We recognise that every individual and every company is unique.

At Tier1, our approach is designed to fulfil the needs of each individual and company in order to achieve the perfect match between the candidate and the business.

To this end, we have developed and applied a unique “3-point approach”, which employs the practice of recruiting to Strategy, Position and Human Needs. This approach is key to ensuring a successful and long-term placement which not only adds value but benefits businesses and candidates alike.

We apply this 3-point approach to each placement accounting for the human needs of individual people, while scrutinizing their qualifications in order to assess their ability to deliver to their role’s specifications. We test their competence in order to ensure a precise fit within an organisational strategy.

We are the first recruitment agency in SA to offer Talent and Wealth Dynamics to our clients and candidates alike. Tier1 combines the dynamics and insights of Talent and Wealth Dynamics from both a personal and business development tool to focus on people’s strengths as opposed to their weaknesses. These skills encourage businesses to focus on identifying and ensuring personal growth and stress reduction, which ultimately leads to staff retention, increased productivity and overall financial success.

This coupled with our unique “3-point approach” allows for us to logically and cleverly match the right individuals to the right businesses in a mutually beneficial manner.

How We Do It

think, plan and analyze in multi dimensions

We work to ensure a perfect fit for both you and the company, but with a human perspective...

Our thinking

Recruit to Position

This is where a lot of companies stop when it comes to the process of sourcing a candidate to fill a position. It is generally assumed as a forgone conclusion that the right candidate merely needs to meet the right qualification criteria and skills requirements. When recruiting to Position, it is also essential to ensure that the job requirements of the candidates are aligned with that of the position in order to ensure the perfect fit for both the company and the individual.

Our thinking

Recruit to Human Needs

The Human Perspective is vitally important in the recruitment process. We aim to place each individual in the right environment based on what makes that individual thrive as a human being. In essence, we seek to attract candidates who are able to meet their full potential when placed in the right environment, with the right people and in the right position. It is essential in the process to profile the client as well as the candidate in order for all elements of the human component and personality are catered for.

What it means to you

Recruit to Strategy

Successful companies look for long-term team members. For this reason, it is vital to look at and analyse how a prospective employee is going to add value to the future of the company. Ultimately, the employee’s personal goals and the goals of the company need to match to achieve the optimum result. Through experience, we understand that by ensuring an individual and an organisation have the same goals, the potential success is that much higher.

Client and candidate focused

powered by our team of vibrant and highly motivated consultants

We work and act in perfect synergy in order to identify the perfect balance between the individual, strategy and position-related requirements specific to each individual client or candidate.

Shirley Glover

Managing Director

Early in her career, Shirley had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase and develop South Africa’s first Speed Dating company.

As the business focused on matching people with their ideal partners, she soon discovered that matching individuals was in fact an art. In the context within which she worked in the business, she realized that, aside from the element of chemistry in the love equation, an individual’s core values were in fact, the Number One critical success factor. The closer an individual’s core values were aligned to those of another, the greater the potential for a long-term and successful bond between them.

Once she had grasped this principle, she realized that if it were applied in a corporate environment - matching individuals based on their core values with those of a business, this would be the key to a successful recruitment process. This revelation inspired her start to her own recruitment firm, continuing to match people - this time to companies and careers. This was her greatest inspiration, as she realized she could ultimately make a positive impact on, and potentially change the manner in which businesses employ and retain staff, while at the same time, creating improved staff retention, a happier workforce and successful growth for both, in a mutually beneficial manner.

Since accomplishing this, Shirley has also expanded Tier 1’s portfolio of product and service offerings to include a Training division as well as a verification and referencing company which focuses on background screening. And this is only the start...

Yolande Henning

Head of Recruitment

When Yolande found her perfect career fit, it was the culmination of her journey to learn and understand human behavior and interaction, which began with her choice of Bachelor of Social Work as her field of study.

After completing her studies at the University of Pretoria, she undertook her practical training in the harsh environment of Weskoppies – interviewing and working with maximum ward patients. She soon discovered that this field of work wasn’t the future she was seeking, and thus moved to Johannesburg in search of new and exciting career opportunities.

Whilst in Johannesburg she gained experience in the small business environment, but found there was no opportunity for growth and interpersonal engagement was minimal. As she passionately desired a career that could offer her both, she sought change and thus joined Tier1 Consultants, where she found her true calling. Her attention to the finer details, coupled with her strong desire to help and work with people to find their perfect career fit, enabled her to merge both passions. In effect recruitment was a career where social work and business met – her ideal.

Having good experience in the field of social work, Yolande has a keen understanding of the multitude of driving forces that govern human behavior, body language and how certain experiences affect people. Her unique ability promotes empathy and understanding, which is a key methodology of Tier1, as it seeks to recruit to Strategy, Position and Human Perspective.

Her youth and vibrancy offer a different perspective in understanding the mindset of young candidates, whom she is able to coach on the difference between a job and a career, while guiding them towards positions which suit them as individuals. Tier 1 encourages young candidates to gain experience as interns to learn relevant business skills, as most clients want new recruits to ‘hit the ground running’, having limited time and patience for on-the-job training.

Yolande contributes significantly to the growth and success of the business, and now fulfills the role of Lead Recruiter at Tier 1 Consultants.

Karin Botha

Client Service

Karin started her working career in sales in Cape Town. She enjoyed the exposure to a variety of different customers and industries and the opportunity to put her vivacious, persuasive personality to good use.

Karin has always had an affinity for helping people and finding the good in them. After moving to Johannesburg, she decided that recruitment would offer her the perfect platform to use her sales skills and combine it with her passion for making a difference in people’s lives. She has always played the part of match maker with her friends and realized that she would be afforded the opportunity to use those skills in matching candidates with clients.

Karin has worked for big corporates heading up a team of internal recruiters on site, as well as working in various agencies – so comes with a wealth of experience! Her straightforward, honest, friendly personality endures her to both clients and candidates alike. Her “out-the-box” thinking helps her assist both clients and candidates to find their perfect match in places that they may not have thought of themselves.

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