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Meet the team - Jump Recruitment New Zealand

Meet the Team

Meet the team - Jump Recruitment New Zealand - Simon Baker

Simon Baker

Jump Recruitment Managing Director - A veteran of the recruitment and hospitality industries.

There’s no recipe without a chef - or in this case, a couple of Bakers. Managing Director Simon Baker runs Jump Recruitment with his better half Hayley.

Simon has spent most of his life in hospitality; studying at CPIT, spending seven years managing busy bars and nightclubs in Europe, then returning to New Zealand to expand a business across the North Island and eventually open his own successful restaurant. 

However, Simon’s true calling was discovered in recruitment, helping connect Kiwi restaurants, bars and hotels with the talent they need to succeed in a notoriously competitive industry. 

These days in his role at Jump Recruitment, Simon is the go-to expert for HR consultation, sales, team building and performance management and is a well-known figure across hospitality and retail. If you need great talent in a tough industry, Simon is here to help. 

Meet the team - Jump Recruitment New Zealand - Hayley Baker

Hayley Baker

Jump Recruitment Business Support & Co-founder - Years of experience in retail, business ownership and recruitment

Hayley is one half of the management team at Jump Recruitment, boasting years of experience in recruitment and retail/hospitality management.  

She got a taste for hospitality at a young age, waitressing and bartending before working her way up to management roles. Hayley put herself through university, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Commercial Law and Management. After graduation she opened her first successful business, Recycle Boutique at the Tannery in Christchurch. Since then she has helped set up and run several retail businesses, including multinational brands like Country Road. 

Hayley really hit her stride when in the recruitment industry, using her extensive experience inside the retail and hospitality industries to help source talent and solve problems for her clients. Hayley's also got plenty of experience in accounts, payroll, stocktaking, costing, HR and systems set up.