Talent search and selection

We source candidates in a variety of ways, including:

  • Obtaining referrals from internal contractors, permanent staff and clients
  • Advertising in print media, specialised industry magazines and internet job portals
  • Various social media platforms


Only suitably skilled candidates are interviewed while the remainder are cross-matched to see if they fit similar roles.


Candidate checks

We check all qualifications, including secondary and tertiary, both domestic and international:

  • Identification validation and verification checks
  • Fraud listing check
  • Criminal check
  • ITC credit check
  • Competency-based and character reference checks on the last two work histories
  • Professional affiliation membership verification
  • Validation of the candidate’s salary and benefits
  • Work permit validation.


Talent retention

Skills shortages make talent retention crucial and we help our clients identify and retain key employees. Our retention methodology includes initiatives to encourage learning and development. Our in-house community management department focusses on researching and applying the latest selection and induction practices. This ensures candidates are not only prepared for the new challenges they have accepted but that they are supported and monitored in delivering the best they have to offer to their new employer.

What our clients say:

  • “I have been a client of SET Consulting for many years having used their services whilst working for various companies. They are highly professional and excellent in their field. They have a commendable ability to really understand their client's needs well and find high calibre candidates with great skills that also suit the culture of the client.”
  • “SET Consulting handles their briefs with utmost professionalism coupled with great attention to detail. Our contact person is very responsive, attentive and listens a lot, more than just talking and talking, a skill most can use. I consider him a great negotiator too, so able to persuade thinking.”
  • “I have worked with SET for over 8 years, and they have helped us employ very successful employees, mainly in Finance. They have an eye for exceptional talent, a large network of skills up to executive levels, are reliable and very professional. If you are looking for exceptional Finance skills for your organization, contact SET, because of exceptional executive search skills.”