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Rebecca Gallagher
Rebecca Gallagher | 17 December 2018

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."

Why is 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.

Why 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 pretty cool! 


In your 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 why? 

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.