More and more often people are experiencing trouble in finding a job they truly care about and enjoy, and companies are meanwhile struggling to fill vacancies with acceptable candidates. There's an obvious line of missed opportunities in the air, and it's obvious in the African job scene.
But one platform, called Afringa is seeking to address this challenge. Afringa aims to leverage the huge African cross-border potential of African human resources and to slowly eliminate the employment challenges faced by African job candidates and African and multinational companies. Put simply, Afringa is a bridging online platform between companies and job candidates.
Where is Afringa coming from?
Knowledge, technology and the internet are becoming more accessible across Africa, allowing people to communicate more effectively and obtain information more easily. Afringa wants to take advantage of these developments and contribute to solving some of the employment challenges faced.
Afringa is bent on encouraging African professionals, students and start-up entrepreneurs to acquire the skills and experiences that empower them to find or create the jobs that they love. In the same breath, it wants to support the same bunch of people to further develop their careers and help them to have a clearer picture of the job market expectations.
By encouraging people to build their own African professional network, they share their knowledge with other African professionals and increase the visibility and exposure of their career profiles.
What is Afringa dealing with?
Its said that multinational companies receive on average 900 job applications from job candidates for every job advertisement. This inadvertently makes the process of recruiting quite long as companies struggle to quickly identify suitable candidates with matching qualifications. But Afringa solves this by matching potential employees qualifications and jobs so as to make it very convenient for organizations to spot their next employee.
Why would a job candidate want to use this?
Afringa’s platform says it wants African professionals to create a mindset of lifelong learning. Afringa will prepare job candidates for employment market requirements with personalized suggestions for further education, based on their existing qualifications and current location.
This means, if an Afringa member applies for a job where specific qualifications are required that the candidates do not yet possess, Afringa will provide suggestions on where and how to acquire those qualifications, based on the existing qualifications of the Afringa members and their current location.
Why would startups want to use this?
Afringa connects start-ups with entrepreneur hubs close to their location and provides them with more exposure to potential investors that it intends to bring to Afringa, in a separate start-up section.
Why would organizations want to use this?
African and multinational companies will highly benefit from Afringa, since it manages a huge amount of job applications for them. Hence it saves time for companies to sift through loads curriculum vitae to find the right candidate for a job.
Those interested in joining Afringa as a startup or enterprise can visit Afringa's website for more information.
Edited by K. Fanning
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