Founded in 2005, we have grown into an organisation specialising in the recruitment of professionals in the Mining, Petrochemical, EPCM, Construction (Smpp), Logistics and Information Technology sectors throughout Southern Africa.
At affinity we understand the costs implications of having an empty seat in your business. Even more so, we understand the costs of in having a person in that seat that doesn’t quite fit. We understand that finding that right fit for your business, the first time, not only saves you money but enhances your business’s performance.
As experts in the field of recruitment, we continue to strive towards our initial objective, which is why we, provide our clients with a personalised, one-on-one service that has measurable results. The simple truth is that our holistic approach to recruitment has enabled us to smoothly integrate with the culture and practices of our clients’ businesses, ensuring them the ideal candidates for the job.
- Mining Engineers
- Mechanical Engineers (Petrochem and Mining)
- Engineering Executives (Executive Search)
- GCC Mines and Works professionals
- Business Analysts
- Draughtsman and Mechanical Designers
- Chemical and Metallurgical Engineers
- Electrical Engineers
- IT Technicians
- Engineers/Site Manager/Contract Managers (locally and Africa)
- Supervisors and artisans
- Logistics (all fields)
- Executive Placements/International Recruitment
Our highly skilled consultants are registered with APSO (ruling body of Personnel Consultants) and have 17 yrs collective experience within the industry.
We are bound to always provide a professional service without compromising levels of services and support to our Clients as well as Candidates
Affinity advertises in the country's largest media sources such as: • Daily Newspapers • Niche Magazines i.e. Creamers Mining and Engineering Weekly • The Sunday Newspapers • LinkedIn We also subscribed to SA's largest internet career site, P-Net, as well as Social Networking sites (Business ) LinkedIn and Twitter (@affinitystaf ) which are accessible worldwide allowing us to source from a larger pool of candidates and ensuring the 'cream of the crop'
Networking with our candidates
We currently have over a thousand candidates on our database and although some may have found alternative employment we use these candidates as our network to identify potential new candidates. It has been proven that "good caliber candidates know other good caliber candidates".
Although we accept search assignments from clients it is our express policy that we will not approach employees of our clients. We abide by the A.P.S.O. code of ethics in this regard.
We are currently looking at doing strategic recruitment with various training institutes nationwide, whereby they will forward us candidates who have completed their necessary qualifications. In this way, we are able to remain in contact with these candidates whilst they are gaining expertise in the working world.
Affinity are not just "order takers". We believe in proactively identifying talent and attracting them to your organization. Our APSO accredited consultants are highly trained to provide you with the cream of the crop. We abide to the APSO Code of conduct and do not headhunt from our clients!
The first step in the assessment of a candidate is the telephonic interview to determine communication ability and suitability.
Targeted Selection Interviews
Affinity currently uses targeted selection interviewing techniques that rely on core competencies in order to assess prospective candidates’ suitability. We have found this technique to be most effective. This technique is also aligned to the Labour Relations Act. The core competencies required, must be agreed to and confirmed with our client On occasion a "needs analysis" providing a clear definition and understanding of the profile of the ideal candidate, should be conducted. This can be confirmed by: • Site audits • Attending training and induction sessions if necessary • Compilation of a thorough job description. Our recruitment process will be customised to meet your needs taking the culture fit and management style of your organisation into consideration.
Being retrenched is an enormous upheaval and a significant source of stress.
Affinity Staffing Solutions offers an outplacement programme that enables companies to go through retrenchments effectively and proactively aiming to get retrenched employees re-employed and working again.
This in turn results in a positive reference and frame of mind when looking back on their past employer even though they had to go through the potential trauma of a retrenchment process.
- Specialists within the high-demand areas of ENGINEERING
- Member of the Engineering Network Group : with Networking partnerships set up in Australia, New Zealand and Canada
- Monthly Candidate Profile Newsletter – allowing Clients to source top candidates currently in the market
- Ability to be flexible in our recruitment processes to suit Client needs.
- Total of 15 years’ experience assisting clients in their Recruitment and HR needs
- Open and honest communication between client and candidate ensuring that all will know exactly where we are at in the process.