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.
Comments Homecoming Revolution MD Faye Tessendorf, “After exhausting their search in the local market, many employers are turning to diaspora talent to fill important vacancies. International Africans are highly sought-after by employers across Sub-Saharan Africa because they possess a unique mix of skills and a ‘global’ outlook (think globally, act locally),” she continued.
Tessendorf spoke to the candidates about the pros and cons of returning home to South Africa, sharing inspirational stories, a relocation toolkit and settling-in advice.
A candidate who attended the event said it was a great opportunity to get an understanding of the opportunities available back home in the IT space. “The event gave me an appreciation for TFG, its values, vision and mission; as well as for possible opportunities going forward.”
Tessendorf continues, “Thank you to TFG for partnering with us in hosting a successful event. Now really is the time to Move Home and Move Forward.”