in both the corporate and sporting arenas.
  • Rees-Thomas Law work with a range of employers across government, private sector and not-for-profit. They specialise in employment law, dispute resolution, change management, insurance, and commercial law. Rees-Thomas Law is based in the Terrace Conference Centre in Wellington and is managed by Mark and Simon Rees-Thomas.
  • Chard Consulting partners with organisations, across a range of industries to helps businesses innovate their services and service levels to support strategies, improve business outcomes, and increase their value, performance, and capabilities. They recognise that a service strategy and operating model are only as good as an organisations ability to implement them. Their strength is working alongside business leaders to develop the transformational capabilities and designing the implementation activities required to successfully execute change.
  • CDL-Logo(CMYK) CDL is an international Management Consulting firm specialising in the design and delivery of coaching and in-house courses that support business and people capability. CDL partners with business across all trade sectors providing highly interactive and practical solutions through consulting, coaching, workshops, customised pathways, technology, and public courses to address change and outplacement, leadership and staff development, retention and engagement needs.

Our clients

Big or small, our clients drive everything we do. Their success is our goal!  Here is just a sample of our client base.


Success to us is delivering with our expertise and your fingerprints.

NZ Oil Services LTD (NZOSL)

NZ Oil Services LTD (NZOSL)

  • HR Audit and Recommendations
  • HR Search & Selection – HR Manager
  • HR Strategy development, including:
    • Recruitment
    • Talent and succession management
    • HR Information
  • Tactical HR support

“The investment of placing HR Plus in the business and their subsequent review was timely. That review confirmed the gaps, identified others along with additional opportunities. While Brand Values for the organisation existed, we specifically had no material link to HR, so the need for a specific strategy was identified as essential alongside an investment to match our growth of previous years.

The subsequent work with HR Plus on our systems and approaches provided more clarity in what to target with timings, the alignment with the investment in our people, their development, expected individual behaviours and performance, which ultimately will become evident in the organisations results. Evidence of change is being seen and will continue to be realised as laid out in that strategy.”

General Manager

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Register now for this exceptional workshop being held in Wellington and Auckland

HR Plus is proud to have a strong connection with the team from ATC Events and are pleased they are bringing this workshop to Wellington.  This workshop is about Human Centred Design Thinking which challenges us to re-think our recruitment or HR processes, putting customers at the centre. We would like to invite you and your HR team…

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Contact us

0800 HR PLUS
Mat - 021 257 7107
Mash - 021 288 5021

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