As from the 1st October 2012 Talent Africa joined Signium International as a member firm. Formed in 1951 in the US, Signium International is a global executive search consulting firm which has 45 offices in 27 countries servicing major markets of the world.
This alliance will enable Talent Africa to service international clients not only in South Africa, but also in sub-Saharan Africa. Talent Africa will form part of the EMEA Region and the reporting relationship will be dual to the Chairman, based in Madrid, and EMEAs Board Member, based in Paris.
Signium International is governed by seven directors elected by stockholding members of the world wide group. Ignacio Bao, Chairman of Signium International said the addition of Talent Africa to the Signium organization will add a significant footprint as Signium Internationals first office on the continent of Africa.
A major criterion for Talent Africas attraction to Signium International is the fact that all offices are wholly owned by the local consultants. This will enable Talent Africa to maintain a level 2 Broad-Base Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) status as a Qualifying Small Enterprise (QSE).
Signiums proven entrepreneurial structure drives partners to generate innovative and knowledge based business orientation solutions to clients. Signiums diverse global team provides clients with progressive international expertise that are locally relevant.
Auguste (Gusti) Coetzer, an Executive Search Director said It is imperative for Talent Africa to have a global reach as increased interest is shown by foreign companies in sub-Saharan expansion, and Talent Africa specialises in the recruitment of executives in sub-Saharan Africa.
Talent Africa will however retain its South African roots while still being proudly part of the African continent serving these internationally-diverse companies. Taking into account that a large portion of our business focuses on local parastatals and South African companies.
Signium International is a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), a worldwide professional association for the retained executive search and leadership consulting industry. The AESC promotes the highest professional standards in retained executive search and leadership consulting through its industry recognized Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines.
These guidelines help member firms comply with the highest standards. Due to the thorough due diligence exercise Signium International conducted on Talent Africa, Talent Africa will also be a member of AESC as part of Signium International.
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