We combine traditional methods of connecting with quality talent, with an innovative approach to researching, engaging and attracting the highest calibre candidates in the market. Our internal database consists of active candidates from across the world. To complement our database, we undertake targeted searches to identify and approach potential candidates when required.
Our tailor-made online and print advertising attracts an extensive network. We always ensure our advertising aligns with our clients’ key requirements, including details around the best cultural fit.
If verbal reference checks are required, we are able to complete this part of the process on behalf of the client.
We conduct extensive background and security checks and provide a detailed report to our clients free of charge. Probity checks include: ministry of justice report to verify any criminal convictions or aliases; social media check; qualification verification; and directorships. We also make a recommendation for further background screening if there are ever any apparent areas of concern.
This is an additional service that we can provide if required. Psychometric assessments are particularly useful for high-risk or high security roles. We have access to a wide selection of psychometric assessments that provide insight into personality, behaviour, cognitive ability and leadership potential.
Our clients benefit from our respected reputation in the market, and our extensive network of contacts in the legal community. Our commitment to understanding the needs of individual organisations, combined with our supreme resourcing network, means you can be assured we will only present you with candidates who meet your high standards.
We understand that every organisation is unique. We actively listen to clients’ requirements, creatively altering our approach to meet your needs. We also have the flexibility to structure our fees in a way to suit you or your business. We are proud to be able to offer pragmatic and tailored solutions to fit your individual requirements.
Our dedicated consultants work with specialists across a range of organisations. We have work closely with clients in various locations including: New Zealand, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, and selected offshore jurisdictions. We have also placed lawyers at financial institutions, insurance companies, and government organisations, within the private and public sectors. And yes, you get cake to celebrate!
We believe successful talent acquisition does not rely solely on sourcing candidates with the required level of experience and expertise. It is important for us to not only understand the organisation in which a candidate will be working, but to also understand the specific expectations and personalities of the team. Candidates differ in their personalities, attitudes and values; therefore, we look beyond the CV to ensure candidates are the right cultural fit for your organisation. Finding the right cultural fit will maximise the candidate’s productivity and potential, making a positive contribution to meeting your business objectives.
We place significant value on our team. All of our clients benefit from our combined knowledge, hard work and authentic advice. Managing Director, Frieda Crawford has worked as a private practice and in-house lawyer. Frieda has an extensive knowledge of all facets of the legal profession and an inherent understanding of the soft attributes that are required to be a great lawyer. She has been operating in the legal market for around 20 years and is privileged to be privy to market intelligence both current and past. Our consultants bring a wide range of complementary skills to the table, to provide a results-orientated and superior service with outstanding market insight.
As our Managing Director has worked within an in-house legal environment in the past, she is in an excellent position to understand the level of commerciality that is required in order to succeed as an in-house lawyer. Frieda filters through her significant first-hand knowledge throughout the Clarity Consulting Group recruitment process.
Government, Senior Employment Legal Advisor
Tertiary Institution, Senior Employment Manager
Telecommunications, Senior Corporate Lawyer
Telecommunications, Regulatory and Policy Affairs Advisor
Telecommunications, Senior Legal Counsel, Employment
Telecommunications – Legal Counsel, Consumer Protection
Telecommunications, Snr Legal Counsel, Privacy & Commercial Contracting
Aviation, General Counsel and Company Secretary
Aviation, Corporate Legal Counsel
Oil and Gas, Legal Counsel
Compliance and Risk Management, Associate
Compliance and Risk Management, Senior Associate
Compliance and Risk Management, Graduate Legal Advisor
Our Managing Director has worked in the top-tier private practice environment for a number of years. On that basis, Frieda is able to easily transfer her knowledge of essential private practice requirements into the Clarity Consulting Group recruitment process.
Senior Solicitor, Litigation
Solicitor, Financial Services
Senior Solicitor, Resource Management
Solicitor, Construction and Projects
Intermediate Solicitor, Litigation
Graduate Solicitor, Litigation
We will always obtain written permission to submit candidates’ details to our clients.
"Applying for senior roles in any organisation can be a long and stressful process. While ultimately engaged and paid by employers, Clarity was responsive and treated me as a valued candidate rather than one of many applicants. Clarity provided me with end-to-end assistance with the process from my expression of interest through to job placement. Frieda is an astute judge of people and provided insight into the requirements and personalities of the interviewing panel, and her tips and guidance for interview preparation were invaluable."
