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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 […]

Recruiting for Africa – From South Africa to the UK

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Andrea Flint has recently joined the Executives in Africa team having relocated from South Africa earlier in 2018.  She never imagined she would land a job in the UK which would enable her to keep her links to the continent as well as stretch her professionally.  Here’s her story of how she made the journey […]

African Art Exhibition & PfA October Networking Event

Monday 29th October 2018

Being a part of the PfA is exciting and arriving at any event combines eager anticipation with many questions usually starting with – have I got enough business cards to share with these impressive professionals, who, like me, are African but have made London their current home? Stepping out of the taxi on Holborn Viaduct […]

Chinese Influence in Africa – Fair or Foul?

Friday 12th October 2018

In terms of sheer numbers, as the biggest global investor in the continent, the impact of China on Africa can only be seen as positive….mostly? So what is the scale? In two decades China has become Africa’s most important economic partner. In trade terms China is as big as the next three (almost four) countries […]

Is Now the Time to Invest in Top Technical Talent?

Monday 1st October 2018

10 years ago we didn’t have the iPad, Alexa and WhatsApp and even Instagram wasn’t invented – we could just eat our food, without photographing it! The acceleration in technology over recent years is encouraging innovation and new working methods within many sectors, from medical treatment through to data management.  With this has come a […]