About Accordant

The Accordant Group has grown to become New Zealand’s largest recruitment company and the only staffing provider listed on the NZX.

It comprises five trading entities; Absolute IT, AWF, Hobson Leavy, JacksonStone & Partners and Madison Recruitment; with capability spanning all aspects of executive, commercial and industrial recruitment services including permanent, temporary and contractor assignments. In addition, The Work Collective is Accordant’s social impact initiative, which helps people facing barriers to employment find meaningful work.

Our focus continues to be on growing the strong footprint of each entity in their respective sectors, while also developing opportunities for a combined, complementary service offering to key clients and prospects with diverse recruitment requirements.

Previously AWF Madison, Accordant Group’s new name came into effect on October 19, 2020.

Our Businesses


Founded in 2000, Absolute IT is a specialist ICT recruitment company providing permanent and contractor recruitment services.

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Established in 1988, AWF predominantly supplies temporary staff to industry in a wide range of sectors across the country.


Founded in 2006, Hobson Leavy is a retained executive search firm with an extensive track record in both the public and private sectors.


Established in 2011, JacksonStone & Partners specialises in executive search, recruitment and top-level contracting assignments.


Since 1998 Madison has been delivering temporary and permanent staffing solutions to the public and private sectors.