Homecoming Revolution’s first Talent “Speed-Date” event a great success.
Last week Homecoming Revolution held the first ever Talent Speed-Date event at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton. Over a hundred guests attended, mostly comprising of highly skilled East and West Africans currently living in South Africa, who were hoping to return home to Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and Ghana.
This interactive event provided a unique networking, branding and recruitment opportunity for businesses operating and growing in sub-Saharan Africa. In total there were thirteen employers including KPMG, Barclays, Microsoft, Deloitte, Group Five, Roche and Dalberg. Two companies, namely Safaricom and Centum, flew in from Kenya to meet the talent, while Old Mutual, Allan Gray and Engen flew in from Cape Town. Pam Golding used our event as a platform to unveil their exciting new development in Uganda.
Comments Angel Jones, CEO of Homecoming Revolution, “We’ve had fantastic feedback from both employers and professionals alike. Based on the strong success of this event, we will be hosting similar formats around the world to recruit top African talent and bring them home.”
A few words from the employers:
“Thanks again for a great morning – a really well-organized event that we are looking to see grow year on year’” – Microsoft
“The event was a great opportunity to us as Roche. It was a platform to share our employer brand, career development and employment opportunities for the African talent!” – Roche
“Thank you for the good event. We are currently interested in progressing with 4 candidates” – Safaricom
“We will be pursuing further conversations with 12 candidates we met” – Allan Gray
A few words from the professionals:
“I wanted to thank you for having me at your event. I feel that it was a success and I had the opportunity to meet with interesting companies and other professionals.
“I believe that events like yours are integral to the development of the African continent.”
“Thank you for inviting me for this event. I really enjoyed meeting the potential employers in a more relaxed yet focused setting. I’m optimistic about potential opportunities and excited to see what happens next.”
“The event was awesome. It was really a good time for me to think of getting back home and becoming more useful to my country & my people. I truly networked during the event and I hope all work out well for me at the end. Thanks once again.”
Homecoming Revolution is the one-stop platform that brings African diaspora professionals home to South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda and Kenya.