"SADC Groundwater Management Institute entrusted the filling of its new four positions to Action Appointments. This task entailed handling hundreds of applicants from the virtually all the 15 SADC Member States. As the Executive Director of this diverse institute, I initially had serious fears if AA would be able to speedily fill all the posts with competent candidates. Assigning this task to AA was the best decision we made because all the posts were filled speedily and by a gender and nationally diverse team of highly qualified cadres. Their professional approach to the entire process gave me peace of mind that everything would turn out the way we wanted. Well done Tracy Lee Nyman and your team for your outstanding service."
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Evelyn Sass-Kroukamp Placed as Finance Assistant
"I would like to say thank you to Ms Tracy Nyman of Action Appointment for the efficient services received. I am thrilled to be able to start employment. Tracy is an absolute star. We were in contact all the time by phone and email. I will not hesitate to recommend the services offered by Action Appointments especially Tracy, to the public and whoever I’m in contact with in the future."
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Janna Kretzmar Project Director
"It has been an absolute pleasure using Action Appointments! They are friendly, professional and thorough and they have helped find us an ideal candidate! We'll definitely use them again in future!"
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Nomagugu Dlamini Placed as Finance and Administration Officer
"I have been on Action Appointments' books since the year 2012. In that time they have displayed professionalism in the manner that they approach me for prospective positions up to the stage of interviews.They keep you updated with relevant information with regards to jobs and follow up whenever you have been to an interview.
I have recommended them to my colleagues and friends as i believe they are the best out there."
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Nicky Le Roux Placed as Project Coordinator VAW
"I would like to thank Action Appointments and Tracy Nyman, for the great service and support during my recent series of interviews and final appointment to a wonderful position in the development field.
I found the service to be professional, responsive and supportive throughout, and would certainly recommend them as a preferred option for recruitment in the development space."
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Mandlenkosi Nkomo Placed as Managing Director
"As a potential candidate, my experience with the team at Action Appointments has been extremely pleasant. I started interacting with them after i saw the advert, and needed clarification on the criteria. The response was professional and quick.
When i was shortlisted, i had regular telephonic and email communications every step of the way, up until the security , credit and qualifications checks. I will certainly continue my relationship with the team going forward!'
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Charity Ndlovu Placed as Office Manager
"Melissa from Action Appointments, is an outstanding recruiter. A very professional person. I applied for a junior role and I was appointed for Senior role and I am thankful. I will not hesitate to refer anyone to her"
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Thamsanqa Ncube Placed as Finance and Admin Manager
"The service received from Tracy and her team was phenomenal; from organising the interview, to checking and confirming with me on date, time and venue of interview the day before the interview, right up to signing the letter of offer. Changing jobs is not always smooth, but with Tracy and the team at Action Appointments; this was a breeze! Thank you Team A"
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Mwewa Lunfungulo Placed as Accountant
"True to their own name "Action Appointments" is all about action. They don't just sit and wait but act. They are proactive, very quick to respond and have excellent communication skills. They are very professional and they understand the industry in which they operate. Twice I have gotten employment through them. They would always remind you of your interview appointment date and what you are supposed to know or carry to the interview. On the date of your interview they would again call you to find out if you have started off. If you are running late for whatever reason they always come through for you and inform the interviewers (panelists) that you are delayed thereby relieving you of your stress. For job seekers I would always recommend Action Appointment. Try them you will never be disappointed."
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Nyakallo Kimane Placed as Admin and Finance Assistant
"A thank you note for the service and treatment I received from you and your team from the time of sending my application to the final stage of being offered. I highly appreciate and had a red carpet experience, I never felt like I was in the job searching space. Even the reminders, you have been with me every step of the way. I am humbled and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you and keep up the good work! I will highly recommend some friends to register with your Agency."
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Raymond Muchemwa Placed as Finance Manger
"I am so grateful for the service I received from Action Appointments. It was very professional and efficient from registration through to placement. I really appreciated the guidance and follow up Tracy provided to me during and after the interview process. This goes a long way to show that Action Appointments care about their candidates.
Big up to Tracy and team for your exceptional work!"
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Thabo Ramphobole Placed as Media Specialist
"I am incredibly grateful to Action Appointments and Tracy personally, for the service I have received since my application to Tshisimani on August 12th. During this period, I have been made aware of each stage of the application process, and provided with clear instructions of what I am expected to do by Tracy. I have furthermore been encouraged by the interested shown by Tracy in my performance throughout various phases of the application process. This was important in allaying anxiety caused by the job seeking process"
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Masixole Booi Placed as Deputy Head of EC
I was pleased with your service as a recruitment agency. Firstly, the communication was highly effective and efficient. Secondly, you always kept me updated about the entirely process. Your patience in relation to communication since most of the time I was in meetings. Lastly, I can confidently say, your service is of high standard any company or organisation will benefit and gain more working with you. Thank you.
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Charles Nyambe Vice President, Operations, Africa Region
On behalf of Special Olympics International, Africa Region, I would like to confirm that we experienced a very smooth flow of events according to the agreed hire schedules of the above, assigned to Action appointment, and that Action Appointment handled every aspect of this process in a highly professional manner. Action Appointments communication was clear and met our desired standard. We are satisfied with the quality of candidates that we have finally hired and once more extend our gratitude to Action Appointment management for the outstanding service that was delivered and would like to say that the service was good value for the money we spent!
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Rejoice Nhapi Placed as Office Administrator
Ever since I made contact with Melissa form Action Appointments, I have received excellent service throughout the recruitment process until finally getting a job offer. She has been prompt in her follow up emails and communications. Thank you for the excellent service. I managed to get a job as an office administrator and will be starting at my new job shortly. It’s been great. Keep up the good work!!!
