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A platform that helps candidates and employers to humanise interviews and ensure both get the most out of the process.

Everyone hates interviews - the interviewer and the interviewee. They feel like an obstacle course, full of trick questions and

A platform that helps candidates and employers to humanise interviews and ensure both get the most out of the process. Everyone hates interviews - the interviewer and the interviewee. They feel like an obstacle course, full of trick questions and

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I work with an organisation called Africa 2.0 - members across the continent benefit from a broad network of influencers that believe in a common vision of Transforming Africa. 

Of particular note is the Ghana chapter, whose members run an incubat

I work with an organisation called Africa 2.0 - members across the continent benefit from a broad network of influencers that believe in a common vision of Transforming Africa. Of particular note is the Ghana chapter, whose members run an incubat

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I have taken one long Gap Year (between school and uni) and several smaller ones throughout my career. With the right support and focus I find them to be re-energising and inspiring, and I have always come out with a lot more opportunities than I sta

I have taken one long Gap Year (between school and uni) and several smaller ones throughout my career. With the right support and focus I find them to be re-energising and inspiring, and I have always come out with a lot more opportunities than I sta

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Sarah commented on Interviews for humans...not robots.

Nice pull Meena - that needs to spread to the African continent!

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Sarah commented on Interviews for humans...not robots.

You might both like to have a look at my 15 Sep update above to this question: How is your idea specifically increasing access to employment opportunities and pathways for young people?
I include my thoughts in response to your thought-provokers... S.

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Sarah commented on Interviews for humans...not robots.

Hi Aparna (and Bettina : thanks for staying connected)

Thanks for the feedback! If you are up for it then the main thing I would like tested is the idea of a pre-planned interview questions or as in your idea, job-specific assignments that candidates can prepare for in advance. Your thoughts on this from experience, or if you want to test it out in you coming hiring process then I would love to hear how it goes.

In terms of reaching the right people and access to the right networks... I echo that. I work a lot in Africa, and a huge part of the community is inaccessible so gets overlooked. Again, like Bettina, I would like to hear how you overcome this challenge? In Africa, EVERYONE uses mobile devices, but not necessarily smartphones - as such there has been a lot of innovation in text services that can be used by very basic mobiles...perhaps there is a way to integrate this? A text service to young mobile users when jobs are posted, text message invites to recruitment style fairs in the local towns...?

Stay connected and good luck with your recruiting, Sarah :)