Should you work your notice?Employees leave jobs for many reasons, but increasingly employees who resign don't want to work their notice or disappear as soon as they are paid. (Many are also producing spurious sick notes). Is this the right thing to do? 14 Mar 2017 Read more >>

What you need to know about UIFOn 19 January 2017 the president assented to an amendment to the Unemployment Insurance Act that significantly improves the benefits that can be received from UIF and even better takes away some of the obstacles that existed in claiming these benefits. There are essentially five benefits that can be claimed from UIF and over the next few weeks we will explain these benefits and the changes that this amendment to the act introduces. 6 Feb 2017 Read more >>

Ad Talent Salary Survey 2017Ad Talent has released the results of their comprehensive annual salary survey of the communications industry in South Africa. 13 Jan 2017 Read more >>

Understanding your letter of appointmentTen things to check before you sign your letter of appointment. 25 Nov 2016 Read more >>

Ad Talent Salary Survey 2016Knowing your worth is... worth knowing. Ad Talent has released the results of their annual salary survey. 25 Jan 2016 Read more >>

Most recruitment agencies are insolventThe winds of change are blowing through the recruitment industry and they are starting to reach gale force. There have been three significant shifts in recent years that have changed the landscape, probably forever: 10 Jul 2015 Read more >>

Going graciouslyResigning can be stressful and emotional. Whether you've been retrenched, or there has been a restructure and the company is downsizing or whether you leave on your own accord, ensure you leave graciously. 15 Jun 2015 Read more >>

Ad Talent Salary Survey 2015Do you know where you stand? 22 Jan 2015 Read more >>

RecruitProtect is recruitment insurance: Money back!Recruitment agency guarantees have long been a bone of contention between employers and agencies alike. It is a grey area that is difficult to enforce especially in the event a placement doesn't work out. This usually leaves parties on murky terms when both are facing a form of financial loss or business interruption. 9 Oct 2014 Read more >>

Money Matters - Ad Talent Salary Survey 2013This survey was compiled using figures of actual placements made by Ad Talent and figures from salary information obtained from all candidates interviewed by Ad Talent from January 2013 to December 2013. 16 Jan 2014 Read more >>

Ad Talent celebrates their 40th birthdayWhat started as a small agency providing freelance creatives to the ad industry has blossomed into the largest recruitment agency servicing the communications industry in South Africa. We are proud of having played our part in making a contribution to the advertising, marketing, media and public relations industries. Thank you to those who have trusted us with their careers and to those companies that have given us the opportunity to place top talent. 22 Nov 2013 Read more >>

I have heard it said that the business models of recruitment and Facebook have many parallels, most of them not very complimentary. 12 Mar 2013 Read more >>

The start of 2013 has seen senior consultant Roisin McCarthy head for the mountains. She has transferred from Johannesburg to Cape Town to join the team. Roisin has 10 years experience of recruiting at top level in the advertising and communications industry. 7 Feb 2013 Read more >>

Ad Talent Salary Survey 2013This survey was compiled using figures of actual placements made by Ad Talent, as well as salary information obtained from all candidates interviewed by Ad Talent's consultants from January 2012 to December 2012. These are cost to company (CTC) figures. 10 Jan 2013 Read more >>

Ad Talent was invited to talk on the Redi Thlabi show on 702 on Wednesday 27th. We were asked to offer some tips to assist graduates in trying to secure that very first job - a daunting task. 2 Jul 2012 Read more >>

Ad Talent Salary Survey 2012Ad Talent has released the results of their annual salary survey. 17 Jan 2012 Read more >>

It's coming up for the 'Silly Season' and we all tend to do 'silly' things at this time of the year. If you are starting a new job in the new year and are planning to resign over this period, you would do well not to be 'silly' about it. Resigning can be stressful and emotional at the best of times, so be thoughtful about how you go about this process. 31 Oct 2011 Read more >>

Ad Talent Salary Survey 2011As we recover from the recent global financial crisis feeling stronger and more determined than ever, albeit a tad bruised, we had a few questions about how the market was feeling. Thanks to LinkedIn we were able to create a few online polls to gauge the market. The results are interesting. 14 Jan 2011 Read more >>