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Claudia Stanfield Placed as Social Franchise Manager
The service provided by action appointments, particularly Tracy was exceptional, it saved me from having to deal with negotiations with prospective employers which, at times, in the job search can be a daunting task. I felt confident in the knowledge that I was getting a great deal because of the follow up calls and questions to ensure that I was comfortable with what was being offered to me. I've recommended action appointments to my friends who are in search of the idea job fit for them.
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Pulane Baloyi Placed as Managing Director
I recently got successful for position which was advertised by “Action Appointments” and I must commend their level of professionalism from the moment I responded to the ad to receiving the results. Tracy was great at communicating the process and keeping me updated on any developments. The job ad was so clear that I went to the interviews knowing exactly what the requirement of the job is. Thank you to Lisa, Tracy and the rest of the Action Appointments team for making the entire process pleasant considering the anxiety that comes with applying for a job.
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Sehlule Khanye Placed as Finance Manager
Action Appointments got in touch with me mid 2014 after l posted my CV online, from that time they started referring me to potential jobs, in 2015 l fell pregnant and my job search had to be put on hold. A few months after l gave birth they got in touch with me to resume the job search again which resulted in me getting a great job with a reputable NGO. I would like to thank Tracy and the team for their support, consistency, professionalism and not giving up on me while l took some time out. In future l will definitely come back to you for similar services.
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Hope Muzi Ngwenya Placed as National Awareness Coordinator
I want to express my deepest gratitude to your company, especially your employee, Melissa Asia, for the recommendation she made to CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation on my behalf. I will be starting my employment with CHOC on Monday 22nd August 2016. Melissa went an extra mile to assist me, and I have gained a significant benefit because of her. I know that her recommendation played a significant role in helping me obtain the opportunity I was seeking. Without Melissa’s recommendation, I do not feel that my application would have made the same impact. Thank you once again for her excellent, well-thought-out recommendation. It means a lot that she put out so much effort to help me succeed.Thank you for all that you've done.
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Fredrick Govere Placed as RME&I Manager
I find Action Appointments services as an employment agent as highly professional. Throughout the selection and interviewing process they kept me abreast both telephonically and on e-mail. I really commend their services.
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Alson Maphosa Placed as Senior Development Officer
Action Appointments is a very reputable placement agency, which is uniquely skilled in matching an individual's profile with the needs of employers. For anyone looking for employment out there, I highly recommend Tracy. She is a professional, dedicated and an extremely competent consultant, who helped me secure a great job.
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Belinda Mogashwa Placed as Senior Development Officer
Action Appointments has proven to me over and over again how
professional and passionate they are about their work. I have had two
very successful placements with prestigious companies. Tracy understands
and knows how to perfectly match the candidates to their dream job. All
I can say is that, if one is looking for a placement agency, especially
in the development sector, AA is the only way to go. It’s my agency of
choice. Thank you Tracy and team. God Bless.
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Uzair Adams Placed as Manager
I really appreciate the assistance AA provided throughout the recruitment process. Thank you for the constant contact and feedback when needed. I firmly believe that Action Appointments will only grow from strength to strength.
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Francis Buthelezi Placed as Qualitative Researcher
All I can say about Action Appointments services as the whole agent is that it's really excellent. However,Tracy in particular are the person I was mostly in contact with. First of all Tracy found me on P-net, she found me a job that was tailored for me and she made it her mission by all means, not only to ensure that I get an interview but you checked up on me every step of the way. She gave me support even after the company decided to go with someone else, although I still don't know what happened with that particular person. Tracy never gave up on me and I pray that God will continue to use her to change people's lives and at the same time bless you abundantly now and forever.
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Bessie Zimba Office Manager
I really appreciated in particular, your quick response to requests, and the flexibility in communication which showed that you had a really good client relationship with all candidates. Given I had reached out to 2 agencies, you came out heads and shoulders above any other agency. Thank you so much for the great partnership and collaboration.
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Nancy Moloantoa-Lalui Placed as Program Assistant
Action Appointments Recruitment Agency provided recruitment services to the Ford Foundation. In September/ October 2016, I applied for a position at the Ford Foundation and Melissa Asia (Recruitment agent) played an important role of mediator and provided counsel regarding the necessary steps and procedures to follow. Melissa was flexible, supportive and encouraging. I called her a couple of times to follow up on the application process and she was always available. She provided me with information timeously. What I did not expect from Melissa was for her to follow up with me prior to the interviews to ensure that I was okay and to wish me luck. This provided a personal touch to her services and I found it to be unique and refreshing. During Melissa's absence, Tracey her colleague stepped in and she was familiar and up to date with my application. This speaks to the fluent operation processes at Action Appointment.Thank you for your service, I will definitely recommend your agency to other organisations and individual members seeking employment.
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Nhlamulo Mvelase Placed as Junior Attorney
I felt like an athlete competing on the world stage, the prize being the job and my biggest supporters being Action Appointments. I have never experienced such passion from any recruitment agency as I have done with Tracy and the Action Appointments (AA) team. I was always informed of the developments in the recruitment process. The interest Tracy and the AA team displayed towards me is insurmountable and as such I knew I had to put my best foot forward to get the job, to not only do myself proud but for Tracy and the AA team as well. Eternally grateful to Tracy and the AA team, Be Blessed.
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Amanda Shivamba Placed as Legal Researcher
Action Appointments is an extremely professional service provider, the staff are kind and friendly, whether it be telephonically or via email, and they attend to you punctually every time. A big thank you goes to Melissa Asia who assisted in landing me a great job. Keep up the good work, your work ethic goes a long way and I will gladly recommend your services to my peers/colleagues and employers seeking to recruit.
