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A Track Record of Delivery on the Most Difficult Assignments

We thrive on delivering results where others cannot.


We understand the challenges companies face in talent acquisition, and our solution is built to access the full extent of the passive market, rather than just candidates who happen to be actively looking - and that is most often where the best quality is.


Our methodology is proven across all our industry specialisms to deliver top quality market mapping and ultimately securing great candidates for our partner clients. It is driven by a commitment to a robust, exhaustive and innovative search process.


Because of the scarcity of candidates in the market and the importance of making a superb impression, it's crucial you can engage a search partner you trust to get it right, every time.


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Our Success is Built
on Reputation

We take pride in the long-term relationships that we have established over the past 12 years.


Ask around to see why top organisations and professional firms use and recommend Fluid.



Our Points of Difference

Exclusive Partnerships

We work with a large portion of our clients on an exclusive and retained basis, particularly for the most crucial and 'difficult to fill' roles.

These are long-term and strategic relationships which give the highest level of visibility and control, further helping you to make the best hiring decisions for your business.

Industry Specialists

Each of our recruitment consultants is an expert within their specialist markets and only deal with specific industries and sectors.

This ensures you are dealing with a recruitment partner that understands both the specialist skill requirements, and the industry-specific demands of your role.

Direct Headhunting

We proactively headhunt candidates using our networks and affiliations, to find the best talent in the market.

This is a skilled and delicate process, that requires discretion and dedication. The best candidates are not job hunting. It is our responsibility to source, attract and engage.

Connected and Up to date

To stay connected to our existing network and expand our reach, we utilise our extensive database as well as referrals, job boards, research projects, headhunting, regional candidate pipelines, branded campaigns and advertising, social media and candidate driven events.

Network Driven Approach

Our network-driven approach enables us to maintain talent pipelines of passive high-calibre candidates who are not registered on competitor databases.

This ensures the clients we partner with have access not only to the best available talent, but the best talent within the market regardless of their current status.

An end-to-end 360 degree service

We manage each step of the process, including: briefing, sourcing, interviewing, compliance, shortlisting, offer management and post placement care.   

Our service includes a range of value-add options including pyschometric profiling, skill assessments, probity checks and detailed reference checking.

Our Specialist Teams

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Fluid Legal Full
Fluid Engineering
Fluid Commercial


Speak to a Consultant

Peter Clark

Peter leads Fluid Recruitment as Managing Director. He utilises his extensive experience to deliver senior and executive appointments for our legal, commercial and finance divisions.

Contact Peter on 021 278 8653 or peter@fluidrecruitment.com

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Eden Brown
Fluid Legal

Eden leads our national legal recruitment team as Managing Consultant, based in the Christchurch office. He covers intermediate and senior level appointments across all legal disciplines.

Contact Eden on 021 044 3607 or eden@fluidrecruitment.co.nz

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Tom Stevens
Fluid Engineering

Tom leads our engineering division as Managing Consultant. His focus is on the electrical distribution sector, working with asset owners across NZ on technical and executive vacancies.

Contact Tom on 03 477 7227 or tom@fluidrecruitment.co.nz

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Jason Sutton
Fluid Commercial

Jason is a Principal Consultant in our Commercial division, based in the Dunedin office. He recruits IT, sales and administration vacancies nationwide.

Contact Jason on 03 467 7225 or jason.sutton@fluidrecruitment.co.nz

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Holly Clark
Fluid Legal

Holly is a Manager within our legal team, recruiting for both the Waikato and Central Otago regions. She specialises in junior through to senior appointments across all disciplines.

Contact Holly on 021 229 9634 or hollyc@fluidrecruitment.co.nz

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Marlene Langford
Fluid Finance

Marlene is a Senior Consultant in our accounting and finance division. She focuses on corporate, commercial, and public practice accounting sectors.

Contact Marlene on 03 477 6700 or marlene@fluidrecruitment.co.nz

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Hear what our clients
say about us.

Honest client feedback is important to us, so that we can continue to improve and innovate our service offering.

From the outset, Tom took the time to understand our requirements and after an extensive search, he came up with an impressive shortlist for us to discuss and debate. Tom regularly touched base to bounce ideas and check alignment with our expectations.

General Manager, Electrical Distribution Network

We have a longstanding relationship with Fluid Recruitment built on the hiring of a Director into the business ten years ago. They do the little things well, stay in touch, think differently, and are the ultimate professionals.

Chief Operating Officer, National Advisory Practice


I have worked with James for the last three years and he has delivered time and again excellent candidates for our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending his recruitment services and he is the first on my list whenever I have a need.

Director, National CA Firm


Fluid worked closely with us to fill difficult technical positions. Always a pleasure to work with and I have complete confidence in their abilities to deliver. Within the very competitive recruitment industry, the service remains unrivalled.

HR Manager, Energy Sector

Holly provided great service from start to finish. She provided a detailed email summarising the experience, qualities and individual situation of each candidate that I was able to send directly to the hiring partner.

People and Culture Advisor, Mid-tier National Firm


Genuinely delighted with the outcome in being able to appoint someone of such high calibre. Our Planning team had been stretched and we needed to strengthen our team at a senior level. Fluid had a very proactive approach in sourcing for us to great effect

Team Leader, Planning, Local Council

I have been very impressed with the time taken to understand our needs along with researching the integral aspects of our various roles, to ensure that the placement is a successful one. The calibre referred to us is of a really high standard.

Workflow Manager, National Energy Provider


Holly operates with integrity and was a pleasure to work with. This was a skill set in high demand in the current market and she represented our firm in the best possible manner providing detailed advise and support to ensure a successful outcome.

Practice Manager, Regional Law Firm


Fluid delivered a pro-active and detailed approach in providing high calibre applicants, resulting in us securing the services of a superb individual. An exemplary service was provided throughout.

Financial Controller, Health Sector

Chana has been a delight to work with, she understood what we wanted from day one. We recommend Fluid often.

Partner, General Practice Law Firm


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