We have filled the position. Very impressed with the number of applications we received.
"Your website has been amazing for me!"
"We had a great response and the successful applicant found the ad through your website service. Thanks again for your help with this and we look forward to using you again for future appointments."
"...some great candidates from your site."
"Site great to use."
"....it was very easy to post the job"
"We received many applications and I have completed my vacancies for now. We have renewed 5 wine specialist positions - thank you very much for your help, your website is always very efficient."
"I found this whole process very easy. All steps are very logical and not at any point did I get confused about what to tick or what information needed to go where. I think it is great, you have thought of everything. Easy, logical, quick, it ticks all the boxes."
"I found it (the new form) very user friendly and the ad looks great. "
"I'm enjoying using the resources you provide on your website. Keep up the good work."
"We have had a great response to the ad - very high caliber of applicants."
"We have had a huge response and have filled all the positions with a very high standard of workers."
"Thank you very much, the placement has been of benefit to us."
"WOW - I've just had an email already - a very worthy candidate in the first 20 minutes - I'm seriously impressed - thanks Heather!!!"
"Happy 7th Birthday Heather! Congratulations and well done. You provide an amazing cohesive job for all of us in NZ and the rest of the wine world. Keep it up - we need this wonderful service, and very much appreciate you both. "
"Love the website, it's great for the industry."
"Your wonderful website has overwhelmed us again. We have had the best response from our advert with you."
"I'll be working with the Wine-Searcher.com within a few months! NZ here I come! Thank u very much! Your website has been very useful to me. "
"I have people applying already! Thanks winejobsonline!"
"The ad. worked very well we got lots of applications - thank you for all your help... It's been great."
"Thank you for your prompt attention to my advertisment. I appreciate your professionalism and I have already had a response."
"You have made it (new winejobsonline.com website, February 2011) a one stop shop for information, it is a great resource for the industry, and has certainly been very successful in attracting the right applicants for our previous employment advertisements. Well done!"
"Really like the modern look (of the new site, February 2011) - nice clean pages too!"
"Thank you for providing people across the world access to the New Zealand wine industry. Your site helped me fulfill a small dream, to make wine in NZ. I truly appreciate what you have done with this service; it has given me much joy to have had the opportunity to work in NZ."
"We have had a great response and have filled all positions. Thanks a lot for a great service."
"Hi Heather, once again we have been inundated with resumes for harvest here from all over the world. We picked our top four candidates and they have all signed up which is great."
"It was nice to meet you at the Auckland Food Show and to put a face to the emails that are very helpful. I really appreciate the work you are doing with this website, its very helpful and informative. It takes a lot of guess work out of job hunting and showcases the best of the New Zealand wine companies positions available."
"We had 9 applications on the first day....obviously your website is well frequented by winemakers looking for jobs."
"Great website and so helpful so far!"
"Thanks for the help. We have had a great response and appointed 2 vintage workers."
"At this stage we do not need to renew the listing it has been very effective."
"winejobsonline this year has been stellar - in fact almost too good as the response has almost collapsed our email server. (oops, sorry, hope it wasn't just your ad with us). We are now all organisedd so thanks again for your help."
"The crew is just about finalised so I think we will be fine to let the ad run out. Great response again from it. Heaps from the US this year."
"I first heard about your website over the summer, here in Walla Walla. When I decided to make the jump abroad, you were my first stop. It's great to have a website specifically dedicated to New Zealand wine jobs. Fingers crossed!"
"Thank you for all your hard work and effort on things,it is great to deal with people who not only know their work well, but the industry as well."
"We have been working with Heather and Paddy for a number of years. We have found their expertise and knowledge regarding health and safety requirements and employee contracts extremely valuable. They have given us some excellent advice and they are very personal in their approach which is great. They really do care about our business and have been very supportive of what we are trying to achieve. "
"We had a great response thanks to winejobsonline. Thank you so much for your help. Appreciate what you guys do."
