News Archive

News Archive

Incentive Compensation, Bitcoin and Beyond: same as always, just warp speed By Simon Patterson, MD Remuneration Associates

If you tear a bank note into two and hand the other half to someone else, you have a transaction.  Each half validates the other, and the whole banknote represents a promise to pay a specified sum.  Nobody has any value until those two halves come back together again. Bitcoin is like that, but what […]

How do you find the right leader to deliver sustainable growth in Africa?

The greatest demand for talent over the last year has been for leaders who can scale businesses. Executives in Africa are an award-winning Search Firm who specialise purely on senior management roles based across the continent.  Having delivered over 750 Searches across 42 countries in Africa, they really are expert when it comes to human […]

Why Interview Feedback is Often Awful – by Paul Marsh, Client Trainer

As an ex-HR Director in another life I am all too aware of the reasons why we shy away from honest, constructive feedback (be it at the end of the interview or in a subsequent call or email): If the applicant doesn’t get the job we think they might not like what they hear and […]

How do you find the right leader to deliver sustainable growth in Africa?

Our greatest demand for talent over the last year has been for leaders who can scale businesses. We have worked with founders and companies at various fundraising stages to find leaders with experience in new country set-up, creating a blueprint for scaling, fundraising and investor relations as well as leveraging technology and working across all […]

SMART Objectives miss One Magic Ingredient – by Paul Marsh, Client Trainer & Founder at Lightbulb

Managing performance, and particularly when people are remote working, is tricky.  The practical use of objective-setting to help us focus on expectations and outcomes has never been more important. Managers have been advised to use SMART objective-setting for years.  Now, there is nothing wrong with this approach: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timebound – but does […]

How can you run a truly Confidential Search? Where are the pitfalls and how can you mitigate against these?

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

Executives in Africa Gold Sponsors of AFSIC 2020

We are proud to announce that Executives in Africa will be Gold Sponsors for the second year running at the AFSIC Conference 2020 being held in London in May. Don’t miss this unrivalled opportunity to gain detailed insights into the positive economic transformation that many parts of Africa are experiencing. This event continues to be […]

Balancing Mobile Lending with Financial Education – Sarah Fitzgerald, MD, interviews Sadia Rajput at the Seamless EA Conference

With the rapid rise of FinTech companies and increased accessibility to online micro loans and financing, the mobile lending industry currently estimates there are… seven million borrowers in Kenya… procuring loans from more than 50 digital lenders… with the average loan size being $40… and interest rates up to 150 per cent. Mobile lenders came […]

Attract. Engage. Retain – Charting the Course for the Employee Life Cycle

See our Managing Director, Sarah Fitzgerald, presenting this masterclass at the 2019 HR EXPO in Lagos, Nigeria earlier this year. EiA is proud to support this leading Human Capital focused event year on year and we are looking forward to working with the HR EXPO team to identify the needs of leaders across the continent […]

“Uberisation” – Disrupt or be disrupted? What role has Africa played in the disrupter economy and what role will it play in the future?

The utilisation of technology and the disruption it is causing is everywhere.  It will happen in every industry and nowhere is this truer than in Africa. When one of the leading global hotel businesses does not own a single hotel room, and one of the leading global taxi companies does not own a single taxi, […]