Everyone agrees; Africa and The Middle East will drive growth for the planet for the coming thirty years, just as Asia has done for the last thirty. By the year 2050, the population of Africa will reach 2.4 billion, i.e. double what it is today. So many people to feed, to house, to transport, etc. Furthermore, this population explosion will be accompanied by massive urbanization. Parallel to this, we are seeing the rise of a new African middle class – better off and better educated – who are demanding more in terms of consumption, housing and, of course, governance. All these changes are having the effect of attracting new companies, as well as the best talent, to benefit from the development ambitions of Africa and The Middle East. The problem of human capital is today one of the three principal investment priorities, and has been since 2014. For more than 30% of managers in Africa, according to a study entitled ‘Africa Business Agenda’ from PWC. 75% of these same managers state that a lack of key skills is threatening growth. There is no doubt, the analysis of all those concerned is that the battle for talent is being played out on the African continent and in The Middle East. To identify, recruit and retain the best national and international talent is today a major and common preoccupation, not just for large global groups with business there, but also for regional and local enterprises. Against the context of a shortage of mobile candidates, ready to invest in areas which are still unsettled, often unstable, but are already subject to local, regional and international competition; attracting, selecting and retaining the best requires a new, and above all, consistent investment. Recruiting the best candidates, however, is not much use if you can’t keep them. To help our clients cope with these new challenges, we offer three main services:
- To Identify and select the best candidates on specific assignments anywhere in the world, able to adapt to Africa and the Middle East;
- Provide a mapping service, showing an overview of skills currently present in a sector by geographic area. This tool offers the advantage to certain of our clients newly in Africa and The Middle East of being able to analyze and compare the skills available on the market;
- To offer a pool of typical profiles to our best clients with a long-term involvement in Africa and The Middle East, wishing to benefit from real time information about the skills available of the market. This tool provides a real competitive advantage and also guarantees our clients a head-start in attracting the best talent.
With a team of recruitment consultants all experts on the African continent and in The Middle East, and all with a successful track record in these geographic areas, we can offer our clients a level of executive recruitment service second to none in terms of knowledge, innovation and advice. Focused on an expert in Africa and The Middle East, we work with our clients – whether international companies or local groups – in their search, selection and retention of the best talent. The battle for talent is indeed a reality in Africa and The Middle East, at the very core of companies’ development strategies.
Sector of expertise: Distribution / FMCG Food processing / Agri-business – raw materials Oil & Gas Utilities / Construction Pharma manufacturing and distribution Private equity / Investment and retail banking Transport / Logistics … We cover all functions in these sectors (CEO, CFO, HRD, etc.)
Geographic areas of expertise: North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa (French-speaking, Portuguese-speaking and English-speaking) and The Middle East