human resources
/'human resources'/
1. regarded as a significant asset in terms of skills and abilities within a business

Savvy HR

At Savvy HR we believe your people are your best asset and with the right people in the right roles, managed correctly, the results can be outstanding. We are passionate about assisting businesses get the best out of their people and believe it is essential to invest in all areas of the employment relationship. From top quality recruitment, advice, training, development and support along the way you will give your business the best chance of success when it comes to attracting, keeping and getting the best out of the people in your business.

Savvy HR are Human Resources outsourcing specialists which means offering the most cost effective option for support for all things HR-related to businesses. Spearheaded by Savvy’s passionate Director, HR expert Kym Gibson and supported by a dedicated HR Consultant, and Recruitment Consultant. Safe to say we live and breathe HR. We understand managing people can be a minefield for business owners and employers who need support to ensure they are doing things right.

When things turn pear-shaped, that’s when everything gets stressful and expensive. In addition to our team we have Employment Lawyers, Health and Safety Consultants and Lawyers and an Organisational Psychologist who are experts in their field and who we work closely with so the synergy for clients is seamless.

Kym Gibson


Kym has a unique talent in quickly cutting through the clutter to get to the heart of the issue at hand and developing the most effective solution - a true problem solver. Kym is a people person as you would expect and enjoys meeting and interacting with people from all walks of life. Kym's satisfaction and drive comes from working with great clients who want to get the best out of their team and easing the stress that can come from managing people.

With a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and HR Management and an Honours degree in Organisational Psychology, Kym is deeply committed to providing clients with the kind of results that positively impact their team and bottom line while providing exceptional service along the way. Having consulted for almost all of her career to a very wide range of businesses and industry's, small and large and with over 20 years HR experience, there’s not much she hasn’t seen. Kym’s clients, colleagues and friends have described her as passionate, committed, hardworking, likable, a perfectionist and of course savvy.

Having lived in the Bay of Plenty for 15 years Kym has worked with many businesses so she understands the local market, the challenges businesses face and future issues of the region.

Savvy HR have long term relationships with their clients and care about the work they do, wanting to make a difference not just tick the box so are only too happy to talk with you about your HR needs and how they may be able to assist.

Debra Eley

Recruitment Consultant

Debra Eley has a BA Hons from London University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Human Resources Management.

Having spent her earlier career working in London, Debra specialised in recruitment for eight years, with a large IT recruitment company, she then broadened her experience by moving into more generalist HR roles predominantly in the IT and telecoms industries, prior to moving to New Zealand.

Having brought up two children, now at University, Debra worked locally for an IT software consultancy, providing HR and Recruitment support on a part-time basis, prior to joining the Savvy HR team in 2018. Debra has worked with a wide variety of businesses and her and her husband built and sold their own successful business so understand first hand the challenges that employers face when it comes to employment and management of staff.

Whilst she enjoys most aspects of HR, Debra remains passionate and enthusiastic about recruitment, understanding that recruiting the right people into the right culture and the right role is a real key to organisational success.

Savvy HR Limited

Do you need HR Consultants who:

  • understand the people issues in your business?
  • are local and work with a variety of businesses?
  • care about the performance of your team?
  • will be proactive in supporting you?
  • are responsive and understand the value of good communication?


Contact the Team

Phone: 0800 Savvy HR

Kym Gibson - Director
Debra Eley- Recruitment Consultant


Golf Road Business Centre
Unit 8, 55 Golf Road
Mount Maunganui 3116


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