WHAT we do...


We successfully recruit and select suitable candidates for every job specification by means of our thorough, in-depth knowledge of our clients’ needs and culture, as well as our candidates’ skills and previous work experience.

Our Executive and Permanent Divisions specialises in placing staff across the board, from senior executives to entry level employees.

Our Casuals Division are leaders in the management of temporary staffing and recruit for all categories, from employees for bulk projects to candidates who have to meet  personalised requirements.

Cozens Casuals are cost effective because our clients pay for productive hours only, relieving them of the burden of statutory returns, pay rolling and industrial relation.

We also consult on specialised contract needs.

 

PERSONNEL DIVISION/ PERMANENT STAFF

The COZENS permanent recruitment service operates across all levels of staff and categories, from general to technical and computer employees.

A thorough and in-depth knowledge of both client and suitable candidates allows COZENS to recruit the correct candidates for each job specification, adding both value and efficiency to the client.

A well-developed database within our national branches, together with a formidable reputation in the market-place attracts skilled and experienced candidates to suit each client’s requirements. In addition, COZENS has an accurate and updated database of candidates who are open to good career opportunities but are not actively registered in the job market.

All candidates are interviewed with high attention to detail. Assessments are administered to measure the general level of communication, skills and experience. Reference checks are recorded verbatim and are included in the curriculum vitae, together with all copies of candidate assessments. A minimum of two in-depth reference checks are carried out on all candidates.  In addition, all COZENS candidates are credit checked prior to invoicing the client. Such checks may also be performed prior to the referral of the candidate.

We recruit, amongst other, the following executive candidates:

  • Administration Managers
  • Chartered Accountants
  • Credit Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Management Accountants
  • Managing Directors
  • Risk Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Sales and Marketing Managers
  • Transport and Warehouse Managers
  • (To name but a few)

 

CASUALS DIVISION

 

Why call in Temporary Staff?

Global market demands for high levels of experience and skills have impacted directly on the quality of the temporary worker employed. In addition companies are re-evaluating their personnel requirements in the face of rising employee costs and critical skills shortages. With increases in salaries and staff overloads eating into corporate profits, managers are analyzing workload perspectives more closely. Consequently, permanent employees are utilised more efficiently, with temporary staff being called in for planned workload peaks. Such action assists in cutting overtime costs and streamlining administration functions.

We have a pre-selected trained pool of temporary staff available to meet any needs at short notice. Continuity of temporary staff, where the same casual is being employed for assignments of a similar nature is vital and thus minimises repeat training. Our growing database of temporary staff gives you the added flexibility to cover sick, annual and maternity leave at your convenience.

Clients have the consistent back-up of COZENS CASUALS, should the temporary staff member be unable, for any reason, to complete the assignment personally. The completion of the assignment is guaranteed without unnecessary delays.

All administration payments and completion of relevant government returns of temporary staff remain the responsibility of COZENS CASUALS, allowing the client to concentrate on its core business.

Our Consultants will provide regular follow-ups and personal contact for the duration of the assignment, ensuring continued productivity of the temporary employee. Any dissatisfaction from client or temporary employee will be attended to immediately.

All codes of discipline and performance (Disciplinary procedures, CCMA Cases, Dismissals as well as Performance Management) are managed by your Cozens Casuals Consultant.

 

What about Costs?

Rates are individually calculated per assignment to allow for the skills and experiences required by the client. Should a COZENS CASUAL subsequently be employed on a permanent basis, the placement fee is offered as a discounted percentage of the agreement with the client. Rebate schemes may be negotiated, depending on volume of business placed.

The COZENS CASUAL will work a minimum number of four (4) hours per day, enabling the client to ”staff down” specific areas, if necessary.

 

What Levels of Staff are Available?

Temporary staffs are recruited across all job levels from junior to senior executives.

COZENS offers the following:

  • Client education
  • Computer training
  • Designated consultants
  • Flexible staffing
  • Independent stocktaking teams
  • On-site consultants
  • On-site management workforce
  • Outsourcing
  • Personality assessments
  • Promotional teams
  • Response handling
  • Skill assessments
  • Specialised call centre division
  • Accounts and Finance
  • Credit and Debtors Controll
  • Call Centre Agents (both inbound and outbound telesales)

 

Technical Division

COZENS TECHNICAL SERVICES recruits staff from artisans to engineers on both a contractual and permanent basis.

The following positions are covered:

  • Artisans
  • Assistant Works Accountant
  • Boilermakers
  • Buyers / Procurement Officer
  • CNC/NC operators/programmers/setters
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Engineers – all disciplines
  • Engineering Secretary
  • Expeditor
  • Fitter & Turner
  • Fitters
  • Induction Controllers
  • Junior Site Clerk
  • Material Planner
  • Mechanical Technicians
  • Mechanics
  • Millwrights
  • Planner
  • Printers
  • Production
  • Projects Secretary
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Riggers
  • Safety Administration Clerk
  • Safety Investigation Officer
  • Safety Officer
  • Senior Technical Positions
  • Site Clerk
  • Stores-Managers/Assistants/Foremen
  • Technical Sales
  • Toolmakers
  • Turners
  • Welders
  • Work Study Officers

 

Call Centre Division

South African companies have spent millions on call centres in the last year alone, with an expected growth set to double that figure within five years.

COZENS CALL CENTRE can assist you within (or outsource) the following job categories:

  • Market Research
  • 24 – Hour Emergency Services
  • Cross-Selling
  • Fund-Raising
  • Debt- Collecting
  • Complaints Handling
  • Multi-Media Ad Response
  • Telemarketing
  • Telesales
  • Telebanking
  • Claims Banking
  • Ad Campaigns
  • Catalogue Shopping
  • Large Scale Bookings
  • Staff for Inbound and Outbound Centres
  • Tailor-Made Assessments to Suit Your Specific Requirements
  • 24-Hour Standby
  • Weekly Visits to Temporary Assignees
  • Management and Supervision of all Labour Law Requirements
  • All Payroll Functions
  • Staff Turnover Prevention
  • Flexi-Basis Staff
  • Department outsourcing 
  • Multi-Skilled Applicants
  • Client call-centre ergonomics

 

Additional Services

We assist companies with change management, including take-overs, migration of staff, retrenchments and other changes in company structure. As an external service provider, COZENS has the added benefit of complete objectivity during difficult transition period.

We offer customised pay-rolling solutions to our clients, which can be extended to full outsourcing of their payroll divisions, leaving them more time to focus on their core business functions.