The New War for Talent: Implications for Aspiring Executives

In a previous feature article, AAG looked at the impact the evolving competition for talent on the continent has on the strategic talent management objectives for the HR and CEO functions in a company. Companies operating in the region face a strategic decision over where and how to compete for talent. Two clear strategies have emerged, focusing on different ends of the career life cycle, enabling companies to optimize their recruiting efforts at the entry and executive levels. Professionals who aspire to pursue executive level roles in Africa should actively consider whether the organizations they are working in demonstrate robust leadership development capabilities. Aspiring executives should also consider how they want to contribute to organizations in the future and how to align their career objectives with the emerging talent strategies.


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