Q: What’s the brief history of yourself and Fluid Recruitment?
Sophie: I am the Branch Manager of Fluid Recruitment NZ and have been with Fluid for six years. We have grown from a boutique consultancy born in Dunedin to a nationwide provider of specialist recruitment services across vertical markets such as IT, Engineering, Manufacturing, Accounting and Finance and Commercial placements.
We now have offices in Dunedin, Sydney and soon Wanaka, with ambitious growth plans throughout New Zealand. Our business rests on the principles of adding value to our clients and making the process easy when it comes to staffing and recruitment.
Q: Why did you create a graduate recruitment program?
Sophie: Initially when we began to strategise around profiles that best reflected our business, we realised a lot of the skills and attributes we sought were not so much experience based but character based. Dedication, motivation, ethics based, commercially aware, aptitude to learn, mouldable; these were all characteristics we could link to graduate candidates or those with a relevant background that showed this nature.
Initially we began by networking with local institutes about up-and-coming graduates. We are also a YES employer, a provider of youth employment and actively interviewing graduates who demonstrated an interest in HR, Recruitment and Staffing.
After successfully engaging and establishing four key members of staff from recent graduation, Eden Brown is passionate about driving the graduate recruitment