Our Associates

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    Cheryl Mackinnon

    PDA International – Africa

    Cheryl is the proud Principle Partner for PDA International – Africa here in KwaZulu-Natal and consultant to many of South Africa’s leading companies in the area of people development, namely consulting and application, strategy development, and implementation, talent identification and development, recruitment, management/leadership development and assessments.

    As a business women, she has devoted the last 10 years to driving organisational engagement through people solutions. With a purpose to enhance and grow the engagement of people in organisations with an on-going realisation of their true inherent potential.

    PDA International offers various solutions to consultants and organisations by incorporating the PDA in all your selection processes and manage talent improving business results.

    Please visit www.pdainternational.net

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    Andries Koen

    Labour Solve – Employer Solutions

    For many years, Pro Talent has worked closely with Andries Koen and his team from Labour Solve. They offer a cost-effective service whereby they help handle disciplinary issues with discretion and in a calm, professional manner.

    Email Andries Koen: andries@laboursolve.co.za

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    Debbie Brien

    Talent Optimisation

    Talent Optimisation was founded by Debbie Brien in 2008 and is solely female owned. Debbie is a registered Counselling Psychologist (M.Sc.) with a special interest in Career Psychology that boasts in excess of twenty years’ experience in the HR, Recruitment and Staffing Industry. Her diverse and extensive experience as an Organisational Development Consultant, followed by her appointment to the executive management team of a leading staffing organisation, holding the portfolio of General Manager – Human Resources, has led Debbie to recognise the need for focus in the specialised area of talent management in South African companies. Debbie’s combination of extensive business and psychological experience equip her as a successful consultant assisting companies assisting with the acquisition, development and retention of their talent pool in order to maximise their people potential. Debbie consults to a broad range of companies and has been a guest speaker on a number of occasions at company functions presenting on relevant HR topics. Her vision is to ignite an obsession within client organisations, for the attraction and retention of their talent.

    Email Debbie: debbie@talentoptimisation.co.za


  • Allison
    The staff and structures at Pro Talent provide prospective employers with the peace of mind that the best-suited candidate will be placed in the relevant vacancy. Nicky’s friendly and professional approach coupled with her follow through made her an absolute pleasure to work with.
    PR & Events Specialist
  • Serika
    Thank you Nicky. The interviews went well and I am so optimistic and confident about our working relationship going forward as I really feel that you understand the company from the calibre of candidates you have sent through.
  • Hope
    I would like to thank you for the time you took yesterday to see me. Im really looking forward to a better opportunity, being in your offices yesterday the atmosphere, the staff, everything it was awesome, I really felt at home.
  • Vuyani
    I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for the gift and visit. I was really moved. You guys (Pro Talent) have been absolutely amazing to me and I will always be thankful to you and the rest of the team.
  • Rose
    I am so sure that I already thanked you for getting me here but I thought I should re-iterate. I am so very happy and absolutely love it here. So thank you again for placing me. I just saw your name in passing and the new ladies you are sending for interviews and a wave of gratitude washed over me, I had to share the moment.
  • Seelan
    Thank you for your time today. It was such a pleasure chatting with someone as nice as yourself and for understanding the challenges we face in finding employment in this tough economic times. Much appreciated.
  • Nicole
    Hi Nicky. Thanks so much for sending this through, it looks great. I really appreciate everyone's assistance at the office, the vibe/working environment is amazing and the entire team is absolutely wonderful.
  • Tamryn

    Thank you for everything you and your company have provided me with throughout my time seeking employment. I wish you and your team all the best for 2017 with many successful placements. Keep well.

  • Rita
    Hi Cindy. The Career Kickstart course held yesterday refers. Firstly, I would like to thank you, Storm and Nicky for taking the time out of your busy schedules to run this course. It was very informative and well run. I definitely picked up a few points that I can use in the future.
    Attendee of Career Kickstart Seminar
  • Morris
    Good Day Miss Norcott. I would like to show my gratitude for the time you and your staff have given us at the seminar today. Thank you very much for going extra mile in assisting us in our search for jobs.
    Attendee of Career Kickstart Seminar
  • Shanon
    I just wanted to take a moment to thank the team at Pro Appointments for assisting me with looking for a job. I was retrenched last year and I have had no luck as yet with a job, and even though it is very disheartening, the team at Pro Appointments have been assisting me with all help possible. Particularly Nicky, Desh, Terry and Chrissy. Nicky has helped me from the start and when you feel like you have failed, there is no better call than one from Pro Appointments to say there is a possibility... I pray daily for that job and I always feel like Pro Appointments have my back which is why I am emailing you. I have been to numerous recruiters and my faith has always stayed with Pro Appointments and their team, always doing their best to help me. I really look forward to getting a job soon, but I honestly wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you and your team. There's no amount of gratitude to express how grateful I am for their help and support.
  • Vanessa

    Nicky, Just want to say thank you so much for your help and hard work with helping me find this job. You rock... So very very happy right now... Cindy - thank you that you guys always help me find employment... You guys are truly the best agency.

