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What your African FinTech needs to know about GDPR

By Darren Franks | Jan 10, 2018

Any company with any data of EU Citizens needs to be aware of and prepare for GDPR regulations which come into effect in 2018. Being up to speed on the regulations is especially relevant to FinTech companies – regardless of size, if your business has any personal data on clients, customers, merchants, business partners and…

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The African Payments Landscape – are banks too late or do they still have the upper hand?

By Darren Franks | Dec 17, 2017

It’s not surprising that more people in Africa use mobile FinTech payment services than on any other continent. Most of Africa has never had access to traditional banking services. And most of Africa gained access to a mobile phone before they had access to a landline. The result is that many people in Africa had…

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Will Banks and FinTech companies be competitors or partners?

By Darren Franks | Dec 17, 2017

In many ways the banking sector has been the last industry disrupted by technology advancements. Banks have been notoriously slow to evolve, and this has created opportunities for dynamic and nimble FinTech start-ups around the world. Africa, with its unique challenges, offers FinTech companies plentiful opportunities to fill the gaps left by banks.

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Ken Okolo joins TalentintheCloud

By Darren Franks | Nov 1, 2017

We are delighted to welcome Ken Okolo to the business. Ken is based in Lagos Nigeria and will be spearheading our West African business.

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What’s the difference between a plumber and a recruiter?

By Darren Franks | Jul 25, 2017

A few years ago I attended an event in London where the key note speaker drew a comparison between a plumber and recruiter….

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Are you prepared for Google Hire?

By Darren Franks | Jun 2, 2017

Google’s Cloud Jobs API is creating a great deal of buzz in the recruitment industry. It gives the industry plug-and-play access to Google’s search and machine learning capabilities. Company career sites, job boards, applicant tracking systems and staffing agencies can hopefully improve the experience of job seekers who visit their sites to find jobs.

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How to unlock your hidden recruitment costs

By Darren Franks | May 10, 2017

When reviewing your recruitment budget do you ever factor in the cost of interviews? What about the potential loss of productivity from your hiring team’s time, or even hiring the wrong person altogether ?

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7 Tips to lower your recruitment costs in 2017

By Darren Franks | Apr 25, 2017

High recruitment costs are among the many challenges businesses face. We’ve complied 7 tips to help you optimize your recruitment spend. 

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Sharpen Your Recruiting Process – 7 Valuable Tips

By Darren Franks | Apr 11, 2017

The recruitment process is constantly under pressure to be updated – the internet has opened up a global and rapidly changing recruitment market.

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