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Noko Makgato Placed as Deputy Director
Having recently experienced the work of Tracy Lee Nyman and her team at Action Appointments, I can attest to their high level of professionalism and organisational prowess. The experience I had with them has been outstandingly well managed.I have worked with a number of recruiters during my career and I can honestly say they are among the best. The team at Action Appointments fully immerse themselves with the specification required, something that in my experience most recruiters don’t bother with. I highly and gladly recommend their services.
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Laura Kapelari Placed as Community Outreach Officer
Action Appointments has helped me land my dream job. I would never have come across the vacancy had I not been contacted by them as a potential candidate. They were very informative as and supportive throughout the application and interview process, making a usually stressful situation that little bit easier. This organisation is an incredibly reputable and reliable recruitment choice for job seekers and companies alike.
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Peter Cunliffe-Jones Executive Director
It cannot always be easy to find the right person for a job and when the position involved is crucial to your organisation, as the post of Fundraising & Business Development Manager is for ours, it is vital that you get it right. I was very glad, therefore, to have had the help of Action Appointments in making our recruitment. They got a good understanding of what we wanted and tracked down the right candidates.
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Busi Thabane General Manager
It is our pleasure to recommend Action Appointments for any recruitment services. We have worked very closely with Tracy Lee Nyman, during our process to recruit a Communications Officer for the Bench Marks Foundation. Action Appointments have provided a high standard of professionalism. Tracy Lee went the extra mile to meet all our deadlines and paid careful attention to all the details. We are very happy to recommend Action Appointments and have no doubt that will make a valuable service provider to any organisation.
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Malebo Immaculate Rammakoa Placed as Communications Officer
I was very impressed with the level of service orientation I experienced during my interaction with Action Appointments. They are really easy to work with and show appreciation towards their clients. Recruitment and Operations Director, Tracy Lee Nyman has been of great help, responding to questions almost immediately and addressing concerns effectively. Thank you for a satisfactory service!!
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Shannon Morgan Rural Ability Programme Manager
We approached Action Appointments after spending a lot of time trying to find someone with the particular skills needed to fill a position in our organisation. Tracy and her team have been great at communicating with us and helping us find the right person. We are happy to be welcoming this person to our team! Thank you Action Appointments!
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Anathi Jindela Placed as Livelihoods Programme Coordinator
I would like to thank you for the assistance in your esteemed organization (Action Appointments). I am very happy to become part of the Jabulani Rural Health Foundation - Livelihoods programme coordinator and work for the development with my complete knowledge and skills. Once again Thank you so much to Action Appointments staff for the good service you provide/assistance in helping young professionals to reach their full potential and dreams. "Enkosi kakhulu"
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GERALD FITZPATRICK HOUSE
Sibongile Mpala Placed as Manager
This Testimonial serves to express my gratitude to Action Appointments mostly Ms Tracy Nyman and the Team. The service provided was very professional especially the communication and the processes involved in matching candidates skills to jobs on offer. Thank you for the hard work with regards to the recent employment offer by Gerald Fitzpatrick House and Nursing Home. Your services are good and will definitely refer other employers looking for candidates to fill in their position to you within my professional networks.
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Kundai Nyamutenha Placed as Office Administrator/Communications Officer
Melissa did an excellent job helping me to find and apply for my current position. She provided me with all the information I needed to get ready for the Job and she was quick to respond to emails and provided me with useful tips on interviewing. Thank you once again.
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Lizel Heunis Interim HR Director
Quality candidates and great customer service from Tracy and the team at Action Appointments.
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Cikizwa Bongo Placed as OVC Coordinator
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Action Appointments for their assistance with my application. Thank for your support and for being there for me. I felt like I knew you guys even though I never met you. Tracy was there for me whenever I needed her. Please continue to do the great work .
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Tamara Gxigxi Placed as Finance and Admin Assistant
I am very happy with the service I received from Action Appointment especially Tracy. The interaction was very professional and engaging. I was consulted up to the end of the process. I do not remember applying for the position but appreciate it even more if Action Appointment is the one who put my CV forward to the employer for the position because they had it on their database. This shows their commitment in placing candidates who are in their database.
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Sonja Van Oudtshoorn Regional People Lead: Southern Africa
Action Appointments have assisted us with 2 placements in South Africa in the past year – both times they understood our needs well, supplied good quality candidates, provided efficient administrative support, were very responsive to our needs and ensured quick turn around. Good resources help us towards our mission for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Everyone , Everywhere by 2030 and using Action Appointments was well worth the investment!
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Vanessa Djoumessi Placed as Grant Accountant
This is my first time to engage with Action Appointment and I must say, there is something that set them in a different league than the rest. I was impress by the honest and truly open communication with all sides, Action Appointments, the candidate (who I was in this case) and the employer. Tracy has a high level of tact and professionalism. She really dedicates her efforts to identify a good match and even try unique things to satisfy her customers’ requirements while finding the best fit for both sides.Very reliable and spontaneous. Action Appointments is definitively a great team of professionals and I would recommend them to every employer and candidates desperate to find the best fit. Thank you for your dedication and support!
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Helen White Director of Communications
Orbis Africa has an important vision - to see a world where no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired in Africa. To be able to achieve our ambitious goals we need extraordinary, highly skilled and committed employees who have the passion to do what it takes. Action Appointments continues to be our able partner in finding very special people who are the perfect fit for our organisation. No brief is too big, no detail too small for this professional team of recruiters.
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Ropafadzo Malvin Nhaitayi Placed as Fundraising Relationship Manager
Words will not even do justice to my feelings and thoughts regarding Action Appointments. They are very professional, yet they offer a personal touch in their service. They have a way of making their clients feel special, which is quite a rare commodity these days, and this is very much appreciated. Thank you Action Appointments for helping me get the job of my dreams.
