The true impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) remains unknown, but what we do know is that its spread is continuing unabated.
In light of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call to the nation, we have taken the proactive and preventative decision to ask employees to work from home. Our main priority is to ensure the well-being of our clients and employees.
We would like to assure you that we have the necessary measures in place to ensure uninterrupted business operations. The CBRC team is fully able to service you remotely. From a practical perspective, our team has access to laptops, the internet and mobile phones. This means that we can continue to engage with you, even when out of the office. We can also hold remote meetings through the use of digital meeting technologies such as Skype and Zoom.
Our team already operates on a digitally integrated basis with technology enabling all functions irrespective of location.
In addition, our back-office-systems are geared to be accessed remotely – meaning that all of CV/job spec and instructions can be completed offsite.
Although we cannot control the impact COVID-19 is having on global markets, we can control how it impacts CBRC operations. We remain committed to, even in uncertain times like these, providing you with the best recruitment management service.
Thank you very much for your support and understanding, and we wish you and your loved ones continued good health.
Specialists in the field of recruitment in the financial services arena
Claire Bourquin Recruitment Consultants “CBRC” is a well-established, highly successful consultancy, specialising in recruitment in the financial services field, in South Africa.
Claire Bourquin has a background training in the investment industry. She is deeply committed to the company, and the country. Claire is constantly upskilling and making changes according to the dictates and demands of the industry. Her approach is a hand’s on one. She believes in interviewing each and every employer and employee to ensure the best possible fit.
Claire does not believe in under-delivering or over-promising. Instead, her approach is to first screen both the employer and employee. She will only negotiate with employers and employees once she is confident she can assist them. However, Claire will not hesitate to refer out to other more appropriate channels if she is unable to assist.
The service that CBRC provides to both the employer and employee is based on a foundation of three essential and vital factors:
- An in-depth understanding of the financial services industry;
- Comprehensive training in the investment industry in particular;
- 20 plus years of specialist investment recruitment experience.
CBRC is all about fostering healthy, working relationships between employer and employee. CBRC can do this this face-to-face as well as online.
Early on in the business we understood and recognised that we actually work with two candidates: the employer and employee. Both are integral to the success of the other. Success is dependent on the fit of this interdependent relationship.
“Claire was focused on trying to understand who I am as a person – my aspirations and career goals and opportunities that were tailor made for me.”
Mary Anne Musekiwa – employee placed by CBRC
Musekiwa explained that what she likes about Claire is that she is a really positive, motivated, very professional human being with a deep level of understanding of the market. Musekiwa explains that Claire “didn’t try to shove jobs down my throat and she’s not just in it to get her commission”. She understood that Claire wanted to be part of her career for the long haul. She is “not just your buddy and cheer leader” but she operates holistically. Claire also “makes you think about areas you need to grow and develop”.
In addition, Musekiwa’s company is in a “ highly specialized, rare skill industry”. The company continues to use Claire for her professionalism and the calibre of people she has brought to them. Musekiwa says that Claire has “great contacts in market” and ”she can read the culture of organisations and match up the individuals to fit within those cultures”.
Where we are situated
While CBRC is primarily accessible online, our offices are situated in vibey, central Cape Town in keeping with our upbeat, forward thinking, proudly South African profile.
What makes us different?
A thorough grasp of the industry, training and pro-activity has given Claire the ability to recognise the importance of both the employer and employee, consequently ensuring the satisfaction of both parties. The company honours a high level of discretion when engaging with both employers and employees.
CBRC also provides services to clients outside of the recruitment space in terms of updated information on market trends. And our interaction with our competitors ensures information is relevant, current and accurate.
Since its inception, CBRC has been a profitable company. It operates in a highly competitive environment with repeat business drawn from both clients and candidates, nationally.
CBRC is not only about business; it also has a big heart. We are a proudly South African business and instinctively understand the importance of making a difference. We support various outreach programmes.
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