Recruitment is going digital globally and firms that are not ready will be left behind as technology is becoming part and parcel of business processes whether in Africa or on any other continent.
Because of this digital revolution, Chams Diagne – Co-founder of Viadeo (2nd largest professional social network in the world in 2015), created Talent2Africa in Dakar, Senegal in October 2015.
In June 2016, Talent2Africa was launched at the Expat Forum in Paris. I January 2017, Youssef Debbagh, founder of the MENA affiliate marketing platform and expert in digital marketing, joined as co-founder.
Followed by Benoit Martin, founder of Forum Expat and Director of Business Units. African business at the World, which also joined as a co-founder. To reinforce the digital aspect of Talent2Africa and its technical team, Aziz Diagne joined as CTO in August 2017.
The international dimension of Talent2Africa has also materialized by the opening of offices in Abidjan and Paris since the last quarter of 2017. In November 2017, Talent2Africa was selected by the American tech magazine, Techcrunch,
Now based in Mauritius since January 2018, Talent2Africa continues to expand on the continent with the opening of an office in Nairobi, in February 2018, in partnership with the French Chamber of Commerce in Kenya.
Recently, the firm raised $1m after being convinced that the growth of the African continent depends on the success of the private sector and access to strategic positions of the best talents within companies; the founders create the first network of executive candidates interested in career opportunities in Africa.
Based on a digital platform – the first pan-African employment platform for executives and managers – the company also integrates into its activities a broad event and a service offer by accompanying both recruiters and executive candidates.