Recruitment is changing - and today, we’re excited to announce that LPS is leaping ahead to build the future of work with Expert360.

Expert360 has announced the acquisition of LPS, New Zealand’s premier project and transformation enablement partner. The acquisition expands the company’s footprint as the #1 skilled talent network in Australia and New Zealand when LPS transitions to Expert360 on 9th May 2022. 

Paul Alexander, CEO of LPS New Zealand Ltd, stated “This is a major game-changer for LPS, it will not only give the best talent in NZ access to new project opportunities through a market-leading platform, but also gives new and existing clients access to highly skilled and vetted talent across New Zealand and Australia, fast. Access to the best people is top of mind for every single one of our clients, and with this transaction, we are delivering on that promise to our talent and clients. In such a tight labour market, having a platform to open up an additional 35,000 consultants overseas, we see this partnership as doing something to help NZ Inc during the challenging people shortage”

“Paul and his team at LPS have built truly amazing relationships with leading organisations and government, relationships that will soon be able to access exclusive talent in New Zealand and Australia in a matter of hours, not weeks or months. It was immediately obvious when we first met there would be immense value in pairing the LPS client and talent community with the power of our platform” says Bridget Loudon, Co-founder and CEO of Expert360.

This announcement comes as the labour market for skilled talent heats up to unprecedented levels. Australia and New Zealand need over 150,000 new technology workers by 2025 to ensure economic growth is not harmed by the skills shortage, according to research recently published by Deloitte Access Economics and RMIT Online.

Expert360 prides itself on having the talent that no one else does - strict vetting (accepting only the top 5% of talent) and speed (hours not months), underpinned by an “elite talent community” and matching technology.

Loudon explains “It’s simple. We give talent what no one else does - the best work at the touch of their fingertips, flexibility, rate premiums and membership to an exclusive community where all the admin is taken care of in a beautiful platform. It’s hard to do, but it’s not rocket science.”

“Expert360 is becoming the destination for the best talent and the critical infrastructure for clients”, said Ms Loudon. “We no longer live in a world where a single role can take months to fill. The new normal is the agility to engage and deploy entire teams within hours. Bringing Expert360 and LPS together accelerates this drive.”

"I am excited about this next phase of the LPS journey. I look forward to working with Expert360 over the long-term to continue driving growth in this new and exciting phase"

- Paul Alexander, CEO, LPS

About LPS

LPS is one of New Zealand’s premier project and transformation enablement partners, supplying top talent, with capabilities ranging from IT, Digital, Project services, Engineering, to Private and Public enterprise clients, enabling clients’ project and transformation endeavours. Headquartered in Auckland, with a secondary office in Wellington, LPS is primarily focused on helping New Zealand and Australian clients solve their complex business-IT problems with service offerings ranging from PMOs, P4M4, Agile Coaching and Transformation to Testing- / Teams- as-a-Service. In deploying and resolving complex business-IT problems, LPS has built and maintained deep relationships with clients and a premier brand as the go-to technology talent destination within New Zealand.

About Expert 360

Expert360 is Australia and New Zealand's #1 skilled talent network. In our capacity as a trusted source of top talent, we supply companies and individuals with the opportunity to hire elite consultants, scale their workforce, augment skill sets, and bolster capabilities across strategy, corporate finance, project services, tech and digital, and business services skill sets. We have built a reputation for our innovative approach to remedying short- and long- term project needs for companies. Since our launch in 2013, we have become the go-to destination for talent. Today, with over 30,000 vetted and experienced ‘Experts’, we supply top-quality talent to companies across Australia and New Zealand, solving some of the worlds’ most challenging and complex problems.