Having worked in recruitment for a number of years, Alex Martin saw the rise of digital in South Africa as an opportunity to start his own niche recruitment company. Alex’s first placement, the CEO of Prezence, opened the doors for Recruit Digital to thrive. Timing also played a part as 2012 brought about the formation of Recruit Digital’s first client – CityMob (now Superbalist) – who is still a client to this day. A few other clients who have been with us from the start include M&C Saatchi, Liquorice and Native VML.
Within months of starting the company, Alex found himself with too many vacancies to handle on his own and decided to put a team together in a tiny Bree Street office… introducing Terence Rix. Terence, our head of technology recruitment, joined in 2012 and is still with us today.
Fast forward 5 years and a lot has changed!
We have upgraded to a fancier part of Bree Street with a much nicer office (even enough space for a foosball table). We have 3 recruitment divisions, Marketing, Creative and Technology with 15 recruiters serving the needs of over 200 clients. Digital really has been on the rise in South Africa and our clients are not just digital agencies but rather range from retailers, to start ups, to corporates and everything between.
Looking forward for Recruit Digital, we are hoping to open offices in Johannesburg and expand our team and reach across South Africa.
So here’s to 5 years!