Posts tagged ‘business in africa’

Datum Recruitment Services is hiring for challenging Finance & Accounts Jobs. Take a look!

 

Datum Recruitment Services is a leading headhunter & executive search firm providing unparalleled professional accounting and finance recruiting, screening and matching for various roles in various sectors for leading local, regional and multinational organizations.

 

We help recruit reliable, business-savvy accounting & finance talent to help you negotiate risks and compete in the dynamic and challenging business environment of today.

 

For Finance and accounts jobs or to hire a premier accounting and finance recruitment agency in Africa, Asia, Middle East & APAC, contact us http://www.datum-recruitment.com/

Datum Recruitment Services is hiring for Manufacturing Jobs

 

Manufacturing has emerged as a high growth sector in Africa & other emerging markets. The manufacturing sector offers plenty of employment opportunities in Africa.

 

With our combination of tech innovation and the human touch, we offer specialist recruitment services in helping leading manufacturers to find highly skilled professionals with high experience and expertise.

 

Contact us for manufacturing sector jobs on http://www.datum-recruitment.com/

 

Datum Recruitment Services announces Manufacturing Jobs in Nigeria

 

Datum Recruitment Services conduct an executive search to recruit highly motivated and energetic individuals with a passion for innovation and excellence in manufacturing jobs in Africa and emerging markets.

 

We focus on engineering and technical recruitment, providing specialist employment services and working within the manufacturing and process industries.

 

To see all latest manufacturing/production jobs in Nigeria click on http://www.datum-recruitment.com/

Datum Recruitment Services – Latest Jobs in International Locations

 

 

 

Datum Recruitment Services are a specialist professional executive search firm for CXO, Mid & Senior Level Recruitment providing Quick Response & Proven Results.

 

Contact us to hire a Professional Team with In-Depth Experience & expertise in international hiring on http://www.datum-recruitment.com/

 

Read our expert insight on the New Age African Manager, market information & hiring trends in Africa on http://datum-recruitment.com/blog/2018/06/05/the-essence-of-the-african-manager/

 

Recruitment Do’s and Don’ts

As a Candidate: Be Transparent with your Recruitment Consultant and stakeholders

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1.  Inform your Recruitment Consultant / Stakeholders clearly, if you are
exploring other opportunities or you have any other offers in hand, or if
there is something which your employer should know about you.  It is going to
be revealed sooner or later.

 

2.  Inform your Consultant, if you are expecting high growth or not
satisfied with the offer and you don’t have any intentions to join, so they
can check with the client if it is negotiable.

 

3.  Inform your consultant, if you are not going to attend the interview, he
can cover up for you and you can save your reputation.

 

As an Employer: Be Transparent to your Candidate / Employee as well as
Recruitment Consultant:

 

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1.  Inform your new joinee / candidate / prospective candidate about the job
description, work location, salaries, and benefits very clearly and please
ensure, there should not be any misunderstanding.

 

2.  Provide decent accommodation facilities.

 

For stronger and long lasting relationships it is important to be transparent in all your
dealings and discussions.

 

About the Author:

 

Sanjay Shah, our Nigeria Recruitment Expert, has a rich experience of working and hiring for middle and senior executive positions in Nigeria.

As per recent interactions with Nigerian clients and markets, he predicts an increase in hiring in manufacturing sectors in Nigeria such as FMCG, Engineering, and Automobile. The economy is slowly recovering after the recession with new investments and new players entering the Nigerian market.

 

Connect with him to hire premium talent for jobs in Nigeria, market information in Nigeria, recruitment trends in Nigeria and salary survey in Nigeria on sanjay@datumhin.com / http://www.datum-recruitment.com/

 

Check our white paper on hiring trends in Nigeria on datum_whitepaper (1)

 

 

 

 

The New Age African Manager

 

 

Africa is slowly limping back from its traumatic past.  The booming economies of Sub-Saharan Africa have created numerous business opportunities both for African entrepreneurs and multinational companies eager to tap into new markets in Africa.

 

But running an office in Nairobi or Johannesburg is significantly different from operating in London, Berlin or New York. Many ventures in Africa flounder due to a lack of insight and understanding into the dynamics of local cultures and a lack of respect for the differences encountered.

