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Recruitment Do’s and Don’ts

As a Candidate: Be Transparent with your Recruitment Consultant and stakeholders



1.  Inform your Recruitment Consultant / Stakeholders clearly, if you are
exploring other opportunities or you have any other offers in hand, or if
there is something which your employer should know about you.  It is going to
be revealed sooner or later.


2.  Inform your Consultant, if you are expecting high growth or not
satisfied with the offer and you don’t have any intentions to join, so they
can check with the client if it is negotiable.


3.  Inform your consultant, if you are not going to attend the interview, he
can cover up for you and you can save your reputation.


As an Employer: Be Transparent to your Candidate / Employee as well as
Recruitment Consultant:




1.  Inform your new joinee / candidate / prospective candidate about the job
description, work location, salaries, and benefits very clearly and please
ensure, there should not be any misunderstanding.


2.  Provide decent accommodation facilities.


For stronger and long lasting relationships it is important to be transparent in all your
dealings and discussions.


About the Author:


Sanjay Shah, our Nigeria Recruitment Expert, has a rich experience of working and hiring for middle and senior executive positions in Nigeria.

As per recent interactions with Nigerian clients and markets, he predicts an increase in hiring in manufacturing sectors in Nigeria such as FMCG, Engineering, and Automobile. The economy is slowly recovering after the recession with new investments and new players entering the Nigerian market.


Connect with him to hire premium talent for jobs in Nigeria, market information in Nigeria, recruitment trends in Nigeria and salary survey in Nigeria on /


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Hi All! Have a look at Jobs in East Africa with Datum Recruitment Services



Datum Recruitment Services is an executive search firm and recruitment services provider to organizations wishing to attract and retain talent in East Africa.


With one of the largest databases in East Africa across multiple sectors, we offer professional headhunting services in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania & Rwanda.


To save time and cost on recruitment and to search a career opportunity, check jobs in East Africa on


For Salary Benchmarking Survey in East Africa for any Industry and the Right PayScale, the latest Datum Recruitment Services Salary Survey provides an overview of hiring and salary trends in East Africa on



Salary Survey – East Africa 2018


Salary Survey-East Africa 2018


With the elections and political uncertainty far behind, the economic outlook for 2018 in the East African region looks positive, with local economies on the rebound and with companies hiring again.


A salary survey at this juncture, based on a thorough understanding of the job market, with reports on compensation and benefits would help both employers and employees take the right decision.


This latest report on salary survey and benchmarking in East Africa for 2018 is based on our knowledge of the local job market and recruitment expertise across East Africa.


For Employers: This general salary benchmarking helps them to ensure their salaries in East Africa are in line with the geographical and sector averages. To do an in-depth salary analysis, reach our team for a detailed compensation survey.


For Candidates: This salary survey data will function as a salary guide helping them to track salaries across various functions and gives them a bird’s eye view on current trends and East Africa salaries and remunerations across multiple sectors. Candidates can keep themselves updated with our blogs on market trends, sector news and on salary negotiations.


Please download it from Salary-Survey-report-Final


Key Recruitment trends in East Africa:


  • Localisation/ candidates from the diaspora in demand
  • Hiring in the renewable sector, Fintech and FMCG will see an upswing
  • Hiring to increase compared to last year in Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda
  • The hiring of technology positions to see an increase in demand
  • ICT roles will be in demand across Kenya
  • Millennial workforce to increase in the Kenya work demography
  • Project Management and roles within the manufacturing sector will be in demand in Ethiopia


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Want to benefit from our recruitment expertise or know more about recruitment trends, and salary data?  Please contact us on or +91 76 98 00 14 94. More about us on


White Paper on Nigeria Hiring trends: 2018

Africa’s leading oil producer had been hard hit by falling prices for the commodity, which accounts for the majority of its export revenue thus plunging the country into recession. One of the consequences of the recession was unemployment and layoffs which tend to increase as a way of curtailing expenses.


After seeing its worst recession in 25 years, Nigeria’s economy is limping back to normalcy.  Many believe the country is officially out of recession.  The country is now diversifying its economy to include manufacturing, agriculture and exports and investing in skills acquisition in diverse sectors, stressing on practical applications to reduce joblessness and assist them in finding jobs in Nigeria.


Currently, companies are looking for people who are innovative and entrepreneurial. More companies are hiring and are not deterred by the recent recession as they are able to get highly competent talent with prior Nigeria experience at competitive salaries. What is happening is that those who do not have these required skills are let go while those who have are being sought after and hired. The recruitment landscape is quite promising with employers having an upper hand.


