Sep 30

September 2017 – We need to get personal


Homecoming Revolution News
The Global Headhunting Firm for Africa

It matters when it comes to finding the right career. And it matters when it comes to building relationships.

At Homecoming Revolution, it is our personal mission to ensure that we align a candidate’s personal brand with the employer brand. Read more below.

A reminder to employers – We are currently connecting with strong global talent with a combination of local and international exposure. Get in touch. For job seekers, we have several top roles that we’re headhunting across the continent.

Have a great month ahead.

Onwards & Upwards
The Homecoming Revolution Team

We need to get personal
Purpose and meaning are key determining factors for executives when weighing up the pros and cons of a career opportunity.

Which is why it is critical for an employer brand to fit with a candidate’s personal brand.

With every placement we do, we go out of our way to ensure that every role is aligned to a candidate’s personal brand. We do this by:

  1. Nurturing long-term, high-touch relationships with candidates throughout their career
  2. Having holistic candidate conversations around purpose and values
  3. Hosting face-to- face candidate events around the world

Read more here.

Executives on the move: Ellerman House GM

Paul Bruce-Brand has joined Ellerman House as General Manager. Paul will focus on driving the world-renowned hotel to even greater heights.

“We went through an extensive process to find the right person to take the hotel to even greater heights,” comments Paul Harris, owner of Ellerman House.

Paul Bruce-Brand comments, “Having a history in Human Resources I have dealt with many recruitment companies. I have never encountered a more thorough and professional company than Homecoming Revolution. What I really like, is that they are so much more than a normal headhunting firm…Read more.

For Employers – Talent Hot List
Please get in touch if you are interested in recruiting any of the following candidates:

Kenyan Female – Business Development & Operations Head in Financial Services

South African EE Male – Recently returned Operations Executive with strong Mobile & Communications experience

Nigerian Female – Finance Executive

South African EE Female – Marketing Executive in Food & Beverage

Nigerian Male –  Management Consultant

Tanzanian Male – Trade Finance Officer

South African EE Female – HR Manager in Financial Services

Ethiopian Male – Finance Manager in Healthcare

Ghanaian Male – Head of Supply Chain Management

Kenyan Male – Operations Head in the NGO space

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

Nigerian Male – Marketing & Sales Manager in FMCG

South African EE Male – Senior Brand Manager

Tanzanian Female – Employee Relations & Mobility Officer

South African EE Female – Homecomer & Strategic Marketing & Communications Executive

Kenyan Female – Head of Consumer Innovation in FMCG wanting to return to Kenya from the UK

South African EE Male – Private Equity Dealmaker working in CIB

Ugandan Female – Marketing, Sales & Innovation Manager in Consumer Goods

Kenyan Male – IT & Operations Manager in Consumer Goods

South African Male – Strategy & Planning Manager with Consulting & FMCG exposure

Top Talent Feature – Eddie Ndopu

For any South African company that is serious about transformation, diversity and inclusion – then you cannot ignore this message.

Eddie is a black, physically disabled Oxford-educated South African with a top academic record and international experience in both the private and public sector.

He has just returned home after working with the Centre for Public Impact, London, supported by the BCG Global Foundation.

Eddie has his Masters in Public Policy at Oxford University and a BA with High Distinction from Carleton University in Canada.

He was the Head of Africa Youth Engagement Program for Amnesty International and was recently voted Global Top Talent by the United Nations.

Comments Angel Jones, CEO of Homecoming Revolution, “Eddie really is the most articulate person I have ever met.  We have done many speeches together around the world and he always brings the house down. He is confident, convincing, unapologetic, humble and clever.”

In Eddie’s own words “As someone who embodies a multiplicity of identities and experiences, I bring a fresh perspective and am uniquely positioned to help organisations innovate and embrace positive disruption.”

A young brainiac, Eddie has muscular dystrophy and is looking for a fulfilling role that will be his lasting legacy.

Please contact us now to set up a meeting with Eddie.

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.

Work 2.0 Expo & Conference
British Chamber of Commerce Event
The British Chamber of Commerce held a lively networking event at the Inanda Club in Johannesburg with Guest Speaker Kim Meredith, CEO of The Dealmaker Company.

Michael Lebona GM Inland Pernod Ricard; Mel Brooks GM Africa G4s

Mandla Mhinga Brand Ambassador Pernod Ricard; David Dawson CEO BCB

Kim Meredith CEO The Dealmaker Company; Lulu Mukuwane Senior Associate Bowmans; Anne Wilson from AW Incorporated

Youth Speaking Festival at St John’s College
Angel Jones and Prof William Gumede were judges at the Annual Youth Speaking Festival hosted by St John’s College.  The theme for the prepared speeches was “So, where to, South Africa” and the young voices certainly inspired strong messages of hope for the country.

Delela Ndlela from St John’s College (1st Place) ; Manga Ngcobo from St John’s College (3rd Place); Devon Fuller from King Edward VII School (2nd Place)

Aliyah Bulbulia from Roedean School; Blessing Chukwuezi from Centurion College; Akani Khumalo from Roedean Academy; Manga Ngcobo from St John’s College

Festival Winner, Delela Ndlela with Festival Judge, Angel Jones

Festival Judge, Prof William Gumede Director PMPE at Wits with Festival Organiser, Heather Venables from St John’s College

Curiosity as a skill in the future world of work

The Homecoming Team attended a Master Class hosted by Dr Eric Albertini (Managing Director of Learning Innovation Africa) at Regenesys Business School focusing on curiosity as a skill in the future world of work.

Homecomer Stories:

‘Africa is the place to make it happen’

If you have a business that can add value to people’s lives and can contribute to the betterment of the continent, then Africa is the place to make it happen. Visit during your vacations, shadow small business owners, network, collaborate, learn the language of the business and demographic before you begin your journey…Read more.


‘I have learnt to prize flexibility’

Anne Jason, the executive sourcing leader for Sub-Saharan Africa in GE Global Operations, spent 13 years living and working away from home before returning to Kenya. She worked in consulting in the United States and South Africa, with experience in Europe and Asia. Despite her global career, Anne began to feel the call of home…Read more.

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