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If you are an expert in your field, does it really matter if you’re not a great presenter? by Maggie Lawrie, CEO Presentation & Executive Coach

Friday 11th May 2018

CEO’s and Senior Leaders generally have pretty good communication skills, but standards vary considerably.  Not everyone needs to be able to wow their audiences in a powerful, presidential-type way, but I think we have gone past the point where being the best in your field is enough to hide behind.  Just look at the example […]

‘Nigeria is potentially more politically stable than the US’… Richard Putley, MD reports back on thought provoking statements from the AFSIC 2018 Conference

Tuesday 8th May 2018

“Nigeria is potentially more politically stable than the US….” This comment was made by one of the speakers at the recent AFSIC event which I attended with other members of the EiA Team at the beginning of May.  Whilst his intention was to raise a smile in the audience, on reflection, a number of the […]

What opportunities do the Youth of Africa present? Elizabeth Bintloff, CEO, Junior Achievement Africa, shares her thoughts

Friday 13th April 2018

One of the challenges I face when I talk to people outside of our mission space about the subject of youth in Africa is that there is not always a clear understanding of who Africa’s youth are.  The media and other sources frame our assumptions about all youth, and for African youth especially, the references […]

Workforce Planning and how to reduce ‘emergency hires’

Monday 9th April 2018

Time to Hire, Cost per Hire, Hiring Failure Rates, Stay Rates, Attrition Rates, the list goes on… The future?  It’s all about Workforce Planning (WFP)  Get this right and the talk of woe around the above KPI’s are maybe not a thing of the past but should become a measure of satisfaction and improvement rather […]

How does the candidate experience impact employer brand? By Sarah Benson, Search Consultant

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

“By the year 2020, customer service will overtake price and product as the key differentiator between brands. And 80% of surveyed consumers say that small businesses provide better service than larger companies.” When most of us think about the customers of the recruitment industry we are more likely to refer to clients – after all […]

Business in Africa is on Fire – Hire Leaders to Fuel Your Momentum

Monday 12th February 2018

Africa will soon have the fastest urbanization rate in the world and by 2034 African countries will have a larger workforce than China or India, with job creation currently outpacing growth in the labour force*.  With business spending expected to grow 35% to $3.5 trillion by 2025, the six big growth opportunity areas are expected […]

Ethiopia, Land of Opportunity or Challenges? Keith Veir shares his experience

Thursday 1st February 2018

Ethiopia is a nation rich in culture, tradition, history and a remarkable mountain landscape.  Rising 2,300 meters above sea level, the nation’s capital Addis Ababa, has made advancements in infrastructure, airport, rail transportation and hydroelectric dam development.  Statistically, the economic and population growth of Ethiopia appears to offer significant opportunity for foreign investments in many […]

Growth Later vs Growth Now – Can Interim assistance in Africa deliver real value?

Monday 22nd January 2018

As a Managing Director who has launched and developed 6 different businesses in Africa I have worked with EiA in several different capacities. I have been a potential candidate, I have worked for CEOs they have placed and I have been on the client side a number of times.  While I would wholeheartedly endorse their […]

CSR: EiA supports Duncan Ward’s trip to South Africa on Mellon Educate’s 2017 Building Blitz

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Earlier this year Duncan Ward, Account Director at Oracle UK was introduced to the Mellon Educate charity by Dermot O’Kelly, Managing Director.  Dermot was telling Duncan and a group of his colleagues about Mellon Educate, the great work they do in Africa, and his ambition to get a group of Oracle UK staff to join […]

With 70% of our hires being African Nationals, is the historic reliance on expats for leadership roles coming to an end?

Thursday 30th November 2017

The historic reliance on ex-pats for leadership roles in Africa is dwindling due to the rise of both indigenous and international companies committed to developing local talent.  By nurturing career development in high potential African talent which in turn breeds corporate loyalty, the best African nationals are generally well looked after and are therefore not […]