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Patrick Andries Placed as Director
Finding the right employer and work environment is virtually an impossible task these days. Being able to walk into an interview and work place and immediately know that is where I belong is a very rare occurrence. Well that has been my experience with Action Appointments. The Action Appointment team took the time and effort to find the right candidate for the right employer and vice sa versa. Lisa Garson and Melissa Asia guided me through the process and took a very personal interest from the initial application to the final appointment in enabling both my new employer and myself to find the necessary common ground to start our future together.
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Mira Dutschke Placed as Project Officer
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Action Appointments in finding a new, suitable job placement. To begin with the website was clear and concise with great tips on how to write a suitable application as well as how to prepare for the interview. Once I was asked to do an interview, their personal assistance helped communication between my then prospective employer and myself. Their professional yet friendly style made me feel relaxed and confident at the interview, allowing me to focus on what I wanted to talk about in the interview. In the follow up and negotiations around the terms of employment the support I received was fantastic. Action Appointments called me to follow up once negotiations had started ensuring that I did not miss the defined deadlines and assisted me in managing my deadlines. I would recommend Action Appointments to anyone who is looking for support in navigating the development job market as well as to employers in this field seeking to hire new expert staff.
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Judith Seda Placed as Manager: Institutional Partnerships
This is to thank you for the way you handled the process of my placement at Save the Children South Africa. You showed personal interest in the process, professionally organizing and ensuring that the process was executed timely. It was very refreshing to work with you and your team. I wish you all the best in the business and believe that you will extend the same services to others.
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Canny Geyer Programme Director
This was the second time I used the services of Action Appointments, and I look forward to use them again. It is not often you encounter a company with such passion for service, whilst maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. I admire Action Appointments’ candidate database and networks, they have always been able to find multiple quality candidates for positions. Action Appointments is definitely the benchmark for NGO recruitment in South Africa.
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Colin Hagans Program Director - Southern Africa
Action Appointments provided a superb recruitment service to IYF. They understood the unique demands and motivations for the advertised position, and helped to screen and secure an extremely qualified group of applicants, from which IYF was able to quickly complete the recruitment process. In doing so, Action Appointments remained very flexible to our needs and timelines, which shifted a bit during the process. I would highly recommend Action Appointment’s recruitment services to other employers in South Africa.
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Anusha Naicker Placed as Program and Training Manager
I'd like to thank Action Appointments for the superb service that I recently enjoyed during the IYF recruitment process. I was especially impressed with the turnaround time and level of knowledge of the Action Appointments staff.
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Paula Ensor Executive Director
Action Appointments assisted us as a very new organisation through a very complex and at time arduous recruitment process to fill six vacancies. The timeline agreed was tight, and the Action Appointments staff assisted us at every step along the way to meet our deadlines. We are impressed at the very prompt and efficient way the entire process has been managed, and are grateful to Lisa, Tracy and Melissa for their support.
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Mignon Hardie Executive Director and Trustee
A big thank you to Action Appointments for their professional and efficient service in managing the appointment of a Programme Manager for our organisation. We were able to interview a number of good-fit, interesting candidates for the position and are pleased to have finalised this key strategic placement with relative ease and within a short timeframe. We appreciate their attention to detail, their great advice throughout the process and their commitment to the placement of the candidate best suited to this important position in our organisation.
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Nomboniso Mnyameni Placed as Finance Officer
Working with Melissa was a great experience. Not only because she got me the job I've always wanted, but because everything was pleasant. I am definitely recommending you guys to people.
Melissa, you the best☺
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Robert Hendricks Human Resources Manager
It was after a frustrating search that we turned to Action Appointments to assist us in our recruitment for the Head: BDU. From the outset my engagement with Tracy was very informative with her asking the right questions and ensuring that she know exactly what our requirements for the position were. Quite frankly I was not very optmistic that we will find the right candidate as this is a very scare skill in the NGO environment but was pleasantly surprised by the caliber of CV’s that we received from them. With their support we managed to find and place an excellent candidate and hope that this is the start of a long professional relationship. Keep up the good work!
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Innocent Nkata Placed as Head: Business Development Manager
As a candidate, the service and support I got from the Action Appointments team was five star. Tracy communicated with me at key stages of the process keeping me informed about progress. I particularly like the fact that she always prefers to call and discuss on the phone first rather than use email as the primary means of communication. The day before my interview she called to check that everything was okay, encourage me and wish me the best. When she was not well in the middle of the offer process, Keisha stepped in to ensure seamless and timely communication was maintained. Tracy even made time during her sick leave to facilitate the negotiations with the employer, which were handled efficiently and professionally resulting in a quick agreement. Overall, Tracy and the Action Appointments Team impressed me because they put a strong human touch to the process which made working with them feel much more than a business transaction. Partly as a result of this experience, I am excited and I am looking forward to my new job. I would recommend Action Appointments to any candidate and employer looking for a seamless, professional and high standards recruitment service. They are the best in class
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Itai Munyaradzi Placed as Finance Manager
The service I received from Action Appointments was very professional and efficient from registration through to placement. I did not have to wait very long after registering before being placed. I really appreciated the follow up from Tracy just to find out how I was doing in my new position. This goes to show that Action Appointments care about their candidates. Thank you Tracy and team for your good work!
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Nompilo Khanya Placed as M&E Officer
When I came across Action Appointments, I was inspired by their commitment to sourcing candidates in the NGO and Development sector. As a candidate myself, I was pleased when I was informed that I had an interview to attend. What intrigued me the most are the verification and background checks that Action Appointments devotes its time and effort to make sure that they source the right candidate to fill posts. I thank Melissa Asia for the amazing follow up and encouragement from the interview process until the time I was sent the contract confirming my appointment
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Nontuthuzelo Conjwa-Dia Placed as Educator Training(VC) Support
Action Appointments is an Agent that prides itself as best in placement of good candidates in appropriate NGOs. It’s not what they think they are good at but they have done that to me in 2004 and 2015, 10yrs later they matched me with an organisation that have objectives fitting my life purpose. Action Appointment is good at branding you as a person.
