About Us

Paula Hems, owner/operator of Rural People Recruitment.

Paula Hems, owner/operator of Rural People Ltd, has over 20 years experience in Human Resources and Recruitment. Rural People Ltd has grown out of her desire and passion for working with the New Zealand Dairy Industry.

Working as a team we are experts in sourcing the best possible people to work on your dairy farm. When we say “team” we are not just talking about the awesome team at Rural People, which includes Paula, Fiona, our resident HR expert Francis and our team of three licensed immigration advisors. Our team also includes our candidates and our clients as working closely with both will ensure that we find the right employee for the right employer.

What we do

Finding the right person isn’t just about matching a skill set, it’s about ensuring that the new person is going to fit in with your team. When we find the right person our service includes employment contract, job description, immigration paperwork (if required) and labour market testing. We will continually work with you to ensure the employees smooth transition into your workplace. With Rural People you will get fantastic first hand experience, excellent ongoing support and a great service.
Check out the testimonials on our employee and employer pages that are from real people and see for yourself.

Our Passion

As recruiters, Rural People Ltd are experts in matching what you do best with what their client companies value most. A great job for you, a productive employee for their clients.
We have short-term and long-term temporary staffing assignments available along with opportunities for permanent hire. If you’re seeking a job in the farming industry, particularly the dairy sector; both skilled or unskilled jobs, we have the expertise to assist you. Please phone us to discuss your requirements.