The Paton Group (http://paton.co.za/) believes that optimal sourcing, placement and training of TALENT within an organisation is a highly specialised service and crucial to short and long-term success. In 1996, Allison and Ross Paton perceived that there was a need for a Talent Consultancy in South Africa, which offered a more professional and technical service in Financial Services Recruitment. Paton Personnel was founded on the premise that a specialist company offering a narrow range of specialist recruitment services could best serve the needs of clients in a manner that a generalist agency was unable to do. Enter "Intelligent Recruitment". Further to its success, Paton expanded its service offering to include both Paton Training (http://patontraining.com/) and broadened its coverage into the Corporate Sector. Paton Training is a top provider of technical Training Courses applicable to the Financial Services, Corporate and Goverment sectors. These interlinked business units, Paton Personnel and Paton Training comprise the Paton Group. Since its inception, Paton Group has registered significant growth, mainly through the broadening of its blue chip client list, top calibre candidate and delegate base and geographic reach. Currently all major centres in South Africa are covered from the Paton Group offices in Hyde Park, Johannesburg and in Kwazulu-Natal.