For 38 years, the DAV team has been driven by a passion for making a difference in other people's lives. We are committed to doing everything we can to contribute to the development of our clients, our candidates and our employees.
We have been recognised as South Africa's leading professional placement company by clients and candidates alike. We are also South Africa's longest standing recruitment company, having opened our doors back in 1975 (our CEO has been with us from day 1!). We have over 160 staff and branches in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. In 1999, we joined the Adcorp group of companies and now enjoy the prestige of being listed on the JSE.
We have an unrivalled network of top calibre professionals and solid long-term relationships with our clients, many of which are amongst South Africa's best and biggest blue chips.
DAV is renowned for its professionalism and obsession with quality. We are 100% committed to diversity. We are progressive, we work hard, we love what we do, we celebrate every achievement and when the time is right, we know how to have fun.
We specialise (from our branches in both Johannesburg and Cape Town) in national and international executive search and professional recruitment for information and communication technology, the engineering and commercial business arenas, financial markets, office support as well as German and foreign language specialists.
We practise participative leadership and are committed to involving and empowering our DAV people. We are big on mentoring, support and development and creating opportunity throughout the company.
DAV provides a platform for people to grow, and our leaders nurture an atmosphere of learning and improving for each and every person. We foster potential and create an environment for people to stretch their abilities and embrace opportunities.
We appreciate our employees, we recognise performance and we celebrate success: this is a huge part of our leadership strategy and the DAV culture. A culture that is characterised by openness, mutual trust, friendship and caring. Which results in exceptionally strong camaraderie, all of us working together as a team.
Our people feel respected and appreciated, not only for their professional results, but also for their kindness and empathy towards other people's needs and aspirations. Because we know that when people are treated with trust and respect - when they are understood and cared for - they will treat our clients and candidates the same way.
I owe so much to our leaders at DAV for their unwavering support and dedication, for always making the time to mentor us, to grow us and to hug us when we are down. For pushing us to be more and showing us the path to success.
A DAV person is a special one. We know them when we see them. We tend to attract and employ the top 20% of candidates - so you'll be in very good company!
DAV people are:
Breakers: They see opportunity where others see problems. They are motivated, driven and tenacious.
Innovators: They are original and curious, they have guts, daring and can think on their feet. They have the desire to be remarkable.
Passionate about people: They get a real kick out of making a difference in people's lives, they are passionate about our country and being part of making it all it can be. They will have an impact and leave a legacy. They love what they do.
Committed: They stick it out when things gets tough, they are resilient and independent and thrive on challenge
Enthusiastic and positive: They exude 'can-do', they are high energy and wonderful to be around. They inspire and they are grounded by their values.
We look for people with ideals, who want to contribute to society in a meaningful way as much as they want to further their own careers. We look for highly motivated people who want to deliver exceptional performance. People who love people.
In 2006, we were voted the Best Company to Work For in South Africa, and in 2007, we were voted one of the Top 3 Companies to Work For in South Africa.
We have been presented with more awards than any other talent management company in South Africa, including being nominated the No. 1 recruitment company in
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