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A partner as integral to your business as your coffee machine

Talinger may be a new business, but we’re backed by a depth of global tech recruitment experience and long-standing local industry connections.

The technology sector is moving fast, New Zealand companies are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with enterprises on the global stage, and businesses are rapidly innovating to keep up. Technology companies need recruiters who understand the importance of innovating themselves, and the impact that technology can have on our own industry.

We saw the need for a more agile and technology-driven process, that keeps up with the speed and specific needs of the tech sector, while still drawing on the wealth of knowledge and industry insight that comes after 20+ years in the game. We also know that despite its changes, recruitment remains about relationships at its core, which is why Talinger is a boutique agency committed to maintaining a personal touch and tailored delivery.

When you partner with Talinger, you tap into this emerging landscape, with access to powerful tools that help you find great talent at scale while boosting your employment brand to a savvy and selective market.

Mike Swindale - Principal Consultant

With two decades of technology-based recruitment experience across the globe, including tech epicentres London, San Francisco and Auckland, Mike has a wealth of sector knowledge. 

Having worked across hi-tech startups, global consultancies, banks, software companies and telcos, he’s seen firsthand the challenges that tech businesses face - no matter their size, scale or stage - when it comes to attracting and retaining great talent.

He takes the lead on all recruitment assignments, getting to know your business, your vision and your requirements. With a strategic approach, he works alongside your team right through the process to ensure a successful placement and a seamless experience for you.

With a fascination for technology, and the incredibly talented minds that are leading change, Mike is passionate about supporting the growth and success of the New Zealand tech sector by helping businesses find great talent who will contribute to bringing their vision to life.

Irene Rajalingam - Research Consultant

With her smart, versatile and persistent approach, Irene plays an integral role in talent market research, market mapping, assessment and candidate care. Her empathy and genuine desire to help people succeed in both their professional and personal lives is an asset to Talinger and a reflection of our core values.

Having worked in the tech recruitment sector since the early 2000s, in both agency and internal corporate recruitment teams, she has a great understanding of associated search processes and techniques. She also draws on insight and experience from her work in telco service design teams, technical testing, event management and PMO resource management.

Irene has a real drive to identify and engage with talent in the tech space. In particular, she's inspired to support the women in technology community in New Zealand, and work with talented females looking to advance their careers in the tech sector.





We look forward to working with you