ROAM Jobs, a leading recruitment marketplace in Africa, has today announced their new identity under the leadership of Hilda Kabushenga Kragha. “The African Talent Company” as the company will now be known, backed by its shareholders Swiss Ringier AG and Australian SEEK Ltd, says they’ve now expanded their mandate to bridge the talent gap in Africa by addressing both the supply and demand side of the African labour market.
With more than a combined 4.6 million job seekers and 150,000+ employers on the platform, The African Talent Company will continue to be the home of Jobberman Nigeria, Jobberman Ghana, BrighterMonday Kenya and BrighterMonday Uganda, with expansion into more African countries on the horizon.
Under its new name and structure, The African Talent Company says it will be harnessing more than a decade of experience and data insights with a renewed vigour to deliver world-class value to Africa’s labour market and to deepen its impact on the economy.
By holistically addressing the challenges that exist in Africa’s labour market, The Africa Talent Company says it is better equipped to meet employers where they are and effectively match them with the best talent.
Recruiters will have access to a more robust catalogue of HR solutions and services that are tailored and designed to be accessible across a wide range of requirements, including:
- Digital recruitment solutions: Enhancing its self-service online products, which are designed for efficiency and allow for easier and more effective matching via the company’s large candidate database.
- Offline recruitment solutions: Expanding its range of bespoke, concierge-based solutions for more complex hiring needs.
- Manpower outsourcing: Developing highly specialised offerings for niche customers, with a growing demand for transactional jobs. This will include augmenting its offering with skills development as well as technology-enabled onboarding and benefits management.
To provide more career development support, The African Talent Company will be investing further in the e-learning space and developing a winning suite of diverse, easy-to-use, self-service online products for upskilling candidates on its platform. Jobseekers will also benefit from timely access to relevant job listings, visibility to top companies hiring, and career developmental support while employers can access quality candidates in a cost-saving and efficient recruitment process.
What they said:
Speaking on the launch, ROAM Africa CEO Clemens Weitz commented, “Today, Africa’s labour markets have large inefficiencies, but have the potential to play a great part in the global economy. Addressing this challenge requires deep focus and strong partners. With The African Talent Company, we are excited to unite a strong team with a dedicated commitment to play a part in cracking this challenge. The team will be led by Hilda Kabushenga Kragha, who has an outstanding track record and passion for this purpose. We wish her and the team continued success.”
The African Talent Company Chief Executive Officer, Hilda Kabushenga Kragha added, “The world of work has evolved rapidly in the past two years. Increased digitisation has made remote work, gig work, and BPO become mainstream, further highlighting the great skills divide in Africa and the need to invest in the training of young Africans if we are to effectively participate in this new, globally competitive workforce. Our new mandate will see us move beyond the traditional marketplace and begin to holistically tackle the challenges we see in our labour markets in a hybrid approach that benefits both seekers and employers. As pioneers and leaders in Africa’s labour markets, we are evolving to expand our reach and impact as a brand by moving into this new era as The African Talent Company.”