We exist to provide expertise and services that will help your business and your people be at their very best.

Service Packages

HR solutions for every stage of your business.

HR Advisory

Access to the wealth of experience inside the HR Plus team who are here to help you with HR advice for every aspect of your business. This could relate to anything, from helping you manage a tough staff situation to designing HR platforms that support business growth.

HR Warrant of Fitness

We’ll explore every aspect of HR in your organisation – from recruiting to leaving. The HR Warrant of fitness will pinpoint any areas where compliance is compromised and you’re exposed to unnecessary risk or where there are opportunities you can leverage to take your business to the next level.

HR Ninja

A dedicated person who will visit your business regularly, work as part of your team and be committed to enabling your success. They’ll liaise, meet with and develop your people just like an in-house HR team would and when they’re not on site, they’re just an email or phone call away.

Service Products

We deliver standard HR products, with non-standard excellence.

People Change Management

The world is constantly changing and businesses are constantly moving to keep ahead. Our expertise can help ensure you lead your people through change in a way that sees them capture the vision, mitigate risk and enable you to achieve the benefits you desire.

Organisational Development

Our team can develop frameworks that will be platforms for your business performance. This includes Talent Management, Performance Development, Culture, Remuneration and Recognition or developing your business leadership capability.

Recruitment Diagnostics

One of your most important decisions relates to who will work in your business. We can help identify how you can do this more efficiently and effectively, enhancing your ability to get the best people every time.

Career Development

Retain your talent by ensuring they have opportunities to grow within your business. We can work with you to build a framework that will enable your people to develop their careers internally, supporting high performance for your business and your people.

HR Professional Development

Let us work with your HR team to help them lift the performance of your business. We do this through running tailored HR Development Centres; mentoring and coaching or “HR check-ups” to advise on opportunities for improvement and development.

Workforce Planning

How do you make sure you will have the right people, in the right place, with the right skills at the right time? We will help you be confident of this and ensure your business performs not just today but well into the future.


People are at the heart of every business. We provide people we trust and respect to work with your people and your business.

The HR Plus Team

We have established, and are continuing to build, a team that have exceptional professional skills and personal values that make them our most valuable asset.

Mahesh Vallabh


Mahesh (more commonly known as Mash) is our popularity guy. We can’t go anywhere in Wellington, without Mash bumping into someone he knows. This is a testimony to his relationship building skills.

Recruitment strategy and architecture are his specialist area of expertise. Mash also has experience in developing long range organisational development and people management strategies, delivering operational human resource support across multiple disciplines and leading organisations through change.

Mat Kearney


Mat gets on with everyone. He’s as comfortable speaking strategy with executives around a board table as he is speaking about day-to-day challenges with colleagues at their desks.

A true HR generalist, what Mat enjoys most is developing people solutions that conquer business challenges and maximise opportunity. He has extensive experience in managing change, this includes supporting business leaders to design strategies, engaging with staff and delivering successful change programmes.

Our Associates

HR Plus has a team of associates who we carefully select on the basis of their professional capability and, just as importantly, their attitude to life, work and making the most of both. We only want to have our clients working with people that we want to work with. Once we understand the culture and needs of our clients we will identify the person with the best fit for you!

Our Technology Partners

We know the vital role that technology plays in making business successful. We are partnering with the most innovative and successful HR technologies that will transform your business.

JXT is the #1 provider of cloud-based digital solutions for recruiters. Their vision was to create innovative, accessible, world-class digital technology solutions for the recruitment industry. JXT provides solutions that provide real ROI and provide an ecosystem on which you can build your digital brand. They grant clients a best of breed job board solution that forms part of their own brand.

Enboarder is an exceptional solution to help employers create engaging onboarding experiences for their new employees. Its mobile-first communication platform works with any smartphone or device without the need to download any apps and makes it easy to create, edit and deploy engaging content to help ensure employee engagement starts and remains high.

Our Service Partners

We extend our value to clients through partnerships with the best specialist practitioners in town.

Gough & Associates are HR consultants with an excellent reputation in the design and development of HR frameworks, skills coaching, team development and group facilitation. They also have experience and expertise in the areas of employment relations and change management, workplace problem solving including dispute mediation and investigations. They are highly sought after for their proven ability to develop young professionals and create high performance environments in both the corporate and sporting arenas.

Rees-Thomas Law work with a range of employers across government, private sector and not-for-profit. They specialise in employment law, dispute resolution, change management, insurance, and commercial law. Rees-Thomas Law is based in the Terrace Conference Centre in Wellington and is managed by Mark and Simon Rees-Thomas.


CDL is an international Management Consulting firm specialising in the design and delivery of coaching and in-house courses that support business and people capability. CDL partners with business across all trade sectors providing highly interactive and practical solutions through consulting, coaching, workshops, customised pathways, technology, and public courses to address change and outplacement, leadership and staff development, retention and engagement needs.

Our clients

Big or small, our clients drive everything we do. Their success is our goal!  Here is just a sample of our client base.


Success to us is delivering with our expertise and your fingerprints.

Z Energy

Z Energy

  • Due Diligence
  • Strategy
  • Change Management

Z engaged Mahesh (Mash) to lead the People Stream as part of the proposed acquisition of Chevron NZ. He came with an understanding of our business and culture having previously worked at Z which was part of the value proposition of re-engaging his services. This significant transaction has required two very different organisations to work together effectively in an uncertain and complex environment.

What we appreciated most about working with Mash was his ability to quickly grasp and deliver to the requirements for this project. He has a deep understanding of the HR environment (whilst not losing sight of the underlying commercial dynamics), the confidence to stand behind his recommendations and most importantly build the confidence and earn the respect of both internal and external stakeholders”

General Manager Transition

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HR Plus is building a community of great people

I remember being young (yes I can still remember that far back) and one of the things that interested me in the HR profession was to have a job with a primary focus on the people of an organisation. Having now been in HR for about 20 years, the stories between experienced HR practitioners are…

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Contact us

0800 HR PLUS
Mat - 021 257 7107
Mash - 021 288 5021

Physical Address
Level 6 114 The Terrace Wellington

Mailing Address
PO Box 10940 The Terrace Wellington 6143