Find out more about the first day of the Talent Agenda Series Southern Africa Conference
It is the dream of every company or organisation to acquire and retain highly qualified and dedicated personnel to ensure that optimal performance is attained all the time. When a reported 74% of employees want to walk away from their jobs, it is no wonder that employers value such optimal performance from staff, otherwise known as engaged employees. ¹ But what are these engaged employees? Why are they so important to a company? This first blog for GCC Search hopes to delve a little deeper into the importance of good employee engagement.
The questions surrounding millennials in the workplace are becoming more and more common, especially in Africa. Due to the ‘youth bulge’ Africa is experiencing at the moment, businesses must re-evaluate millennials’ position in their organigram and the importance of retaining this talent in recruitment.
Our speaker profiled this week for the Talent Series Agenda Johannesburg 2017 is Matthew Higgins, the Director of Venturemates Africa Limited. Born and raised in South Africa, Matthew attended Rhodes University to study accounting and began his career with KPMG, before moving into various expatriate roles in finance and general management.
It is the dream of every company or organisation to acquire and retain highly qualified and dedicated personnel to ensure that optimal performance is attained all the time. The employer may decide to use the reactive or proactive recruitment approach. In a proactive approach where the company sells itself to the candidate, the company needs to showcase its company culture in order to attract high-quality applicants.
In the recruitment function, marketing and communications are some of the core facets that contribute to the growth and success of a business. Marketing mainly involves publicising of the business through different campaigns to make the public aware of the business existence (brand marketing), services offered and what is special about the services. Communication, on the other hand, involves the exchange of information both internally and externally.
The number of awards and honours given to this Zimbabwean powerhouse is testament to Precious Murena-Nyika’s prestigious professional career. Named as an Outstanding Leader at the Human Capital Management 2016 and amongst the 100 Most Influential Global HR Professionals, Precious now presides over the Institute of People Management Zimbabwe, alongside her current role as Human Resources & Communications Director at Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe.
5% of CEO roles in Africa are held by women. Let that figure sink in a moment.
For a continent where women outnumber men, according to the 2011 census by the Worldstat (Source: here), you might think this percentage shocking. And it is. Yet across the continent and the Africa diaspora, companies and individuals are fighting for equal representation. This blog will examine some of these profiles alongside the problems this lack of diversity creates.
There are over 7 billion mobile phone devices in use around the world today. That is almost one device for every person on the planet (Source: here). And yet fewer than 20 percent of HR companies use mobile phone apps for their HR solutions.
Why is this? Why does it seem that the HR sector is so far behind other sectors in terms of technological advancement?
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It gives me great delight to write Talent Agenda Series’ first blog, introducing you to our upcoming event taking place from 25-26 October 2017 in Johannesburg.
The Talent Agenda Series, since its inception 4 years ago, builds on the experience of our parent Global Career Company, which has worked alongside Human Capital leaders throughout the African diaspora for over 14 years.
The Talent Agenda Series East Africa’s final day was a great success with an illuminating discussion on Elevating Women in Business, the panel contain three inspirational women: Benthe Legg the Human Resources Director at Maersk Line, Angela Karuga, HRBP for East Africa at Nielsen and Florence Nyokabi the Head of Human Resources in Kenya and East Africa at Standard Chartered.
The Talent Agenda Series East Africa began brilliantly will a wonderful opening address by Stephen Tio Kauma. The highlights of the day include the Visionary HR Strategy case studies by Josephine Mwaniki from Nielsen and Bancy Gakuru from Syngenta and Willis Towers Watson‘s discussion on Cyber Security.