About Origin Talent

Origin Talent was founded to take recruitment back to its origins, enabling organisations to connect seamlessly with the best talent for each and every role.

The team is driven to provide an exceptional experience to both candidates and clients and allow businesses to continue to operate at their full potential.

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Our founders

Jason Beith

Jason Beith has over a decade of experience in recruitment in both London and New Zealand. Jason established Infinitas Talent with a focus on the executive recruitment market across New Zealand in 2018.

Establishing Origin Talent with a great team was a natural next step. Origin's goal is to serve our clients with business support recruitment with an emphasis on tailored solutions to both candidates and clients in that market. With Lauren, Katie & Tamla running the day-to-day recruitment for Origin Talent, we have built an excellent recruitment team offering a bespoke service that is underpinned by strong values and ethics.

Jason believes that when people are fulfilled in their working environment, they contribute, add value and succeed. He is dedicated to connecting talented people with fulfilling jobs.
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Director

Lauren Hetaraka

Lauren is no stranger to recruitment and has gained over 5 years of experience recruiting across a vast range of industries within New Zealand markets, including Construction, Property & Real Estate, and Business Support.

Lauren grew up in Auckland and Sydney and spent the early stages of her career in Australia working in people-centric environments, before embarking on her recruitment career in Auckland. Lauren looks after all temp, contract and permanent recruitment, specifically within the business support sector, which covers a wide range of disciplines.

She is passionate about partnering with businesses and establishing genuine relationships, to truly understand their values, culture, workforce requirements and essentially finding them bespoke solutions. Lauren likes to work consultatively, ensuring candidates and clients are heard and are kept up to date within the recruitment process.

Lauren is excited to be joining the Origin team. She wants to continue adding value and is dedicated to producing efficient and quality results.
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Principal Consultant

Tamla Waverley

Tamla has recently returned from a career overseas; she was working as a personal assistant and crew member on superyachts. Since 2016 she has traveled all over the world from South East Asia, the Americas to Africa. Through this she has gained a diverse amount of experience in effectively communicating with different groups of people. Tamla has recently joined Origin Talent as our new Candidate Manager. She places high value in getting to know what makes a candidate tick, understanding their values around working culture and lifestyle.

She is excited to be part of a growing New Zealand owned company and wants to make sure candidates have a positive, seamless experience from start to finish during the recruitment process.

She knows the importance of finding the right role, loves interacting with new people and works hard to build long-lasting professional connections. We are so excited to have her on board!
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Candiate Manager

Katie Hodges

Katie is joining us from the other side of recruitment. She has a background in the creative arts and customer services. She loves meeting new people, working to create meaningful interactions and lasting connections. Her last 3 years specializing in customer service have exposed her to a variety of industries and work environments. From Commerce, Insurance, Hospitality to Food Production.

Originally from the UK, now looking forward to a life and career in New Zealand, Katie is excited to join the growing team here at Origin Talent. As our Recruitment Administrator she looks after the behind the scenes of our recruitment process. Ensuring that Candidates, Clients and Consultants alike have a smooth and positive experience. She is a champion of creating a supportive and thriving workplace culture.
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