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East Africa is a Dynamic Goldmine. By Dennis Chaling’a, Regional Finance Officer

Monday 1st April 2019

About the Author:  Dennis Chaling’a is Regional Finance and Project Officer for KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation. Dennis holds Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing master’s in business administration majoring in Operations Management from the same University of Nairobi. Dennis is accomplished in financial management majoring mainly in project finance. […]

Is it Possible to Run a Truly Confidential Search?
Sarah Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Discusses Where the Pitfalls are and How to Plan for Success.

Wednesday 27th March 2019

“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” ― Benjamin Franklin We are all familiar with the fact that a candidates’ confidentiality is at the heart of any Executive Search or hiring process.  However, the most sensitive of Searches are when a position itself, that is being recruited for, must be kept a secret.  […]

Five Places in Africa where EiA are this Month!

Monday 25th March 2019

EiA are visiting clients across Africa this month continuing the commitment to have a positive and lasting impact on Africa. Sarah, our Managing Director, will be presenting a Masterclass and representing EiA on a panel at the HR Expo Africa in Lagos, Nigeria as well as taking time to visit clients and candidates for both […]

From In-House Recruiter to Executive Search – A Unique Insight into Your Recruitment Challenges

Friday 22nd March 2019

We are excited to announce that Steve Hasson has recently joined the Executives in Africa team.  A Zimbabwean by birth, educated in both Zimbabwe and South Africa, and with nearly ten years’ experience recruiting senior level hires for PZ Cussons in Africa (and globally), Steve has already had a positive impact on the EiA team, enabling […]

My $600,000 Hiring Mistake and How You Can Avoid It. By John Agnew.

Monday 4th February 2019

I write this specifically for you and I am one of you. That’s assuming that you are a business owner, Managing Director or HR professional engaged in an African market with turnover of anywhere from $500k to $500M. I am not a recruitment industry professional and I don’t have any plans to become one.  I […]

Are Localisation Strategies Realistic in Emerging Sectors? By Nicki Halle, Consultant

Friday 1st February 2019

Emerging and rapidly developing industries and sectors, such as Technology, Agriculture and Financial Services are fast becoming strong contributors to the success of economies across the African continent.  Critical to the continued success of these emerging sectors is the human capital driving the expansion, but this talent is in scarce supply on the continent, especially […]

What Might You Be Missing If You Hire People You Like? By Sarah Fitzgerald, Managing Director

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

It is a fact that we all make up our mind about somebody within the first 5 to 8 minutes of meeting them.  Whether this is face to face, by Skype or on the telephone, in an interview in particular, human nature causes us to make up our mind about a potential future hire really […]

EiA – Gold Sponsors of AFSIC 2019 in London 8-10th May

Wednesday 5th December 2018

We are very proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 7th Annual AFSIC event which is being held May 8-10th 2019 in London.  This is probably the biggest investment event focused solely on Africa and more than 100 attendees from over 40 countries are expected to be many connections to build their business on […]

Is Africa Capitalizing on Disruptive Technologies? By Nicki Halle, Search Consultant

Thursday 29th November 2018

Disruptive technology is transforming Africa’s economic potential, creating new focus markets and unparalleled consumer choice.  There has been an explosion in the quantity and variety of data available in Africa, produced either as a by-product of digital services, or from sensors, drones, satellites etc.  Forward-thinking organisations are approaching disruptive transformations more strategically to gain competitive […]

Pulling Apart Leadership Competencies: Part 1 – Strategic Thinking

Monday 26th November 2018

One of the key Behavioural Competencies we are asked to find when undertaking a Search for a critical leadership role based in Africa is ‘Strategic Thinking’.  However, what does this actually mean?   Next time you are in a Senior Management or Board Meeting, if you ask everyone to define what strategic thinking is, you will […]