They do that by assisting you to profile yourself well. They make you feel worthy by the manner they speak with you. They are professional. What is important for me is that they respect NGO sector and put value to the people working in this sector.
Action Appointments has a website with jobs to choose from, but that is not all, they treat each individual as unique and place you where you are aligned with job specification, qualification and value system. You are not a statistic at Action Appointments but you are a great deal worth their effort.
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Lerato Mapaseka Mphuthi Human Resources Officer
We would like to express our pleasure in regards to the service quality that we have consistently received from Action Appointment. We have always appreciated the quick response that we get, and the general way that you undertake your business is excellent.
Keep the excellent work up!
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Nanjali Lungu Placed as Executive Assistant/Office Administrator
The position that was sent to me suited very well with my expertise.Communication between myself and the employer was sent in time and when there where questions it was easy to get hold of Action Appointments for answers.The consultant I was dealing with followed up on an outstanding issues, was prompt and easy to interact with.
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Blessing Rufetu Placed as Finance Manager
I never believed in recruitment agencies but Action Appointments gave me a reason to do so. Action Appointments kept me informed throughout, the responses were timeous. Confidentiality is at its level best. I felt well taken care of and I would recommend anyone to use Action Appointments.
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Craig Roach Regional HR and Change Coordinator
Action Appointments assisted Oxfam with a key recruitment where both the skill set we were looking for and the timelines presented a challenge. They managed to source a high quality short list of candidates in a very short space of time, and facilitated the interview process from start to finish. The support from Action Appointments enabled us to rapidly and efficiently appoint a strong candidate into the role.
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Stephen Lear Placed as Senior Change Consultant
I, Stephen Lear, was recruited by Action Appointments (AA) for a short-term consultancy assignment as a Change Consultant with Oxfam South Africa in 2015. I was on AA database for previous opportunities and contacted telephonically in mid August 2015 for this one. I was interviewed by Oxfam in late August, offered the position soon thereafter, and commenced work in early September. AA did their recruitment work well - documents such as Terms of Reference were sent immediately, interviews were arranged quickly, and the consultancy contract was received and signed soon after project start. I experienced reliable ongoing contact from AA who kept me informed of progress and enabled me to make quick decisions. I have been contacted in the past on other work which has not materialised for reasons beyond AA control but they have also kept me informed on events. I am very happy to use AA as they are responsive and efficient and well networked for the kind of consulting work I am most interested in.
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Zukiswa Ntshuntsha Placed as Project Officer -LGBTI Rights Programme
I am writing this note to thank you and action appointments from the bottom of my heart for the way you handled my application for the project officer position at Positive Vibes. Even today you are calling to check up on me whether I really started at the job which I don't think any agent would really do that. I am humbled by your service. I also appreciate your patience with me.
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Sifiso Ndwandwe Placed as Executive Director
My recent recruitment into my current position was quite complex and involved various local and international telecon interviews (one UK, and two USA)and various tests and screenings I had to undergo. In all this I was impressed by the organised and professional manner in which AA communicated with me, kept me in the loop when there were delays on the client side.
The human touch was a pleasant surprise… I would get a call from AA before the major interviews “Good luck” and a follow up, “How did it go?. The AA team obviously have a good balance of passion, professionalism and excellence. I would recommend them to any company or individual.
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Georgia Burford Executive Director
We worked with Action Appointments for the first time to secure our first post in Africa. I found Tracy highly professional and responsive to our requests. The process was extremely smooth and level of support very high. I would certainly use Action Appointments again and have no hesitation in recommending them to others.
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Joy Banda Placed as Project Management Intern
My experience with Action Appointments has been exceptional, the recruitment process was very professional and well run. I am grateful to Melissa and the Action Appointments team for your endless support and input.I look forward to working with you again in the future, well done and keep up the good work!
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Karen Williams Placed as Media Consultant
I was very impressed by the professionalism of the Action Appointments’ team. Throughout my recruitment process the team were attentive, engaging and encouraging and made the recruitment and interviewing process a pleasure, rather than stressful. Thank you, and kudos.
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Viona Munjeri Grants Manager
It was a pleasure working with Action Appointments. I found them very resourceful, helpful and willing to go an extra mile. In summary, they are a world-class recruiter. Definitively a great team of professionals. Thank you for all your dedication and support!
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Isaac Makore Placed as Finance and Procurement Officer
I have been assisted by Tracy from Action Appointments to get my new job. Tracy and the whole Action appointments team were there for me from the time they received my CV, through the interview process and until I signed the offer letter. They offered me advice and guidance that assisted me along the way. I am very grateful for the excellent service I received, and encourage the whole team to keep it up.
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Fortune Thembo Placed as Child Rights Programme Manager
I just got recruited through Action Appointments and have nothing but praise for their professionalism and efficiency. Their efforts to keep the candidate informed and their attention to detail was world class. I will remember them when I next have my own recruitment. Keep it up Tracy and team!
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Elise Farley Placed as One Sight Project Manager
The recruitment process through Tracy at Action Appointments was refreshingly efficient, encouraging, polite, super well run and just an amazingly positive experience. I hope not to need your services again as I am thrilled with my new position, but I will recommend Tracy and Action Appointments to everyone who is looking for an NPO position. Thanks for the amazing service, it was so much appreciated. The calls, emails and reminders were so thoughtful.
