Sarah FitzMorris, Co-Founder and CEO of Executives in Africa is honoured to have been appointed to the Global Advisory Council of 100WF in order to help set up 100 Women in Finance in Africa. With nearly 20,000 members in 27 locations globally, 100WF is committed to building a more diverse and gender-equitable finance industry by […]
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 […]
What is at the Centre of the Innovation Equation? by Chris Colbert, former Managing Director, Harvard Innovation Labs
In September, as part of the Seamless East Africa Conference in Nairobi, I stood before a large group of executives, government officials and startup founders and delivered a keynote talk titled Inside Innovation. The gist of my talk, in fact the gist of many of my talks that I have been giving around the world […]
Executives in Africa are excited to announce that we are finalists in the highly coveted category of “Best UK Overseas Operation”, for the Global Recruiter Awards being held in June at Café de Paris, London. The annual awards have an unprecedented reputation within the recruitment industry for recognising the best of the best. It is […]
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.
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 […]
Is it Possible to Run a Truly Confidential Search?
Sarah Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Discusses Where the Pitfalls are and How to Plan for Success.
“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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]