"I have been using winejobsonline for quite a while now & it has been very beneficial to me. I really appreciate you guys trying to keep up with the jobs in the industry."
"We've already got 4 applications, a couple of them looking very promising. Your website is working wonders as usual! Always a pleasure doing business with you!"
"As the winemakers, and owners of a small winery business we have a lot on our plate already doing what we do.
We are also expected to be employment law experts, taxation experts and everything else in between - thankfully this is where Paddy and Heather come in to the picture.
They helped us with our OHS plan and employment contracts and took a big weight off our shoulders. We can't recommend them highly enough."
"Your job listings are very well presented and your website is easy to navigate and job search on. I have started getting feedback from applications, which is good."
"We have been working with Battersby HR Consulting for several years and have found both Heather and Paddy Battersby invaluable in terms of their professional services and experience in the industry.
They have assisted us in all areas from OSH manuals/requirements to employee contracts/issues and contractor contracts. I am sure there are many more areas they can help us with in the future.
Battersby HR Consulting have been very helpful in dealing with employment issues and in providing the practical assistance needed to deal with these issues (no matter how delicate or small) in the correct manner. They have been wonderfully supportive and understanding of our business and what we aim to achieve.
I never hesitate to call them when I feel I need an objective view of my situation and I have referred Battersby HR Consulting to friends and colleagues in the industry as well as outside and would have no hesitation in doing the same in the future."
"Thank you very much for your help and for your website (very helpful for finding out a job)"
"I have secured a top person for the supervisor job thanks to winejobsonline.com. "
"....the wine jobs online harvest application forms are great! All the information you need... nothing you don't. Could we please include that in our job ad."
"I just got an application through for vintage cellar staff....wow the internet is fast! "
"The position of Cellar Door Manager has been filled. We had a great response, thank you."
"We have had a good response to our add on your website and it looks that we are on track with hiring our preferred candidate."
"I have had a great response to the advert... The quality has been so good that I would like to remove the advert at your earliest convenience. I have 5 strong candidates and begin interviewing tomorrow."
"(My client) has selected an applicant. Thanks. Your site works! We received applicatons from all over NZ and the world."
"I have now found employment. Yours is a very helpful site and thank you."
"We have filled the position and had a great response to the ad. "
"We have now found a great candidate for the Customer Service role. Thanks for your help and yes the successful applicant did apply via winejobsonline!!"
"I am grateful for all your work, advice input and feedback."
"I think your web site is great - the best I have found for good information about the NZ wine Industry."
"Thanks so much for your manners and consideration in notifying me of my unsuccessfulness in seeking a position. You are the first representative I have encountered in my recent job search to have this decency and I commend you."
"You posted my advert on your website regarding jobs wanted. I have now got a job through someone contacting me direct as a result of the advert. So thanks very much and hope to use your website again in the future. "
"As always we have had a very good response with having our vacancy on your site. Thanks for such a great medium. "
"I have plenty of applicants. Please discontinue the ad. Thanks again for the use of your services. It has made my life much easier in terms of recruiting interns."
"I have already had a few enquiries and two specifically who saw your posting, so we are off to a good start. "
"I have actually had a couple of calls from wineries, following on from my little advert on your site, so am really pleased with the response. You must also be pleased to see how well it is working. I've always recommended Wine Jobs online to friends in the trade (in NZ and internationally) for the events diary, etc, and they've also thought it a great site. So, thank you. "
"We now have enough applications. The response has been great from your site yet again!"
"I am impressed by the quality of the information you provide to the wine industry."
"I found a job through Delegats with another three to four offers to choose from. Great service, thank you so much!"
"We have completed our team for next harvest. We will use your service again next year."
"Could you pull the vintage 09 advert please. An amazing response."
"We have filled that role thanks to your site once again."
"We have had a great response to our ad. We have more than enough candidates to work with. Thanks for your help. "
"Your site was a great find for me."