"Clarity Consulting Group were excellent to deal with when I successfully applied for my current role. Frieda Crawford had a very impressive depth of knowledge about the role and what her client organisation was looking for in a candidate. It was obvious that Frieda had very carefully selected appropriate candidates to match that role. In a positive and friendly manner, Frieda had screened applicants to ensure not only that they could perform the role to a high standard, but also that they would be an excellent cultural fit for the organisation - an aspect which is often overlooked by recruiters."
"I have always been highly impressed throughout my dealings with Frieda. She is incredibly organised, knowledgeable, approachable and truthful - which is invaluable. Frieda has particular knowledge of the London market due to her personal contacts which means she is able to put you forward for specific jobs. She was specific about what jobs would suit me and, in conjunction with me, she targeted the right job for me. As a result, I landed an excellent job in London before even getting here! I have nothing but high praise for Frieda and her direct, hands-on and honest approach, even down to 7am Skype messaging! If you are moving overseas, Frieda is the only recruiter you need!"
"I have found Frieda to be very professional in all respects, but at the same time, maintaining a very friendly working relationship. Frieda does not give up – she is persistent, working extremely hard for employees and employers alike. She maintains an interest in her placements and is always keen to hear of their progress."
“Frieda perfectly matched a law candidate to our Firm and was highly skilled at assisting us with the recruitment process. Even her follow up after placement was superb. I found Frieda to be a pleasure to deal with. She is approachable, easily contactable and a great communicator. Frieda is absolutely dedicated and committed to ensuring the right fit for the employer and the employee. I would recommend Frieda and the team at Clarity to any employer wanting to recruit the right person for a role, not just a person with the right experience and skills but also with the right personality and fit. Frieda cares about ensuring a placement that is successful and sustainable for all involved.”
"I cannot speak highly enough of Frieda and the team at Clarity. Notwithstanding the time difference between Europe and NZ, Frieda was always available to be contacted no matter how big or small the query. Her background as a lawyer gives her unique insights into the needs of candidates, the likely fit of a candidate within a firm, and the state of the market. A thoroughly professional and friendly service all round."
"Clarity’s input and guidance through the process was really useful and helped me have the confidence to get over the line in the recruitment phase. Best experience with a recruitment company hands down."
"Clarity Consulting was extremely active in liaising with employers on my behalf and finding job opportunities which were exactly what I was looking for. I felt that a lot of hard work was put in on my behalf. I now have a position which I am very happy with and I am grateful for the assistance and support I received."
"I worked with Frieda as a candidate applying for a senior legal position and found her to be one of the most conscientious and hardworking recruitment agents I had encountered. Frieda spent considerable time and effort ensuring I was sufficiently informed about the next steps in the recruitment process, providing me with guidance material to assist interview preparation and giving me useful insights into the personalities involved in recruiting me. In my experience Frieda works as hard for the candidate as she does for the employer to ensure that both parties are in the best position to make a fully informed and critical decision - which in my case involved a successful move back to New Zealand with a great employment opportunity."
"Clarity Consulting stands out for their professional, customer focused and personal approach. They go out of their way to understand my business and requirements to match the best candidates and to ensure a positive experience for all involved. They take charge of the end-to-end process, from taking initial instructions to security checking and staying in touch with successful candidates. I have come to rely on their judgment and instinct when it comes to matching skill sets, experience and personalities. By taking great care every step of the way and working closely alongside us, as their client, there have been no surprises. The results speak for themselves: every candidate placed by Clarity has been a successful hire."
Clarity’s input and guidance through the process was really useful and helped me have the confidence to get over the line in the recruitment phase. Best experience with a recruitment company hands down.
"Clarity Consulting Group put me at ease through the whole recruitment process and kept me up to date on the status of decision making within the client organisation. I am very grateful to have been matched up to such a perfect job for me and to be working in a group that shares the same core values as me. I would definitely recommend Frieda Crawford and Clarity Consulting Group to any organisation seeking a quality candidate who can perform the role to a high standard and is also the right match for that organization's culture."
"We used Clarity to find us a new General Counsel as they had specific expertise in this area. We were delighted to have a choice of high quality candidates who had both the technical expertise and a fit with our culture. Our selected candidate has been a great success and we would use Clarity again to facilitate our search."