Oct 31

October 2017 – Feedback is the breakfast of champions


Homecoming Revolution News
The Global Headhunting Firm for Africa

Whether you are an employer or candidate, feedback is of paramount importance in the recruitment process. Our Director Faye Tessendorf outlines why this is so critical below.

We had a very busy October. Be sure to listen to our interview on 702 with Azania Mosaka and don’t miss out on this month’s Managers on the Move feature.

Don’t miss out on great career opportunities below. There is also a great list of strong talent in the market. Get in touch for more information.

Have a great month ahead.

Onwards & Upwards
The Homecoming Revolution Team

Feedback is the breakfast of champions
Homecoming Director Faye Tessendorf speaks about the critical importance of feedback from both a client and candidate perspective.

Feedback is something that Homecoming Revolution prides itself on. We see each and every candidate as an extended asset of our business and we need critical commentary to help candidates to learn and grow.

A lot of recruitment agencies tend to send candidate CVs to employers as a simple post box procedure with little human interaction.  At Homecoming, we do the exact opposite. We get to know the candidate on a personal level to really help develop them in their professional capacity. We understand that clients are exceptionally busy and recruitment is not necessarily their core focus, but our team has been trained to ensure that we are pushing clients for feedback after every single candidate they interview.

From a client perspective, feedback also helps us get to know your business better so we can help you on future placements. It does not need to be a formal process and seen as an extra roadblock in the recruitment cycle but rather as simple as a quick phone call.

Through our experience as a global headhunting firm, we have noticed a huge increase in candidates not willing to be put forward for certain roles because of negative experience with employers when it comes to a lack of feedback either personally or via their personal or professional networks.  Clients need to be aware that brand and perception is of vital importance and the way you treat candidates in an interview has the ability to cause a negative ripple effect on your organisation especially with social media being accessible to everybody. It is critical to ensure that even if candidate is not right person for job they still have a positive experience throughout the recruitment process.

Managers on the Move

Michael Jones has joined MultiChoice as Marketing Manager: DStv Premium & DStv Extra.

He was previously Strategic Planning Director at Native VML where he focused on managing the strategic teams, output and process.

“It’s hard to believe Mike has been with the team for less than 12 weeks, as he has fitted in very seamlessly with his immediate team, internal customers and agency partners,” comments Georginah Machiridza Head of Acquisition Marketing – MultiChoice South Africa. Read more.

702’s Azania Mosaka interviews Homecoming Revolution

Homecoming Revolution CEO Angel Jones speaks to 702’s Azania Mosaka about how Homecoming is headhunting top African talent back home to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. To date we’ve worked with 30+ multinational companies, hosted 41 global events and created a database of 37k globally experienced African professionals. Read more.

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

Kenyan Male – Corporate Executive with 20+ years business leadership experience

South African EE Female – Manager Regulatory & Corporate Affairs in Telecoms

Kenyan Male – Senior Vice President in Financial Markets

South African EE Male – Managing Director in Non-Profit Organisation Management

Kenyan Male – Head of Operations in Logistics & Supply Chain

South African EE Female – Head of Reward in Banking

Kenyan Female – Marketing Director in Food & Beverage

South African EE Male – Operations Executive in Telecommunications

Nigerian Female – Lead Research Analyst in Capital Markets

South African EE Male – Senior Financial Manager in Consumer Goods Manufacturing

Nigerian Male – Sales & Business Development Senior Manager in TMT

South African EE Female – Head of Marketing & Communications – Higher Education

Nigerian Female – Global Internal Audit Manager in Corporate & Commercial Banking

South African EE Female – Audit Manager, CA (SA) in Accounting

Nigerian Male – Senior Product Manager in IT

South African EE Female – HR Executive in FMCG

Nigerian Female – Head of Customer Management Acquisition in Management Consulting

South African EE Male – Finance Manager specialising in Logistics & Supply Chain in FMCG

Nigerian Male – Supply Chain Management expert

South African EE Female – Senior Marketing Manager in FMCG

Nigerian Female – Head of Commercial in Retail Banking

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.

BCX Summit
Work 2.0
Work 2.0 is Africa’s only exhibition and multiple inter-related conference dedicated to the changing nature of work and the technologies that are transforming the workplace. Delegates heard what Africa’s most innovative companies are doing to attract, retain and develop their staff, resulting in improved productivity.

Angel Jones (Homecoming Revolution CEO) & Tammy Mashau (Manager: Talent Management at SABC)

Dikeledi Dlwati (HR Executive at Tiger Brands) & Kirtida Bhana (Training Exec at Plastics SA)

Beautiful people @DominicGaobepe NdumiMashinini @RoyGluckman @CohesionCollect SontiLurayi #SABC Work 2.0 Africa #edutechafrica #heartAfrica

Lydia Mdluli (Head of Organisational Effectiveness at African Bank)

Ross Sparkman (Head of Strategic Workforce Planning at Facebook)

Thumelo Thuloane (HR Consultant at ADvTECH) & Sheethal Maharaj (Executive Human Capital Altech)

Vijay Naidoo (Head of IT at Parmalat) & Mark Sham (CEO Suits & Sneakers)

Out & About
Catching up on talent needs and trends with Lee Naik, TransUnion CEO Africa and Narisha Singh DD: Talent Acquisition: Group People and Transformation at Liberty.

Narisha Singh (Liberty DD: Talent Acquisition Group People & Transformation)

Lee Naik (TransUnion CEO) & Angel Jones (Homecoming Revolution CEO)

Connecting Talent and Employees Career Fair
Homecomer Stories:

“SA is & always will be my home”

Gaylene Diedericks and her family returned home last year. The below post encapsulates the key reason why most people make the decision to return. “Been back in SA One year today! No regrets. South Africa is and always will be my home. This photo epitomises one of our main reasons for coming home – FAMILY”.

“I look at my homeland through new eyes”

Tracy Hathorn returned to South Africa after spending over two decades in Uganda. She recounts why she is so glad to be home and speaks about what she missed most. After 21 years in Uganda, I am back. My outlook on life has changed and now I look at my homeland through new ‘eyes’, I am excited about everyday stuff that most people do not even see. I feel happy & positive and want to spread my friendliness but I hold back, even just a little…Read more.


“Doing business in Africa is the way forward”

Wangari Muchiri returned to Kenya from Australia last year after spending 6 years away from home. Having lived abroad for 6 years, I was unsure of what to expect, however I decided to pack up my little apartment in Sydney and take the very long trip back home. Australia certainly is quite far, so I had plenty of time to think about this next step of my career on the 24-hour journey to Nairobi. Various questions ran through my mind: How different would it be working in Africa? What new challenges will be faced in my new role? Am I prepared to take this on?…Read more.


“What you must know & do before returning to Nigeria”

Homecomer Demi Akin provides some useful tips to consider when planning a return to NigeriaRead more.

Ubuntu Breakfast