"Just yesterday I was saying what a great job you two do for the wine industry and how winejobsonline has become THE place to look for staff and jobs. We have appointed a brilliant viticulturalist thanks to your site. "
"The responses to our vintage advert (placed last week) came in thick and fast and we're sorted now! "
"...keep up the good work, not sure how you do it, but I love it!"
"We have filled the vintage cellarhand position we advertised on your website.... Your site certainly seems to be widely visited , CVs from all around the world. "
"I thank you for your assistance with our successful vintage recruitment for 2009 and look forward to working with you again. Your website is a very efficient & effective tool in our recruitment process."
"I’ve had a fantastic response to my ad with dozens of suitably qualified applicants of a high calibre, and have now completed my team for the coming vintage. I really do think your site is invaluable – I’ve had interesting applicants from all over the world, from Sweden to Sydney. Keep up the good work! "
"Yours is actually the easiest online (events) listing site to use."
"We have had an amazing response (to our harvest ad) particularly from North America"
"I've already distributed the latest Employment newsletter to others in our company. It's a great, concise and very readable synopsis of topical information that all wine industry employers need to keep up with. "
"Congrats on the continued development of your site and business - we find it a very useful tool and you seem to be going from strength to strength."
"You have a wonderful site, great resources."
"Just to let you guys know I received some excellent applicants from the ad. Much appreciated. "
"We have has some fantastic applicants and would like to close this ad off now. Thanks! "
"I have been negotiating a contract with XXXXwinery that contacted me from the ad that I had on winejobsonline. I have also had a couple of interviews from other jobs that have been advertised on winejobs. It is so good for the industry to have this site. Keep up the good work."
"I LOVE your website – incredibly simple to use. And the feature that allows you to add events straight into your outlook calendar is fantastic. "
"Thanks and congratulations on your job site, it is without a doubt the best one in the industry."
"The Wine Competitions Guide is fantastic and so helpful - well done."
"Heather, a very useful facility (trade diary) and thanks for adding my wine diploma course in Wellington. I'll add a few more courses."
"The new trade diary's great – super easy! "
"I've been using the winejobsonline resources for over 4 years now and the trade diary is a huge help to me when it comes to organising my work in advance for both media and marketing aspects. It cuts through the clutter and gets straight to what's relevant to this industry. If you're in the wine business, no matter what the capacity, I think you'll gain something from this great resource."
"Winejobsonline has been taken up very well by the industry as well as our grads, so it's turning into a focal point for people. With the wine industry growing, it's getting harder to know about everything that's going on, and the traditional "grapevine" has had trouble keeping up! I appreciate having a one-stop-shop for events relevant to the wine industry. I do encourage people to view and use it, as the more people that do, the more value it has. "
"Organizing events is crucial in our industry and nothing is more frustrating when events clash – the new trade diary will help avoid it. We have all our events on it and I encourage all wine professionals to keep it up-to-date."
"We will definitely continue to use it (trade diary) – really helpful for us if everyone uses it and we can avoid clashes! "
"Your site regularly comes up as one of our top referring websites, we find the listing really valuable. "
"Your site has been fantastic, we have been inundated with applications for our Vineyard/Winery Manager position. We have certainly had a great calibre of people applying and can't lose with the 3 great candidates we now have."
"We have had a very good response to our advert and have a good shortlist of candidates to chose from. Thank you for all your help. "
"Could you take the job off the site please as it is filled? Sadly not from the site. I tapped someone on the shoulder and he has said yes. I did have a number of worthwhile applicants and was pleased with the response. "
"I've used your website to find 3-4 great jobs in the last few years, and its always been hastle free and good. And I'm sure that if there were more jobs from the European job circuit advertised on your website that more Kiwis would go over there and that the NZ wine industry would be all the better for it."
"Thank you for the service, it has been successful for us as we have now filled the position."
"I like your website! am searching for permanent employment and go on your website everyday, it's very user friendly and well done!"
