The festive season which ideally sends the job recruitment family into a deserved recess is over. Recruiters and HR professionals are readying themselves to start filling jobs again. The coming weeks and months will see a flurry of job posting activities. For the Kenya online recruiting sites, the floodgates are about to open. A new job hunting season has begun. The 2017 job search is on.
The working class will be looking for greener pastures. The new graduates will be looking for the coveted first job with a reputable organization. Some in colleges will be searching for that elusive internship opportunity. The job hunting universe will be very active.
For the Kenyan job seekers
This is your time to shine. Start re-touching your CV’s and polishing your job interview skills. Your wardrobe may need to get some new apparel for this very purpose. Your online profiles on relevant career and professional boards will need some reviewing as well. Plan to strategically position yourself to take advantage of the coming opportunities. They may not be very many in 2017 (watch out for The Platform101 2017 Kenya’s employment outlook coming soon)
For employers in Kenya and East Africa Market area
The talent war will be getting tougher. More than ever, the need to attract the best and the brightest will be the leadership and HR mantra. Despite the country having an ocean of trained personnel, the challenge will be and has always been, identifying the right talent that can quickly adapt to organizational culture and deliver the right returns on investment.
The realities and challenges of much talked about millennial work force is going to be every employers nightmare. HR teams together with the line managers and the senior management will need to proactively devise timely and relevant talent management strategies to succeed in 2017
To attract the best talent, employers will need to get better at recruiting, sourcing and marketing available job vacancies. They will need to find the best forum of interacting with the talent out there in a bid to woo them into their organizations.
It is for this reason that The Platform101 will be your trusted job board and career development partner in 2017.
The Platform101 2017
To all job seekers. The tools now available on The Platform101 have never been better to help with your search. Our site is comprised of 2 major sections to help you maximize your job hunt in 2017.
The Job Board – where you can browse entry, mid-level and senior management job opportunities from every industry in Kenya and the larger East Africa job market.
Career Tools – we have the most comprehensive list of well researched and analytical career articles to equip you for the career journey ahead. We will continue guiding you on job search skills, workplace matters, leadership, and also motivate you to keep going even when all seem dark.
So whether you are an employer or job seeking candidate we wish you the best of luck in 2017. It’s going to be an interesting year as far as talent acquisition and management is concerned.
We will soon be sharing with you The Platform101 2017 Kenya’s employment outlook. Keep posted.