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START UP SUCCESS

FINDING THE WAY The journey from start up to a thriving commercial business is fraught with twists and turns so it’s vital to have a trusted, expert consultant you can call on for sound business advice. Find Recruitment turned to Staples Rodway to navigate the myriad of challenges it faced along the way.

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HE YEAR OF THE GOAT is shaping up to be an auspicious one for Find Recruitment. Established in Wellington, this year Find Recruitment will celebrate its seventh anniversary, its sister company Find IT will celebrate its second and, pivotally, the firm has just opened an Auckland office. “It’s a big year for us, and it’s extremely exciting for us to expand into Auckland,” says director Julian Greaves. Until now, he says, Auckland has been an untapped source of business for the firm. “Many of our Wellington clients have offices in Auckland. We’ve worked up there remotely to some degree for a number of years, but it’s not the same as having an on-the-ground presence. For us to deliver to our clients, we’ve got to be in Auckland and we’ve finally found the right person to lead that team for us.” The business has come a long way since its fledgling days serving the recruitment needs of the capital’s private sector accounting and finance industry. Julian and fellow directors Mike McKay and Rob Woodward joined forces to set up Find Recruitment in 2008.

“We’ve been through the toughest years of recruitment; during the recession in 2009 and 2010 it was a quiet market where you had to work very hard to get work in the door,” says Julian. “But we’ve come out the other side and this year we’re committed to growth.” In 2013 Julian, Mike and Rob founded Find IT with managing director Nick Calavrias. As per the name, its focus is the ICT, digital and creative fields. The team aims to launch Find IT in Auckland later this year. Having been through a global recession, Julian says 2014 was a turning point for the supply and demand of candidates. “The job supply increased dramatically, driven mainly by the increase in permanent jobs on offer – the contract side is still steady, but the market is dominated by permanent recruitment now. “The difference is that three or four years ago there was no confidence from employers; the permanent recruitment market was very quiet because they were hiring temporary and contract staff, they were reluctant to commit in the recession. “Now the confidence is back, most employers want to hire perma-

Numbers mag autumn 2015 issuu  

Hawkins Profile | IRD Investigations | NZIPOs | Tax Issues for Trustees | Employing Seasonal & Casual Labour | Improving Workplace Health &...

Numbers mag autumn 2015 issuu  

Hawkins Profile | IRD Investigations | NZIPOs | Tax Issues for Trustees | Employing Seasonal & Casual Labour | Improving Workplace Health &...