Welcome to

Be Different Recruitment
Be Different Recruitment was formed in 2006 in a bid to offer the South African market specialised recruitment services. In today’s economy attracting and retaining talented and bright people is the key to success. It is becoming more important than ever to invest in the right people for your business and to build strong, enduring relationships with what are ultimately your company’s most valuable assets. Be Different strives to find the best and brightest people. We want our candidates to get a chance to shine and show that real talent and diversity is to be celebrated.
Deliver on your promise. Before you promise, look at what you are able to deliver. Manage expectations. Finish what you start.”.

Checks and Referencing

We understand the technology which is why we are successful in filling across the spectrum IT roles.
Be Different has an affiliation with a reputable verification agency, MIE www.mie.co.za . Based on the screening requirements of each client, Be Different includes the checks as part of the placement fee. There is a wide range of checks that can be conducted ID, driver license, criminal, credit, fraud, qualification check. MIE is able to perform checks locally as well as internationally.
Referencing is essential to the recruitment process. Be Different will conduct two references from past employers. Be Different ensures that the reference contact is suitable in terms of the validity and seniority of their role. Be Different confirms that the following checks will be able to be presented to our clients at our clients request when required in line with the position: Two references from two past employers to be completed by Be Different Recruitment, unless otherwise requested from client.
Be Different has a multiple platform approach where we access talent through skills specific searches, job criteria and industry specific experience. The network we have created over the last 16 years has allowed us to tap into industry leading experts, highly skilled candidates as well as institutions moulding new talent where we track the up-and-coming candidates.
Fact Checking
Our approach allows insight into academic qualifications as well as past and current performance within their employment history. The fact checking process of listed references and research into their careers are key elements to our talent matching criteria
Our networking capability and proven track record attracts candidates looking to further their careers and help match them with companies capable of creating a competitive environment that will enrich their skill set. Proactive contact with candidates who are not actively applying for positions is always part of our on-going process. Be Different is able to provide head hunting and market mapping services depending on the specification of the client.
Break The Mould
Our company “Be Different” identifies with the characteristic of breaking the mould and pursuing the unexpected, we exemplify talent in an industry that demands tailor made perfection and insight. Recruiting a resource requires understanding the expectation, a Be Different approach to harmonising talent by embedding your needs to our candidates skill set requires more than a simple act of placement.

Why use Be Different for Recruitment?

We aim to set ourselves apart in the industry by being different, providing exceptional service and consulting on recruitment.

We focus on honest and open communication with our clients. Our core value is based on integrity and we ensure that our clients employ candidates of the same principle and sound ethics.

The validation and vetting of talent is key to our process, our clients will always be informed of any risk prior to interviews and even after placement should a concern arise.

We work closely with our clients to capture their requirements accurately, we spend time finding out exactly what our clients are looking for, job specifications are useful but it’s the small details that can count the most in attracting the right candidate. 

We take a key interest in our client’s business model, operational structures and working culture to ensure talent can thrive and excel in your unique environment.

We aim to present well-prepared and suitable candidates ensuring that they meet the clients’ job specifications and always ensure we send well-suited candidates for our client’s positions, we appreciate the time constraints that interviewers face.

We are passionate and love recruitment; we enjoy the challenge of finding talented candidates for our clients and the enriching positions for our candidates.

We are driven by success and constantly want to show our clients that we are providing the best service and not just sending a CV. We want to place candidates that will add value to their business and be an asset to their company.

Meet Our Expert Team

"There are no secrets to success. It’s the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure."
Founder of Be Different in 2016. 24 years of IT Recruitment Experience. 16 years as Director of Be Different. Absolutely love making candidates and clients happy. Mother of 2 gorgeous girls and obsessed with horses.
Account Manager
Over 10 years recruitment experience in various industries like IT, Finance, Insurance and Engineering. Passionate about people and helping people attain their career aspirations Enjoys the great relationships that are established with clients and candidates. Great track record of success with blue chip organizations in South Africa and internationally.
Resourcing Consultant
G joined be different in July 2021 She is a Hospitality Management graduate from the International Hotel School She is an Aquarian and she is also left handed. She has a keen eye for good candidates and excellent in coaching and preparing for interviews.
Resourcing Consultant
Alicia is Be Different’s piece of antique furniture. She joined be different 17 years ago; fresh out of Matric in 2006. She was extremely shy and could barely look people in the eye and now exudes confidence. Mom to 3 boys, 2 being twins, so she definitely always has her hands full. She is able to identify good candidates and is able to build good relationships with candidates.
Resourcing Consultant
Chloe graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Education - Senior Phase and FET. Chloe is also a member of the Golden Key Society. She is putting her ‘full of life’ personality into learning about the recruitment sector. Chloe lives life to the max and has a zest for life.
Resourcing Consultant
Maggy joined be different in 2010 and has developed her skills every year. Whilst enjoying the work at be different, she registered to study for a Course in Hiring and Selection (Human Resources) with UNISA. She is always keen to learn and gain more experience in recruitment.

Our Mission

To differentiate ourselves in the industry.

By being interested, involved and active in our approach towards our candidates and clients.

Providing high quality and wellmatched talent for our clients.

Our Approach & Methodology

Be Different offers a specialised service in managing the placement of candidates in both permanent and contract positions across a variety of industries.

We work closely with our clients to capture their requirements and present a true and accurate account of the job opportunity. Our aim is to present well prepared and suitable candidates to our clients that meet their brief. We appreciate the time constraints that businesses and interviewers face when recruiting for a new employee. We also appreciate that for some candidates the interview process can be confusing and daunting. Within the competitive job market of South Africa we feel that it is important that our candidates be given the tools to express their value and enjoy the interview process, their readiness, clarity and factual responses are key to assisting companies in making their decisions.

We also appreciate the importance of candidate referrals and other supplementary avenues. We work with our clients to define the most appropriate channels for their individual needs.

What Our Happy Client Say