A new job search engine has launched to serve Africa and its diaspora, helps match job seekers looking for rewarding careers in Africa with the best employers on the continent.
The platform utilizes real reviews from former and current employers, to provide an insider’s view as to what it’s really like working for companies across Africa. The best reviewed companies rise to the top, allowing job seekers to focus on employers with excellent reputations. The firm says these rating also helps employees to save time by not applying for jobs with low-rated employers, saving them the heartache of a bad match.
The platform, dubbed NumberTrend, enables job seekers to become more selective and find the best jobs for their unique skillsets and cultural preferences. They argue their platform is transparent and competitive and compels companies to improve their practices. NumberTrend is mostly focused on top talent in the African diaspora as well as returnees who are already in Africa in a move to combat “brain drain” and bring professionals back to Africa and keep the brightest young men and women from leaving in the first place.
“NumberTrend intends to change the job market in Africa — for the better. We want to discover Africa’s greatest employment opportunities and match them with Africa’s greatest talent. We envision a vibrant African job market, one that encourages local talent to stay in Africa while enticing those in the diaspora to come back,” said Francis Cordor, NumberTrend’s founder and CEO and also founder of Ducor Sports.
Cordor says the platform will inspire employers to create rewarding workplaces and organizational cultures that value employees and, in turn, contribute to Africa’s emergence as a thriving self-sufficient continent where youth unemployment is at its highest.
NumberTrend aims to have both online and offline opportunities to match young job seekers with employers in Africa and its diaspora. The platform hopes that anonymous employer reviews provide real-world insights as to the best and worst employers and this transparency would lead to companies improving their working conditions for their employees.
The platform is free to applicants while employers can either pick a free basic plan or upgrade for more features and better visibility under the premium section. Employers can also pay to list their jobs. Number Trend also conducts job fairs where job seekers can meet and interview with dozens of employers in their communities.