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What is Driving Localisation Strategies Across Africa? by Steve Hasson, Executive Search Consultant

Monday 13th May 2019

When talking about where his replacement will come from, Jack Welch, GE’s CEO, recently stated that this leader will likely have had significant exposure to working in one or more emerging markets locations; “An executive cannot develop a global perspective on business or become comfortable with foreign cultures by staying at headquarters or taking short […]

Is it possible to recruit for a naturally engaged workforce? Sarah Fitzgerald, Managing Director shares her thoughts from the HR Expo Africa 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Wednesday 17th April 2019

This year, I was delighted to be asked back to the HR Expo Africa in Lagos, the theme of which was ‘Employee Engagement’, to run a Masterclass entitled ‘Attract, Recruit & Retain an Engaged Workforce’ as one of the opening speakers. Even through we have run an Employee Engagement Survey for the last 2 years […]

Private Equity looks to East Africa for investment opportunities

Thursday 11th April 2019

Having recently become members of the AVCA, Executives in Africa were delighted to have two Consultants attending the AVCA conference in Nairobi at the beginning of April 2019. His Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta was due to make the welcoming address to the assembled audience but, with his State of the Nation speech due in just […]

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 […]