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Staffit offers solution to SA skills shortage

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In light of the country's well-publicised professional skills shortage that
includes the ICT and engineering sectors, Staffit has expanded its business
to include the engineering and financial industries.

Previously known as the human capital institute, which operated as a
complementary offering to e.com institute's services, Staffit's new name now
reflects and defines its core business.  "With our expanded offering we can
market our services in a focussed and defined manner, enabling us to
function successfully," explains Ashraf Suleman, director at Staffit.
Staffit endeavours to, despite South Africa's skills shortage, match
organisations and people as closely as possible, assisting clients in
finding the right and skilled personnel that will benefit their operations.
"The challenge is to prevent people taking the next offer that comes around.
We, therefore, have to ensure that we make a strong placement that will in
turn benefit both the candidate and enable the company to retain its
skills," he adds.
"When placing a candidate, we ensure they are committed to the career move
rather than accepting an offer based on a better salary. We encourage our
candidates to look beyond the financial gain and focus on their future
working environment, company culture and career aspirations. It is our
commitment to ensure that these needs are inline with what the company can
offer."
Commenting on Staffit's expansion into the engineering and finance
industries, he says: "Our experience in the ICT industry puts us in a strong
position to service both industries as we have a strong relationship with
our current customer-base."
Indicative of the company's service-delivery, it also recently obtained its
(Association of Personnel Service Organisations (APSO) membership which
according to Suleman puts the rubber stump on Staffit's high level of
services to the industry.
"The membership indicates that we comply with the association's standard of
best practices and code of ethics, which is particularly important in an
industry that has often been put under the spotlight for its questionable
practices," he adds.