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With an economy considerably larger than any other Southern African country, South Africa is often seen as the powerhouse of Southern African trade. Mining, automobile manufacture and construction are major industries, with half the country’s exports coming from natural resource production. As the continent's leading human capital consultancy, Global Career Company has been working in South Africa for over two decades, with over 100 multinational and regional brands to complete executive search campaigns, succession planning, EVP promotion, staffing and job posting, as well as offering invaluable advice services including employee engagement surveys, leadership development and capacity building support through our GCC Advisory initiative.

Our Initiatives In South Africa

Find Talent

Could recruiting the best, diverse South African talent uplift your organisation?

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The online platform for connecting talent and brands. Post jobs for your company, engage in employer brand promotion and gather unique employer insight through one platform.

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The continents leader in executive search and talent mapping, GCC Search supports your c-level recruitment needs and plans for your company's future.

Optimise Talent

How far could you go if you unlocked the potential of your people?

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Africa's leading Human Capital platform for business leader and HR directors. Peerless events across Africa bring together prominent thought leaders to share knowledge.

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Empowering your business to support, develop and transform HR capacity. Our Principal Consultants have decades of experience working across Africa. 

The Talent Network

The Global Career Company Talent Network offers access to the largest collection of human capital insight to drive your recruitment and growth strategies. As the leading international recruitment agency for Africa, we are proud to support the largest Diaspora talent network for African professionals and graduates.

Here is a snapshot of our insight into the market, and the information which will increase your talent insight.

The Top Attraction Drivers for South African Talent

Understanding the top attraction drivers for recruiting talent is key to getting the best to join your brand. Do you think the most talented people are only moving for pay? The real drivers for recruitment are:

Opportunity to develop your skills

Trust/confidence in senior leadership

Reputation of organisation to help advance your future career

Data sourced from the Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Survey

Engagement Metric Insights in South Africa

Retaining your talent is essential for development and consistent excellence. Engagement metrics explore what the talent pool thinks about their employers, what keeps them in your team, and what drives them away. Understanding them can help you celebrate what makes your organisation a great place to work, and challenge the reasons your people leave.


Of South Africans believe their employer is highly regarded by the general public

Of South Africans believe their senior leadership team does not have a sincere interest in employees welbeing

Of South Africans believe their work provides them with a sense of personal accomplishment

Of South Africans believe their employer does a poor job of providing opportunities for advancement

Data sourced from the Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Survey

Our Talent Network In South Africa

Global Distribution

The Global Career Company Talent Network for South Africa is the best source of diaspora and local talent for graduate and professional sourcing. The South African talent network is mostly based in country, where 74% of the talent base is located. The diaspora are widely spread between the UK, Kenya, Nigeria and other European nations. South Africans are working in many industries, with oil and gas, retail and mining the largest. The developed economy means that finance, marketing and travel and tourism are all well represented. The majority of the talent pool are working in sales and management, while sciences are also a key function.

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Contact Our Team

Alex Mugan

Managing Director
Alex Mugan

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