Just In: Jobberman launches Alliance for better work initiative

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As part of its long-standing cooperation with the Mastercard Foundation, Jobberman, the single largest job placement website in Sub-Saharan Africa, has unveiled its Alliance for Better Work program.

The employer-driven program aims to dramatically increase recruiting in Nigeria, with a particular focus on female hiring and integrated end-to-end support on the user-friendly online employment portal.

Large companies to SMEs in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, and Kaduna would have access to approximately 182,000 pre-vetted job seekers aged 18 to 35, separated by industry and qualification level, with a concentration on Nigeria’s agricultural, creative, and digital sectors.

The Alliance for Better Work was created to enhance job retention, workplace productivity, business development, and, most importantly, to close the gender wage gap, which now stands at 35.2 percent for women and 31.8 percent for men, according to recent data.

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Employers have previously encountered issues such as the cost of training new employees, a deluge of unfiltered applicants, and a large skills gap.

The campaign will run concurrently with Jobberman’s successful soft skills training program, which has previously prepared 190,628 young people aged 18 to 35 for the workplace and placed over 82,600 in decent jobs.

The current initiative will see the pioneering platform draw on its market-leading expertise to attack both strands of recruitment with equal zeal, putting it on track to meet its goal of securing jobs for 3 million young people by 2025.

Jobberman and businesses in the agriculture, creative, digital, finance, healthcare, retail/FMCG, advertising, and education sectors will form an alliance to #hirebetter and break free from the inertia of costly recruitment processes.

Companies can spend an average of 4-6 weeks on their hiring process, according to Jobberman’s research, and it costs an estimated 20-25 percent of a candidate’s annual gross income to recruit.

The Alliance for Better Work is a private recruiting club that provides employers with access to the country’s largest pool of qualified applicants, creative end-to-end recruitment and post-hiring support, brand amplification, and special rates, all tailored to their individual needs.

Rolake Rosiji, CEO of Jobberman Nigeria, stated of the program, “The Alliance for Better Work is ultimately about unlocking the competitive edge of Nigerian companies, which is often squandered in long and ineffective recruitment cycles.”

We hope to set a benchmark of innovative recruitment methods that will allow businesses to thrive by partnering with Nigeria’s most intelligent enterprises. Furthermore, this allows us to move forward with our mission with Young Africa, which is to place trained young people in meaningful work.

Employees are a company’s most valuable asset, and Jobberman has the experience, skills, platform, and resources to help companies achieve this.”

“The Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa strategy seeks to enable 10 million youth and women access to dignified and meaningful jobs in Nigeria – 70 percent of which must be women,” said Chidinma Lawanson, Country Head Nigeria, Mastercard Foundation. One of the numerous ways we plan to accomplish this is through the Foundations’ cooperation with Jobberman.

The Alliance for Better Work Campaign was created with the purpose of addressing a vacuum in the recruitment process, particularly when it comes to female unemployment. We’re excited to see how it affects things.”

Jobberman has been in the recruitment business for over a decade and has used its platform to build job seeker skill sets, discover labor market needs, and streamline corporate hiring processes.

The relationship with the Mastercard Foundation is bringing about significant improvement in Nigeria’s unemployment concerns. Over the next five years, the alliance hopes to train 5 million job seekers and place 3 million in decent jobs.

Companies interested in being a part of the Alliance for Better Work campaign can sign-up here:www.jobberman.com/employer/hirebetter or by sending an email to connect@jobberman.com.

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