About us


Our Business Philosophy

Pollock and Associates, executive talent acquisition specialists, are experts in connecting South Africa’s brightest middle and executive management talent with the country’s most prominent employers.

With over 116 years of combined recruitment expertise, our comprehensive knowledge of recruitment and the industries in which we operate, combined with our exclusive candidate network allows us to engage our clients by adding value where it counts most - through people.

Our success to date lies in our ability to fully immerse ourselves in our clients businesses in order that we may provide appropriate counsel and right-fit talent based on our client’s individual and operational needs. Unlike many larger corporate recruitment agencies, we do not offer product-based solutions; instead we provide a creative, personal and customised service.

What makes us distinctively different?

Unique Approach

As a supplier, finding exceptional management talent and support staff for your organisation would be near impossible without a thorough understanding of your operational and strategic requirements. We fully immerse ourselves in the culture and practises of your organisation in order to adequately understand your business goals. We are then able to leverage off this knowledge in order to provide you with intelligent, experienced staffing counsel as well as unique, right-fit talent.

Exclusive Service

At Pollock and Associates, we believe that exceptional service is synonymous with sound personal relationships with our clients and, is something that has set us apart from larger corporates since inception. We understand the value of mutual trust and encourage it by engaging in one-on-one consultation.


Pollock and Associates has been rated a Level 4 BBBEE Contributor, as well as, a value adding enterprise resulting in total procurement recognition Level of 100% for the calculation of the weighted BBBEE procurement spend.

Cost Management

Pollock and Associates understand that reducing costs in your organisation remains a priority and that the pressure is on to run lean, efficient operations. As a result, we seriously undertake to guard your budget against the cost of employing the wrong permanent staff. With this in mind, we continuously work at using the most effective recruitment methodologies in order that you get right-fit talent for your business that will drive down attrition and, that will ultimately see a return on your people investment.

Prime Talent

Our unique talent acquisition methodology is built on a foundation of sound relationships with a longstanding, credible network. As such our database of prime talent is made up of ‘best of breed’ leaders. Furthermore these candidates are exceptional thinkers and strategists that are guaranteed to move your company forward, regardless of the department they are hired to lead. And, if we do not have an applicable candidate straight ‘off-the-cuff’, we will then hunt, pursue and seize the country’s best talent accordingly.

Talent Acquisition Methodology

Pollock and Associates adopt international best practise and are particularly stringent when it comes to complying with all the standards set by local industry bodies. We only employ Talent Acquisition Specialists who are experts in the disciplines we operate in.

At Pollock and Associates, we develop a thorough, targeted sourcing strategy for each assignment, ensuring the best candidates for each position. In addition, we adopt a multi-faceted approach when acquiring candidates by making use of the following channels:

  • Direct Search - both locally and internationally.
  • Databases - we draw from a pool of both internal and external executive databases.
  • Active Networking - we use active networking to source talent from our national network of independent entrepreneurs. Our network of independent entrepreneurs consists of independently owned agencies that have a long relationship with Pollock & Associates. They have their finger on the pulse of all major centres in South Africa, ensuring we find the best candidates from all over the country.

Service Offering

Pollock and Associates’ Talent Acquisition Specialists have the experience and expertise to rapidly respond to your needs
without wasting unnecessary time and ultimately, money. In particular we offer:

  • Executive Search
  • Talent Search
  • Ad Response Handling
  • Contract Staffing Solutions

Specialist Positions

We are able to provide top talent to the following specialist positions:

  • Executive and General Management
  • Engineering and Technical Professionals
  • Accounts and Financial
  • Human Resources
  • Sales and Marketing
  • IT Specialists
  • Support Staff
  • Supply Chain/Logistics

Industry Sectors

We have a team of Talent Acquisition Specialiststhat are able to source talent accross all industry sectors including:

  • Supply Chain/Logistics
  • Chemical/Petrochemical
  • FMCG
  • Pharmaceutical/Health Care
  • Mining/Construction
  • Industrial and Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications and Information Technology
  • Financial Services/Insurance


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