Who are we? Sourced recruitment agency in Tech.

Who are we?

Sourced are IT recruitment specialists who work exclusively in support of developing and maintaining effective IT and Technology functions within businesses. We constantly update our understanding of our Christchurch and Auckland markets through our Sourced Reports, and more importantly, the ever-changing digital scene.

Your technical recruitment specialists

Our dynamic team boasts the most local IT recruitment experience, we bring fresh ideas and excellent job opportunities to you, every day.

Officially launched on the 21st of February, 2011, Sourced is the brainchild of Michelle and Jason, and thrives on the basic values of genuine partnership, delivering quality 100% of the time, and being the go-to place for insight at all hours of the day!

Meet the Team

Jason Bishop

Jason Bishop

Jason created Sourced Ltd after 13 years in the Professional Services sector, originally working in a range of Architectural roles before deciding to develop his previous experience further and branch into the IT industry in 2006. He has been (and continues to be) involved in specialist Software Training, Consulting and Support, working with a range of clients from SME’s through to Tertiary Institutions.

Sourced revolves around the idea that perception is most peoples reality – built on an enviable history in the Christchurch IT market, we strive to challenge the market and perceptions of recruitment by simply being who we are; people with passion, integrity and honesty in all that we do.

As Director and Business Owner, Jason brings a wealth of experience in business management, leadership, recruitment and managing staff, and drives the overall strategy, direction and business operation of Sourced.

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Michelle Bishop

Michelle Bishop

Michelle has been actively involved in the New Zealand Tech Recruitment sector for many years now, originally working in Sales & Account Management in the Technology vendor space, before entering the Recruitment sector in 2003 and leading to the creation of Sourced in 2010, the very first Technology Recruitment Specialist Agency established in the Canterbury region.

Having maintained a highly respected reputation in the Technology recruitment market over her career, Michelle has partnered with a number of New Zealand’s most high-profile organisations providing end-to-end permanent and contract recruitment solutions and HR consulting services.

Michelle has a specific focus on forging long-term partnering relationships and has worked consistently with many of her clients since her entry into recruitment. Michelle has a keen interest in both Senior/Executive, and graduate recruitment and development, enjoying the challenge and satisfaction that guiding both ends of the career journey brings.

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Chris Woods

Chris Woods

Chris joined Sourced as a Senior Recruitment Consultant in early 2014.

With over 20 years of Christchurch-based recruitment experience, Chris has previously specialised in healthcare and medical staff for the Australasian, UK, and Middle Eastern markets.

Chris’ job satisfaction comes from facilitating win-win situations. She achieves this with open and honest communication and a ‘no surprises’ approach. She prides herself on being down to earth and being able to quickly build rapport, understanding, and a lasting relationship with all those she comes into contact with.

Chris’ clients gain the benefit of her longevity in the industry through her knowledge of recruitment processes and systems, talent sourcing techniques, and her unwavering desire to get the right people into the right jobs.

Recruiter of the Year 2023

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Olivia King

Olivia King

Olivia joins Sourced for her second time as of March 2023, as the newest Recruitment Consultant!

Originally, Olivia joined Sourced in February 2019 having just graduated with a degree in Psychology. Keen to work in a human-centric industry, Olivia spent two and a half years as a Recruitment Resourcer and loved helping people find awesome roles, with a particular interest in graduate recruitment.

In 2021, Olivia started working at Ara – Te Pūkenga as a Youth & Community Representative, managing relationships with local & regional schools and supporting students through their transition from school into tertiary. With more stakeholder management & relationship-building skills in her toolkit, she’s excited to now be back at Sourced in the consulting space!

Olivia is passionate about building positive, long-lasting connections and matching awesome people to awesome jobs. Outside of the Sourced walls you’ll find her reading, in the gym or fulfilling her cat-mum duties.

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Andrea Baldsing

Andrea Baldsing

Andrea joined Sourced as a Recruitment Resourcer in late 2021 having just entered the Christchurch IT recruitment industry.

Recently graduated with a degree in Human Resource Management, Andrea’s eagerness to build on her knowledge saw her exploring the payroll component in the accounting software space before joining the team at Sourced. Inspired by her upbringing across Sri Lanka, Qatar and New Zealand, she aims to bring a multicultural approach to relationship-building.

Outside of work, Andrea enjoys cooking and making sure her husky doesn’t get in too much trouble.

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Archie - CEO


Archer (Archie to his friends) joined the Sourced team in 2020 as the Chief Entertainment Officer.

Having learned (chewed) the ropes early on, Archie is instrumental in ensuring office morale is high while also ferociously defending the baby gate that keeps him in the office. Whether it be lining up for a game of ‘pull this fabric that was once a stuffed toy’ as we wait for the coffee machine to do its thing, or shamelessly positioning himself for food or pats, Archie keeps us engaged and constantly aware of where we put our feet.

Archie’s future plans within Sourced involve training more of the team to take him for lunch walkies, eating the discs from the shuffleboard table, and generally driving the ‘pat me for a mood boost’ initiative he has been working on to date.

How we will help you

For all technology recruitment Auckland and Christchurch, across any business. We specialise in knowing the IT and technology skilled workforce and relish solving your resourcing problems.

Using our simply enormous contractor network, we can assemble a team of professionals for you to manage, or take your problem away and deliver the solution with a full-service consultancy approach.

As a jobseeker we think it’s worth your time to sign up to job alerts with us. We don’t advertise all of our positions and more than half of the ones we do, are only live for a day or so. Why not have these delivered to you when they are published so you don’t miss out?

For those critical roles that can be a challenge to fill, we can use our well-established network and resourcing tools to ensure you get the superstar you need. We have a particular passion for CIO roles with the network to back it up.

Our team are experts at using a range of tools to search for top notch candidates outside of our broad networks, and can tailor these to your specific role requirements.

With our large network of both candidates and clients, we can pull from our previous work and engagements to help you understand market salary and any reviews you might need to make.

A key part of who we are is the pride we take in really getting to know and understand our candidates before presenting them to clients. This ensures that our candidates get into roles that they love, and our clients hire the candidates that are best suited to not just the role, but their environment and team too.

We can provide assessments for candidates of interest, providing you with summaries and results to help you make the best hiring decisions.

As a Sourced candidate, we want you to feel as comfortable and prepared as possible when working with us, and we offer a range of services to help you through your search for permanent or contracting jobs in NZ.

If we don’t have the knowledge, we know who does.

Biannual Christchurch and Auckland IT sector surveys – results from clients and jobseekers

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