Aug 07

June 2017 – Headhunting. What makes us different?


Homecoming Revolution News
The Global Headhunting Firm for Africa

What makes us different?

Unrivalled Network & Relationships. Creative Search Process. Focus on Diversity. Employer Branding Expertise. Candidate Catalogues. Bespoke Global Events. (Whew).

There are two great events coming up in Johannesburg that we’re proud to be partnering with. Make sure you click on the links below.

We are working on several top roles across the continent spanning a variety of industries including: Financial Services, Management Consulting, FMCG, Telecoms, Media & Technology and Commerce & Industry. Take a look at our selection of job opportunities.

If you’re an employer looking for top professional skills, please get in touch.

Have an amazing month ahead.

Onwards & Upwards
The Homecoming Revolution Team

Headhunting. What makes us different?
Eighty percent of African chief executives view the availability of key skills as the biggest threat to growth, according to PWC’s 2017 edition of the Africa Business Agenda.

With finding the right talent being so critical, it is important to partner with the right headhunting firm.

Homecoming Revolution’s unique approach to headhunting across the globe sets us apart through our:

1. Unrivalled Network & Relationships

We have a database of 37 000 globally experienced African professionals. We also have strong local and international relationships with multinational corporates, professional industry networks, global diaspora groups, Ivy League Universities and university alumni. We travel across the world attending different industry summits and meeting high-calibre candidates.

2. Focus on Diversity

Homecoming Revolution is proud to say that over the past year, 62% of our placements have been female. We have sourced and placed candidates across 17 geographies.  Not only do we look across Africa and internationally, but we also look for the diversity of skills and have certainly found that candidates who have worked across industries have developed a tenacity and flexibility to succeed in a challenging environment.

3. Unique Search Process

We have an extensive network of local and international sourcing channels that enables us to source and match the best talent to a brief.  Rather than simply relying on desktop research, we tap into our database of global professionals and use word-of-mouth referrals from trusted sources, opinion leaders and business experts.

4. Employer Branding Expertise

We have a deep-seated understanding of employer branding, market intelligence, digital marketing and talent attraction strategies. This allows us to attract strong talent and expertly match them to a company’s culture.

5. Bespoke Global Events

To date we’ve hosted 42 global events and had face-to-face contact with 19000 African professionals abroad. These events promote: The Filling of vacancies, Pipeline, Referral Network, Employer Branding and Market Intelligence. Pre-screened candidates are exclusively invited according to the skillset that the employer requires.

6. Candidate Catalogues

As a top-up service for your internal recruitment team, we offer bespoke talent catalogues of our vast global network. Each catalogue is created with strategic intent, industry trends and market intelligence in accordance with each individual brief.

ARD German TV feature on Homecoming Revolution
ARD German TV, Germany’s largest national broadcaster, did a feature on Homecoming Revolution’s global headhunting activities. The feature will air in Germany in August.



ARD German TV interviewing Angel Jones and Elmarie Goosen (South African Homecomer) at Homecoming Revolution’s Johannesburg offices.

Out & About
Jeff Madibeng (Company Executive of
RBJ Marketing Solutions)
James Edwardson (Head of Resourcing
CDC Group) & Angel Jones
Angel Jones & James Lawrence (“Iron Cowboy” who did
50 Iron Mans over 50 consecutive days in 50 different states)
Antonina Selina (Ennik Estates) & Wanda Shuenyane
(CEO of Sceptre Marketing)
Homecoming Revolution’s 14th Birthday Celebrations

Homecoming Revolution’s 14th Birthday Celebrations with Khosi Mtetwa(Recruitment Consultant), Gia Kalk (Manager:Talent & Brand), Angel Jones (CEO), Motla Galetuki (Office Coordinator) and Thuto Nkoana (Receptionist)

Down Memory Lane



Wendy Lucas-Bull (Barclays Africa Chair) & Angel Jones at Homecoming Revolution’s launch in 2003

Future of HR Summit
Talented African Homecomers
Please get in touch if you are interested in recruiting any of the following candidates:

Kenyan Female – Head of Product Innovation & Strategy wanting to return to Kenya from the UK

South African EE Female – Group Finance Manager Retail & FMCG

Nigerian Male – Senior Strategic Change Management Consultant wanting to return to Nigeria from the US

South African EE Female – Seasoned HR Executive with strong technology exposure

South African EE Male – Homecomer & HR Group Head Banking

Kenyan Male – Marketing & Consumer Product Specialist working in Financial Services

South African EE Male – South African Homecomer, Masters from Oxford University, specialising in Advocacy & Strategic Communications

Nigerian Male – Senior Financial Analyst/Consultant

Kenyan Female – Business Development & Marketing Manager Financial Services

South African EE Male – Senior Manager CIB Financial Services

A Selection of Job Opportunities
We are recruiting for top roles across a variety of sectors across the continent. Ensure we have your details by uploading your CV & please spread the word to your friends & family.

Africa MBA Indaba
Homecomer Stories

“I have an opportunity to make a difference every day”

Elmarie Goosen and her husband lived in the UK for 16 years and though it was a positive experience, she was homesick and longed to be back under the African sun living a purposeful life.  In 2014, she and her husband attended one of Homecoming Revolution’s events in London and as a result, she landed a job at Barclays Africa…Read more.

SA artist celebrates homecoming with spectacular paintings

An exhibition of bright, boldly coloured abstract works by artist Jennifer Morrison, marks a brazen return for the Durban born artist who lived in the UK for 25 years…Read more.


“Never compare two homes with each other”

Yasmin Kumi’s return to Ghana was not really a return – because when she came to the country in 2010, it was her first visit. Born to a Ghanaian father and a German mother, she grew up in Berlin, Germany, for the first 20 years of her life. So despite never having been there, Ghana shaped her…Read more.


A homecomer’s guide to returning to Nigeria

Sisters Sonume Princewill Nnanna and Deinte Dan-Princewill returned to Nigeria after living in the United States for over 15 years.  They have compiled a useful and humourous guide for Nigerians in the diaspora considering returning home…Read more.

#HeartAfrica Campaign
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