"The winejobsonline website was easy to use and I was really pleased with the response – a good selection of appropriately qualified and experienced candidates. Clearly, it’s a service known about and used by those with industry experience, and those with a real passion for a wine industry career, which makes for a good pool of talent and minimizes time spent working with ‘tyre-kickers’. "
"We have been very impressed with the quality of vintage applicants we receive from your site from all over the world. With the help of your service we have been able to employ a fantastic vintage crew every year. Thanks. "
"We are at the point now where we have more than enough suitable applicants to choose from and more rolling in. Many thanks for great service."
"We didn't get a huge response, I think due to the specialist nature of the position, but the important thing was the person we did get was of a very high calibre, so we are very pleased. We will certainly continue to use your services in future. "
"We have had heaps of good quality replies - large majority international."
"I received many qualified applicants from the ad you posted for me and have filled my quota of interns for this year. Thanks for your help."
"Just letting you know we have filled the Wine Bar opportunity. We had a number of enquires for the adverts and actually the tenant who took the Wine bar opportunity saw it on your website."
"We had a good response - we find your site very successful for recruiting."
"Had a great result from your site, and will be interviewing applicants next week. Nga Mihi Nui. "
"It’s been really easy and quick (and affordable) to work with you guys, so we will absolutely use your expertise in the future. "
"Your website has been an invaluable resource and tool. It has a great following by all those involved in the industry and I truly believe it is ‘the’ NZ wine job website for advertising employment opportunities."
"Can you please take the Wishart ad for winemaker off the website? We’ve had a good flow of responses and no trouble picking a suitable candidate."
"I'm so glad I found you guys - we got so many qualified applicants! We will definately use you again next year! "
"The ad was quite successful, I had the role on both Seek and with yourselves, of the candidates interviewed 7 of 9 were from your site, which says something about its effectiveness. "
"We’ve had a great response of very qualified applicants so thanks for your help. "
"We had a HUGE response from our ad on the website and will definitely support you next year again. "
"The ad with your site has worked a treat thanks! Excellent response."
"We've had an excellent response and have all but employed everyone we need. Thanks for your help. "
"We have been overrun with applications through our advert on winejobsonline – thank you. Some very good people too – so we now have a full vintage crew for 2006. We will definitely be using the site again next year, or if we have mid-year vacancies. "
"Your job web site is very good - I've referred a lot of vintage winemakers to it and they find it really useful. It’s v unique for NZ and really useful – good work! "
"We have filled the vineyard foreman position that we were advertising on your site, thanks for the great work. We look forward to using your service again when the need arises. "
"We are very happy with the result we got from this ad so we're looking forward to working with you in the future! "
"I have made extensive use of your website for my job search. Thank you for the marvellous job the 2 of you have done by setting up the website. "
"Thank you very much for the informations. I have already a job. Will try next year again. "
"I think your site is very informative for those in the industry or interested in it. The website is easy to use. Keep up the informative work."
"The website works as everyone I've spoken to has referred me back to winejobsonline.com. "
"Had a great response from the ad thanks. I have filled all the positions. "
"winejobsonline.com is proving to be a very popular site for job seekers - I have received 10+ CV’s already! "
"Thank you very much - I have located a job already. The winejobs site was a big help. Thanks a bunch."
"Your web site is very informative and streamlined, regarding the New Zealand wine industry, and applicable job opportunities. Thanks again, "
"I've already found a vintage position in Marlborough so you can take my details off. I think your web is very useful. Thank you very much. "
"We have had success thanks very much to your website. I now know my first port of call for the next Sales & Marketing wine industry role! Thank you very much for your excellent service. "
" The site worked really well. So thanks, great and easy way of finding people. "
"More than happy to always recommend your service to others. Thanks very much. Hope you have continued good luck."