 

Leadership effectiveness and therefore understanding of leadership in the African context is important for the future of African development.

 

Africa is now seeing what can be termed as a hybrid of the best of African & Western management styles. The Western approach informs the ‘what’ needs to be done while the African approach informs the ‘how’ to do it. Thus, senior executives and leaders have moved towards a more humanistic culture without compromising their drive for results.

 

While African leadership approaches have often been criticised for being poorly adaptive to increasingly complex globalised economies, there exist confident, self-assured African leaders effectively heading businesses that are part of Western multinational corporations operating in emerging markets.

 

What is the African management style?

 

In a very real sense, the success – or failure – of a business rests with its managers. So finding the right person to manage your enterprise in Africa has to be a key consideration.

 

Research says that managing people varies country by country according to the culture and the temperament of the people living there. In spite of its diversity, there are some common elements to managing in Africa, which are different from the rest of the world

 

The New Age African Manager

 

The new generation of African managers is highly flexible, culturally sensitive and resilient; determined to solve Africa’s problems with African solutions. These dynamic young entrepreneurs are aware of Africa’s past mistakes and have an internal drive to change and move forward.

 

The next-gen African manager shows a subtle but palpable resistance to Western-style business practices and organizational cultures which are sometimes imposed unilaterally on African businesses in the mistaken belief that they will work better or produce better results.

 

Working in Africa, can be extremely rewarding in terms of learning and honing of entrepreneurial skills. On the other hand, an average African executive is also weighed down by increased complexities posed by globalization, domestic competition, government regulation and shareholder pressure. They could also be affected by the rapid change, inadvertent disruption as well as minor and major crises such as the current economic, financial and political crises in Africa.

 

Despite the availability of capable and educated people, many African organizations could be hampered by conflicts and unhealthy politics, mired by in-fighting, favoritism, nepotism, and opportunism, undermining team spirit and innovation in the workplace.  To perform and lead in such organizations, managers would need exceptional skills in communication and human behavior.

 

What is changing in Africa?

 

Traditional African business tended towards the accumulation of power and decision-making in the hands of a few senior managers with middle managers waiting in line to move up the corporate ladder over time.

 

Under the influence of the myriad of MNCs which have flocked into the country, hierarchies are breaking down somewhat and younger middle-managers are looking to become more proactively involved in decision-making. Managers are now moving from authoritarian to authoritative as they increasingly involve their teams in decision making.

 

As a leading recruitment agency in Africa, we observe that the biggest change to have impacted the middle management level over the last few years has been the introduction of a new cadre of local professionals into most companies. Skills and talents are being liberated by the internet and the mobile phone, driven by an entrepreneurial “born free” generation catering to a growing middle class.

 

Some takeaways from top African business leaders:

 

  1. Always be willing to make mistakes because they are the ones that make you grow the fastest and learn the most in the shortest amount of time.

 

  1. Don’t ever ask anyone in your organization to do something that you yourself are not willing to do.

 

  1. Do not take a job for money. Take a job that feeds your soul, your aspirations, and can help you grow while you are having fun.

 

  1. Ensuring that your business has a strategy that everybody in your company knows about it and is aligned with it, and then putting in necessary priorities and systems to enable execution

 

  1. Measure things based on the return on effort.

 

  1. Travel light; move fast, be agile and nimble, don’t over analyze things and act quickly.

 

  1. When trying to make a decision, you should go with 40% to 60% information. You shouldn’t wait for 100% certainty because if you wait too long you will find someone else has seized the opportunity.

 

  1. If we treat our staff well, they will treat our customers well, and those are the people that make our business happen.

 

  1. Work hard, enjoy what you are doing and everything will be okay.

 

  1. If you want good people, you pay well and the job will be done well.

 

While headhunting for executives in Africa, we realize that most businesses in Africa struggle to hire the right manager. Bad managers or rather culturally misfit management leading to poorly managed work groups that are consequently less productive and less profitable than well-managed groups.

