Our Story

OUR SERVICE IS TAILOR-MADE TO YOUR NEEDS

We are a Human Resources Agency based in the Overberg, and work throughout the Western Cape. 

Primarily we focus on the individual, and you will never be “just a number” – we ensure a personal service. We are passionate about people, and the challenges they face in the workplace. A thorough understanding of individuals, the way they think and how it influences their behaviour in the work environment is the key to positive and productive work relationships.

Our experience in Industrial and Organisational Psychology sets us apart from our competitors and benefits you, the employer, as the very core of our specialist service is to create a healthy, thriving workplace. This translates into a more profitable business as your biggest asset is your employees. We want your business to excel, and we can ensure that you match the right person and the right job.  After all, life is short; enjoying what you do is vital.

WHO IS ARINA FYFER

By working with Arina Fyfer and AF Consulting, you can be assured of our experience, knowledge and commitment to assist your business with growth and success.

Arina studied at UNISA and received her degree – BComm majoring in Industrial & Organizational Phychology.

She is also registered with SABPP: Associate HR PRofessional – Member No: 509 05171.

Next, Arina shares her story and experience.

 From as far as I can remember I always wanted to be a teacher and I really enjoyed training all the newbies in my role as Head of Reception at the Hospital. Having worked in the medical office administration for a large part of my adult life, it certainly taught me a mixture of skills.

After that, I decided to further my studies to make a difference in the area I am most passionate about, people!  I studied BCom Industrial and Organisational Psychology with Labour Law as extra subjects.  I always knew I wanted my own business, and AF Consulting was founded in 2015, the outcome of my believe in the Human Connection at work.

My passion for your business, is to provide services relating to Human Resources, Recruiting, Training and Labour Relations to business owners of small and medium enterprises.  Being a people-person, I consider my core competencies to be my ability to motivate, encourage, empower, and uplift fellow business owners.  I can take the emotion out of the situation and base my decisions on facts.  Another fact that benefits you as a business owner is that I have been an employee and your employees can’t BS me.

Anything is possible with an active Human Resources business partner.  Whether you are a small business with 5 employees or 50 employees you need a Human Resources Department.  I have successfully solved these  problems among others for small business owners:

1)      Setting up a new office from scratch for my client.  This entailed setting up policies and procedures, contracts, and recruitment.  This business was approved by one of the National departments.

2)      Settings up contracts and have meetings with staff after the business was taking over by a new employer.  Negotiating new hours and new weekly wages according to the needs of the new employer.

3)     Setting up policies for a business that have been operating for some years.  Help them with successful implementation of these policies.

4)  Successful handling of a scenario where an employee was so depressed after finding out she was pregnant that she did not want to come back to work.

5)      Successful retrenchment of staff without any comeback.

6)   Facilitated the process of employees that has issues with both misconduct and performance.

7)     Informing skilled employees that they will not be paid at the end of the month because their employer had cash flow problems.  No comebacks

8)      Trade union negotiations

9)   Successful placing of candidates by using my tried and tested methods.

We are continually developing ourselves to make sure we offer you the best.  Business owners need to know how to handle their employees to get the best out of them.  Dealing with staff is not always black and white and definitely not always easy.  I have also had cases where employees did go to the CCMA after all the right processes were followed, but then I am also there to support you.

On a personal note, I enjoy long-distance running, I actively participate in Dog Showing with my Beagles, and I am training to become a Dog Show Judge.

OUR SERVICES

Human Resources

Includes Performance Management, Employee Wellness, Reward Systems and Encourage the Human Connection at your workplace

Labour Law

Do you have a dispute? We offer mediation, a disciplinary service as well as dispute resolution

Recruitment

We specialize in finding the right person for the right position

Coaching & Workshops

Support and Mentoring of Business Owners as well as general training for your employees

OUR VISION & MISSION

VISION

We strive to be a global leading Human Resources consulting agency, most admired for its authentic & passionate leaders.

MISSION

Our mission at AF Consulting is finding solutions by developing and combining the skills of both employer and employee.

Our aim is to help every business thrive, acknowledging the role of each individual by utilising their expertise and by enriching the lives of each individual by helping them discover their purpose.  We encourage and motivate people to want to work together and help them find their own worth to make their goals a reality.

OUR CORE VALUES

COMPASSION for our clients and teams.

ALWAYS GROWING AND LEARNING new things to grow, but also learning from our mistakes. 

Building quality relationships based on INTEGRITY and ETHICS.

Foster and encourage AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE every day, no matter how small.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM US?

SKILL SET: Af Consulting is a Human Resources Agency that specializes in Labour Law, Recruitments and Coaching & Workshops. As Industrial and Organisational Psychology experts, we believe in continues professional development to keep us up to date with the industry.

APPROACH: To us you are not just a number. We like to think of our clients as our extended family and work towards finding the best solutions. We treat each case on its own merits and follow the rules and belief in work ethics.

ATTITUDE: We believe in the ripple effect of positive thinking, are hardworking and have a solution approach rather than a problem approach.

UNIQUE ABILITIES: We are passionate about people and the challenges they face everyday in the workplace. That gives us a thorough understanding of individuals, the way they think and how it influences their behaviour in the work environment is the key to positive and productive work relationships.

QUALITY: No project is too big or too small. We are continually evolving, adapting to continually emerging accepted best practises and accepted standards. Our personal service and flexibility set us apart from our competitors

Mindset is everything