"I found this website an invaluable tool both in getting my details out to the industry and being aware of what was on offer. I now have a permanent job on Waiheke Island. "
"Thanks to you for being interested in "job seekers". Thank you for your website, it helps me a lot. "
"We got a good reply from your web site quite pleased"
"I chose winejobsonline because the wine industry is a key employment market for working holiday makers that come into New Zealand and Immigration NZ needed to let employers and workers know of the new online application service and the changes that were taking place from an immigration perspective. I t was also important for us to outline the impact of the new service to employers so they could know what to look out for when employing a worker on an electronic visa. I knew winejobsonline could get straight to the employers who need this information because they are a specialist wine jobs and employment service for the whole industry. Working with winejobsonline to distribute our message has been a smooth and effective process. They have been incredibly helpful and proactive in getting the message to as many relevant groups as possible - and continue to be as I send further updates."
"I'd only just really started doing my Certificate in Vineyard practice by correspondence, so I put my details on the website and was contacted within about 3 weeks for an interview, it was awsome, and I start next week."
"Just wanted to let you to know that the advert. looks fantastic! Thank you for your hard work and great service. We have already had 4 replies. "
"I have just been offered a job! Thankyou for running the ad for me, it was a great help. Fantastic website. Keep up the good work."
"thanks to your service of putting my details on your homepage I found a fun grape-picking job last season in Martinborough. As I'm not originally from the wine industry I won't need your information any more as this was just a holiday job for me. Thank you very much again for your help !! Lots of success for you in the future. And by the way: I know that my fellow French grape pickers found the job through your website as well. So you've done even more people good !! "
"We had a great response to the advertisement (thanks to you) and plan to place an ad again next year. "
"There are some really great opportunities on the website which has already led me to one job interview and a couple of phone calls about others. "
"I think this service is fantastic. "
"Several and great quality applicants from our (3) ads. We will continue to use you in the future. "
"We are certainly thrilled with the employee we sourced through you. She is doing a fabulous job and we are most impressed with her. "
"I have found really that the quality of the people responding has been superior to those coming thru from the other ad. I guess only people with a genuine interest in the industry really go to this site, and also I have just come back from a few days away down country at a trade fair and I am surprised at the amount of people talking about the website. "
"I have got a vintage job in Marlborough lined up, still looking for that permanent job. Your NZ wine jobs on line is a super service "
"Thank you for having our ad up and running on the website so quickly, it has proven to be a valuable emplyment seeking tool. So valuable in fact that we have filled two of the three roles already. "
"'thank you for your professional service. We had several very good applicants and will certainly use your site to advertise future positions in our company.'"
"We have had heaps of good quality replies - large majority international"
"Again, we had an excellent response."
"At this stage we have employed 10 people of which 7 are as a consequence of your web site."
"Thank you for the wonderful advice. I will definitely follow up and let you know how I go later this year."
"I like the new look. The resource page is great."
"Heather - you wouldn't believe it. I had a phone call from Canada re the ad within 30 mins of your email. .... And yet another one has just arrived .........your web site really works!. "
"Your site has again proven to have been very successful. We found the right person to fulfil our requirements, he was the first applicant!"
"Really good site - very user friendly and easy to search - a "breath of fresh air" to use. Gets you the info without making it too hard to find. Keep up the good work."
"We have had a great response to the ad."
"The response has been fantastic and we are very confident that we have the person we require amongst them. Will you please therefore, cancel the advertisement as from today and we will certainly use your excellent service should we be looking for employees in the future."
"We have had a huge response and have managed to fill all our harvest positions. Thank you, your website has been a huge success for us."
"Thank you very much for your help to find me a place in New Zealand. I love this country and thanks to your website I found a permanent job in Central Otago, the place close to my heart."
"We have been very impressed with the quality of vintage applicants we receive from your site from all over the world. With the help of your service we have been able to employ a fantastic vintage crew every year. Thanks."
"Delighted to say we've filled our requirements for another vintage thanks to you guys."
"winejobsonline has made a big difference to accessing vacancies in the wine industry. I put up the position vacancies on our student winery noticeboard and the students can look at just one source to find a job, rather than trawling through the newspaper or the internet. On our trip north, we finished up a long day of concentrating on wines and vineyards with a beer tasting at Hallertau, sponsored by winejobsonline. It was a great opportunity for the students to unwind and meet Paddy and Heather, taste some great beer and have some very good food. The staff and students really appreciated it!"
