Madoda Khuzwayo, serial tech entrepreneur, has recently deployed the online job platform created to help employers recruit and manage talent more effectively: Hiring.ly.
Hiring.ly seeks to set itself apart through matching eligible candidates and employers through a range of psychometric, cognitive, and aptitude filters to improve employers chances of placing the right candidate.
“The future of jobs” continues to be a hot topic locally amidst on-going conversations regarding the 4th industrial revolution. South Africa’s unemployment crisis faces multiple challenges including a large base of un(der)employed youth and a recent spate of retrenchments seen across multiple sectors. Looking at the types of skills employers are looking to recruit in line with increasing digitisation, Lyndy van den Barselaar, managing director for ManpowerGroup SA states, “while 38 per cent of organisations say it is difficult to train in-demand technical skills, 43 per cent said it is even harder to teach the soft skills they need such as analytical thinking and communication. Candidates who can demonstrate higher cognitive skills, creativity and the ability to process complex information, together with adaptability and likeability, can expect greater success throughout their careers.”
Early this month, Stats South Africa has released their latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey, indicating a 0.5 per cent increase in unemployment, bringing the official unemployment rate to 27.6 per cent, the highest figure since Q3 2017.
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