A Note From The MD

A Note From The Managing Director

I am proud to have been associated with most of my clients for many years, some as long as two decades.

I have more than 20 years’ experience in recruitment in South Africa but have also dealt with candidates and companies working in China, America, UK, Germany, Dubai, Switzerland, Mauritius, Turkey and Singapore.

My recruitment experience spans a broad range of industries including commodity trade finance, commodity trading, educational and training institutions, financial services, NGOs . I have successfully completed a number of senior placements with international companies sourcing applicants both from South Africa and abroad.

I have great integrity. I am very loyal and honest and have my clients’ interests at heart. My reputation is all I have.

My strength lies in the fact that I am not over-subscribed and I am able to partner my clients by giving them 100% attention and providing them with all their recruitment needs from A to Z. Over the years I have gained integral knowledge of the various cultures, personalities and management styles of line managers and their unique needs and preferences. I only have a handful of clients in disparate areas and, as a result, I am able to cherry pick from the competitors, if and when necessary, without compromising my loyalty.

I continuously make an effort to keep up to date with my clients and their competitors in the market and make it my business to track trends and other relevant information. This is invaluable to me when it comes to finding applicants as it is all in the timing when it comes to sourcing good talent. I regularly talent map candidates in certain areas and update their whereabouts and career and remuneration preferences.

I network with employees and constantly get referrals from satisfied clients and applicants. I source information from applicants that I have placed who are often able to share information on other equally good candidates once they have left their previous employer. I also glean information from websites, magazines and newspapers and online recruitment databases and have built up my own database of excellent generic applicants whom I know my clients could use in the future.

I pride myself in providing exceptional service, as the success of your company is MY success. My unique selling proposition is that I do not charge any fee upfront for my services and clients only have to pay me once I have found the ideal candidate and they have started working . This is the case for both targeted recruitment and headhunting. I have charged the same commission fee for over twenty years.

My consultants are all professionals in their field and are trained and highly competent in their own rights. We all love what we do and together, the team at HWR is able to provide a personalised efficient service to meet our clients’ staffing needs.