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|We’re in London in May for the AFSIC conference, the largest annual Africa Investment conference held outside Africa. During this week, we are hosting a Bespoke Talent Event to woo top African candidates’ home. Meet highly skilled handpicked and pre-screened candidates interested in returning home. Get in touch to find out more.
As more and more machines find their way into the workplace, the demand for candidates possessing soft skills is expected to become more widespread. We examine why soft skills are the most important global workplace trend. Read more below.
Employers seeking top talent, see our February Talent Hotlist below. If you have specific skill requirements not specified below, get in touch to speak to one of our Executive Search specialists.
If you’re a candidate in the market for a new opportunity in key sectors across Sub-Saharan Africa, make sure we have your CV.
We hope you have a great month ahead.
Onwards & Upwards
The Homecoming Revolution Team
|Why soft skills are the most important global workplace trend|
|As more and more machines find their way into the workplace, the demand for candidates possessing soft skills is expected to become more widespread.
Soft skills like creativity, persuasion, and collaboration are all virtually impossible to automate, which means if you have these skills, you’ll be even more valuable to organizations in the future.
According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), 42% percent of the core skills within roles on average are expected to change by 2022.
While many of these skills are technologically focused, there is also a growing need for people to develop specialized skills for how they interact with each other including creativity, collaboration and interpersonal dynamics, as well as skills related to specialized sales, human resources, care and education roles.
In LinkedIn’s latest Global Talent Trends Report, Human Resources professionals identify the demand for soft skills as the most important trend globally.
LinkedIn’s report found that 1. Creativity, 2. Persuasion, 3. Collaboration, 4. Adaptability and 5. Time Management are the most important Soft Skills companies need but have a hard time finding.
Deloitte echoes these findings, with a recent report estimating that by 2030, soft-skill intensive occupations will account for two-thirds of all jobs.
Faye Tessendorf, Managing Director at Homecoming Revolution, says in this age of automation, it is critical for employers to future-proof their organisations by investing in employees possessing more human-centric skills.
“What makes soft skills so valuable, is that they are transferable, and can be used in many different types of roles. With over 19,000 global face-to-face candidate interactions, Homecoming Revolution places significant focus on getting to know each candidate, making sure we assess high level candidates not only on their on-paper abilities, but their soft skillsets.”
At Homecoming Revolution, we customize each of our searches, using an innovative and refreshing approach to sourcing high-level talent. Our depth of expertise and emphasis on strong global relationships, ensures we’re able to reach Scarce-Skill African Talent across the globe. Please get in touch to find out more about our various offerings.
|AFSIC Investing in Africa|
|For Employers – See Our Talent Hot List|
|Please get in touch if you are interested in recruiting any of the following candidates:
South African EE Female – Sales Director – Technology
|Seamless Southern Africa 2020|
|A Selection of Career Opportunities|
|Below is a topline summary of roles we are working on. Please submit your CV here.|
|General Manager: ROA – Fintech – Johannesburg
Managing Director – TMT – Addis Ababa
Principal – Management Consulting – Nairobi
General Manager – Hospitality – Cape Town
Chief Marketing Officer – Professional Services – Johannesburg
Supply Chain Executive – FMCG – Lagos
Managing Director – Logistics – Dar es Salaam
Head Capital Markets – Advisory – Nairobi
HR Executive – Fintech – Nairobi
Senior HRBP – Telecoms – Johannesburg / Nairobi
General Manager – Hospitality – Johannesburg
Chief Commercial Officer – Manufacturing – Johannesburg
Head of Digital Marketing – Retail – Cape Town
General Manager – Logistics – Johannesburg
Chief Operations Officer – FMCG – Lagos
Client Executive – Retail – Durban
|Women in Tech Africa Summit|
|CHRO & Business 4.0
Today, the world of work and talent is rapidly changing, ushered in by the increasing use of cloud computing, mobility, automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). Human Resource professionals now have a critical role in rethinking their HR strategy, shifting mindset, operating models and lead their workforce through digital transformation. Mail & Guardian’s series of exclusive C-Suites breakfast events help leading executives deal with and succeed in the Business 4.0 climate.
|British Chamber of Business Brexit Panel Discussion
The British Chamber of Business’s Brexit Panel Discussion unpacked the implications of Brexit on the South African economy. The key message among the various stakeholders, diplomats, captains of industries and multinational corporates was positive. From a talent perspective, the main insights were that Brexit will propel many expat executives to now start looking at opportunities back on the continent.
|St John’s College Cuppa for CANSA High Tea
The Cuppa for CANSA High Tea at St John’s College featured inspirational guest speakers and a luxurious high tea. All funds raised will contribute to the academic research that CANSA funds in the plight to discover new treatments and preventative measures against cancer.
‘There’s always the push & pull’
After a decade on the expat trail, which included stints in Beijing, Hong Kong and London, Zanine Wolf and her husband packed it all in and moved back to sunny South Africa with their two young boys in tow. She writes about her decision to return home, and how there is always a push and pull between wanting to stay and wanting to seek greener pastures…Read more.
|‘Being in SA again was like meeting an old friend I hadn’t seen in a while’
Lauren Bradley and her family returned to South Africa after 20 years abroad. In her homecomer journey, she speaks about how a series of chance events led to her and her husband buying a farm in the Western Cape…Read more.
Essential insights into moving back to Nigeria
Blogger Temmillenial is a Nigerian citizen has lived in various locations across the globe including in the US, Nigeria and Dubai. She provides some essential advice to those considering a return home and answers some key questions. Including office culture, what was most shocking about the move and how her return impacted her personal…Read more.
|The Future of HR Summit & Awards|