S.Hayward Consulting

Your Technology Recruitment Specialist

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International Consulting

Location guidance. Strategic recruitment plans. Recruitment budgets. Managing recruitment processes. Working alongside executives ensuring successful deployment.

Marketing Collaboration

Working with and guiding your marketing and HR teams to collaborate and attract candidates to your brand.

Recruitment Training

Mainly targeted at companies looking to create their own internal recruitment teams. Assistance with hiring, training and processes.

Recruitment Consulting

Improve the application, interview, offer and onboarding process.

HR Assistance

Create a screening CV process, assist in building stronger rapport with candidates – this service is open to specific requirements.

About Sam

I started my Tech Recruitment journey in 2005 and since then, I’ve headed up 2 recruitment divisions, built 3 recruitment companies and strategized, recruited and trained 3 external recruitment teams. My passion and interest has moved from transactional recruitment to working in a formal Talent Acquisition role.

I am incredibly passionate about the recruitment process, how it integrates into the business as a whole, streamlining the process, attracting the right candidates and creating an environment that attracts the right staff compliment.

I’ve founded the first South African Recruitment Network, please do come join us. Where over 400 recruiters connect, learn, share and most importantly focus on upping the standards of our recruitment industry.

Lastly, it’s not the tools, plug-ins or ATS that make a good tech recruiter, it’s the service. Creating the best recruitment experience for my clients and candidates.


Welcome job seekers, here at S.Hayward Consulting, we’re doing things differently, we’re doing it for you!

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I am always amazed at Samantha's dedication to helping us find the right people. She does everything she possibly can to understand our needs, company culture and who will be the perfect fit, and then does not give up until she has found the perfect match. She is not just a recruiter, but a business partner that adds value when you least expect it. With that kind of relationship I have no problem committing my recruitment business to her. Thanks Sam.

Martin PotgieterCofounder & Technical Director at Nclose (Pty) LTD

If there's one recruiter I'll trust completely, it'll be Samantha. She focuses on what's good for you. Period. I'll gladly recommend her to any developer in the job market. Thank you, Sam, for all your hard work and commitment. You're one in a million.

Pieter EngelbrechtDeveloper at PayFast

It was a pleasure working with Sam, she placed me in a record time at my current employer. With great communication and people skills. If only all recruiters can be on the ball like Sam.

Saskia Alexander - van DijkOperational Effectiveness Specialist

I would recommend working with Samantha and nu-beginnings, to anyone who is looking to find their ideal work environment.

Samantha is able to balance being professional while still adding a personal touch. Making the process of looking for and applying for a different position run smoothly. I always felt comfortable talking to Samantha and I knew I was in good hands.

I am looking forward to my nu-beginning 🙂

Marnitz MalanSoftware Developer

As a developer, working with Samantha at Nu-Beginnings has been the best decision thus far and really fast-tracked my career. I love the way they actually match company and employee, which is the way it should be. Would recommend, without a shred of doubt regarding quality of service.

Pranesh SinghIntermediate Software Developer at The Gemini Solution
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Tell: 021 551 0378

Cell: 083 730 7177

Email: sam@shayward.co.za