Datum Recruitment Services has rich experience in hiring for middle and senior management for leading organizations in Nigeria. We present a white paper for hiring trends and recruitment predictions for 2018.


Please download from : datum_whitepaper (1). 

Boom time for African start ups



2017 was the best year as far as the Africa tech revolution was concerned, as investment in tech start-ups topped US$195 million over the course of the year.


The number of tech starts ups that received funding has increase from 125 in 2015 to 146 in 2016 and 159 in 2017; this means Investor confidence and willingness to back African tech ventures is increasing.


The total funding raised by these companies – US$195,060,845 – also marks a 51% rise on the previous year’s figures, taking investment into African start-ups to an all-time record high. This proves that the speculation on African tech starts ups is real and not just hype and is impacting all aspects of daily life and service delivery.


Tech starts up are coming in all fields from healthcare to home cleaning; but it is the fintech companies that received the best funding as seen since last 3 years. A few other sectors also saw success in 2017. Ecommerce for example grew 350% on the previous year to collect over US$16 million in investment over the course of the year.


Agriculture and farming being big in Africa, there has been investment in agri-tech space, with growth of 203% in 2017. Agri-tech and e-health being are also interesting for investors due to the scope and need  of innovative new solutions, and the substantial impact element of ventures operating in these areas, these investments offer both sizeable returns and impact.


South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya continued to solidify their position as the top three investment destinations in Africa, but there was also interest in Egypt, Ghana, Uganda and Morocco.


Africa’s tech ecosystem is bound to create a trend which will continue to develop as the continent carries on presenting high quality innovations and businesses, tackling Africa’s challenges, but also scalable across the world.


Talent is a top priority for all start-up founders and executives. Starts up need to hire recruitment agencies with executive search teams who know the hiring needs of an entrepreneurial venture. Start-ups should recruit highly motivated, self-starting, hardworking candidates, quick thinking candidates with good execution skills who share a common vision and are interested in a job in a start-up.


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Which countries have the Highest Paying Jobs In Africa?



Thanks to growing economies and the improving political situation in many African countries, Africa now has plenty of job opportunities  to explore.

The entry of large multinational companies into Africa has further opened up a competitive job market that is constantly in search of top talent from across the continent, as well as across the globe.


So where are the best paying jobs in Africa?




Zambia is an attractive destination for professionals looking for a place to find well-paying   jobs; Zambia witnessed rapid economic growth between 2000 and 2014, with an annual average growth of 7.3%. In the same period, the GDP per Capita went up by 4.3%.

Zambia has vibrant financial and banking sectors, large telecommunication giants, and mining corporations.  As always, salaries are paid according to an individual’s cumulative professional experience, industry, and job grade/level.


South Africa


South Africa is one of Africa’s powerhouse economies with numerous opportunities for professionals looking to advance their careers. Most of the highest paid professionals in the country include lawyers, IT managers, air traffic controllers, software engineers, architects, and petroleum controllers.




Namibia has a fairly well developed economic landscape, which has ultimately generated plenty of job opportunities for both locals and immigrants. . One of the most lucrative industries that pay well in Namibia is the aviation industry.

Given the high number of multinational companies in Namibia, the perks offered for jobs, especially mid and senior level careers, meet the expectations of many professionals. It is a good country for a professional looking for careers  in Africa.




Mauritius is a tiny Indian Ocean island; however, it is popular around the continent and globe for its good governance, political stability and robust economy. Mauritius is undoubtedly one of the continent’s most competitive economies, and has continued to experience steady and consistent growth patterns

It’s a hub for various key sectors such as tourism, economic processing zones, and financial services.  According to a World Bank Report, Mauritius is the best country in Africa for doing business. Because of its impressive economic and political system, this island is a haven for professionals looking for well-paying jobs in Africa.

Some of the best industries for jobs in Mauritius are the finance, manufacturing, business outsourcing, and tourism sectors.




Tanzania has enjoyed relative political stability that has enabled positive economic growth.  Tanzania’s economy grew rapidly in 2016, ranking it among the fastest growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The best paying sectors are insurance and financial services, mining and quarrying industry and jobs such as lawyers, medical doctors, chief executive officers, finance managers, NGO employees, pilots, financial analysts, and oil and gas engineers




Ghana is known to be Africa’s democracy powerhouse, boasting of a well-established political and governance system that has been instrumental to the country’s economic growth.

