“Affordable Recruitment & Human Resource solutions, without sacrificing on service”

Specialists in HR & Recruitment for small businesses

Human Connections Group is a Dunedin based organisation that offers Recruitment & Human Resources support to companies in Dunedin, North and South Otago, the Lakes District & Wanaka.

Our focus is to support business owners and managers of SME’s who are struggling with the pains associated with Recruitment & Human Resources and reduce cost, time and the stress of getting it wrong!

Please explore the services tab to find out how Human Connections Group can help make your life easier. If you can not find what you are looking for, feel free to contact us and discuss how we can help.

Affordable Recruitment & HR solutions

We offer a range of affordable options from our Recruitment & Human Resources Unbundled service a “pick and mix” offering, as well as retained projects where we work closely with our clients for an agreed number of hours per week. By far our most popular service is our “The Works” package which offers an affordable alternative to traditional agency recruitment, for our busiest clients this means they can outsource the whole process of recruitment or human resources function to us saving time, money and stress.

Positive Recruitment experience

We aim to provide our clients a firm hand to hold and a positive learning experience throughout the recruitment process and we hope that by sharing our expertise you can go onto hire the right people in the right jobs at the right time in the future.

Our point of difference

Our aim is to offer a different kind of recruitment and HR solution, one that is affordable and flexible. We focus on the SME market going above and beyond our competitors with the level of service that we offer. We support our clients in everything that we do helping them to make effective hiring decisions based on both skills and team fit for their business.  The majority of our clients come from word of mouth, after all the recommendations we make and the services we provide are a direct reflection of us and our business.

Combined experience of 50 Years
Recruitment & Human Resources 

We have a small dedicated team located in Dunedin, Queenstown and Wanaka who work with clients on a myriad of Recruitment & HR projects supported & supervised by the Company Directors, we are a small but efficient team.

Stick to your knitting, focus on what you’re good at and let the experts
take care of your recruitment and HR needs.


Human Connections Group, Recruitment & Human Resources | Recruitment Agency | Jobs | Dunedin

Emily Richards – Director

+64 (0)27 959 6847


Emily has worked globally in the recruitment industry since 1999 in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Her experience in managing recruitment agencies gives her an insight into what employers really want from a recruitment partner and offers a service that is second to none. Her no BS approach means her clients get the people they need to get the job done, first time, every time. Emily is a self-confessed recruitment dinosaur and her passion is helping SMEs and start-ups secure the best talent for their business. A mother of two children, we wonder how she has time to fit everything into her day but her “keep it simple & no drama” attitude to life and work means she’s always on top of her game.

Human Connections Group, Recruitment & Human Resources | Recruitment Agency | Jobs | Dunedin

Victoria Robertson – Director 

+64 (0)29 200 1595


Whilst Vick will not be on site regularly, she will be coming in from time to time and available. Victoria has worked in the UK, Australia and arrived permanently in New Zealand in 2004. With a Graduate Diploma in HRM and a Bachelors in Applied Management, majoring in Business Transformation & Change, and Sales & Marketing, her experience spans over 20 years with corporate entities, small SME, privately owned and independents and multi-nationals, across a variety of industries in an HR, strategy & operations and recruitment capacity.  Used to working to very tight deadlines, budgets and across a variety of stakeholders (internal & external) to achieve and exceed the desired results, Victoria has a personal passion for talent management, developing people, coaching, mentoring and guiding business owners/managers to develop their people to reach their full potential. With a daughter just six, and living in what some describe as ‘the middle of nowhere’, 35 kms outside of Dunedin, she lives to the motto of ‘do it once, do it right, do it now’.