With 22 years at Asset Recruitment and 10 years specialising in executive recruitment under her belt – Judy Davison is a well-known and trusted recruitment consultant in Waikato.
Judy slipped naturally into the recruitment world, she loves interacting with people and finds nothing more satisfying than seeing people “progress through their careers”. “I can recall many occasions where I’ve supported candidates from entry-level roles, through to senior positions.”
Knowing our clients and candidates
Asset Recruitment’s way of working is very much relationship based, “which is how I like it” says Judy. “It’s important to get to know our clients and our candidates so we can be confident of the best fit for them.”
When Judy meets strong candidates, she proactively contacts her clients – even if they do not have an active role open! There’s no time to waste and if “we know that candidate would be a great fit for a company and its’ culture” we’ll always make the call.
Changes in recruitment
Recalling on her 22 years recruiting across Waikato, Judy has seen huge changes to the recruitment process – particularly around the issue of compliance. Ministry of Justice checks, insolvency checks, credit checks – basically any kind of check that would red flag suspicious behaviour in potential employees is now a top priority. “These requirements are essential to mitigate risk,” Judy says. “Whenever an individual is hired through Asset Recruitment you can be assured all the appropriate checks have been completed and all relevant information is put forward to the employer. “
She’s also seen huge advancement in technology. “Long gone are the days of rummaging up the old Rolodex. Asset now has a comprehensive database of candidates and client files. We’re able to use advanced searching tools through our company database as well as extending our reach online through various platforms.”
While Judy can work across all facets of the business, nowadays she recruits mostly at a senior level and enjoys working closely with clients. Using her recruitment knowledge to “provide support to clients needing a sounding board or guidance on a recruitment issue.”
Looking forward, Judy says the Waikato Region itself is seeing tremendous growth, particularly within the engineering and manufacturing industries – there are “a lot of new companies which is very exciting for the region.” “I am looking forward to creating new client relationships and adding value to existing relationships as the region continues to grow.”
This article first appeared in the Waikato Business News, March/April 2019.