In 2011, Ghana was named the fastest growing economy in the world. The country’s economy is driven by both oil and non-oil sectors, such as manufacturing, automotive, and ship construction, exportation of digital technology goods, as well as exporting rich resources like industrial minerals and hydrocarbons.

Because of the vibrant economy, Ghana is a top destination for professionals looking for well-paying jobs in Africa.




This Northern African country has long been known to have a vibrant and stable economy. For this reason, Morocco is a great destination for expatriates looking for well-paying jobs in Africa.  The country’s economy is diverse and market-oriented. Because it is located near Europe, it is also well supported and well developed.

Due to an increase in foreign investment and multinational companies, there are plenty of successful job opportunities around Africa.




Libya is among the top African countries in which lucrative jobs can be found. Libya is also one of the world’s ten richest oil-producing countries. Being an oil-rich country, the economy is in good condition and has plenty of career opportunities.

Despite political challenges, Libya’s job market remains lucrative for many professionals seeking good career opportunities. Other top industries with well-paying careers are banking and finance, health industry and engineering jobs.



What do employees value – Part 2




Research demonstrates that employees’ perception of fairness and equitable treatment is a core driver of workplace attitudes and behaviours, retention, engagement and performance.

The idea of fairness also determines if an employee will make an extra effort to reach organizational goals or even the objectives of his or her own job thus affecting the organization’s bottom line both directly and indirectly. Using process fairness, companies could spend a lot less money and still have more satisfied employees.



Employees desire for their employer and co-workers to treat them as if they have dignity and with respect and recognize that they have rights, opinions, wishes, experience, and competence. Respect can be indicated by both nonverbal communication and verbal communication means and how they compensate, recognize and reward you.

Respect breeds profitability, knowledge transfer and avoids workplace conflict



It is important to give employees directed at their specific abilities, thus bringing in a change in their routine and mundane tasks. Giving employees challenges means you convey your trust in their ability to them and help them develop new skills and attitude.


Career opportunities

Career development is essential for an employee to remain with an employer.  Training programs and opportunities for advancement within the company help.


Being heard

The more included employees felt the more innovative they were in their roles, and the more likely they were to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure KPIs were being met.

Listening keeps communication open, builds rapport and trust, and enables all parties involved to move toward a common underlying interest.



Several employees consider benefits and job security as the two most important factors that contribute to their overall job satisfaction.


Flexibility of working hours

Flexible working arrangements are part of a modern workplace. Flexible work offers the potential for productivity gains and greater levels of employee engagement providing a deliberate and careful work-life balance.  Inflexible hours, especially combined with low wages, place demands on employees that leave them starved for time, both for themselves and for their families.

Simply put, strict hours are bad for business because they are bad for employees.


Clear goals and expectations

Even if employees feel energized and motivated, those who lack clear expectations and spend too much time working on the wrong things can’t advance key initiatives to create value for an organization. Employees want clear expectations and lack of clear expectations can cause anxiety and confusion in workers. When employees are focused on tasks that best suit their strengths, sales, profit, employee engagement and customer engagement increase, and turnover decreases.



Employees will always perform at their best when the environment is conducive to growth.” Growth includes financial growth, Career growth, Professional growth and Personal growth.  When growth opportunities are abundant and organizational doors open, employees work with considerably more vigour.  The most successful employers will offer continued growth and learning opportunities.



Delegating responsibility means you trust your employees with autonomy. Studies reveal this autonomy can result in a higher commitment to doing their best work first and benefiting your organization. So employers must empower their team.


What do employees value – Part 1



Employees are motivated more by bosses who let their staff members know when they’re doing a good job and who advocate on their employees’ behalf. This appreciation is more important to employees than the prospect of getting a promotion or a cash bonus.

As per a recent survey, many workers said that when they’re analyzing a job offer, the most important factor is knowing whether management appreciates employees, while only a minor percentage  were most concerned with knowing how often employees were evaluated for raises.



Employee inclusion makes employees proud to be part of the organisation and want them to drive its success. If the organisation values are aligned with theirs, they feel motivated and enthusiastic and also want to tell everyone good things about the organisation.



Cultivating a high-trust culture is not a “soft” skill — it’s a hard necessity and a foundational element of high-performing organizations’ employee engagement levels. Trust is necessary for building elite performance. With trust, all things are possible – most importantly: continuous improvement and sustainable, measurable, tangible results in the marketplace.



