Founder and Managing Director
Originally from South Africa, Joy moved to the UK in early 2004 to be closer to family. Motivated to succeed, she was delighted when offered a position as an Administrator, within the Recruitment agency she registered for work with. Although she had no previous recruitment experience, Joy quickly developed a hunger for the industry and worked her way up to Branch Manager, within her first 5 years with the company. She gained exposure to both temporary and permanent recruitment, continuously achieved set targets and won a number of internal awards for top performance. Having focused specifically in the office and commercial sectors, Joy realised that she could apply the same principles of placing candidates based on their cultural fit, rather than just experience or skills and that this approach could be applied to recruitment across other sectors as well.
After over 15 years of working in reputable, Independent Agencies, Joy decided to take the leap and set up her own business, with a focus on collaborating with clients and candidates across all sectors, offering a tailored service that can be adapted to the needs of market. Since then, Joy has continued to use this principle and believes that this has been the main contributing factor to her continued success, in a very competitive industry.
When it comes to growth and opportunity, Joy is open minded about the Collaborate Recruitment journey and looks forward to sharing our success as we grow. Please connect with Joy and Collaborate Recruitment via our website, Linkedin or Facebook. We would love to find out more about you, whether you are a client, candidate or a potential Collaborate partner!
Also from South Africa, Genevieve moved to Dorset with her family at the end of 2020 and very quickly established roots in the local area. Like Joy, Genevieve’s drive and passion for delivering outstanding service has enabled her to succeed in the world of sales. In the early days, Genevieve worked as a Recruitment Consultant, but from 2001, she branched out into the Property Sector, selling residential property in a very competitive market in South Africa.
Genevieve became a franchise owner of her own Real Estate Agency and collaborated with several powerful Real Estate brands including Sotheby's International Realty and Dormehl Phalane Properties.
Her innate drive and determination enabled her to run a very successful business, with the support from a team growing to over 15 estate agents and staff at its peak. In addition to growing her business, she played an active part of working in it too, and sold millions of rands of residential real estate, servicing a strong database of new and existing clients.
Genevieve has a high level of business acumen and demonstrates great integrity and values, which always set her apart from her competitors.
Genevieve’s progression to join Collaborate Recruitment is an exciting change of career, but a seamless transition in her mind, as she intends to approach recruitment in the same way as she has always worked in previous roles – Offering security to candidates and ensuring a magical fit with an organisation – much like finding your client that dream home!
This little gem plays an active part in keeping the team grounded…and loved! She can be somewhat of a micro manager, jumps up to follow you if you leave the room, but apart from this, Maggi reminds us of the small pleasures in life, and keeps us entertained with her ‘passive’ snoring and routine cuddles!
In the words of Andy Rooney, “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person” – and in true Collaborate style, we have sourced the best dog for the best team!