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White Paper on Nigeria Hiring trends: 2018

Africa’s leading oil producer had been hard hit by falling prices for the commodity, which accounts for the majority of its export revenue thus plunging the country into recession. One of the consequences of the recession was unemployment and layoffs which tend to increase as a way of curtailing expenses.

 

After seeing its worst recession in 25 years, Nigeria’s economy is limping back to normalcy.  Many believe the country is officially out of recession.  The country is now diversifying its economy to include manufacturing, agriculture and exports and investing in skills acquisition in diverse sectors, stressing on practical applications to reduce joblessness and assist them in finding jobs in Nigeria.

 

Currently, companies are looking for people who are innovative and entrepreneurial. More companies are hiring and are not deterred by the recent recession as they are able to get highly competent talent with prior Nigeria experience at competitive salaries. What is happening is that those who do not have these required skills are let go while those who have are being sought after and hired. The recruitment landscape is quite promising with employers having an upper hand.

 

Datum Recruitment Services has rich experience in hiring for middle and senior management for leading organizations in Nigeria. We present a white paper for hiring trends and recruitment predictions for 2018.

 

Please download from : datum_whitepaper (1). 

Uchumi bounces back in East Africa

Kenya-Daily Nation reports that, Uchumi Supermarkets is back on an expansion drive, as it seeks to reclaim leadership position within the retail chain store category.

This move will meet growing consumer demands and increase jobs in Africa.

Uchumi hopes to almost double its branch network in Kenya and Uganda, with plans to open at least 17 branches across the region.

Earlier the chain had performed poorly and showed losses and was in debt. However, the current management turned around the company and was recently readmitted at the Nairobi Stock Exchange with increasing profits in 2010 and 2011.

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EAC business environment could match Japan’s

Daily Nation reports that, East Africa could match Japan’s business regulatory environment if the regional block implements the East African regulations and procedures as per a World Bank and IFC report .

The report, Doing Business in the East African Community 2011, is based on the Doing Business study and takes a detailed look at business regulations in East African countries.

If each East African country was to adopt the region’s best practice for each Doing Business indicator, East African Economy would rank 18, bringing the community closer to the global top performers.

Economic development would surely increase jobs in the East Africa region.

In the past five years, all East African Community economies made it easier to do business. Kenya has some of the most business-friendly regulations for dealing with construction permits. Ugandan courts resolve insolvency relatively efficiently. Rwanda is among the fastest places to start a business.