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The Linx Personnel Group

Star Personnel Recruitment (Pty) Ltd. is the founding member of the LINX PERSONNEL GROUP…an Association of Personnel Recruitment Companies, Professional Staff Training Organisations, Industrial Relations Experts and Allied Staffing Services Companies, all working together to assist the CLIENT COMPANY, with a full range of human resources solutions.Our Member Companies provide a private and corporate database of screened, highly qualified applicants to meet each and every staffing need. Linx Member Companies are all specialists in a range of recruitment disciplines with extensive interviewing skills. Therefore as a Group we are able to work more efficiently, faster and with a greater degree of accuracy than any single agency.

Staffing services include: Permanent and Temporary staff, Contract Staff, Computer Training School and all matters relevant to Industrial Relation procedures. The latter includes practical support and advice from Labour Attorneys and Advisors on all matters involving the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, the Labour Relations Act and the new Equity bill.

 

Fixed Term Contract vs Probation

Welcome to Star Personnel Recruitment. South Africa’s leading owner managed recruitment and selection agency.Founded in 1986, Star Personnel has developed a reputation for working with a selection of top employers to identify and recruit outstanding candidates who suit the employer’s requirements in terms of personality, attitude and skills.

With arguably the most sophisticated database system in the industry, written exclusively for Star Personnel, we have contact with over twenty two thousand interviewed and screened candidates. Furthermore we have the experience and skills to find those passive candidates who match our client’s specific needs. We don’t just work with candidates who are actively looking, but develop longlasting relationships with outstanding candidates over a long period.

For our candidates, we offer a professional experience, where your application is treated with the utmost confidentiality and care. Although unable to place every candidate we deal with, we strive to make the experience of contacting Star Personnel, a pleasant and rewarding one.

Thank you for your time spent browsing our website. We look forward to being of service to you..

Hire Developers – Get them while they are fresh

Right now it seems the whole world is fighting for skilled and experienced developers, they are like gold. If you are one of the employers struggling, here are some ideas for building your team.

  1. Get them while they are fresh – hire the graduates. For every senior developer you employ, you should employ at least an additional two juniors. These may be straight out of their studies. They often have great skills, no experience but they will be happy to work at a fraction of what you are paying the senior.
  2. Teach the seniors how to lead. Allow the juniors to report directly into the senior developer and give him/her training on how to manage staff if necessary. The danger is that the juniors distract the senior but with a little training and discipline, the juniors will add value. Allow for twice a day to have a quick standup meeting where the senior assigns tasks and/or answers questions, and then leaves the junior staff to get on with it. The senior needs to take responsibility for making sure that their juniors are adding value by actually producing code, even if it is the mundane stuff.
  3. Everyone takes a step to the left. On a regular basis (at the end of a few sprints or at least once every 6 months depending on the nature of your projects) you switch things up. Move the juniors around so they report to a different lead. This will mean that the i.p. of your products, methodologies etc are constantly being stirred so they don’t stick on the edges. They will stay more consistent through your code and you won’t be stuck with only one person knowing it all.

This strategy will effectively triple your staff compliment of developers (which may be a good or a bad thing) but it will only add about a third (maybe a quarter) to your payroll.

You must understand that the juniors will have a lifespan of between one and two years before they will either need to be promoted, or they will be poached by those who have not adopted this strategy. The advantage you have is that you have had a year to find out which juniors are going to be great and which mediocre. We’ll show you how to hang onto the good ones.

For help with any of your staffing needs, please give us a call on 0215511337

Jan 2019 – Star Personnel opens office in Australia

Due to ever increasing demand for Healthcare professionals in Australia Star Personnel Recruitment is pleased to announce we have expanded our offices into Australia to ensure we provide the best possible fully customised service to both our corporate clients and candidates. And the good news is that we are doing it at no extra cost to you the candidate.

Although our focus at this time is on the urgent need for healthcare professionals, we hope to eventually assist South African candidates in other industries and disciplines.

Star Personnel Recruitment, are recruiting for healthcare vacancies throughout the whole of Australia, whether you are looking to work in a capital city or you are seeking a more rural location.

Australia is currently experiencing a shortage of healthcare professionals across many specialties. It is recognised a skilled workforce is essential to the future success of the Australian Healthcare system and this is great news for you.

Accordingly there are many opportunities for international healthcare professionals and this is attracting talented and enthusiastic professionals to Australia, drawn by their high quality of life, stunning landscape, great climate, favourable employment conditions and the wide range of opportunities for personal and career growth.

We are working closely with employers to provide a highly customised service to ensure we match your skills and preferences with the ideal employer, location and role. We make the process easy for healthcare professionals wanting to move and work in Australia at no extra cost to you.

First and foremost we understand moving to another country can be daunting and challenging. However don’t worry as Star Personnel Recruitment will do the hard work while you plan your Australian adventures at no extra cost to you.

International healthcare professionals will receive assistance from Star Personnel Recruitment on:

  • Finding roles with employers to present you for.
  • Representing you as a candidate for your desired position.
  • Interview techniques.
  • Negotiating on your behalf for the best possible: sponsorship, visa, employment conditions and relocation assistance.
  • A soft landing in Australia by assistance with: supplying information about your place of work, securing accommodation, locating schools where necessary, setting up bank accounts, Tax File Numbers, Insurance etc., advice on the Australian way of life.
  • Providing ongoing support during your stay in Australia.

In order to work as a Healthcare professional in Australia, you will need to register with APHRA ( The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). https://www.ahpra.gov.au/. There is a cost to do this (that needs to be paid directly to APHRA) and this cost depends on your qualification and areas of specialisation. Star Personnel does not charge a candidate anything for our service. What’s more, is that should you take up employment in Australia with one of our clients, we can usually get all your expenses re-imbursed to you including this registrations fee and relocation costs – some of which is even paid for by the Australian Government.

Should you wish to know more, please contact us via Email or call us on 021 551 1337.

Why use SA Talent

Are you struggling to find scarce skills in your country? We have the solution for you.

Hire a South African. You probably know that South Africans are prone to painting their faces in the South African flag at sporting events, eating dried salted meat and saying funny things like Howzit – but what you also know is that South Africans are extremely talented and looking for international opportunities.

South Africa is a cosmopolitan country, filled with individuals from many diverse walks of life. Most South Africans speak at least two languages with English being mandatory at schools. Furthermore, many South Africans even have an EU or other passport – so visas are often not a problem.

South Africa is full of IT Personnel (Developers / Support), Engineers (Civil / Mechanical / etc), Professionals (Doctors / Nurses / Caregivers etc), all longing for an opportunity to work abroad.

Let us be your office in South Africa.

  1. We will consult with you to find out exactly what you are looking for. We recruit on both skills and personality.
  2. We then use our extensive database and network of contacts to find your ideal candidate. We have been doing this for over 30 years.
  3. We will interview these candidates face-to-face and screen them according to your set criteria.
  4. We will set up video interviews with you (the client) so that you can meet the shortlist.
  5. We will assist with the further screening, negotiating, visas (if necessary) and on-boarding of the candidate and make sure that they are en-route to you in the shortest possible time (sometimes quicker than a candidate in your own country could give notice and start).
  6. We will keep in contact with the candidate and make sure they are adding value to your organisation and are settled as soon as possible.

Want to know more?

Call +27 21 5511337

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