October 2018 – 5 reasons why candidate reject job offers
The Global Headhunting Firm for Africa
A growing number of highly skilled candidates are rejecting job offers from top companies across the globe. Read below for the Top 5 Reasons why.
We’ve just returned from London after hosting an inspirational event with the The Foschini Group – read the report below. And be sure not to miss our latest Roles, Top Talent, Executives on the Move and Out & About features too.
If you’re an Employer needing talent, please get in touch, we’d love to help.
Have a great month ahead.
Onwards & Upwards
The Homecoming Revolution Team
|5 reasons why candidates reject job offers|
|A growing number of highly skilled candidates are rejecting job offers from top companies across the globe, resulting in a significant waste of valuable time.
Angel Jones, CEO of Homecoming Revolution, says a key reason for this increase is that it’s a candidate-driven market. “With top talent in such short supply, the power rests firmly in the hands of the candidate who knows how sought-after their skills are. Employers can’t afford to alienate potential employees during the hiring process.”
Jones emphasizes the importance of employers asking candidates for honest feedback when they turn down an opportunity. “This feedback is instrumental in helping recalibrate an employer’s recruitment strategy.”
1. Unattractive Package
2. Uninspiring Culture
3. Complicated Recruitment Process
4. Unclear Career Path
5. Meaningless Employer Brand
Please get in touch if you’d like our help in closing the deal with top candidates.
|TFG hosts SA IT talent event in London|
Homecoming Revolution recently hosted a targeted talent event in London for TFG Infotec to woo South African IT professionals home.
The event, which took place on 28 September at The Park Plaza Victoria, brought together seasoned IT candidates for an informative and insightful evening on the opportunities offered by TFG in Cape Town.
Each candidate was pre-screened and matched according to TFG’s specific skill requirements.
The retail giant has a growing footprint in Africa, Australia and the UK, with a portfolio of 28 brands, with many household names including Foschini, The Fix, @home, Sterns, Totalsports, Markham and Sportscene. Other leading brands include G-Star Raw, Fabiani, Whistles and Charles & Keith.
Paul Clayford, Head of Human Resources IT for TFG was the keynote speaker. Other members in attendance from the TFG management team were Mo Kola (Head of IT Business Systems) and Karla Otto (Senior HR Manager: IT).
“It was a fantastic event which offered great networking and matchmaking of candidates. We look forward to bring top South African IT talent back home to the most beautiful city in the world,” commented Mo Kola…Read more.
|Executives on the Move: Head of Digital Marketing|
Kerry Ho Van Rensburg has been appointed as Digital Marketing Manager for Makro.
She is a strong strategic marketer with an excellent lead generation, analytics and content management track record.
Within her new role, Kerry is responsible for developing a senior, experienced digital marketing capability in the organisation as a key pillar of the business’s customer engagement and sales strategy.
When asked what appealed most about the role, she said, “Makro is taking digital so seriously and are willing to spend the time and money to take their business into the future of digital and automation”…Read more.
|A Selection of Job Opportunities|
|CEO – Consumer Goods – Johannesburg
Chief Operating Officer – Manufacturing – Johannesburg
CEO – Food and Beverages – Kampala
Partner – Private Equity – Nairobi
Shared Services Director – Consulting Group – Johannesburg
Product Director – FMCG – Dar es Salaam
Managing Director – Communications Firm – Johannesburg
CFO – Fintech – Nairobi
Group Company Secretary – Professional Services – Johannesburg
Sales Director – FMCG – Lagos
Chief Marketing Officer – Retail – Johannesburg
Auditing Head – Retail – Cape Town
CEO – Fintech – Johannesburg
Regional Director – Banking – East Africa
Regional Director – Banking – West Africa
General Manager – Marketing Group – Accra
Corporate Affairs Executive – Retail – Johannesburg
CEO – Fintech – Lagos
Head of Marketing – Arts & Culture – Cape Town
Senior Data Analysts – FMCG – Nairobi/Lagos/Johannesburg/Cape Town
Store Operations Divisional Executive – Consumer Goods – Johannesburg
Head of Brand – Retail – Johannesburg
Programme Director – Retail – Cape Town
Chief Executive Officer – Automation – Johannesburg
Senior Internal Auditor – Retail – Cape Town
Merchandising Executive – Consumer Goods – Johannesburg
|New Homecoming Headquarters|
WE HAVE MOVED. We love how this photograph highlights the Jacaranda tree reflections in our new Homecoming Revolution Headquarters.
Please note our new address is Building 2, Oxford & Glenhove, 114 Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
|For Employers – See Our Talent Hot List|
|Please get in touch if you are interested in recruiting any of the following candidates:
South African EE Male – Head of Franchising Africa – Consumer Goods
|We are continually working on many roles in addition to the ones above. So, if you’re in the market, please make sure we have your CV so we can match you to opportunities as they arise.|
|Out and About|
|Ellerman House ArtAngels
|National Business Awards
Homecoming Revolution’s CEO was part of judging panel for the 2018 National Business Awards. The judges met at the Saxon Hotel earlier this month to vote for the winners who will be announced at the upcoming gala dinner.
“The people we love most are in SA”
After 8 years of living in Australia, Stuart Turner and his family have decided to return to South Africa. He explains why…
In this better part of a decade we have made friends, dived into the culture, had a thousand barbeques, frequented pubs, changed cities, done road trips, changed jobs, had 3 more children, made more friends, and finally in January became official Aussies. We never intended any of this when we came over in 2010 and to be honest thought we would be back in South Africa after a 2- or 3-year adventure. And now here we are. 8 years and 4 Aussie kids later, and all with a slight twang to our accents. I even support the Aussie cricketers if you can believe that?! Not against SA though, of course.
But what has struck me most about our news to return is that 100% of people have said the same thing to us and asked various versions of the same question: “Why are you coming back?”.
And mostly, this has been with the tone and implied subtext of “Why the hell would you come back?!”…Read more.
7 things to know before returning to Ghana
From the United States of America to the Queensland to the land down under, in the past decade more Ghanaians have repatriated than ever in history. Though many still pursue the American dream and desire to move abroad for various reasons, many who have tasted the other side seek to join the “moving back” train home to work, start businesses and give back to their motherland. No matter whether across states or oceans, there’s no doubt there is a significant amount of thought and weighing of pros and cons involved in deciding to make a jump. Here are a few things one should consider when thinking of becoming a “returnee”…Read more.
Why I gave up a comfortable life in the US to return to Nigeria
Nigerian-American millennial, Didi Ajayi gave up a comfortable life in the United States to move back to Nigeria.After I moved back to Nigeria I wanted to document my experiences living in Nigeria, so I started a vlog series about this. I wish I knew the things that I know now, before I moved back. Like things I could have avoided or known about how to make my transition easier. I wanted to do the vlog for people in the diaspora, who are considering moving back. Showing them what living here is like. Although there are some bad sides, there are lots of good sides, and that’s the reason why I’m still here…Read more.