Harambee is a youth employment accelerator that was set up by a group of employers who were faced with the challenges of employing and keeping first-time workers. At the same time, they also wanted to address the high unemployment levels among young South Africans.
The Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator recently completed one million assessments to match first-time work seekers to entry-level economic opportunities. This created one of the country’s largest data sets on understanding how to successfully place unemployed young people into jobs.
On Tuesday 22 August from 08h30 to 10h30 Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator’s Knowledge and Research Executive, Rob Urquhart, will unpack fascinating insights unique to the Eastern Cape and South Africa, based on Harambee’s experience assisting in the placement of 40 000 young people across the country.
This event at the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber will provide practical and data-driven insights into the factors that determine retention and will offer a forum to discuss research-based insights into attracting and retaining the right talent into your business. Harambee’s research supports the inclusion of first-time job seekers based on their future potential rather than their past performance in school.
There is no charge to attend.
The event is is aimed at Business owners, HR managers, and anybody interested in youth employment solutions that are both business and community oriented.
Harambee is funded by the government Jobs Fund and works with 400 employers across the country such as Hollard, Woolworths, Nando’s, Direct Axis, Ster Kinekor, Pink n Pay and Burger King.
Harambee sources candidates from a large pool of young people with high potential but limited work experience, then assesses them and prepares them for possible work opportunities at the right employer in the area they live in.
Research shows that if first-time workers are permanently employed for a full year, they have a better chance of sustained employment and career opportunities for the rest of their lives. Harambee unlocks the potential in young adults so that they are prepared for the working environment and have the confidence to succeed.
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