Fighting for the Attention of Talent! A conversation with Venessa Raath

A positive impact in the Sourcing/Recruitment Industry

She brings the South African Story to a Global Stage.  

Vanessa Raath is a dynamic, international keynote Speaker who promises to keep you perched on the edge of your seat. Her speciality lies in presenting about Diversity and Inclusion in Sourcing – a topic that she is truly passionate about. To put it simply, diversity matters. But don’t just take our word for it, let’s look at the stats. 

New Research makes it crystal clear that companies with a more diverse workforce perform better financially. In fact, companies in the top 25% for gender and ethnic diversity at the executive level are more likely to have above-average profitability than companies in the bottom 25%. In short, having more diverse female executives equates to bigger share price gains, stronger revenue growth and higher profits—period. The stats don’t lie. 

So, why aren’t we seeing more companies embracing it? We know that top-down leadership initiatives just aren’t enough. We need an array of voices from various backgrounds, body types, races, and genders to contribute to the conversation if we want to push the culture forward. But it’s not enough to just listen and learn. We have to take action because there is a real power in inclusion.

On this episode, The Guru of Tech Sourcing & the “go-to” person for Sourcing in Africa, shares how she leveraged years of experience working in the recruitment industry, Sharing her knowledge & running her own business where she  trains both internal and agency Recruiters, across the globe, to source Top Talent more efficiently and effectively than their competitors.

With over 13 years of recruitment experience, 10 years focusing on the South African Technical/IT market, she knew that she was well-positioned to launch her own Sourcing Training business. After school, she qualified with a teaching degree and spent 8 years teaching in the United Kingdom. She now combines her passion for teaching and recruitment in order to offer much needed Sourcing Training to the South African Recruitment Industry.

This episode’s quote : 

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change. ― Sheryl Sandberg

So in today's episode, we got chatting straight away, no time for small talk & cliched hallo’s…..just getting to the valuable advice. 

Myself & Venessa are both cut from the same cloth as our backgrounds rings similar in many aspects. Passion for Sourcing & Heading the Best Talent, Wanting to have a positive impact on the industry, Tech & Entrepreneurship, so I’m super excited to get this party started…….

Hit play on the episode to hear all of the magic that Vanessa Raath brings to the show. 

If you loved this Episode, shoot me and Venessa a DM on Instagram with your favourite part of the episode, because we would love to hear from you 

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