Posts tagged ‘Investments 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 – 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/

 

Hi Everyone! Datum Recruitment Services is hiring for exciting jobs in Nigeria

 

We aid Nigerian organizations and businesses to be able to compete with other organizations all over the world.

 

To benefit from our knowledge of the Nigeria market, recruitment trends, salary data and salary benchmarking and talent Search Expertise, please connect with us on http://datum-recruitment.com/

 

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/

 

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https://www.worldbusinessculture.com/

Datum Recruitment Services – Hiring for Hospitality sector in Africa

 

 

As a provider of Hospitality staffing solutions, we have worked on several positions across Africa such as General Manager, CEO, Hotel Manager, HR Manager, Marketing Manager, SPA Manager etc.

 

As Hospitality recruiters we have highly trained, recruitment consultants with an extensive professional network to give you a customized bespoke, professional executive search service and present a unique solution to your hotel industry recruitment requirements.

 

Hotel industry jobs in Africa on http://www.datum-recruitment.com/jobs-in-africa

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Datum Recruitment Services hires for the paint industry. Apply now!

 

 

As per Construction World, the Rapid urbanization, upwardly mobile lifestyles, and increase in disposable income are the key growth drivers of decorative paints. Robust manufacturing, industrialization, and infrastructure growth typically drive demand for industrial coatings.

 

Globally, the paint industry is equally made up of decorative products and industrial coatings. In India, by contrast, decorative paints constitute 73 percent of the market with industrial coatings coming in a distant second. The housing sector has been the key growth driver in the Indian paint industry.

 

The agriculture and services sectors, which are some of the largest consumers of paints and coatings, are expected to drive Africa’s paint market construction. This has posed a great opportunity for paint manufacturers in Africa and other emerging markets.

 

As per IRL, the total market for paints and coatings in the African could reach a total of 1.7Mt by 2018 provided an annual growth rate of 4% is attained.

 

The architectural and decorative coatings for consumer and professional users correspond to 83.4% of the total demand for paints. This is also one of the fastest expanding segments due to the growing amount of construction activity. With the emergence of a middle class and the improving purchasing power of consumers, the quality of paints is also evolving. In addition, anti-bacterial decorative paints are entering the market and have been used on the interior walls of public buildings, such as schools and hospitals.

 

As such, there is a high demand for professionals from the paint industry for various roles; from sales and marketing, R & D, production, operations to finance and accounts.

 

Datum Recruitment Services, with its extensive knowledge of protective, specialty, and decorative coatings is actively hiring for the paint manufacturing sector.  We were able to source high-quality talent for our clients in India & Africa and have an extensive database of middle and senior executives with extensive knowledge and experience in this field.

 

If you are a candidate and have an interest or an employer looking for candidates, please contact us on 91 79 66099922 & http://www.datum-recruitment.com/

 

 

Datum Recruitment Services – Commodity Trading Jobs in Africa

 

 

We are hiring for an international commodity trading house with its headquarters situated in Singapore.

 

Datum Recruitment Services has an excellent track record of successfully conducting executive searches and extensive experience in recruiting for commodity trading companies in East and western African markets having hired for mid and senior management positions for various roles; sales, Business Development Manager, Head Procurement, Procurement Manager, Buyer, Trader etc.

 

For Commodity Sales & Trading Recruitment in Nigeria, IVC, Kenya, Ethiopia and the rest of Africa, connect with us on http://www.datum-recruitment.com/jobs-in-africa