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The African Payments Landscape - are banks too late or do they still have the upper hand?

By Darren Franks | 24 novembre 2017

 It’s not surprising that more people in Africa use mobile payment services than on any other continent. Most of Africa has never had access to traditional banking services. And most of Africa gained access to a mobile phone before they had access to a landline. The result is that many people in Africa had access to some form of mobile money service before they had access to a traditional bank...

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Will Banks and FinTech companies be competitors or partners?

By Darren Franks | 09 novembre 2017

In many ways the banking sector has been the last industry disrupted by technology advancements. Banks have been notoriously slow to evolve, and this has created opportunities for dynamic and nimble FinTehc start-ups around the world. Africa, with its unique challenges, offers FinTech companies plentiful opportunities to fill the gaps left by banks.

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Ken Okolo joins TalentintheCloud

By Darren Franks | 01 août 2017

We are delighted to welcome Ken Okolo to the business. Ken is based in Lagos Nigeria and will be spearheading our West African business.

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What's the difference between a plumber and a recruiter?

By Darren Franks | 25 juillet 2017

A few years ago I attended an event in London where the key note speaker drew a comparison between a plumber and recruiter....

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Are you prepared for Google Hire?

By Darren Franks | 02 juin 2017

Google's Cloud Jobs API is creating a great deal of buzz in the recruitment industry. It gives the industry plug-and-play access to Google’s search and machine learning capabilities. Company career sites, job boards, applicant tracking systems and staffing agencies can hopefully improve the experience of job seekers who visit their sites to find jobs.

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How to unlock your hidden recruitment costs

By Darren Franks | 10 mai 2017

When reviewing your recruitment budget do you ever factor in the cost of interviews? What about the potential loss of productivity from your hiring team's time, or even hiring the wrong person altogether ?

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7 Tips to lower your recruitment costs in 2017

By Darren Franks | 25 avril 2017

High recruitment costs are among the many challenges businesses face. We've complied 7 tips to help you optimize your recruitment spend. 

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Sharpen Your Recruiting Process - 7 Valuable Tips

By Darren Franks | 11 avril 2017

The recruitment process is constantly under pressure to be updated - the internet has opened up a global and rapidly changing recruitment market.

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Should I hire an internal recruiter ?

By Darren Franks | 06 avril 2017

For smaller organizations with limited HR resources, there comes a point when it needs to consider hiring an internal recruiter. This is typically when the business' hiring requirements become too demanding for the person/people involved. They can either engage a recruitment organization at this point, or in-source recruitment by hiring a dedicated internal recruiter. Whichever the case, it's...

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How to prepare for a Video Interview

By Darren Franks | 04 février 2017

With Cisco predicting that by 2017, video will make up a whopping 69 percent of all consumer Internet traffic, Video Interviews will soon become part and parcel of the Recruitment Process globally. There are many companies who currently conduct video interviews (be that via Skype, Webex or any other tool) so it’s important that you are prepared and know what to expect.

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