I had butterflies the size of albatrosses in my stomach as I said farewell to my family at the airport the Sunday before the first ever SourceCon in … Read more
Vanessa is determined to bring the ‘Human Element’ back into today’s Recruitment Process. She believes that people are the core building blocks of every business but that doesn’t mean that we can treat every ‘block’ the same.
Vanessa has over 10 years’ experience in the Recruitment Industry and has specialized in the IT Applications space for most of this time. Before starting her career in Recruitment, she taught unruly children in London; operated a chairlift in the USA and taught people to Scuba Dive in SE Asia.
She has recently moved into the Internal Recruiting space to focus on her latest passion for Employer Branding; Talent Attraction and Social Media Marketing. Vanessa loves presenting about these topics and sharing her knowledge, and experiences, with others.
Vanessa’s non-profit Side Hustle is co-hosting South Africa’s longest running Twitter Chat, #JobAdviceSA. This is a weekly chat that has helped several Youth to put a CV together; to interview better and to find jobs. Vanessa’s mantra is “Life is too short to work in boring jobs….” The same attitude can be applied to the way she has lived her life and how she tackles each day.
The lack of feedback given to candidates by today’s recruitment or sourcing professionals is quite appalling. I understand why a significant portion of the … Read more
I have no shame in admitting that running a full recruitment desk is tough. I would say that it is one of the most demanding jobs as it requires you to … Read more
Working at a staffing agency is definitely unlike working in most other companies. The pace in a staffing agency is both frenetic and frantic, from early … Read more
I firmly believe that recruiting is something that is in your blood. You cannot be a halfhearted recruiter and be successful in the role. If you are … Read more
One of South Africa’s many tourism drawcards has to be that the “Big Five” reside within our borders. I spend a lot of time in the bush, and we are … Read more
South Africa has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world with the 2017 stats sitting at 28%, according to Stats SA. We realized that there are … Read more