Madison helps job seekers find roles across three types of work: Permanent, Temporary and Contracting

We’re often asked what the differences are between these three categories, so here’s a quick run-down of all three.


Permanent Employment

Typically, permanent employment means that you are employed on a permanent basis, working a regular, guaranteed number of hours every week for an employer. Your permanent role may be full-time or part-time – this depends on the number of weekly hours of work that you have agreed with your employer, in your employment contract. Once you have met certain criteria you will accrue entitlements such as annual and sick leave. Madison works with employers across New Zealand to help them to find permanent employees for their business.

Temporary Employment

As a temporary employee working through Madison, you have an employment agreement with us and we are your employer. We are responsible for the majority of your employment needs, such as beginning or ending an assignment, approval of leave, changes of duties and getting paid. Most of the time you will be working at our clients’ workplace. Madison will agree a set list of duties with you and we will be your go-to for any employment-related questions, however you will be under the day-to-day direction or supervision of our client. This is known as a triangular employment situation. Temporary work can offer you a high degree of flexibility, and you may be placed on an assignment for a day, a week, a month or longer. Temporary assignments allow you to gain experience in new industries and business cultures, as well as develop new skills


Contractors are self-employed and earn their income by invoicing a company (generally a ‘daily rate’) for their services to complete a deliverable. As a contractor, you pay your own taxes and ACC levies, and you will not receive employment benefits such as sick or annual leave. If you think that contracting might be a great fit for you, Madison can help you understand what opportunities may be out there. Many employers across New Zealand rely on contract staff to support them through peak periods or to deliver specific projects. Learn more about working with our Contractor Resourcing team.

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Latest Roles

Are you currently looking for progression and stability? Or maybe simply looking for a change? Do you want every day to be different? We are looking for a range of people, with all levels of experience and all walks of life   for this new and

  • $26 per hour
  • Flexible working hours, day-time or graveyard shifts!
  • Free parking on-site!
$30 - $33 per hour based on experience

Are you detail-oriented with a passion for numbers? Our client is searching for a dedicated Accounting Assistant to join their team and contribute to the success of their financial operations! About The Company: Our client has been operating in

  • Immediate Start!
  • Convenient Te Rapa Location
  • Busy & Varied Work

About Our Client: Our client is a prominent player in the property investment and management industry. With a small, tight-knit team of six, they operate from beautiful offices overlooking the viaduct, providing a dynamic and supportive work

  • Situated down the Viaduct, offering stunning office space and views!
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Permanent, Full-time