Search Services

Over the last few years, the competition for talent in Africa has been on the increase and this has led to challenges in filling key roles, both at executive or senior levels as well as at mid-management levels for most organizations. Yet, for organizations to succeed, they need the right people in the right roles and frustrations arise out of the time it takes to find good candidates and the growing cost of this talent. Corporate Moves Africa’s team of search consultants focuses on reducing the pain that our clients go through in seeking the best candidates for roles at different levels in their organizations and ensuring successful outcomes for the client in each search assignment.

Executive Search

Our Executive Search is focused on Non-Executive Director hires for Boards; CEO and C-Suite recruitment.

  • We ensure our team has thorough knowledge of the sector/industry, the company and the role. Our talent search is research based and thorough.
  • We work closely with our clients to understand the expectations of the role holder, the desired character, traits and drivers of the target candidates and the company culture to ensure best fit.
  • We have a very robust process that allows us to identify and reference the best candidates
  • Our search consultants are very well networked and are able to find talent locally, across Africa and in the diaspora.
  • Through research, we have a solid understanding of the market in terms of the business environment and the challenges around talent putting us in a unique position to advise clients on finding and attracting top tier talent.
  • We have a very robust process that allows us to identify and reference the best candidates.

We have experience in various sectors including financial services, consumer, NGO, industrial and technology among others.

Professional Search

We work using a rigorous search process for senior and middle management hires which allows us to find and attract top talent for our clients. In conducting professional searches, we aim to support the client’s succession planning programs by building bench strength.

  • Our search consultants are very well networked and are able to find talent locally, across Africa and in the diaspora.
  • Through research, we have a solid understanding of the market in terms of the business environment and the challenges around talent putting us in a unique position to advise clients on finding and attracting top tier talent.
  • We have a very robust process that allows us to identify and reference the best candidates.

We have experience in various sectors including financial services, consumer, NGO, industrial and technology among others.

Psychometric Assessments

Making hiring decisions are difficult as the negative impact of making a bad hire goes beyond the actual monetary cost. It can take months for an organization to recover from such a mistake.

To support the decision-making process and minimize the risk of making bad hires, we use psychometric assessments to provide an all-rounded view of the prospective finalist candidates. The assessments give us a scientific way of determining how well a candidate matches the role, fits the culture of the organization and what traits, drivers and values motivate the individual. Having this information on each candidate coupled with the interview evaluation process, the formal and informal references and other tools gives us more data and therefore, greater accuracy in making the best possible recruitment decisions.

We primarily use Hogan Assessments because, as a result of the decades of research into personality, Hogan knows how and why people behave the way they do. Their suite of talent acquisition solutions predicts workplace performance to a high degree of accuracy, providing unfailing insights into the prospective candidates. This gives us greater confidence in supporting our clients’ hiring decisions.

Interim Placements

We help businesses of all sizes bring in experienced executives or senior managers to dive in on an interim basis and help the business. This is usually when

  • The business is undergoing major change
  • There is a crisis situation; major product launches
  • There is a merger/acquisition or joint venture
  • The business is at start up or set up stage

We work across various sectors

  • Consumer & Retail
  • Oil and gas, Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Aviation; automotive
  • Technology / Media / Telecommunications
  • Financial Services
  • Professional Services
  • Education

Executive Coaching

The business world has changed beyond all recognition in the last two decades. The viability of traditional leadership, management development and processes are being questioned and tested. The now popular catchphrase VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) aptly describes the global business environment. Business leaders and forward-thinking individuals are looking for another skill to help increase their development, impact and performance. Executives have to learn new ways of approaching business situations so as to achieve their goals and create a competitive edge.

The customary leadership development or training programs have been directive in nature where they basically provide instruction thereby not giving the individual the opportunity to think and be creative or to take responsibility. In coaching, the approach is personalized, the learning is deep-rooted and meaning is derived from the achievement of personal goals in conjunction with organizational objectives.

Why executive coaching?

Executive coaching is an important tool in the workplace because it can be used as a positive way to develop employees

  • Coaching can help to bridge the gap between academic experience and work experience to get an employee aligned with the company’s expectations
  • Coaching can help demonstrates the company’s commitment to individuals and their personal development and improve morale
  • Coaching assists in job transition, and it develops upcoming leaders.
  • Improvement in the individual’s performance – ability to meet their targets
  • Coaching provides one with the opportunity to correct behavioral difficulties
  • Coaching facilitates the adoption of a new culture and/or management style

Strategy Consulting

Over these years, we have worked across sectors, industries, regions and countries with clients of different sizes. It is very clear that these are times of unstable economic conditions, strategic shocks, and information overload. The need for clarity, pace and execution is crucial.

Our learning is that whether you are big or medium or small; whether profit making or not, ultimately, you truly want to deliver extraordinary performance.

Strategic Planning

We work with organizations to set the strategic direction of the organization and we do this by connecting individual employees and teams to an aspirational vision for the organization. In this way, we ensure your organization is aligned behind a common strategic direction.

We do this through workshops with the client’s leadership, going deep into the current external environment situation, competitive space and internal ambitions and create a simple and clear three to five-year vision. Together, we then translate the vision into action.

Strategy execution

This is about aligning the company behind mission critical actions; focusing the organization on critical operational objectives. We ensure that these are cascaded throughout the organization so everyone is clear on their role in the plan.        

We do this through strategic alignment sessions with core teams to establish prioritized action plans and allocate resources needed for success. The sessions align individual objectives to the overall company annual plan and long-term vision. Business reviews are conducted in regular intervals, providing discipline for teams to truly adopt the strategy execution rhythm and achieve their targets throughout the fiscal year.

We install a Performance Dashboard which is a state-of-the-art accountability and performance measurement tool to monitor the progress of individuals and the company towards successful execution of the strategy.

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