Meet the Ryan team

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Felicity Ryan

Being the founder of Ryan, and after more than 30 years partnering with some of Canterbury’s favourite businesses, Felicity knows that a successful business thrives upon the strengths of the good people you engage and the strong relationships you forge. 

Felicity believes that it’s people who define your business. Finding, encouraging and growing the right team members and assuring commercially astute and empathetic leadership are the enablers to success.

For small, medium and XXL businesses within Canterbury’s challenging market, competence and relationships mean everything. Felicity’s guiding principles, experience and expertise in a broad range of end-to-end recruitment and HR services have been a catalyst. Over the years the success of our partner businesses has established Ryan’s position as one of the South Island’s preferred recruitment and HR agencies.

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    Our story

    Established by Managing Director, Felicity Ryan in 1988. Ryan has been 100% focused on helping Canterbury businesses grow for 30 years.

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    Why choose Ryan

    If you're thinking, "Give me one good reason to partner with you." Our response is simple. "How about ten good reasons?"

Who we work with

View a small sample of the feedback we get from clients that we have been partnering with to help them grow their business.

  • "Above all else they are experts in their field and can be relied upon during those peak times."
  • "We have used Ryan Recruitment to service our temporary staffing requirements for over 5 years."
  • "An ability to listen, understand and summarise, simplifying our staffing needs before pitching qualified applicants, has been a hallmark of the relationship."

  • "I have found them to be extremely reliable and responsive, they really go the extra mile."

  • "Ryan is very invested in making sure that they provide candidates that they believe are not only fit for the roles, but will fit in our team as..."
  • "The team at Ryan have always been helpful and easy to deal with and are always willing to help out when and where needed."

  • "They've been especially good at finding me staff at very short notice when the need arises."

  • "Above all else they are experts in their field and can be relied upon during those peak times."
  • "They listen, ensuring that the temporary staff they supply, can not only do the role but are a great personality fit for the team as well."

  • "When we need extra staff we use Ryan Recruitment for temporary labour hire."

  • "We made the move to Ryan for our civil construction staff earlier this year and we're glad we did."
  • "The team at Ryan Recruitment have been incredibly easy and efficient to work with."