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Who we are

Our vision is "People Matter ∴ Do Good." Our people are the heart of our vision and as a social enterprise, Agoge's core purpose for making money is to do good. Read more here.

What we do

We're striving to put the 'human' back into human resources. We partner with our clients to offer HR and recruitment services that genuinely value people. People are our first priority, and always will be.  
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Agoge's Story

"Agoge definitely helped me and my family..."
Siosaia Mataele was made redundant from his previous role and with his family to look after, he needed to earn something and fast. He applied for a job, but was skeptical using a recruitment agency because of rumours we’d take a cut of his pay. Siosaia soon learned that we meant it when we told him we’d look after him, and make sure he’s happy and succeeding in his role. Siosaia was desperate and just hoping to get hired, but after an interview he showed he had the right personality, attitude and drive to succeed in a better role. He...
Making yourself uncomfortable
We were chatting with a friend last night who is doing a course in Distribution of all things. I say this purely because you wouldn’t have expected it. She was telling us how she is learning to drive a forklift and strap down a truck. She has also had to do numeracy & literacy assessments, that cause her to reach deep into the cobweb covered archives of her brain, and reignite her stored knowledge. And as she talks there is excitement in her voice. She is excited to be learning something new. Something outside her comfort zone. At work at...
How to Stop People Thinking Outside the Box
You know when you repaint a room a different colour, and the first coat of the new fresh paint doesn’t look quite as you expected. You’re pretty sure it will be OK, but until you get the rest of the paint on you won’t know. Last week, with our annual conference looming and our strategy so fresh I wasn’t sure how it would look, I decided I needed some icons/logos for our strategy. I wanted something different, risky and evocative that would help my team grasp these new ideas. I wanted hip. I wanted fresh. So, I set up a...
Successful businesses have at their centre an engaged, valued team of people. Often recruitment companies can treat people like numbers, we think that’s sad. People are our first priority, and always will be.
That means that we strive to do the best we can to care for and value our team of onsite staff as we live our vision.
We understand that for our clients, just getting someone into the role isn't the best solution. We know the cost of recruitment is not just finding someone, it's also making sure they become productive quickly and that they stay. Our onsite staff actively live our vision and 'be' values when they're out on site.
To find out more about Agoge Recruitment click here.

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Agoge Training has been operating since 2009, and as of 01 October 2017 the Agoge Group has sold the Agoge Training division to IVS Group. Agoge and IVS have agreed to partner long term, and the customers of the Agoge Group will continue to benefit from access to quality training. You can still expect a passionate and experienced team providing you quality training. 
To legally operate a forklift in New Zealand you need to be certified, whether thats just an OSH certificate or an F endorsement too. At Agoge, we make sure you are compliant. Learn more...
Agoge Training's latest course will improve your lifting technique to help you prevent injuries and stay safe at work. A great course structure with 4 simple manual handling techniques. Learn more...

What forklift training do I need to operate in NZ?

Heavy machinery generally falls into one of three areas, either it moves on: wheels, tracks, or rollers. To operate any of these you are required to have a W, T or R endorsement. Learn more...
Anyone transporting large quantities of dangerous or hazardous goods by road in New Zealand needs a dangerous goods 'D' endorsement. It is required even to carry shampoo in large amounts! Learn more...