HR Indaba Africa 2019: Pro Tem: Talent Advisory is one of the country's leading RPO solution providers.

What sets them apart from other RPO providers is their stellar track record.

With over 3,000 attendees, close to 50 exhibitors and numerous knowledge-sharing sessions, the inaugural HR Indaba was arguably a resounding success. In this article, Justin Williams, the CEO of Pro Tem: Talent Advisory, speaks about why they have chosen to be a part of this year’s conference.

1  Tell us about Pro Tem: Talent Advisory

We started 13 years ago, offering traditional recruitment services. In the last four years, Pro Tem has transitioned into a leading talent advisory business. Our core offering is what is known in the industry as Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). Our offering can take the form of outsourcing the entire recruitment function whereby we will mobilise our team of experienced recruitment consultants with all the tools, system and expertise needed to expedite talent demands in any industry. We operate under the client’s brand and become an extension of that company’s delivery arm.  We also offer a virtual RPO through which we perform a similar service but would partner with the company’s internal HR department but operate independently from the client’s brand.

2  There are quite a few RPO providers in the market. How do you differentiate yourselves from competitors?

Our methodology is proven and is the reason behind our stellar track record in delivering value, cost-saving and delivery to our clients, which sets us apart from the competition. We perform a detailed assessment and needs analysis for every client that is interested in RPO. This allows us to determine the key KPI’s that measure RPO success. 

3  Why have you signed up for the HR Indaba and what should attendees look forward to seeing from you at the event?

We consider ourselves to be leaders in the RPO market and, based on our track record and advanced technology, we’re now ready to embrace the market.  That’s why the HR Indaba is so appealing to us. There really isn’t an HR conference out there that promises to deliver as many people who are strictly interested in the field of talent management as the HR Indaba does.

One thing attendees of the event can look forward to is to engage with our talent consultants on live talent trends. For example, they will able to find out what the availability of talent for key professions is, talent migration, competitor migration, and so forth.

4  What would you say is the biggest challenge facing the HR profession?

The word ‘evolution’ comes to mind. We’ve seen changes to every aspect of the HR value chain and the recruitment space is no different. Recruitment agencies’ key treasure was their database, but with social and professional media platforms, candidates are now freely available which provides access to a plethora of potential candidates. The key in today’s market is to attract passive talent by offering a robust value proposal in the most efficient, cost-effective and sustainable manner.