Local Ownership – National Reach
When it comes to IT recruitment Burton and Associates truly understand both client and candidate requirements.
After growing up in the Waikato, Phil Burton began his IT career in the 1970’s working on an ICL System 10 computer for a local pharmaceutical wholesaler. Phil spent the following thirty years managing IT professionals for a range of large organisations before launching Burton and Associates in December 2014.
Recruitment and management of IT staff has been a significant component of that career and through it he developed a thorough understanding of the profiles of productive and successful IT professionals and how to recruit and retain them. This, Phil maintains, is one of the key differentiators for Burton and Associates.
That point of difference brings benefits to both candidates and to clients. “Our clients have confidence that they are dealing with a company that understands IT people and businesses while candidates can appreciate that they are dealing with somebody who has ‘gone before them’ in the IT industry and who understands the industry and the challenges it presents to them”.
This long-earned expertise underpins the services that Burton and Associates bring to the Waikato market. In addition to offering professional and efficient recruitment services to clients, Burton and Associates also invests in candidates through the provision of IT career and counselling services.
The other key difference, of course, is the fact that Burton and Associates is locally owned “It is a Waikato business for Waikato business customers and Waikato candidates” – something that we are very proud of and passionate about. Because we are locally owned, Burton and Associates has a comprehensive understanding of the local IT market as well as a commitment to and an investment in the local business community. Waikato businesses working together!
Through our associations with organisations in Sydney, Melbourne, Capetown, Auckland and Wellington, we are also able to source vacancies and talented candidates from these centres should demand require.
Phil has over 30 years NZ IT Experience, working with technology, managing IT professionals and recruiting. He understands the industry first hand and appreciates the challenges it presents for professionals as they build their careers.
Phil grew up in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, living in Raglan, Morrinsville, Tauranga, Hamilton and now Cambridge.