Now entering its 6th year, the Careers in Africa Summit taking place in Johannesburg this year focuses on recruiting excellence for multinationals who are looking to put Human Capital Excellence at the top of their agenda. With up to top 50 top employer brands from the continent aiming to recruit the best Africa talent, and more than 1000 candidates expected to attend this prestigious invite only event, the Summit is a key part of the talent landscape in South Africa this year, and is set to be the biggest hiring weekend on the African business calendar.
Global Career Company, the international recruitment consultancy with offices in London and South Africa, are the organisers of Careers in Africa Recruitment Summit. This year’s Summit not only promises to deliver Africa’s brightest talent, but ensures that Return on Investment is at the top of the agenda for attending companies. As the market has become saturated with similar event offerings in recent years, the Careers in Africa Summits remain differentiated through recruiting the best African talent both locally and internationally. A rigorous search and selection process, pre-screened candidates and pre-scheduled interviews ensures that companies are meeting candidates that meet their criteria. The 50% interview to offer ratio at the Summits speaks for itself to showcase the quality process the dedicated team of recruitment experts adhere to. The ability to go from large volume applications to shortlist quality candidates ensures the interaction and the Summit is at the best level it can be.
This years Summit seed the introduction of a conference element, the second Talent Agenda Conference in the series, and the first of its kind in Johannesburg. With Recruiting Excellence being the theme across the three day event, the conference will see Top HR and business leaders gather to discuss how to optimise their Talent Agendas on sourcing, engaging and selecting the best local, regional and international talent for Africa. Alessandra Zorzato, the Events Director and lead for the Talent Agenda Conference said,
“In a market where the competition to recruit and retain the best is unprecedented, leading employers are seeking to create a Talent Agenda which supports their strategic objectives. The Conference will take the format of a plenary session in the morning where the focus will be on Talent Acquisition and Recruitment, followed by three streams in the morning and three in the afternoon where the focus will be on sourcing, engagement and selection responses to the need for high-potential, diverse talent that fits company cultures. With this in mind, it is encouraging to see some high profile speakers contributing to this important and relevant topic, from companies such as GSK, KPMG, Accenture and Old Mutual to name but a few.”
The Talent Agenda Conference at the Careers in London Summit was a huge success, where finding, retaining and developing talent for Africa was on the agenda. With 60 companies attending, it highlighted the importance of identifying employability skills required by businesses to achieve a competitive edge on an international platform. The Conference in Johannesburg looks to continue this success and aims to build a platform forum for HRD’s to discuss the pressing issues around their talent agenda strategies.
The conference looks to compliment the Summit across three days of networking, interviews and hiring in a serious recruiting environment. The Summit is a platform for organisations to meet the very best talent that Africa has to offer.
Global Career Company’s Careers in Africa Recruitment Summit will take place in Johannesburg from 21-23rd November. Prospective candidates and companies interested in attending should visit www.careersinafrica.com for further details.