 

Africa has a shortage of management talent. As leading multinationals lean towards localization, there is a scramble for good African management talent. African business leaders and the government would do well to train and equip the next generation of entrepreneurs and managers for the business landscape in Africa.

 

Datum Recruitment Services is assisting leading organizations across multiple sectors with CXO hiring and board member recruitment.

 

Connect with us to benefit from our know-how on executive search, market information, salaries and hiring trends in Africa & emerging markets on http://www.datum-recruitment.com/

 

Source : https://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/, 

http://gnp.advancedmanagement.net/ ,

https://www.worldbusinessculture.com/

Hi All! Have a look at Jobs in East Africa with Datum Recruitment Services

 

 

Datum Recruitment Services is an executive search firm and recruitment services provider to organizations wishing to attract and retain talent in East Africa.

 

With one of the largest databases in East Africa across multiple sectors, we offer professional headhunting services in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania & Rwanda.

 

To save time and cost on recruitment and to search a career opportunity, check jobs in East Africa on http://www.datum-recruitment.com/jobs-in-africa

 

For Salary Benchmarking Survey in East Africa for any Industry and the Right PayScale, the latest Datum Recruitment Services Salary Survey provides an overview of hiring and salary trends in East Africa on http://datum-recruitment.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Salary-Survey-report-Final-2.pdf

 

 

Hi Everyone! Datum Recruitment Services announces FMCG jobs in Africa

 

 

Datum Recruitment Services is one of the leading FMCG recruitment agencies in Africa. As an FMCG employment agency and FMCG headhunters, we can provide FMCG executive search services in Africa for a wide variety of roles due to our a large database of highly skilled candidates.

 

As an FMCG placement agency and FMCG recruiters, we hire middle and senior management executives for leading FMCG employers in Africa, Asia, Oceania & APAC.

 

Looking for a job in the field of FMCG (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods)? Contact us on http://www.datum-recruitment.com/

 

Jobs in Kenya – How localization is taking over

 

 

Kenya’s national long-term development blueprint is aiming to transform Kenya into an industrializing, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030. There are on-going construction and plans for public SEZs in Athi River, Naivasha, Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Lamu.

 

2018 is expected to produce numerous opportunities for job seekers and professionals. Finding a good opportunity is more competitive than ever. Trends like localization, employers being cost conscious, having specific job descriptions are changing the employment landscape, and impacting what skills and experience are most in demand.

 

Companies in Kenya are localizing. With the Paradigm shift in education levels, most of the multinationals and regional players want to hire more local talent to boost the economic level of the country. Going a step further, big multinationals are opening their doors to local talent from Kenya for their worldwide business.

 

We are hiring locals for Production, Finance & Accounts, Mechanical, and Marketing and Sales roles with a leading building material group, and also for plastics and chemical industries.   Interactions with local candidates is always a good experience as they are easily available, are very clear about their career goals, are easy to communicate with, time-bound and reply promptly to our queries. They are very humble, cooperative and of helping nature as they grow themselves as well others by giving reference of other suitable candidates.

 

There is good potential for recruitment in fields like Construction, Telecom, Insurance, Building Materials, and Hospitality etc. in the endeavor to redevelop the country in terms of economic strength and a better lifestyle.

 

We are currently working with Industries like Manufacturing (Steel. Building Materials, Plastics, Sugar etc.), Construction and Telecom. Recently we recruited, middle-level executives for production, Maintenance, IT, Marketing, Security, Accounts & Finance. Some C Level roles are also on the verge of finalization.

 

Do you have the right skills you need to land your dream job this year? Check out latest jobs in Kenya with us on http://www.datum-recruitment.com/

 

 

 

Datum Recruitment Services is hiring IT Sales & Marketing Jobs in Africa

 

 

Datum Recruitment Services provides premier software and hardware sales executive search services for IT Sales jobs for IT & Technology companies in Africa & emerging markets.

 

Armed with a team of sales recruiters who have been able to gain an extensive expertise in the field, we are matching the right job seekers with the right employers helping headhunt the best IT Sales talent in the market.

 

IT Sales & Marketing hiring & Jobs in Africa, Asia, Gulf & APAC on http://datum-recruitment.com