"I just wanted to let you know that we have filled the cellarhand position that we advertised online with you. The applicant is locally from Hastings and applied for the job via the ad so it was a success! I have to say though that the number of overseas applicants is amazing so your website is certainly reaching a lot of countries!"
"we had a good response - we find your site very successful for recruiting."
"Things are wonderful. Found a job in Northland and now I'm moving to the South to Marlborough. Thanks for help! Your work is really precious"
"Your site has been really useful for me. Last October from 9 wineries in New Zealand I recieved 8 job offers."
"Keep up the great work with the website. I know it gets a lot of traffic from people trying to keep abreast of movements and potential vacancies in the industry."
"Thank you so much for your assistance with the advertising of the Moet Hennessy roles. You were extremely good to deal with and I will certainly use you in the future and recommend you to others."
"We got a successful candidate from the job we placed with you a few weeks ago, so thanks for that. Well done winejobsonline.com."
"Thanks for providing the industry with such a fantastic website! I look at it every second day. I often show people your website because it is so well run and it's industry specific."
"Thought I'd let you know that I've been offered the Export Sales & Marketing Director job at Sacred Hill Wines which I have gladly accepted. Many, many thanks for letting me know about this job in the first place."
"I have fulltime employment as a direct result of my advertisement! Many thanks."
"We have appointed a great candidate who saw the ad on your site. Once again I am extremely happy with the response we got from the ad on your site, the level of candidates was high and from a varied mix of countries. www.winejobsonline.com is the ONLY place that I like to advertise, and the level of service you offer is exemplary."
"It is a fantastic site for job hunting etc."
"We have successfully appointed an advert from one of the many applicants for the post that we received from our advert on your site. We only used your site and we were amazed with the response we got from it. Very impressive indeed and we will certainly use your site again should we need a winemaker in the future."
"thanks heaps for the advice on Kiwisaver. It was a great help. Keep up the good work. Cheers"
"I have a job in NZ for the '08 harvest. Thank you for the ease of use of your site and hopefully a wonderful experience in NZ! I'm super excited to see New Zealand and experience a harvest in Marlborough!"
"You certainly have created a very successful operation and are to be congratulated on that."
"I am happy to tell you that I have found a vintage position, I personally have to thank you for the great job done by your winejobsonline.com, it really works very well and I have been contacted by many many wineries looking for workers. I really think that your site is a great idea and it's the best way to find easily a job in the NZ wine industry."
"Thank you for your help. I had a couple of excellent job offers because of the ad in winejobsonline. You can pull the ad now. I look forward to my adventure in NZ."
" I have made an appointment to this position. Many thanks, we had lots of good applicants."
"You certainly have created a very successful operation and are to be congratulated on that."
"Things are good, I just got a job on Waiheke Island thank you for all your help. It was your add that they contacted me with, I had sent out many emails to wineries but very few replied. I will recommend your site to my peers."
"I view job listings on winejobsonline.com daily - It's an awesome site which I have given to a few people.."
"We recommend you a LOT. It is a great site and really useful."
"Thanks a lot, placing the ad worked great and we got a lot of great contacts. We finally decided for one offer, so you can take the ad off now."
"Thankyou for your fantastic service. We had loads of response for the last position I advertised, and always keep an eye on your site. The email updates are also fantastic."
"Had fantastic results with adverts can we please close them off as all positions now filled. Thanks"
"You are already the number 1 website – congratulations!! It is now so well known that everyone in the industry knows about it and anybody in the world wanting a wine job in NZ goes to your site."
"In the end I got four offers. I have now accepted a job offer (with Nobilos Hawkes Bay) thanks for your help, the service was excellent."
"I’m very happy with what we get out of WJOL, it provides a very efficient means to market and it is also a very efficient market, it’s where people look for NZ wine jobs. Other segments of our recruitment aren’t as efficient as this."