Ad Talent Salary Survey 2010Are you getting enough bang for your bucks? Are you getting enough bucks for your bang? Ad Talent has released the results of their annual salary survey. 12 Jan 2010 Read more >>

"Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work." ~ Robert Orben. I suspect that if you are reading this newsletter, you, too, like Robert Orben, have to go to work every day, so check out our 2009 salary survey. 12 Jan 2009 Read more >>

Serena, Sandra and Brenda have just come back from a whirlwind visit of the top agencies, media and public relations companies in Dubai, cementing old relationships and acquiring new ones. 14 Oct 2008 Read more >>

Placing your career in the hands of a recruitment consultant can be a risky businessGoing to someone for, what is essentially, a once-off meeting and asking them to give you career advice and shape your future takes a lot of faith. Shouldn't you be doing the research about the recruitment agency and the people that work there before making the decision to let them represent you in the market place? Just exactly what are their credentials? 26 Sep 2008 Read more >>

With the release of the annual Ad Talent salary survey (, as well as other surveys, you will be able to see what you are worth in the market place. 10 Jan 2008 Read more >>

Do you remember the days when Chappies cost half a cent? When a cent could be split in two? And a Wilson's toffee filled your mouth and took forever to chew? Petrol has gone up and interest rates are on the increase. Do these daily expenses never cease? So while you are counting your pennies for 2008 have a look below and see if you are being paid the right rate. 4 Jan 2008 Read more >>

We, as recruiters, understand that first choice when looking for marketing staff is to brief us for candidates who have the relevant industry experience. It makes sense that an FMCG company would want the prospective candidate to have exactly that experience. BUT, there is a huge skills shortage in this country. 5 Nov 2007 Read more >>

Where have all the good middle-weight web designers and developers gone? We all know about the ‘brain drain’ that sucked South Africa dry of talent during the 80s and 90s and led to a massive ex-pat community in Australia, the UK and the United States. Although many complain about the negative impact it has had on our resources, what is interesting to note is the positive effect it has had on South Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit. 23 Apr 2007 Read more >>

Ad Talent CC has been nominated by Top Companies Publishing as one of South Africa’s top gender empowered organisations for 2007, and it thus qualifies for inclusion in the 4th annual Top Women in Business and Government publication. 14 Mar 2007 Read more >>

Do you remember what you were earning in the days when you paid for condoms and plastic bags were free and how does it compare to what you're earning now? Is your salary well-packaged or are you being taken for a ride? Check out our salary survey and see what people are earning in the communications industry.  11 Jan 2007 Read more >>

Resigning from your job can be stressful and emotional. Regardless of your reasons for leaving a job, you should do it in a professional manner and go graciously.  9 Oct 2006 Read more >>

Many of you are quite confused about your salary structures. When asked how much you earn, almost all of you can tell us what you take home, but very few of you know the difference between Total cost to company, Gross, Basic or Cash package.  14 Sep 2006 Read more >>

Top Teazers strippers earn R80 000 per month. Lolly Jackson, owner of the adult education chain, swears that this is just for dancing, according to an article in the January issue of Femina. 12 Jan 2006 Read more >>

Ad Talent is a specialised recruitment agency that has been niched in the communications business.  3 Nov 2005 Read more >>

The Absa Group has donated blankets and food to the Leratong School, Joy for One Foundation, in Alexandra, Johannesburg. This is a joint initiative between Absa and Ad Talent, a recruitment agency for advertising, marketing, public relations and media sales, who "adopted" the Leratong School as their social responsibility project. 26 May 2005 Read more >>

It's tough out there for graduates. After the time, money and effort have been spent becoming qualified, the reality of securing a job sets in. It's venturing into the unknown and things like putting a cv together, securing an interview, actually going for an interview and how to sell yourself can be very intimidating unless you are properly prepared. 6 Feb 2005 Read more >>

Ad Talent set up shop in Cape Town at the beginning of 2003. Great things have small beginnings and this has proved especially true for Ad Talent Cape Town.  28 Sep 2004 Read more >>