Vision & Purpose:
Why does CleverClicks Exist?
We exist to facilitate growth: we are growth-obsessed. Not only are we dedicated to growing our clients’ businesses, but we’re devoted to growing our employees as well.
The truth is - we’re a people business. We know that the strength as a company is directly proportional to the brilliance of our team, so the better our people are feeling, the better we can serve our clients. It’s a feed-forward cycle of growth and success.
As an employer we have a simple goal: to become the best place to work in South Africa.
Yup. Seriously. We want to be the best employer in the country.
How do we achieve this lofty goal?
By offering perks like free beer, flexi-hours, your birthday off work, days to work from home in your pajamas?
Well, actually, we do offer those all things and more (you’ll see a full list of our perks below) but that’s not what our people value most.
We’re a great company to work because we have this crazy, ‘new school’ belief that work should not be the centre of your universe. Our families, friendships and our health should always come first - even if that means our work being delayed.
If you or your mother/child/ best friend needs support in any way, drop your work and go support them. However long it takes. Someone will cover for you, and if they can’t and the client is not understanding of the rescheduled work, then they probably won’t be a client for much longer. We’re that serious.
We also believe that people are smarter than most managers give them credit for. We know that the more freedom & opportunities we give you, the more space there is for your particular brand of genius to shine.
We do not operate like a big, soulless corporate. Micromanaging, office politics, bureaucracy, the daily grind… Hard no. Your life is too short to be wishing away 5 days of your week.
In Our Own Words
I love that CleverClicks puts such huge emphasis on individual and career growth, I'm constantly growing and hardly ever not challenged!
Remote working is also a definite win for me, with an ever-growing population comes more traffic and less time in your daily life so remote work gives everyone so much more opportunity to live a fuller life.
I love working with wildly & uniquely smart, highly driven people who care so much about each other, and about getting results from what we're all working on together. I don't want to imagine life without this team.
I love how CleverClicks allows you to find the perfect work-life balance with flexible work hours and remote working. With this benefit, it's easy to fit my marathon training into my schedule and still focus on performing well at work.
I love working with people who are so inherently knowledgeable about Digital Marketing and specifically my knowledge of SEO. We all push one another and teach each other new things all the time and it becomes a team growth journey instead of trying to succeed as a "one man band".
Something I've felt acutely since joining CleverClicks has been the amount of responsibility given to each of us, and the trust that's put in us to handle these responsibilities.
Another huge plus for CleverClicks is the focus we put on learning and growth - dedicated learning time means we're always expanding our skill set, and sharing our learnings with the rest of the team so everyone stays in the loop.
Our focus on company culture means that everyone here gets along. Politics of weird vibes - we're all open and honest with each other. It's enshrined in one of our company values- Challenge and be Challenged!
I love that there's an important trust & care factor that all of my super talented, intelligent colleagues possess. And that I get to play Fifa when I'm in the office 🙂
I love that there is so much space (and encouragement) to grow & get better. You're never stuck doing one thing at CleverClicks - if you're strong in a certain area (or even if you're not but you'd like to be) then you’re given the space to start working on it. It's so amazing to be able to follow you passions & feel fulfilled by what you do - and to have the company actively trying to make life better for you.
I also love our culture-first approach to everything. From games in the office to the way we run meetings and even make decisions - everything is done with the team and the culture front-of-mind and that makes it a ridiculously cool place to work.
I love that as part of the CleverClicks team, my voice is always heard and I know that even the smallest suggestions can go a long way
What Sets Us Apart:
Work from Japan, or your favourite local cafe. We’re a digital business - an internet connection is all you need..
We send our staff to conferences (overseas and locally) as rewards for a job well-done.
Free & unlimited coffees for all those who meet their targets.
You get the day off on your birthday.
Results-focused (not time)
Results achieved mean way more than hours spent. If you finish all your work or hit all your targets with time to spare - go home!
All our staff have regular sessions with a qualified business coach.
Work does not equal life. We actively encourage our employees not to diversify their happiness portfolios and not let work become their everything.
Your position doesn’t determine the quality of your ideas or opinions. If you don’t enjoy speaking up, we’re probably not the agency for you.
We give you working hours each week to dedicate to learning & upskilling yourself.
Structure your days how you want. Start at 6 am, yoga at 11, leave at 4? Go for it.
Because Friday afternoon meetings are better with gin.
Office PlayStation, foosball, mini cricket
Our Woodstock office is a playground.
Our team gets an allowance to spend on things like gym memberships or yoga classes.
Less time doing things you don’t like
We actively try to minimise the time you spend on tasks you don’t love. If you don’t like something, we’ll do what we can to help get it off your plate.
We have an in-house ‘performance-optimiser’ to help you become the best version of yourself, whether that’s personally, professionally or both.
We live and breathe our company values, and our culture is built around them. Every member of our team is evaluated on each of our values as part of their performance reviews, and every week each person nominates someone who they feel as embodied our values best.
We deliver results, not tasks.
Being busy is not an achievement and a completed task-list is only worth the outcomes it achieves.
We challenge & are challenged.
We challenge each other, challenge ideas & challenge the way things are done. CleverClicks employees are not only good at challenging, we love being challenged. Why? Because we’re always focused on growing and getting better. Challenging ideas and the status quo is how we keep making things better.
We make it simpler
There is always a simpler and more elegant way to do things. We reward those who find it.
We focus on 1 thing
We finish one thing before we move on to the next. Multi-tasking is so 2009. We prefer to be laser focused on 1 thing at a time, because a completed milestone is worth more than 100 half-done tasks.
We get busy growing
If you’re not growing, you’re dying. Whether it’s personally or professionally, our own business or our clients’ companies - we’re relentlessly learning and growing.
How We Hire
Our hiring process differs depending on the role, but here’s an idea of what to expect: