Legal & Executive Recruitment
Legal & Executive Recruitment
Alas is known to be the legal staffing partner of choice for some of South Africa's most respected SME's, legal practices and large organisations.
Legal & Executive Recruitment
Alas understands and acknowledges the importance and the need for Black Economic Empowerment and supports this as a B-BBEE Exempt Micro Enterprise (EME)
Legal & Executive Recruitment
Established in 1987, Alas is a seasoned niche recruitment consultancy who specialises in legal and executive recruitment.
Legal & Executive Recruitment

Eduard Strydom (MD):
083 268 1317
Jade Snyman (Senior Consultant):
076 929 2333

Alas purposefully remains a boutique specialist consultancy so that we are able to firstly, provide a service that is unrivalled by the larger bulk recruitment agencies and secondly, in order to offer you value adding services that are specific, industry-related and of actual merit and use to you. As part of the benefit of choosing Alas as your legal recruitment partner, you will have access to the following value adding services:
  1. Salary Survey: As an expert in the legal recruitment sector, Alas is in the privileged position of being able to provide our clients with the most accurate salary figures based on authentic data obtained from the abundant placements we make annually. Our salary survey is a key tool specifically designed for our clients in order to assist them make well-informed decisions when employing new staff. In addition, the salary survey allows clients to manage their current employees' compensation structure so that it is line with industry standards.

  2. Background Checks: According to MIE (the largest, oldest and most recognised Background Screening company in South Africa) “incidents of fraud, corruption, misappropriation of assets, misconduct and misrepresentation, among others, are continuously being publicly exposed and reported on in the media the world over. To address and mitigate the implied reputational, or even legal or financial risk to the associated entities, background screening continues to gain global attention and is being adapted of as part of employment and procurement practices.” Excerpt from It is with this in mind that Alas undertakes to do full a background check on all of our candidates (without exception).

    Alas performs the following checks:
    Comprehensive MIE verifications, including but not limited to full credit, criminal clearance, ID verification, qualifications and membership checks.
    Detailed working references

  3. DISCUS Assessment: Most recruitment agencies only do DISCUS Personality Profile Tests upon request. Alas, however puts all our candidates through this assessment as part of the preliminary screening process. The answers are processed and summarized on the candidates CV's which in turn allows our clients to select a suitable shortlist based on a candidate's personality in addition to their qualifications, skills and experience.

Thorough screening of applications to closely match the job spec requirements (including relevant qualifications, skills, experience, behavourial competencies etc.)

We generate a free comprehensive CV and are always ready to assist candidates who need advice / assistance in compiling a resumé.

All of our candidates complete a Discus Personality Profile Test, highlighting the candidates strengths, weaknesses, advantages they bring to the working environment etc. Their answers are processed and summarized on their CV's. This assists clients in selecting a suitable shortlist from candidate's individual characteristics in addition to their qualifications and experience.

Annually, we compile our Salary Survey which is a detailed representation of market related salaries for legal professionals within many different industry types. Our survey is accessible to all our candidates and clients for their review.

We conduct comprehensive working references on our candidates.

In addition to the reference checks, we have partnered with MIE and conduct full integrity checks on our candidates, verifying their credit, criminal, qualifications, membership status and ID validation.

Career and interview tips and guidance.

Our Legal Secretaries are subjected to a typing test, confirming their typing speed and accuracy .

Being a niche recruitment agency specializing in legal placements, our Consultants have a very firm understanding and knowledge of the legal fraternity as well as current legal trends in the market. Therefore, they are in the best possible position to prepare candidates thoroughly for their interview through the form of a competency based interview as well as highlighting the technical requirements of the position and preparing the candidate for such.

Our Consultants accommodate our candidates! If our candidates cannot come to us – we go to them! We often interview in the areas of Sandton, Johannesburg Central, Midrand and Centurion. Just another way in which we make the recruitment process so much faster and more convenient.

We pride ourselves in a 48hour turnaround time in presenting suitable candidates to our client.

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