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Vote For Us – OfLocal – Best Recruitment Agencies

By | 2016-12-01T07:22:28+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Our Blog, Uncategorized|

We are expanding our existing national footprint and presence in the Eastern Cape; Western Cape; Kwazulu Natal and Gauteng regions.


Please Vote For Us, and engage with us should you be seeking a new challenging role; or to just dip your toes in the water and see what may be available in the job market.


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5 Reasons You Need A Recruitment and Selection Policy

By | 2016-09-07T10:16:18+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Our Blog, Uncategorized|

A recruitment and selection policy is a statement of principles, outlining how your organisation should conduct its recruitment and selection process.


The aim of such a policy is to ensure that a transparent and unbiased recruitment and selection process is followed; one that results in the appointment of the best candidate, based solely on merit and best-fit with your organisational values, philosophy, and goals.


5 good reasons for having such a policy are to ensure:


  1. Job descriptions meet business requirements;
  2. Candidates are assessed against consistent selection criteria at every stage;
  3. The recruitment process is lawful;
  4. The candidate can be confident it is a genuine job offer; and
  5. The process can be followed by all stakeholders.


  1. Suitability


Writing an accurate position description is an important part of the recruitment process. It describes the primary tasks involved as well as the core competencies required to perform the role.


A good recruitment and selection policy would require those writing job descriptions to give precedence to the competencies that would […]

Why You Should Seek Personality Over Experience

By | 2016-03-14T10:34:51+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Our Blog, Uncategorized|


Why You Should Seek Personality Over Experience When Hiring Staff


Hiring new employees is never an easy process. Hiring managers can receive hundreds of applications for a single position, and weeding out the majority of those applications can be daunting, and tiresome.

Typically, human resources staff will make it a little easier on themselves by eliminating certain candidates based on their lack of experience.


Personality and interpersonal skills are not typically evaluated until the interview stage, if they’re taken into consideration at all. By then, the applicants whose personalities are the best fits for the position may already have been weeded out.


Although the interview is a great opportunity to evaluate personality, many employers also do not put much weight on this factor. In the end, experience and special skills often win out. However, an applicant’s personality can be a much better indicator of how well they’ll do in their job.


For example, if a candidate has all the right skills; education and experience, employers usually look to this […]

Africa – Recruiting for Africa

By | 2016-03-07T09:47:27+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Our Blog, Uncategorized|

African’s Recruiting for Africa

In global economic downturn, slowed or negative growth conditions, retrenchments and labour unrest, it is natural to assume reduced need for recruitment services. However, a Global Talent Management and Rewards Survey reported an increase in hiring, employee turnover and perceptions of fluidity of employment amongst employees[1]. Unfortunately employee perception of their employer’s recruitment and retention processes² is negative and demotivated or disengaged employees are looking for opportunities in companies opening their doors to the best and the brightest.

Resourceful companies are exploiting the positive consequence of changing economic global conditions:

  • Dissemination of global companies across sectors into previously unexplored locations and markets in Africa;
  • Introduction of new low cost products or alternative solutions into African markets;
  • Availability of talented corporate trained resources previously employed by large firms exploring alternative opportunities to grow their careers;
  • Skilled South Africans who have experienced life changing events enthusiastic to take up new challenges and apply their skills in Africa;
  • Return of African citizens with international experience and a […]

6 Behaviours That Can Reduce Your Chances At Getting The Job

By | 2015-12-02T09:48:43+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Our Blog, Uncategorized|

Your attitude can impact your behaviour and ultimately your job search results. Even if you can offer employers the exact experience and skills they are looking for (and more), you’ll have trouble getting the job unless you carry the right attitude.


6 Behaviours That Can Reduce Your Chances At Getting The Job

The wrong attitude leads to poor behaviour and unfortunately, that may be the cause to why some of the very qualified job candidates are still struggling to secure a job. Worried your behaviour might be why you’re not getting the job? Here’s what you need to watch out for:


  1. Lack of conversation.

The more conversational you are with contacts the better connection you can build. Read up on what’s happening in your field and industry as well as general news (things that are happening around you). When you share information and talk about it, it starts conversations. When you have nothing to share or say, communication with others becomes dead. Being conversational at the […]

5 Tips To Surviving Career Changes

By | 2015-11-17T09:10:37+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Our Blog, Uncategorized|

5 Tips to Surviving Career Changes:


We all know how it can come out of nowhere, or sometimes we see it coming, but we think it won’t happen to us. “I’m loyal, I’m dedicated and I’ve been here forever, I’m indispensable.” You know what I’m talking about right? One thing is for sure though, things are about to change dramatically. You can feel the tension in the air, confusion and fear among colleagues, everyone trying to be more hardworking or competitive than the day before. All the subtle changes, the words “corporate and company culture” being thrown around the office.


