Consultant Nick McConnochie is celebrating his first year with Hunter Campbell.
Nick works in our Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement team, recruiting roles across all of these functions.
Hunter Campbell Founding Partner Ken Webb says: “A year has flown by and it’s like Nick has always been here. He very quickly became an integral part of our team.
“Nick brings our values to life – he’s driven, he’s genuine and he always conducts himself with integrity. Our team recognise what he adds to the business and earlier this year they chose Nick as the person to receive the Hunter Campbell Values Awards at our annual ceremony.”
In this update, we talk to Nick about his job, what he enjoys about recruitment and what he does in his spare time.
Nick – what do you like most about your job?
I like the people side of the job, I always enjoy talking to people and building relationships. Plus it’s a great feeling when you’ve made a placement and helped a candidate to find their dream job.
I’ve really enjoyed my first year at Hunter Campbell. Here you are trusted to do your job and you hold yourself accountable for your success. At the same time, there is good leadership and you get support and guidance when you need it. The team are all easy going and good at what they do, it’s a really high-performing environment.
Tell us about your career journey so far?
I graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain and Marketing from Lincoln University in 2011 and then I got my first job at Mainfreight. It was a great experience working there – I learned a lot about operations and sales, and it gave me a solid grounding in the business world.
After two and a half years there, I set off on my OE to London. I worked in project management doing renovations and fit outs at BBC buildings. It was a lot of fun.
I came back to New Zealand in 2016 and at that time I wanted to try something new. I got my first job in recruitment at an international firm based here in Auckland.
I’d heard a lot of positive things about Hunter Campbell and then I met Ken and the team last year. So I made the move and it’s exceeded all of my expectations.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
That would have to be receiving the Hunter Campbell Values Award earlier this year. I was surprised and humbled to be recognised, especially because of the calibre of people working here.
What does your average work day look like?
First thing in the morning I tend to spend time planning the day. Generally I’ll meet with candidates, catch up with clients and progress roles and job offers.
Every day is different and that’s what keeps it enjoyable.
What would you do on your perfect day off?
I’d probably start the day with an early morning round of golf and then spend the afternoon hanging out with my partner and friends.
What is the nicest (or strangest) compliment you have received?
It’s always nice when people appreciate the value you offer when you help them find a new job. Having happy candidates and clients is always the end goal.