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Lebogang Montewa Placed as Programme Manager
Please allow me to express my sincerest gratitude to Action Appointments for being my career matchmaker. Between myself and my possibility to have my full blown self expression become alive. I particularly thank Tracy Nyman for spotting something in me that was not so apparent to myself at the time. My career at PATA is the beginning of a fulfillment of something that in the past only lived as a someday/one-day/maybe phenomenon.
I am looking forward to a fulfilling career and a space for my natural ability to express myself show up effortlessly.
Thank you for the difference you make out there.
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Martine Schaffer CEO
We needed to recruit for a position in the Western Cape. Not only were Action Appointments pro-active in their contacting me with regards to taking on the spec but the whole process was made very simple and easy with them handling every aspect. I am very pleased to say that we found a great candidate through them. Thanks to Tracy for all her help.
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Shungu Msawi Placed as Paralegal
I am extremely grateful to AA for facilitating the whole process leading to my placement at Corruption Watch. Tracy Nyman was very professional and organized throughout. She communicated and checked up on me and made the whole process very pleasant.
I am very happy with my current job and will definitely recommend AA to my peers who are searching for a job.
Great work Tracy Keep it up!!!
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Noko Job Masekoa Placed as Database Administrator
The recruitment process went exceptionally well since I have been in touch with Action Appointment. It only took me two weeks to get myself a new job. The staff at Action Appointment are true professional, they didn’t take time to match my career interest with my experience and abilities. I will always refer friends and colleagues to the agency. Thumps up!!!!!
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Flavian Rhode Deputy Director
I found Action Appointments service professional and very responsive. The way in which shortlisted candidates information are summarised is so helpful when preparing for the interview process. Another feature of their service is the comprehensive reference checking reports that accompany the CV summaries. This is the second time we have used Action Appointments and definitely wont be the last.
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Lungile Kubheka Placed as Chief Executive Officer
I am writing this note to thank the whole Action Appointments family for an awesome experience, while I was looking for a job. Often job hunting is a intensely emotional and
psychological draining experience. I left my former employer without any job
offer at all. That was very difficult for me for many reasons.
But after meeting the Action Appointments team I was
instantly assured of their support. I was delighted by the treatment which was
always professional but yet warm and loving. I grateful to Action Appointments in particular for their un-
comprehensible manner which they attend to my case. It felt like they dropped
everything they was doing and attended to my case, making sure that I finally
get a job. Action Appointments was amazingly attentive, supporting all the way, before both my
interviews an also checked with me after both my interviews.
I am forever grateful to Action Appointments!
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Wilson Mngwambe Placed as Senior Project Manager
I'm happy with the way Action Appointments handled the recruitment process. I'm particularly impressed by the way Action Appointments kept me updated and facilitated two-way feedback on developments around the recruitment process - even reminding me of interviews as well as checking on me afterwards.
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Sizwile Sibanda Placed as Senior Finance and Admin Officer
Action Appointments are very professional and the consultants are very friendly. Having known about them for a number of years, this was my first direct contact with them. I appreciated that they called me the day before the interview to wish me well, and Tracy always responded to emails or acknowledged receipt. I will definitely contact them if ever I need to change jobs, or if I am looking for staff. GREAT SERVICE!
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Cathy Rutivi Placed as Regional Operations and Programme Support Manager
When the time came for me to take the next step in my career, Action Appointments assisted me greatly by securing my new position with an International Child Rights organisation. Action Appointments was very helpful to spot the fit between my CV and the role that I have now. During the whole selection process they updated me regularly by phone and email throughout and they handled the negotiation process well. My sincere gratitude and thanks to Action Appointments for this placement, the human interaction of such a service far exceeds any other recruitment process currently available in this current job market. I would highly recommend them for any job in the Development Sector.
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Sarah Rade Office Support
We dealt with Tracy in the recruitment of a bookkeeper and found her attentive and proactive from initial contact, through to appointment of one of the suggested candidates. The process was kept simple as she sent us CVs with relevant expertise, set up the interviews and liaised with the candidates on our behalf. We'd certainly recommend Action Appointments and will be using them again in the future.
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Khalied Ismail Placed as Project Accountant
Thanks a span for all the help and guidance you have given me with my job search - from the first call to the job offer. I especially appreciate the information and advice you have provided, and the contacts you have shared with me. Your assistance has been invaluable to me during this process. Action Appointments is the preferred recruiter for job seekers as they are professional and goes the extra mile. I would not hesitate in utilising their servicesagain in the future.
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Elizabeth Phalafala Placed as Office Coordinator/PA
I registered with Action Appointments April this year, and they advised that when a suitable post comes they will inform me. I had a great experience from Action Appointments, the service was excellent. I was impressed with the way they do their follow ups. I will always refer people!
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Hloni Letuka Placed as Project Coordinator
From the moment Melissa from ACTION APPOINTMENTS got in touch with me about a vacancy at uMuzi, the interaction was of the highest professional level I have ever come across having dealt with various recruitment agencies. The market for which AA recruits for is a niche one, requiring people who are passionate about civil society, and I am certain they have numerous "qualified" applicants and only a handful of passionate ones about civil society movements.
I highly commend AA, and will happily refer them to employers and employees alike.
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Boitumelo Kgomo Placed as Administration and Logistics Officer
I would like to thank Action Appointments for the excellent manor in which my recruitment process was handled. Everyone involved was well informed and kept me updated throughout, from application phase up until the final agreement was received. Well done and keep up the great work!
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Moira Campbell Placed as Head of Communications
want to thank Action Appointments for helping me to secure my position as Head
of Communications at Corruption Watch - for not only identifying the
opportunity, but for recommending me. I value your understanding of the
civil society sector, and your ability to match my skills with this
organisation and the requirements of the position. After my first
week in the organisation, I feel very at home with the people and the culture,
and am excited by the prospects in my new role. Thank you for your insight
and the added value that you bring, in matching interesting opportunities to
people who don't necessarily fit into traditional roles.