Internal changes start to happen with regard to sales commissions, targets increasing, and how we packaged and sold our products and services. New management is brought in, people shifted in what was a very stable management structure. It just feels weird, and your job security is in jeopardy.


My career transition process, started in my head, simply by thinking about why I was feeling like it wasn’t working […]

Customer Service Representative – Port Elizabeth

By | 2015-10-27T16:00:49+00:00 October 27th, 2015|All Vacancies, Other, Uncategorized|

Customer Service Representative – Port Elizabeth


We are looking for a customer service representative for a client facing position in Port Elizabeth. If you are looking to grow and work your way up the ladder within an international company, this is your chance!


No working experience necessary, waitressing experience however is highly advantageous, available to start immediately


Minimum Requirements:


  • Matric
  • Drivers License & Reliable Transport
  • Proof of No Criminal Record
  • Ability to work shift cycle
  • Well Presented & Well Groomed – ie no visible tattoos / piercings allowed (client facing position)
  • Well Mannered, Excellent Communication Skills
  • High Energy; Dynamic; Team Player
  • No working experience necessary, suitable for 18-25 year of age, waitressing background highly advantageous
  • Also suitable for part time students / graduates
  • Must be able to start ASAP


Salary: R6500 + Commission; Medical Aid; Provident Fund; Overtime +


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Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Welcome To The New Age Midlife Crisis

By | 2015-06-03T11:07:46+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Our Blog, Uncategorized|

The classic midlife crisis was always associated with success: the sports car, the fancy clothes, the inappropriate girlfriend, but not anymore. That’s so Mad Men. Today’s midlife crisis involves getting laid off at age 46 and having your well-meaning friends suggest that you get a pink Lyft moustache for your aging, still-not-paid-off car as a way to earn money for fuel.

Why does the Don Draper’s midlife crisis seem so ironic and dated? It appears laughable today because today’s midlife and mid-careers have changed so radically in the last few years that it’s darkly amusing to think of what might have been for us. I’m not endorsing inappropriate behavior. I’m just pointing out that, until perhaps ten years ago, the achievable ideal of midlife and mid-career for most educated employees was one of privilege, success, and affluence. If you wanted it and worked hard for it, you got it. You got the job, the salary, the benefits, the long-term employment commitment, all of the goodies. Not today. […]

5 Red Flags Employers Watch For During Job Interviews

By | 2015-05-14T11:04:13+00:00 May 14th, 2015|Other, Our Blog, Uncategorized|

Getting through to the job interview stage means you appear to have the right experience and skills for the job on paper, but now comes the real deal breaker – whether you can communicate it effectively in-person and whether you come off as the right fit for its workplace culture.

There are typical red flags employers watch for in job interviews. Any one red flag can reduce your chances considerably, so here’s what you need to watch out for when conducting your next job interview…

1. Poor communication

This includes everything from talking too little, talking too much, or simply having poor nonverbal behavior like not looking people in the eyes or making the situation uncomfortable with poor body language. When it comes to Qs and As, a job candidate who can’t provide effective responses to questions that are necessary to assess experience and skills is a problem.

Be prepared to address every point you have on the resume. And when an employer presents a follow-up question like “Tell […]

Things That Turn Recruiters Off About Your Job Application

By | 2015-03-25T07:02:11+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Our Blog, Uncategorized|

No matter how impressive the CV, if a candidate comes off as unprofessional, chances are the recruiter/employer will simply move on to the next candidate with no hesitation. There are no second chances.

Take caution with how you present yourself on paper, over the phone and in person.

Things that can instantly turn employers off include:

1. Full voice mail box.

If you’re going to apply for a job, make sure you have your voicemail ready in case the employer calls. If the employer comes to a full voice mail box, it’s informing them that you’re not that serious about the job.

2. Unprofessional voice mail greeting.

Your voice mail greeting is the first impression of you. Would you walk into a job interview and say, “Hey, what’s up?” If not, make sure your greeting demonstrates your professionalism.

3. Answering your phone in a gruff and unprofessional manner.

Along the same lines as the voice mail greeting, after you’ve applied for a job, be ready for the recruiter/employer to call […]

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