Every successful tribe had humble beginnings. Ours is no different, so here’s our story. Whilst this is about our heritage, we’d love you to feature in our future.
1995 - 2012
James Brooke and Jenny Jones founded two specialist recruitment and search agencies, which go on to become New Zealand market leaders. These businesses are purchased by Australian private equity organisations and subsequently list on the Australian Stock Exchange
Tribe launches in James and Jenny’s kitchen!
After time out with their tribe, Jenny and James launched Tribe with a focus on bringing high-performance culture, diversity, employment brand collaboration and partnership-driven commercial outcomes to the forefront of recruitment and search practices
TribeHQ moves to City Works Depot, gets noticed and starts growing
Emma Scott, HR Industry Leader joins as Co-Tribal Chief
Tribe launches its internal drive for high-performance culture, starting a journey that became all-consuming and completely engaging and became a driver for everything we do
2017 - 2018
Tribe gets appointed to the New Zealand Government Recruitment and Search Panel
Tribe establishes a market-leading research unit using technology as an enabler
Tribe innovates the way employee value propositions are taken to market through compelling and engaging content
2014 - 2019
Tribe grows from two people to 34, forming partnerships with some of Aotearoa’s most progressive organisations and government and local body agencies
Tribe becomes a New Zealand Immigration Accredited Agency
Tribe gets the Accessibility Tick and is proud to start our relationship with Diversity Works NZ
We meet The Cookie Project and become truly humbled by what some people will do for others. People with Big Hearts
Tribe hits 10,000 LinkedIn followers. Advised by LinkedIn we are the Number One followed agency (under 50 staff) of any agency in Aotearoa!
LinkedIn also advises that our content has 10 times the engagement of other agencies in New Zealand
Tribe launches a Sustainability Code and reworks all business practices with the help of Green Business HQ - reduce, reuse, recycle
Tribe invests substantially in insights driven database technology and multiple API’s to continually access the best integration technologies. Research and data start driving our business.
A full-time BI Analyst is employed to focus on technology-driven enhancements, improving our capability (and therefore our offering) every single day
Tribe launches 'The Tribe Way' - the way we do things round here - founded on the principles of Ngakau Pono, Ngakau Maia, Ngakau Hihiko and Ngakau Mahaki
A committed, focused, hardworking and fun tribe team of 34
Eight specialist teams covering temp, contract, permanent recruitment, search, outplacement, career transition and psychometric services
Probably New Zealand’s fastest organically growing agency