An introduction to our Kin team - Rebecca Gallagher
"Representing and working for purpose-driven organisations whose goals are to make a difference on a global scale is a real privilege."
purpose important in business?
Every business has a purpose. Hopefully, as an organisation, you’re also
providing a product and service that people want and need, which then adds more
value to the community and the world as well!
Representing and working for purpose-driven organisations whose goals
are to make a difference on a global scale is a real privilege. I enjoy sharing their journey by
contributing, even in a small way, because they’re doing such amazing things.
What do you
love about working with Kin?
I love everything about working with
Kin! As the first team member, I’ve been involved since the very
beginning. I’ve loved being able to contribute
and see the growth from a speck of an idea to building the amazing team of
people we have today, as well as reshaping and disrupting the recruitment
market, which has been needed for a long time.
I love that I can work remotely.
I set my own hours, which means I can have a good work-life balance –
all whilst still working on challenging roles with awesome clients! Many of the team that work for Kin have had
children after gaining a lot of prior experience, so it’s been great for us to
be able to bring these amazing people back into the workforce and be able to
contribute highly valuable skills to our clients.
are you passionate about Kin clients?
They are creative, innovative and
commercially astute businesses that are doing amazing things on the global
stage. I work so closely with a lot of
my clients, like an internal recruiter, like a business partner – the
relationships are high-trust so they really let me in and show me what their
business goals and challenges are and where their growth is going and how they
aim to do that. Becoming a part of that
journey is a great experience.
I am also getting to recruit for some of
those companies internationally, helping them with all their recruitment needs
worldwide – all from my home office in Wellington! Being able to interview and place someone
from South America, who’s never been to New Zealand and help them make a
difference to a NZ company that’s really performing on the world stage is
opinion, what’s the most important part of the recruitment process, and why?
For me, it’s about really understanding
clients’ needs and what makes them tick – what their culture is like and why
they do the things they do. I love the
challenge of being able to build that trusted relationship with my clients, so
that I can get the full picture and add as much value as possible. Some of our clients are unclear on what they
need when we start the recruitment process - we help them work through that
journey and really nut out who and why and what and how and then help them find
that person as closely as we can.
What’s been a
special moment (or a moment that matters) for you since starting at Kin, and
The day we officially launched Kin as a
standalone company – this was very special to me as I’d been there from the
beginning and to stand there and look at the amazing team we had built, the
offering we had, and to also share this with our amazing clients that were
there was a really proud moment for me.