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Wellington Recruitment's first meetup.

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Hello People finders of Wellington.

I am very pleased to announce we will be hosting our very first meetup on the 23rd April to discuss how we can help each other thrive in our industry.

You will be hearing from two amazing speakers to kick off our first meetup.

We will also have beer, wine and food for you on arrival so that you can network and mingle with your peers.

I am really pleased to tell you that you will be hearing from the amazing Laura Stoker ( on how you can use social platforms like Facebook and Pinterest to source candidates. As an experienced research expert with over 16 years of experience, Laura Stoker serves as AIRS Executive Director of Global Training. She leads AIRS sourcing research and course development. With an extensive and diversified global recruiting background, Laura is a frequent presenter at national and international industry conferences. She has made appearances at Onrec, AESC, ERE the Recruiting Conference, the UK Recruiter Conference and the Asia Pacific Recruitment Summit. Since joining AIRS in 2000, Laura has trained numerous recruiters and corporate clients from many different industries around the world.

Laura began her recruiting career as a researcher for executive search firms working on international and domestic projects. Previously, she also worked as a Recruiter for J.D. Edwards in Denver, Colorado and as a Technical Recruiter for EMDS in Brussels, Belgium. Laura received her Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University-Pueblo and also studied extensively in Tübingen, Germany.

Our second speaker will be none other than Matt Pontin ( who became world famous in NZ for his #hireMattPontin campaign. Matt will tackle how to use social to profile yourself and your brand as a recruiter and will talk us through his successful #hireMattPontin and #Getin for The Cancer Society campaign.

Matt has over 20 years experience in the Recruitment and HR markets and has worked for ASB Bank (Auckland), Fulton Hogan (New Zealand wide), Counties Manukau DHB (Auckland), Capita Group (UK) and Rullion Computer Personnel. Matt has also run his own head hunting and search consultancy and a Business Transformation consultancy.

Matt love’s to help businesses grow, improve and attract both customers and talent.

Matt “trended” on Twitter in New Zealand when he launched the innovative #hiremattpontin campaign. This unique campaign was supported by Matt actively promoting his skills on (

Matt has spoken at many events including HRINZ national conferences, RHUBNZ, SOSUNZ, IT18NZ and also emceed conference events.

The guy loves Twitter and Facebook and was in the first of LinkedIn’s 1% of users globally. You can often find Matt showing off his latest piece of wearable technology or crashing his drone and falling in duck ponds to rescue it. Matt believes business success is driven and led by inspiring people capability, having the most efficient systems and processes and constantly striving to transform and evolve by utilising technology and social media to create meaningful connections in business.

We are really luck to have Laura from Colorado and Matt from Auckland so please come and along and soak up the knowledge.

This month's meetup is brought to you with the help of:

Dev Academey - the great venue

Parker Bridge - food and drinks