Facebook has 100m users in Africa

The Real Question? Should you be recruiting on FaceBook?   Facebook has reached a significant milestone in Africa, announcing that as of June 2014, 100m people are connecting to the social network at least once a month. And showing that Africa truly is a “mobile first” continent, Facebook has revealed that 80% of users are […]

Choose Between These Two Positions

The following two job posting are advertisements for the same job. Which one would you rather have? (The survey is now running 6:1 in favor of the career version of the same job. Why?) Senior Marketing Analyst Must have 2-5 years in consumer products marketing with emphasis on using metadata for marketing analysis Prior work […]

5 Social Recruiting Tips To Boost Hiring By Franz Gilbert on

  If it feels like you can’t go a day without hearing about social media, you aren’t going crazy! Since 2009, the term “social media” has increased by over 5X in terms of Google Search terms. Additionally, the frequency of the term has increased by over 10X in usage! The challenge is that this term […]

The Five Deadliest Job Interview Mistakes

    A lot of people are confused about job interviews. They think a job interview is like a citizenship exam. They think that if they study hard and give the right answer to each question put to them, everything will be fine. At a citizenship exam, if you answer the questions correctly you’ll get […]

Is Hiring an Art or Science?

 Do you hire based more on information or on gut feel? The easy answer should be “both.” Hiring is both an art and a science. Irrespective of how many hires you’ve made, and how much you’ve honed your expertise, hiring is tough. It’s one of those management functions where you can do certain things to […]

How to Hire a Top Candidate

                Know exactly whom you’re looking for. Constantly seek viable candidates. Look for character, not experience. Resilience is the mark of potential greatness. Seek out the self-motivated. Attitude is all-important. Don’t settle for canned references.        

6 High-Impact Activities That Operationalize Sales Enablement

Article | Mon, 06/30/2014 – 00:00 Sales enablement is a nebulous, often undefined term in the world of sales. Since no single definition of sales enablement exists, companies and industry organizations are defining sales enablement on their own terms. One example is Forrester’s definition of sales enablement, which defines it as “a strategic, ongoing process […]

How multinationals expanding in Africa find the right person for the job

Recent years have seen numerous multinational companies expand their presence in Africa. But finding the right skills to support this growth can be a challenge. At the recent International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Forum, held in Cape Town, representatives from four multinationals discussed the strategies they have implemented to ensure they have […]

5 Attributes to Look for in High-Performing Employees

With so much attention paid to innovations and disruptive business models in the venture capital and startup world, it can be easy to overlook the vital importance of great people. I keep a quote from legendary venture capitalist Arthur Rock in mind when hiring: “What I’m interested in is investing in people.” Of course, every […]

Communication Strategy: Understand Job Seekers

I read something recently that surprised me: 29% of active job seekers in a recent survey use Google+ to find a job.  My first assumption was that active job seekers will do anything to find a job.  But, I was shocked to read that an even higher percentage of random respondents said they use Google+ […]