Core HR is a boutique Human Resource Management company providing a comprehensive range of HR services to SMEs across New Zealand. 


Core HR is the dream of two HR professionals who wanted to change the image of HR, stepping away from the corporate or large employer image. We didn’t want to treat people as numbers or be the ‘HR handbrake’ or ‘corporate cop’. We wanted to make a difference.

Our wish is simple. Provide a personable and practical HR solution for the businesses who would benefit the most from an effective HR strategy:

Small and medium business who care are about their people but cannot afford

the expense of a full HR department.

We are dedicated to:

  1. Enabling a positive experience for employees

  2. Enabling growth

  3. Increasing profit

  4. Eliminating headaches associated with HR and employment legislation compliance


SME’s find HR complicated, time-consuming and, at times, costly. We found the most common pain points were

  • “I don’t have the time”

  • “We probably need HR, but can’t afford it right now”

  • “The day-to-day gets in the way of the pro-active work we would like to do for our employees”

  • “I know what I would like to do, but I just don’t know where to start”

  • “I know what I would like to do, but we just don’t have the resources”

  • “HR and Employment Law is just too confusing… and too risky”

  • “I spend way too much time on performance or ER/IR issues”

  • “I spend way too much money on Lawyers or Consultants to support my HR obligations”

HR doesn’t need to be hard. Let us prove it.

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HR needs to be knowledgeable in your business, both your operations and your people. How else can we provide the very best solutions? When you partner with Core HR, we will be directly involved in your business working with your people and people leaders. We will be onsite regularly in your business, and always available and contactable. We are dedicated to achieving your business goals.


HR shouldn’t be cookie-cutter. Every business is different and every individual working within those organisations are unique . Your HR support should be flexible to suit. Like we said, we want to achieve your business goals, so we know that means adjusting your HR strategy and frameworks to be fit for purpose.

We understand that every business is different and know flexibility is key.  Our business is to understand your business and make sure our solutions are tailored to suit your needs.  


HR needs to be experienced. All of our HR Business Partners have at least 10 years experience in HR Management. You gain access to our wealth of Human Resource knowledge; from Employee Relations, Training and Development, Leadership Development, Change Management, Culture, Employee Engagement, Recruitment, Payroll and Health & Safety Specialists. We are subject matter experts in all things PEOPLE.

We also partner with very best to ensure our solutions and first-class and best practice.


HR needs to deliver. We deliver. Core HR are responsive, present, and transparent – we see these as the ‘core’ elements in providing you an exceptional level of service.  And we only provide exceptional. We are reliable and make sure we deliver on our promise, to provide a proactive, positive and profitable service to manage HR for your business.