Contribution Compass Profile
I am a Senior Recruitment Specialist with 17 years of recruitment experience; 5 of which in International recruitment covering areas such as Dubai, the UAE and Africa. Industries serviced ranges from Manufacturing, Engineering and FMCG to Government, Petrochemical and Capital Equipment – overall, specialising in Engineering and Technical recruitment and all related industries.
I am absolutely passionate about recruitment and always up for a challenge. I love expanding my industry knowledge and being able to communicate with my clients and candidates in a way that puts them at ease, so they know that I understand their needs and challenges – the type of person required to fill a specific position and/or the ideal next career move for my candidate.
With a strong and continued focus on service delivery, my objective is to build a strong and long-lasting relationship with you and your company. My aim is to partner with you in a strategic manner, effectively becoming a part of your business – above and beyond making effective answer to your recruitment needs – I aspire to provide service that will simultaneously build your business and add value to your brand.
Location: South Africa, Gauteng
Home & other languages: Afrikaans, English
Years of experience: Recruitment – 17 years
Company size: ’11 – 50
Division: Technical & Engineering for RSA and Africa
Seniority level: Agent
Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: High School
University in another country: None
Other Formal Qualification: Biometric Officer
Professional Registrations: 008725
MIE Background Screening – SSB001
Date: August 2013
What is your current/ most recent job title?
Enshrine Recruitment Agent
What is the primary purpose of this position?
To make sure I match the right candidate to the client’s position and keep in mind the client and candidate’s needs, because you have both the client and candidate’s future in your hands. I do research on client and their position before start the searching process of the candidates to make sure I understand the purpose of the client’s position and would be able to interview the candidate to the best of my ability and feel confident that the candidate would be able to do the job.
What are the core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order for you to achieve your primary purpose?
Full recruitment function from marketing, sourcing new clients and candidates and servicing existing client base. Interviewing of candidates.
What are some of your greatest achievements (When and how have you saved your employers time, money and resources)?
I started my Recruitment career in 1999 after being head hunted by PAG Recruitment. Within my first year at PAG I was one of 30 consultant’s country wide that made my yearly target 127% and won 2 tickets to go to Austria on a skiing holiday for 7 days fully paid. There after I have won many awards for best consultant or top 10 consultants in the country. I was for many years 2IC to the branch managers. We did work in areas and mine was East Rand but there were many times that a request came through to me from our Head Office in Sandton if they needed a specialist to recruit for a special client in Sandton to do the recruitment.
I was at PAG till 2010 and received extensive recruitment training all the time. At my last company Tower Group – I started there at the end of 2011 and they had the tender for SARS, but no consultant could succeed because Government is very difficult to recruit for. I was given the client and said see what you can do. I was very successful in placing various positions from Financial, HR Executive, Facilities, Travel and IT specialists with them. In 2013 the tender came up again for SARS and Tower got the tender for the next 5 years as generalist recruitment because I could and have placed across the board for them and understood there business. I have good negotiations skills when it comes to the clients.
If you were to illuminate your skills and abilities along with your greater purpose and passions in life, how would you describe yourself?
Absolute passion for recruitment – always up for as challenge and to expand my industry knowledge and to be able to speak to a client or candidate so that they are comfortable with me and can see that I know what I am talking about and know what they are looking for.
What is the business title of your ideal position?
Senior Talent Specialist / Sub-Agent Team Leader
What are the key responsibilities and accountabilities of your ideal position?
To develop Sub-Agents to their fullest ability and to obtain clients to bring in a consistent flow of job assignments that I can assign to my Sub-Agents to work in a candidate consultant capacity.
What are the manufacturing processes/ technologies that you have experience in relevant to your ideal position/ next career steps?
Research of client’s industry and position available and make sure to ask client the right questions of the type of candidate needed in the position – not just on experience but also culture fit.
Searching for the correct candidates
In depth interviewing process and then selling the candidate to the client and secure interview for the candidate with the client.
Describe your career in years of experience per sector/industry/commodity serviced:
From 1980 various Financial positions in the following industries FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, Services – Car Rental and Cellular up to 1999 from then up to current recruitment specialist.
What do you absolutely love doing?
My biggest satisfaction is to place the right candidate in the right company and position successfully – meaning to be the ONE that placed maybe a very complicated or scares-skilled candidate.