Employee development is needed for employees to undergo various training programs to enhance his/her skills and acquire new knowledge and skills.

Adding increased challenge or responsibility is a proven way to improve job satisfaction.  In turn, worker productivity increases while turnover and absenteeism decreases.  An ambitious employee will feel much better knowing that he or she is steadily working toward a better position within the company.




The more autonomy employees had at work, the more satisfied they were with their jobs and the less likely they were to transfer or leave their positions. Personal autonomy at work correlates to lower turnover, higher engagement at work, and increased job satisfaction


Employee empowerment offers some significant advantages, such as employee productivity, responsiveness, and commitment.



Employee connection is important to reap the benefit of a dedicated, long-term team. Employees like leaders who relate to them, go out of the way to help them,   care about their personal life, show interest in their significant others, back them up with clients, be real and transparent with them, make time for them, create opportunities for new experience.



Employees respond to appreciation at work, especially when it’s expressed through recognition of their efforts because it confirms their work is valued. Rewards and recognition goes a long way and will not only make your employees feel good, but will actually benefit your business in the process with increased:  Productivity, Job satisfaction, Employee happiness, Retention, Loyalty & Team culture



Employees like successful leaders and managers who are willing to exercise their leadership in such a way that their people are empowered to make decisions, share information, and try new things. Most employees (future leaders) see the value in finding empowerment and are willing to take on the responsibilities that come with it.



Mentoring in the workplace can have long-term benefits as employees become more self-directed and develop stronger communication and problem-solving skills.  Mentored employees value collaboration and sharing of information, which can lead to a stronger organization.



Promoting from within can force an organization to develop core competencies for a specific role or group of jobs. This benefits the employee, who has a clear understanding of expectations, but it also benefits the organization, which has a good standard by which to measure staff performance.



Will machines make humans redundant?


Does not look possible considering the numbers!



Datum Recruitment Services announces exciting international jobs

Hi Everyone,


We are currently looking to fill positions for international clients. If you are interested or can recommend someone else, please let us know!


Job Title: Sales & Marketing Manager, a Paint Mfg. Co., Lagos

Company Brief: Our is an Italian paint manufacturing company ;  part of a Petrochemical Group of Companies which is interested in expanding in Nigeria and hence are hiring for jobs in Nigeria.

Designation: Sales & Marketing Manager, a Paint Mfg. Co.

Location: Lagos

Brief Profile: The desired candidate will be in charge of  Sales, Business Development, face to face selling, Distribution, Key accounts management.

For more details please visit: Reference Code: REQ-2241


Job Title: Production Manager, Accra (Ghana)

Company Brief: Our client is one of the reputed manufacturers of Corrugated Cardboard Boxes and Polyethylene film in West Africa and is hiring for jobs in Africa.

Designation: Production Manager

Location:   Accra (Ghana)

Brief Profile:  The desired candidate will run the press independently, and looking after all its requirements. The candidate shall also be responsible of the pre-press unit.

For more details please visit: Reference Code: REQ-2240


Job Title: Sales Executive, Kenya

Company Brief:  Our client is dealing with the Rotomoulded Products like Water Tanks, Crates and is currently hiring for jobs in Africa.

Designation: Sales Executive

Location: Kenya

Brief Profile:  The incumbent will be in charge of Sales, Customer Relation, Sales Order, and Dispatching and have an experience of 5-10 years

For more details please visit: Reference Code: REQ-2239


Jobs out of Africa


Job Title: Mechanical Workshop Coordinator, Location: Papua New Guinea

Company Brief: Our client is into the manufacture of an extensive range of plywood and timber products made from plantation pine. They are also a major independent power producer with three hydro power stations and provide jobs in PNG.

Designation: Mechanical Workshop Coordinator,

Location:  Papua New Guinea

Brief Profile:  The desired candidate will be B.E. – Mechanical with 10 years’ experience across a broad spectrum of earthmoving and heavy haulage equipment. They will have Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar position of comparable size.

For more details please visit: Reference Code: REQ-2237


Job Title: Head HR, Delhi

Company Brief: Our client is the 2nd largest accounting body in world.

Designation: Head HR, Delhi

Location: Delhi/NCR

Brief Profile: The candidate should have done Post-Graduation in HR Management from reputed educational institution such as IIM /FMS/ XLRI/ etc. • Degree in Law would be an added qualification. • Should have Minimum 20 years of post-qualification experience within an HR environment.

For more details please visit: Reference Code: REQ-2232