Welcome to BossJansen – Executive Search
BossJansen is a South African focused executive search company, specialising in 4 main segments – Executive Search in South Africa, Executive Search on the African Continent, Non-Executive Directors and Training & Development of In-House client sourcing teams. BossJansen is considered one of the leading Executive search firms in South Africa.
Established in 2008, BossJansen holds a proud and successful track record, underpinned by unsurpassed service quality and long standing relationships which have been built on sincerity and honesty, as well as a real understanding of our clients and candidates businesses and needs.
25 Years of Unrivalled experience
We partner with our clients to assist them in building strong leadership teams to ensure the continued success of their businesses. As brand ambassadors for our clients, we skillfully procure the best talent in the market with the utmost of integrity and diligence.
Our team is made up of professionals from diverse industry backgrounds that have both strong local and international experience. Our business is our relationships and as such our network of senior skilled professionals in the South African marketplace is unsurpassed.
BossJansen is a boutique executive recruitment company based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The team is made up of highly experienced consultants, supported by a vastly experienced and effective research team, who are absolute specialists in executive placements and headhunting methodology.
We are adept at sourcing candidates who possess the leadership skills and track record to take up key senior positions within leadership teams, predominately at Board and functional head level. Our clients include MNC’s, SMEs and public sector organisations.
We have also assisted start-ups in Africa seeking entrepreneurial leaders to grow their businesses and share in the reward this brings.
Integrity lies at the core of our service offering. Building trust and rapport with both clients and candidates is key to our success. We are vested in ensuring that there is a meeting of the minds for both parties, leading to a successful placement. This can only occur when there is a real understanding of our clients’ requirements and culture, which means we get to know their business intimately.
Similarly, we align the aspirations, skills and abilities of potential candidates to opportunities only by truly getting to know them face to face and having the necessary open and honest conversations and in-depth discussions to ascertain fit.
The top-performing executives in the market are highly valued existing employees and are not actively pursuing new career opportunities in the market. They are well rewarded and their employers wish to retain them at all costs.
Procuring these candidates in the market requires diligence and the skill that comes from many years of experience carefully approaching and winning peoples trust, in order to establish interest and disposition toward a potential career move.
Having conducted an in-depth study and analysis of why senior executives typically leave an organisation quickly after joining, it is mainly due to cultural misfit. Senior executives will not stay if they are not aligned culturally, hence we ensure that we go to great lengths to understand the pervading culture within our client organisations in order to asses potential candidate fit.
Whether the requirement is for a local national or an expatriate to take up a senior position, we are experts at sourcing the right candidates to present to our clients, no matter the global geography. We are specialists in the South African and African marketplace and have a successful track record of shortlisting the absolute leading senior executive talent on behalf of our clients.
We have always viewed Executive Search as a partnership with our clients. After all, it is all about relationships and assisting people to secure desirable career opportunities at the senior level and then continuing to build on these relationships way into the future. It is about working closely with our clients to ensure they attract the absolute best in the market. In today’s competitive environment, companies cannot afford to make bad decisions and they rely on us to ensure that they are sourcing the best-performing people available.
Take a look at what some of our clients have to say about us
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Well versed team who go the extra mile in understanding the needs of client and responding appropriately with the right talent match. Effective in their approach
Both Barry and Jeremy have a vast network across Africa. They understand the unique world of financial services and put forward well suited candidates. They are highly professional and knowledgeable when it comes to sourcing talent.
The company assisted us immensely with the recruitment of our CEO. I was particularly impressed by the active participation of Directors on the assignment. Their knowledge and expertise on recruitment was excellent.
I was privileged to be found by BossJansen in 2011 for the position of CEO of Graham Beck. It unlocked the most exiting career anyone could hope for. Now more than 8 years later I am as grateful to them as then. Their professionalism and understanding of both the company's and the individual's needs are exemplary.
BossJansen understands the labour market very well. They are excellent in identifying talent needs across different levels or skills and experience. They are able to map out client needs to the relevant market needs, and have been very helpful in placing good talent.
My experience with BossJansen was world class. I was suitably briefed and kept informed of progress. Highly recommended.