Ina Bajaj

“What is your best advice for people on how to recruit great team members?”

Follow your gut instinct, if someone doesn’t feel right or you think they won’t be a good fit for your company, hit the exit button no matter how short staffed you may be.

When employing senior management , I quietly have a rule in my mind of “could I have dinner with this person” and if the answer is no, again, hit the exit button as you’ll be spending a lot of time with them and if they bore you to tears at the interview imagine working alongside them.

Ina Bajaj

About Ina Bajaj

Ina Bajaj is New Zealand’s trail blazing pioneer of luxury day spas who took the notion of a simple suburban salon and massaged it into a multi-million dollar business. The one-time restaurateur turned corporate high-flyer performed a career turn in 2002 when Ina put her financial resources, energy, passion and extensive hospitality know-how into creating the East Day Spa in Wellington. Within 3 years Skycity Entertainment Group had secured EDS as their preferred luxury spa operator for the Skcyity Grand Hotel. In 2010, whilst in Bali, Ina thought that something was missing from the industry, "We like to be cutting edge and different so we created Spring as a social/lifestyle spa brand." Ina now has seven Spring Spa’s in world-class destinations such as Bali, Auckland and Wellington. The company regularly wins internationally competitive awards including the Best Spa in Asia at the 2016-2020 - World Spa Awards and Spring Bali was named as having Asia’s Most Relaxing Hair Ritual at the coveted Harpers Bazaar Best Spa Awards 2017/8.