Potentia is a multi award-winning specialist IDT Recruitment Company who are 100% New Zealand owned and run.

We have teams dedicated to both permanent and contract positions throughout New Zealand. Our People have built close working relationships with some of the best IDT professionals and contractors working in a wide range of IDT roles for global, national and niche businesses.

Our Vision is to be New Zealand’s most connected and respected IDT recruitment business.

We have created a unique and revolutionary approach for staff acquisition and retention. Our sourcing is comprehensive and exhaustive and every permanent appointee receives personal effectiveness coaching.

Our Core Values are hunger, class, and make a difference.

 One of the ways we like to make a difference is through our community.

Our Key Service Offerings

We can help you with permanent recruitment, contract recruitment, organisational consulting and executive search. We recruit for roles across the entire technology, IDT sales and leadership spectrum throughout New Zealand and are most recognised for delivery to roles at intermediate to senior management level.


We have improved the recruitment model by combining our robust recruitment methodology with performance coaching. We offer a unique integrated post-placement performance coaching programme to all candidates placed with our clients. Find out more about how coaching can benefit you or your new employee


Our approach to sourcing ensures a consistent presence in the IDT industry in New Zealand and ultimately leads to a greater number of IDT professionals registering their interest and connecting with us.

We have a detailed and exhaustive sourcing strategy that is national as well as international to ensure that we find and place the right people in the right roles. Our point difference in terms of attracting talent focuses on three highly successful and proactive methods: Overseas Candidate Strategy, Active Search and our R2 team. Please contact us to find out more about our approach to sourcing.

Our Team

We’re a team of high achievers who thrive on bringing the right job seekers and clients together to achieve success. We are also a diverse team with a range of ages, nationalities, style and humour. Account Managers and Talent Managers are measured on their demonstration of our values, as our values are central to the way we behave as an organisation and provide an effective framework for how we approach our everyday business. We have a close-knit team, a respectful culture and a team structure that promotes knowledge sharing and collaboration.

View our personal profiles to find out more about our backgrounds, specialisations and most importantly some fun facts.

Our Accolades

Winning the awards below certifies our processes and hard work in a hugely competitive profession. As a team, we have built an IDT recruitment consultancy that focuses on customer satisfaction, continuous improvement and innovation. All of this is geared towards enabling our stakeholders to see massive success.

12 Internationally recognised awards

  • AUT Excellence in Business Support Award Winner- 2014
  • Best Specialist Recruitment Business, Global Recruiter APAC Recruitment Award Winner - 2014
  • Finalist for Best Innovation, Global Recruiter APAC Recruitment Awards – 2014
  • Seek SARA legend - 2011, 2012 & 2013
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific Winner - 2012
  • Voted NZ's Favourite IT Recruiter - 2008, 2009 & 2010
  • Deloitte/Unlimited Fast50 Winner - 2007 & 2008
  • CIO Excellence in IT Recruitment Winner – 2011

For further information or to have a chat about how we can help you contact us on 09 368 5111 or Contact us.