African Talent Company seeks to Bridge the Talent Gap in the Job sector
Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Author: Rading Biko
Africa’s leading recruitment marketplaces have announced their new identity, coming together and rebranding as The African Talent Company, under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer, Hilda Kabushenga Kragha.
The new organization is backed by its shareholders Swiss Ringier AG and Australian SEEK Ltd and seeks to bridge the talent gap in Africa by addressing both the supply and demand side of the African labour market.
According to a statement from the new company, The Africa Talent Company is better equipped to meet employers where they are and effectively match them with the best talent.
“The world of work has evolved rapidly in the past two years. Increased digitization has made remote work, gig work, and BPO become mainstream, further highlighting the great skills divide in Africa and the need to invest in the training of young Africans if we are to effectively participate in this new, globally competitive workforce.” The Company's CEO said.
“Our new mandate will see us move beyond the traditional marketplace and begin to holistically tackle the challenges we see in our labour markets in a hybrid approach that benefits both seekers and employers. As pioneers and leaders in Africa’s labour markets, we are evolving to expand our reach and impact as a brand by moving into this new era as The African Talent Company,” she added.
The African Talent Company is expanding its services to cover the full spectrum of African Talent Management. By holistically addressing the challenges that exist in Africa’s labour market, The Africa Talent Company is better equipped to meet employers where they are and effectively match them with the best talent.
Recruiters will have access to a more robust catalogue of HR solutions and services that are tailored and designed to be accessible across a wide range of requirements, including:
• Digital recruitment solutions: Enhancing its self-service online products, which are designed for efficiency and allow for easier and more effective matching via the company’s large candidate database.
• Offline recruitment solutions: Expanding its range of bespoke, concierge-based solutions for more complex hiring needs.
• Manpower outsourcing: Developing highly specialized offerings for niche customers, with a growing demand for transactional jobs. This will include augmenting its offering with skills development as well as technology-enabled onboarding and benefits management.
To provide more career development support, The African Talent Company will be investing further in the e-learning space and developing a winning suite of diverse, easy-to-use, self-service online products for upskilling candidates on its platform.
Jobseekers will also benefit from timely access to relevant job listings, visibility to top companies hiring, and career developmental support while employers can access quality candidates in a cost-saving and efficient recruitment process.
ROAM Africa CEO Clemens Weitz in his statement said, “Today, Africa’s labor markets have large inefficiencies, but have the potential to play a great part in the global economy. Addressing this challenge requires deep focus and strong partners. With The African Talent Company, we are excited to unite a strong team with a dedicated commitment to play a part in cracking this challenge. Khraga has an outstanding track record and passion for this purpose. We wish her and the team continued success.”
Additionally, The African Talent Company will be investing further in the e-learning space and developing a winning suite of diverse, easy-to-use, self-service online products for upskilling candidates on its platform.
It has more than a combined 4.6 million job seekers and 150,000+ employers on the platform. It will also continue to host Jobberman in Nigeria and Ghana, as well as BrighterMonday in Kenya and Uganda.
Written by Cynthia Kenyani