Taurus Taurima: 'I hire on attitude not CV'

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 4 Jun 2021, 3:33PM
(Photo / Paul Taylor)
(Photo / Paul Taylor)

Taurus Taurima: 'I hire on attitude not CV'

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 4 Jun 2021, 3:33PM

Here's an inspiring story.

It's the story of Hawke's Bay employer Taurus Taurima who at the young age of 32 owns Topline Contracting.

He started the company after a difficult journey himself.

Taurima was raised by a solo mother in Flaxmere, and left school at 16 not long before his partner gave birth to the first of five kids now aged between 14 and a few months old.

He got his first full-time job in roading in 2010 and eventually started Topline in August 2016, aged 27.

He now employs about 50 staff and he has an unorthodox hiring policy - he doesn't want to see your CV - he hires on attitude.

Taurus joined Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford to tell his story.

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