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Zakhele David Kubheka Placed as I.T Desktop and Network Support Technician
After I have
been successfully placed at my work I felt I
am indebted to Action Appointments for what they have done in guiding and advising me on how to go
about in getting this job. Your 20 years’ experience is really visible. Hope
you do the same to other people who are desperate like I was. I will always
remember your encouraging calls.
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Rumbidzai Biza Placed as National Programme Officer
My sincerest gratitude to AA for finding me this job and for your
efforts. I am very excited about this new challenge and stage in my life, all
thanks to you. I was very impressed with Action Appointments, their level of professionalism and
understanding is unique. They are such excellent communicators. Thanks for your
help and the professional way you conducted the whole process. I will be
certain to recommend you to any contacts of mine who are looking for
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Chantel Le Fleur-Bellerose Placed as Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
My Experience with Action Appointments has been really positive. The staff are friendly and professional. I was kept informed throughout the process and would definitely recommend Action Appointments to any candidate seeking employment. It has been a pleasure. Thank you!
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Shamika Dwarika Placed as Director
interaction with Action Appointments has been an absolute pleasure. Action
Appointments had my CV on file and contacted me when the position became
available. From there it was a painless process to my appointment. There was
nothing for me to do as Action Appointments did it all for me in terms of making all the
you Action Appointments!
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Bushra Razack Placed as National Programme Manager
would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the efficient and
professional manner in which you handled my application.
giving birth to a baby boy, I made the decision to give up work as an
international consultant and to seek full time employment in Cape Town. The
decision was not an easy one, I had many reservations and was nervous about the
job application process.
first position I applied for was the position of National Programmes Manager at
Islamic Relief South Africa. I was contacted by Action Appointments to
inform me that I had been short listed for an interview. Since that first
phone call, I have never looked back.
application was handled with complete efficiency. The response time from Action
Apppointments was always speedy and their manner always professional. What
stood out the most for me was their attention to detail and their commitment
ensuring that the position I was to be placed in was perfectly suited to my
specifications. The Action Appointments team understood my concerns and
reservations and catered to my every need. They provided me with complete
individual attention and made sure I was happy, updated and informed throughout
have been on the job for a week now. Islamic Relief is an incredible, results
driven organization. My colleagues are inspiring and dedicated to achieving the
goals and targets of the organization. It is the perfect work environment, and
I could not be happier.
Tracy, Melissa and the Action Appointments team, I have you to thank for
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Zeenat Patel Manager: Institutional Fundraising
I have worked in the development sector for many years, and in three
positions that I have been in I utilised the services of Action Appointments to
find specialised experienced people as a response to my recruitment
needs. At Islamic Relief we have a very niche requirement in that our
team needs expertise of local understanding but be able to operate within an
international context, responding to global socio-economic issues, while
staying focused on finding solutions at home. Our context can be quite complex
and Action Appointments has completely understood this – not only in meeting
our recruitment needs but also in responding and adapting to the changes that
we as an organisation face. Action Appointments comes highly recommended
to grow your asset base.
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Darryn Von Maltitz Placed as Project Manager
all the staff at Action Appointments thank you so much for all your assistance
in placing me.
was a very professional experience. I appreciate all the advice you gave me,
being available to answer my questions even after hours and following up with
me regularly. I feel exactly matched to the new job I am about to start and am
grateful for the key role you played in facilitating this exciting opportunity
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Trygve Augestad Regional Director
Norwegian People’s Aid is
content with the services provided by Action Appointments when we needed a
senior manager in South Africa. The follow-up was accurate, efficient and we
ended up with a good candidate at the end. Thank you!
With regards/ vennlig hilsen,
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Peter Mwewa Placed as Finance and Operations Manager
I was very impressed with the professional manner in which Action
Appointment and in particular Tracy Lee Nyman handled my job application
process. I was informed on 2nd of April that, I have been shortlisted for the
Job and I was appointed on the 14th of April. During this period I was kept
informed on all developments by phone and with a follow-up email.
Thank you so much, I will recommend your company to anyone.
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Bongani Khumalo Chair of the Board
Thank you very much for finding us our next ND. The quality of
candidates was indeed high and the selection committee enjoyed interviewing the
You came highly recommended and you delivered to your reputation.
Thank you once again.
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Dennis Lane Placed as National Director
I have nothing but praise for Action Appointments. Not only were they
efficient but they went the extra mile - making sure that I had completed and
sent an exercise to the employer, checking that everything was going well - I
was even contacted the day before the interview to wish me luck! Thanks to them
I am now in employment and, if I needed to recruit a staff member, I would
definitely go to Action Appointments for their service.
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Neville Gabriel Executive Director
I want to thank you and your team for the great work you did for us last year – so pleasantly and efficiently.
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Marlon Zakeyo Placed as Programme Manager - Policy Dialogue Mechanism
The talented team at Action Appointments lives up to its name and good reputation. Right from the moment I pressed 'send' on my last job application, through the selection processes to the moment I put pen to paper, I received prompt, professional and proactive service. Thanks to their facilitation, I have now managed to make a superb career move.
Merci beaucoup Team Action Appointments!
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Maeve McKiernan Programme Manager
We found Action Appointments to be extremely helpful and efficient. We were given a number of excellent candidates, and now have an incredible employee who is exactly what we were looking for. We would not hesitate to recommend Action Appointments and hope to use their services again.
