Originally from the UK, Jodie started her recruitment career in 2019, specialising in the Veterinary field for greater London. After moving to New Zealand, Jodie wanted to gain a better understanding of the new country she was joining, so she decided to make the switch to business support recruitment. She specialises in end-to-end recruitment and has had the opportunity to gain ample experience recruiting a wide range of different roles - from customer service representatives to account coordinators to executive assistants.

Why do I work at Chandler Macleod?

Recruitment, for me, has always been about the people. I am passionate about understanding all aspects of a person – where they are from, their background and their personality – so that, in turn, I can understand what drives them and which roles they will thrive in. As a firm believer that people are far more than words on their CV, I pride myself on looking beyond the initial application. When I came to New Zealand, I was searching for a business whose values aligned with mine, and after a year of working at Chandler Macleod, I see every day that the people here genuinely live and breathe our values, making the business stand out as a market leader. Compared to recruitment in the UK, which is highly competitive and all about making the most money, Chandler Macleod was a breath of fresh air by truly putting people first.

My favourite Chandler Macleod moment?

At our annual national company conference, I was given the National Quality Award for Permanent Placements for 2021, which was awarded to the person who had the highest service rating through feedback given by clients and candidates. I was surprised and absolutely honoured that my clients and candidates had taken the time to write such amazing feedback about their experience working with me. Throughout the awards event, each person in the business came over to congratulate me individually, and it really made me appreciate all the people that I get to work with every day – both within the organisation and as a consultant.

What do I enjoy doing outside my role at Chandler Macleod?

I am an avid traveller and I love to get outside and explore beautiful new places with friends – that’s a big reason why I came to New Zealand initially. I love anything that gets me outside and gets the heart rate pumping – hiking, swimming, I would like to say I surf, but my skills haven’t improved a great deal over the last two years! I am also a huge foodie – dining out with great food and great company is my happy place!