  • Linda
    Dear Storm, you have a great happy environment there – divine people. Maybe I should come work there – it felt like home.
  • Vanie
    It always is a pleasure working with Cindy and her team.
    (Client – Hygiene Sector)
  • Hans
    Our experience with Pro Talent goes back to approximately 1 year…… we found the assistance and service from both Ronel and Cindy to be of a very high calibre and professional of nature.
    (Client – Engineering Sector)
  • Michael
    Dear Chrissy. I would like to thank all of you at Pro Appointments for such an awesome work ethic. You guys are really on the ball.
  • Terrelle
    Good morning Storm, I was just thinking about my pleasant interview with you last week and would like to thank you for the opportunity. Also, you're probably the sweetest interviewer that I have ever come across.
  • Cameron
    Thank you very much for all you have done . I really appreciate the excellent service and guidance to my first official permanent job.
    Candidate placed in January 2019 by Terence
  • Carmae
    Hey Nicky. Thank you so much for assisting me with finding a job! I've started to find my feet in my new position and I'm absolutely loving the company that you've helped place me in! Getting back in to the job market was so difficult until i signed up with Pro Appointments. Thank you for keeping me constantly updated with the progress of my interviews and for the moral support throughout the process.
    Placed Candidate
  • Maria D
    Good day Chrissy, I am so glad you believed in me and got me this job. How wonderful that out of all the recruitment agencies, Pro Talent came out on tops for me again. Twelve years ago, your agency found me a job that I loved. I am so grateful to you for your support and for believing in me and changing my life.
    Maria D
  • Travis
    Dear Storm. I would like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to help me today. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and understanding and good advice on how to take on a positive approach on not only life itself but also my career and the growth of it in the coming years. Your knowledge, understanding and advice was noted.
    Junior Candidate
  • John M.
    I want to send some gratitude and accolades to Pro Talent. Terence placed me and I have nothing but great things to say about him, especially his level of professionalism, efficiency and service.
    John M.
  • Natalia
    Hi Storm  Today was a first official interview for me personally and I really enjoyed it so much! I was so nervous because I did not know what you expect but thank you for your kindness and being so amazing today.
  • Bruce
    I just wanted to let you know how impressed we are with Nicky. She has understood our environment and culture perfectly and is sending through appropriate and quality candidates. She is incredibly professional and I appreciate the proactive way she manages our account. Thank you for allocating our account to her.
    Client in the frozen food trading industry
  • Abedah
    Hey Nicky. My warmest, deepest THANKS and admiration to you for placing Shaz at EduSport! I think this was a love affair waiting to happen. Thank you for being so proactive and genuinely matching both the Employer and Employee so perfectly!.
    Happy mother of a candidate
  • Caroline
    Dineshree, I really appreciate the effort that you put into this, the followups, updates and most importantly, the fact that you thought of me for this opportunity. It really meant a lot.
  • John
    Thank you for making time to meet with me and I am glad that I met you in person as it gave me and restored confidence to bring back the best in me. To be honest, I am not experiencing the best and am at my all-time lowest, but walking out of the Pro-Appointment offices, I have actually walked tall and felt that I can still achieve and be more. I will forever owe my come-back to meeting with you. I really appreciate. Once more, thank you so much!!!
  • Shannen
    Good Afternoon Storm, Thank you for meeting with me today. I just wanted to say that your office is filled with such kind and friendly faces and that it is a great quality that you all have for what you are doing 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you.
  • Donnae
    I just wanted to say a BIG thank you to you for all your effort with trying to find a suitable position for me. You have gone above and beyond to assist me even to refer me to your colleagues. I really am truly grateful to you for all your effort. I actually have never met anyone like you. You truly are a fantastic consultant and an asset to your current employee. As I have found myself in unfamiliar territory you have been there to guide me. Once again thank you.
    Candidate- Email sent to Nelita
  • Rebecca
    Thank you so much for all of your hard work in the back and forth, and being so friendly and enthusiastic with each phone call. I am so impressed by Pro Talent and have already recommended you to a few friends looking for work. I had signed up with a few recruitment companies but none of them gave half as many job options as your company, and in such a short space of time too! Definitely the best recruitment company in Durban in my humble opinion. Thank you so much!  
  • Giselle
    Hi Nicky. Thank you for being so diligent in trying to find us a suitable candidate.
    Human Resources Manager
  • Gugu
    Pro Talent agents are a team that cares not just for the companies in need of staff, but job seekers as well. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Pro Talent's family.
  • Email about Nicky by Byron
    The service that I got from one of your staff members was absolutely unbelievable. Finding a job is not easy and can become really soul killing and daunting BUT your extremely helpful, professional, always on point and just a wonderful soulful staff member made me feel very comfortable and that everything will be ok. She is an asset to your company.
    Email about Nicky by Byron