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Elaine Serekwane Placed as ECD Officer
My experience with Action Appointments was a magnificent one. Action Appointments' staff were very helpful in the application process, they were very easy to communicate with and they responded to all my queries very quickly. They were very good with keeping me in the loop about the application status and they even called afterwards to make sure that everything was going well. I really appreciate their efforts in helping me ease into my current job and I would really recommend their services to anyone who is looking for an employee or vice versa!
Thanks Action Appointments!
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Mercyln Kasipo HR/OD Manager
I fully recommend Action Appointments to any organisation that needs its services as an Employment/Recruitment Agency. We contracted them in 2013 to help us in recruiting of a Policy Advisor for our organisation after several months of struggling to get the right candidate for this job. They are professional and they deliver therefore I do not hesitate to recommend them to any organisation having difficulties of getting qualified and professional staff.
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Momodou E. Touray Placed as Policy Advisor: Economic Governance and Development Aid
I feel I have to go on record to attest to your Organization’s professionalism, speed and dependability in getting placements for job-seekers. Personally, I am delighted in the handling of my current placement and more so with the follow through in the recruitment process. I have found the right job and am happily settled in my new post as policy Advisor. I feel very much indebted to Action Appointments: thank you Tracy, you make job-searching so much less of a hassle.
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Ilva Mackay Company Secretary
Thank you for the highly professional recruitment service that you offered us.
We appreciated that you took full responsibility for the entire process, whilst consulting and updating us regularly. We only had to interview and select the appropriate candidate. As a small Institute, it was fantastic for us to have Action Appointments receive and acknowledge the scores of applications; shortlist; conduct reference checks and generally taking the pressure off us. Everything went smoothly and we have an excellent staff member in place.
Best wishes in all your endeavors and we are confident that we can turn to you again in the future.
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Betchani Tchereni Placed as Senior Researcher
Brilliance and Efficiency of Action Appointments
One of the prime elements of a happy worker is to go into a dream field and do what the heart has always wanted. For me, it has been proper and full time research on Development and Political Economics with lots of Policy analysis elements. I did whatever trick I knew would help me get such a job to no avail. There was one thing missing, just professionals specialising in connecting employers to top development specialists. This is what I got when that afternoon one of my former students gave me a call and suggested I contact Action Appointments in Cape Town. Well, I did not hesitate but visit the website (www.actionappointments.co.za). There I saw six advertisements that talked to my skills and experiences. I picked up the phone and there was a lovely voice. Within three weeks, I was able to choose from three super opportunities. Being a senior Researcher at Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflections was more attractive and here I am, happy to be doing what my heart says: do. That’s the professionalism, honesty, efficiency and prowess of consultants at Action Appointments. Distance is not an issue, they will connect everyone. Thank you Action Appointments.
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Nomfundo Mogapi Manager of the Trauma and Transition Programme
We were very happy with service that Action Appointments provided us with, the service was very professional and friendly people, I want to thank all the staff at Action Appointments that helped us to appoint our candidates. Whenever we needed to get in contact with Tracy she was always available to assist us and this just makes things much easier.
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Gugu Shabalala Placed as Case Manager/Mental Health Practioner
This was my first time applying for a position through an agency and it was a wonderful and painless experience. I was pleasantly surprised when I got an email acknowledging receipt of my application because you rarely get that with other agencies and Tracy kept me informed of what was happening throughout the process and was very helpful and encouraging during the waiting period whilst we were waiting for a decision from my prospective employer. I am really grateful for all the background work she did on my behind from ensuring that the required testimonials were done timeously to the point where my employment was confirmed; she was on top of everything and was always available to answer any of my questions.
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Mahleke Justice Matome Placed as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Action Appointments does not only care about selecting and placing prospective good candidates, they make sure that the candidates are well prepared. Supporting you all the way and motivates you. Thank you for everything!
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Tracy Hackland Head of Operations
I wanted to acknowledge the excellent service we have received from Action Appointments and Tracy is an absolute star and pleasure to work with.
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Shannon De Lilly
My experience with Action Appointments has been most pleasant to date. Tracy is friendly and responsive and I look forward to doing business with you in future.
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Nompumelelo Khumalo Placed as Reporting Officer
I am pleased to testify to the professional, excellent, efficient service topped with good open communication since day one from an Action Appointments friendly and helpful consultant.
It is less than three months ago that I uploaded my CV as a jobseeker on the Action Appointments database, since than I have been frequently kept abreast with the developments of that initial stage to a permanent job placement in a job that matches all my skills, experience and qualifications in a wonderful environment that promises future growth and even better opportunities.
I would recommend Action Appointments to everyone that is looking for a job currently and I would not hesitate to seek assistance from them in future, should there be a need.
Keep up the good work of matching and placing the right people with the right job especially in this country of high youth unemployment rate.
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Mandlenkosi Ndlovu Khumalo Placed as Campaigns and Marketing Manager
My experience with Action Appointments was excellent. They understood clearly what my career needs were and presented me with a variety of options to take my career forward. They were able to match me to an employer and position well suited to my career objectives and skills. It is the best Agency experience I have had in my 15 years of working.
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Carrie Mashek and Kerry White
Appointments is both professional and efficient in their work and were a
pleasure to deal with during our recent placement process. We appreciate their
understanding of our needs, time frames and the high quality candidates put
forward. Any questions or queries were answered immediately and they made this
process stress-free for my colleagues and I. Thank you!
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Hanli van Aswegen Placed as Project Coordinator
My dealings with Action Appointments were a delight from start to finish. All the members of staff I was in contact with were professional, courteous and on the ball. Their responses to queries felt instantaneous, communication was always very clear and I was never made to feel like my CV was just one of many.
Their personalised and warm demeanor was very reassuring in a time that can often be quite stressful. When Action Appointments was mediating my placement with a new employer, I had no doubt that I was in good hands. Thank you for the quality of your service and your efficiency and care throughout the application and placement process.