“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 and go above and beyond our competitors with the level of service that we offer, often sitting in on interviews with our clients, helping them make the best decisions both skills wise and culturally for their business, 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 and dispersed team who is actively involved with clients, an HR Consultant in Dunedin, one in Queenstown and another in Auckland all supported by us as Directors, 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.


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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, first time, every time. Emily is a self-confessed recruitment dinosaur and her passion is helping SMEs secure the best talent for their business. A mother of two children under five, we wonder how she has time to fit everything into her day but her “keep it simple” attitude to life and work means she’s always on top of her game.

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Victoria Robertson – Director 

+64 (0)29 200 1595


Victoria has worked in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, since 2004. With a Graduate Diploma in HRM, and a Degree in Management, business change and transformation, 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 started school, and living in what some describe as the ‘rural’ parts of Otago, she lives to the motto of ‘do it once, do it right, do it now’.

Su Flowers
Su Flowers Recruitment Manager
+64 (0)210 222 9549

Originally from the UK but now based in Dunedin, Su has 17 years’ experience working within Human Resources both locally and internationally with the University of Otago and British Airways PLC. Su has an energetic approach to providing excellent Customer Service and will put you at ease no matter what challenges you are facing in HR​ or Recruitment​. Outside of work​,​ Su loves to travel ​with her hubby and daughter, ​and is a dedicated charity fundraiser for the Blind Foundation Guide Dogs – Red Puppy Appeal.

Kaitlyn Smith
Kaitlyn SmithRecruitment Consultant
+64 (0)27 440 0892

Originally from Texas, USA, Kaitlyn first found Dunedin whilst on her honeymoon and couldn’t think of anywhere she and her husband would rather live in the world! Kaitlyn is now a permanent resident of New Zealand and brings with her over 13 years in the service industry, including three years in HR & Recruitment. Kaitlyn thrives on getting to know her clients and working closely with them to ensure the right ‘match’ for both client and candidate. There is no better ‘buzz’ than landing a candidate their ‘dream job’! Outside of work, Kaitlyn enjoys the fun side of life, socialising with friends, keeping fit and undertaking adventures with her husband. Kaitlyn is a great addition to the HCG team!

Gabrielle Julius
Gabrielle JuliusHuman Resources Administrator
+64 (0)21 142 0594

Born in Oamaru, but now a self-confessed Dunedinite, Gab​rielle ​has joined the Human Connections Group with two years recruitment experience, a Degree in HR and a passion to ​continue her career in an environment that provides SMEs with top of the line HR services. Ga​brielle ​has a can-do attitude and enjoys being able to help people by assisting the team with their HR and recruitment needs. Outside of work Gab​rielle​ loves socialising with her friends and family, spoiling her pets and travelling with her Partner.