Our Story

We are Bridgette and Jo, Co-Founders of the Recruitment Studio, Recruiters with a longstanding passion for people. With a combined 30 years of success behind us, we felt it was time to step out and start doing things our way – with a personal and honest touch that sets us apart. It was clear when we first started working together, we shared values of integrity and transparency. As well as a focussed working style and positive account management approach.

We truly love what we do, and launching the Recruitment Studio has been a long held dream for us both. We spend time with our clients, on the ground, getting to know their business and our candidates always walk away feeling like they’ve gained something from spending their precious time with us.

We’re excited to bring you stress-free, positive recruiting, with all the right kinds of people.

Our Specialties

As two of the top Recruiters in Auckland, we come with decades of experience, connections, credibility and a reputation for being great at what we do. Plus a load of passion, commitment and a fun-loving attitude.

Our experience is centred in business support through to management roles across all industries. Being face to face with our people is a top priority for us – it’s how we nurture those relationships that lead to excellent matches between candidates and clients. We make the process seamless and stress-free, keeping quality communication at the heart of every one of our relationships.

Meet Bridgette

In the past 13 incredible years in recruitment, I have earned a reputation as a Senior Consultant with a commitment, first and foremost, to exceptional service, with a dose of good listening and a keen intuition for finding great matches for my clients and candidates. I’m genuinely invested in the people I work with and I’ll work all hours of the day to get them the results they really deserve. Some say it’s my super-human work ethic that puts me in a league of my own!

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Meet Jo

During my 17 years, I’ve built longstanding and loyal relationships, with my clients and candidates. I’ve loved getting to know the incredible talent we have in the Auckland market. I’m known for being a realist, and for always finding ways to deliver concrete and well thought out solutions.

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meet KAREN

Karen is not only our front facing Business Manager here at The Recruitment Studio, she also works magic behind the scenes and keeps things running smoothly day to day. With a background in business, logistics and sales, Ka-ren is a people person and an incredible problem solver.

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Our Philosophy

We are people focused. We get to know you. Building relationships with our clients and candidates are our favourite part of the business and the secret to why we’re great at what we do.

Our Beliefs

We believe in asking the right questions and taking the time to really understand what makes you or your company tick. We believe in being open, relatable and available to make sure we’re both on the same page. We see you as an individual, with unique needs, and we’re here to support you all the way.

Our Promise

We promise results. We care about your success. We’re flexible to your needs. We’re highly professional and bring an extensive network to the table. We believe in the power of collaboration. In integrity. Most of all, we’re down to earth human beings who – we hope – are a lot of fun to work with!

Our Services

Whether you are our client needing the right person to strengthen your team, or you are one of our candidates needing advice on securing a favourable next step in your career – we work to find you the right solution.

We listen first. Then we provide an experienced, knowledgeable strategy based on your vision and your background. We offer temporary, contract and permanent recruitment services for all industries. We provide attentive account management for our clients and genuinely invested personal guidance for our candidates.

We see the real value in creating strong personal connections – both in the office and in life in general. We’re committed to fully understanding our clients and candidates, making sure every interaction is packed with value and a human perspective.

.Administration and Corporate Services
.Accounting, Banking and Financial Services Support
.Business Analysts, Research Analysts, Project Managers
.Call Centre and Customer Service
.Event Management
.Graduates
.Human Resources
.Legal Support
.Logistics, Transport and Operations Support
.Marketing, Media and Communications
.Support, Advisors and Managers
.Sales and Account Management
.Talent Sourcing Services

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Kind Words From People We Have Helped

Thank you Jo for all the support before the interview and the support after. I felt so relaxed meeting with you. You made the process very easy especially how you helped break it down. The feedback after my interview from you was great. Over all I have had a great experience with you and your company such a friendly and helpful company to go through for work so once again thanks so much!

Just wanted to say thanks for your support at Recruitment Studio. I found the temp contract placement at Rentokil Initial a wonderful experience, and you and your team were so supportive and helpful. I really appreciate your attitude and special touches, in what can be quite a stressful time. I am hoping to be in my new role for a decent amount of time and not need your services any time soon, but will certainly recommend you should the occasion arise.
Sarah – Happy Candidate

Jo Henderson from the Recruitment Studio is professional, engaging and proactive. She is the best recruitment consultant I have dealt with – ever. The Recruitment Studio really does focus on the client and the candidate… you are never just a number. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Jo again in the future – in fact I wouldn’t call anyone else!
Excellent service, quality processes, professional approach leading to fantastic results!
Recruitment Studio deserve to do well because they stand proudly by their values and promises. Liz

“Heather at Recruitment Studio absolutely smashed it for us. She took the time to understand our company, our culture, who would do well in this role and put forward several exceptional candidates that all would have worked out great. Of the bunch, she found us one particular candidate who has been a seamless integration to our team already, it’s as if she’s been working here for years. If there were placement of the year awards, it would go to Heather”
Shawn – Oculus Ltd

I had a great experience with Bridgette at Recruitment Studio. She took the time to know me, know my skills, and know my interests all whilst making the whole experience feel very warm, natural and comfortable. I am so excited about my new job that has resulted from this process and  I would not hesitate to recommend Bridgette and the Recruitment Studio to anyone.

Bridgette and her team at the Recruitment Studio were the ones to respond to my initial query, walk me through the entire process, answer all of my questions and, in the end, help me to end my lengthy search for my next job opportunity.

Working with Jo & Bridgette at Recruitment Studio was a great experience. I knew they genuinely cared about getting the right fit for me which wasn’t always the experience I had with past agencies. They considered what was going to work well for me – skillset and culture-wise and I really appreciate all their help.

Jo and her team are incredibly responsive and seem to understand the role requirements very quickly.  Even working outside of the local market they managed to find great candidates in a short amount of time.  Very impressive and I would unreservedly recommend Recruitment Studio.

Bridgette made an otherwise stressful situation, a very stress-free and exciting experience. Having been with my previous company in Australia for 14 years, I was a little nervous about applying for a new job – especially given I was moving to a new country as well!
From the beginning, Bridgette made an effort to get to know me and ask me really pointed to questions to work out exactly what I wanted from my new role. She put me forward for an exciting role working with a very inspiring manager in Auckland and gave me the confidence to believe I was capable of landing it!
Bridgette kept me informed and held my hand through the process. I was so excited to get the role and Bridgette’s excitement when I got it was totally genuine. I am truly grateful to her for helping me get my foot in the door at an amazing company, and for all the support during the whole process.

I recently appointed a payroll specialist where I briefed Recruitment Studio on a Tuesday, interviewed her only candidate on a Thursday and hired the candidate by Friday.  Job done!

Bridgette is excellent at what she does. She is professional, friendly, and very supportive, listening to what I was looking for in a new role, even though I was reasonably happy with my current one. I love my new position, but most importantly I love the company I work for and the people I work with. I would never have looked twice at the role if it wasn’t for Bridgette, but she nailed it! I’m definitely coming back to Recruitment Studio (if I need to, that is!).

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