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Skills Development in Africa: How Wide is the Skills Gap?

70% of Africa’s population is under the age of 25 shaping one of the largest untapped talent pools in the world.  At the same time, 75% of all university graduates in Kenya and Nigeria are likely to be unemployed for up to 5 years after graduation. What are the drivers behind these figures and why Africa is so polarized when it comes to skills development and unemployment rates?   A closer look at the African countries with the lowest and highest unemployment rates reveals inte

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17+ Remote Work Blogs and Resources to Follow in 2017

Whether you’re a remote worker or just embarking on this journey it’s always good to have useful resources at hand. Being a team working remotely ourselves we’ve decided to put together a list of great blogs where you can find information on different aspects of working out of the office. 1. CareerMetis This blog offers the ideas, tips, strategies, and resources you need to help you land that dream job. Though the blog is not focused on remote work you can easily read

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The cost of a bad hire – are you ready to pay it?

We have all been there – after a long series of interviews, and running understaffed for months, we extend a job offer and feel relieved. Just a month later, ‘’the promising candidate’’ already falls in the ‘’bad hire’’ category.   What happened? It’s still the same person, right? A survey conducted by accounting and finance recruitment specialists Robert Half revealed that 1 in 10 recruits were considered a ‘poor hiring d

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Remote jobs are the life hack for jobless graduates in Kenya

Thousands of university graduates enter the job market every year.  But, is the labor market ready for so many freshers? Unfortunately, some of them remain unemployed for more than 5 years, while others settle for whatever job comes their way. The assumption that merely being a university graduate guarantees easy passage into the job market is not entirely true. The unemployment rate stands at 40%, with the highest percentage among the youth between the ages of 18 and 34 according to the