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New Jobs in Africa via video!

Check out our new video of jobs in Nigeria below - tell us what you thinkSee More
Feb 19, 2013
NIKUNJ SHAH and Achyut Menon are now friends
Nov 10, 2012
martin ziegler commented on NIKUNJ SHAH's blog post 'Should African countries restrict work permits for Expatriate Job Seekers?'
"one must remember that one is dealing with African politics and motives. For example in South Africa, the unions have a strong influence and say in the government's labour policies. Unions are driven by their members and nobody wants…"
Aug 22, 2011
NIKUNJ SHAH posted a blog post

Should African countries restrict work permits for Expatriate Job Seekers?

A major concern facing companies in Africa is a shortage of qualified and skilled talent to fill job vacancies in the organisation. Companies have no choice but to recruit for these jobs overseas. Many African countries make it very difficult for individuals to get work permits, saying that these jobs should be filled by locals. Is this argument valid? What are the impacts on the companies and the country?Politicians, when defending restrictive employment visa regimes usually argue that there…See More
Aug 20, 2011
NIKUNJ SHAH and Alpha Mugudubi are now friends
Jul 29, 2011
Paul Alfred commented on NIKUNJ SHAH's blog post 'Attracting Talent – simple recruitment strategies a company can follow to fill jobs in Africa'
"Ok ... But Governments also have responsibility with respect to how their Countries are perceived as well ..."
Jul 27, 2011
NIKUNJ SHAH commented on NIKUNJ SHAH's blog post 'Attracting Talent – simple recruitment strategies a company can follow to fill jobs in Africa'
"We recruit all over sub saharan Africa, from Nigeria across to Kenya and from Ethiopia down to Mozambique. Candidates tend to more reluctant to work in some of the smaller countries where the lack of information about the country creates a fear of…"
Jul 26, 2011
Paul Alfred commented on NIKUNJ SHAH's blog post 'Attracting Talent – simple recruitment strategies a company can follow to fill jobs in Africa'
"Where in the Continent of Africa are you referring to North, South East or West Africa ... Any countries within in the continent in particular?"
Jul 26, 2011
NIKUNJ SHAH commented on NIKUNJ SHAH's blog post 'Attracting Talent – simple recruitment strategies a company can follow to fill jobs in Africa'
"Thanks for your comment, Tim. The top companies in Africa are definitely adopting forward thinking strategies to recruit and retain top talent and this is what allows them to compete effectively in the market. Companies that are unable to get their…"
Jul 26, 2011
Tim Spagnola commented on NIKUNJ SHAH's blog post 'Attracting Talent – simple recruitment strategies a company can follow to fill jobs in Africa'
"Nikunj - thanks for this post and insight. One of the great thighs about the RBC is that we are global community. I appreciate you sharing the issues/struggles that you face in the African market. I wish I could offer a simple solution, but you…"
Jul 26, 2011
NIKUNJ SHAH posted a blog post

Attracting Talent – simple recruitment strategies a company can follow to fill jobs in Africa

As a recruitment consultant at Datum Recruitment Services, focussed on building careers in Africa, one of the most common complaints by our clients relates to their inability to attract the right candidates and fill their job openings in Africa.Unfortunately, many companies have not realised that there is a severe skills shortage globally, especially in senior and executive level positions. Many companies believe that if they advertise any vacancy, candidates will come rushing in to apply for…See More
Jul 25, 2011
NIKUNJ SHAH commented on NIKUNJ SHAH's blog post 'Recruiting in Africa – Is it getting harder?'
"Hi Tim, Thanks for your comment. Apart from South Africa, there is no real temp market that I know of in Africa. Factories would employ casual labour, which is probably the closest thing to temping in Africa. Otherwise, most companies prefer to…"
Jul 22, 2011
Tim Spagnola commented on NIKUNJ SHAH's blog post 'Recruiting in Africa – Is it getting harder?'
"Nikunj- first I wanted to say welcome to the RBC. Thank you for sharing some insight into the African market. What is the temp market like in Africa?"
Jul 22, 2011
NIKUNJ SHAH posted a blog post

Recruiting in Africa – Is it getting harder?

As a recruitment consultant focussing on recruiting for executive level and management jobs in Africa, we are finding that it is getting harder to recruit quality talent for our clients. Professionals are not willing to build careers in Africa. Why is this happening? We have some thoughts.Firstly, traditionally companies in Africa have relied on expatriates to fill senior level and technical positions within their organisations. Given the lack of appropriately skilled candidates locally,…See More
Jul 21, 2011
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Jul 21, 2011

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Name
NIKUNJ SHAH
Job Title
Chairman
Company
Datum Hindustan Pvt Ltd
Which best describes your profession?
Human Resources
How many years have you been in the business?
2-4 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries
How many employees in your company?
>10
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http://www.datum-recruitment.com
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http://www.datum-recruitment.com/blog
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NIKUNJ SHAH's Blog

New Jobs in Africa via video!

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 10:20pm 0 Comments

Check out our new video of jobs in Nigeria below - tell us what you think

Should African countries restrict work permits for Expatriate Job Seekers?

Posted on August 20, 2011 at 2:58am 1 Comment

A major concern facing companies in Africa is a shortage of qualified and skilled talent to fill job vacancies in the organisation. Companies have no choice but to recruit for these jobs overseas. Many African countries make it very difficult for individuals to get work permits, saying that these jobs should be filled by locals. Is this argument valid? What are the impacts on the companies and the country?

Politicians, when defending restrictive employment visa regimes usually argue…

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Attracting Talent – simple recruitment strategies a company can follow to fill jobs in Africa

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 11:11pm 5 Comments

As a recruitment consultant at Datum Recruitment Services, focussed on building careers in Africa, one of the most common complaints by our clients relates to their inability to attract the right candidates and fill their job openings in Africa.



Unfortunately, many companies have not realised that there is a severe skills shortage globally, especially in senior and executive level positions. Many companies believe that if they advertise any vacancy, candidates will come rushing in to… Continue

Recruiting in Africa – Is it getting harder?

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 11:38pm 2 Comments

As a recruitment consultant focussing on recruiting for executive level and management jobs in Africa, we are finding that it is getting harder to recruit quality talent for our clients. Professionals are not willing to build careers in Africa. Why is this happening? We have some thoughts.



Firstly, traditionally companies in Africa have relied on expatriates to fill senior level and technical positions within their organisations. Given the lack of appropriately skilled candidates… Continue

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