Under the direction of Hilda Kabushenga Kragha, Africa’s biggest recruitment marketplaces have revealed their new identity, merging and rebranding as The African Talent Company. The company has considerably increased its remit to bridge the talent gap in Africa by addressing both the supply and demand sides of the African labor market, thanks to its shareholders Swiss Ringier AG and Australian SEEK Ltd.
The African Talent Company, formerly known as ROAM Jobs, is expanding its services to include the entire spectrum of African talent management. The Africa Talent Company is better positioned to meet employers where they are and efficiently connect them with the best talent by tackling the difficulties that exist in Africa’s labor market comprehensively. Recruiters will have access to a more comprehensive catalog of HR solutions and services that are customised and developed to meet a variety of needs, such as:
- 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 specialised 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.
The African Talent Company will invest more in the e-learning arena and develop a winning portfolio of diverse, easy-to-use, self-service online products for upskilling applicants on its platform in order to provide greater career development support.
Job seekers will gain timely access to relevant job ads, visibility into top organizations hiring, and career development help, while employers will gain access to qualified applicants in a cost-effective and efficient recruitment process.
Speaking on the launch, ROAM Africa CEO Clemens Weitz commented, “Today, Africa’s labour 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. The team will be led by Hilda Kabushenga Kragha, who has an outstanding track record and passion for this purpose. We wish her and the team continued success.”
The African Talent Company Chief Executive Officer, Hilda Kabushenga Kragha added, “The world of work has evolved rapidly in the past two years. Increased digitisation 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. 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.”
The African Talent Company will continue to be the home of Jobberman Nigeria, Jobberman Ghana, BrighterMonday Kenya, and BrighterMonday Uganda, with expansion into other African nations on the horizon, with a combined 4.6 million job searchers and 150,000+ employers on the platform.