edge is growing! To help more businesses grow and impact more workplaces, we’re going to double our team in 2019!
Have you ever thought about working in talent acquisition, a business advisory firm, or wondered what it takes to help organizations build high performing teams? If your answer to these questions is yes, we are looking for you!
So you’re interested, but moving to a new job is a big commitment, and we know you’ve got some questions. This article should answer most of your questions, but in case you’ve got any extra ones leftover, feel free to tweet us @edge_kenya and we’ll be happy to respond!
What does a typical day at the office look like?
Any day for our recruitment team involves a wide variety of activities including conducting interviews, LinkedIn headhunting, writing candidate reports, and meeting with clients to discuss project progress.
The team handles nearly a dozen projects at a time, and the office can get pretty (well…) chaotic! One person could be having a phone interview with a candidate in Uganda, while someone else is assessing CVs that came in via email, and another is researching new networks we can tap to identify high-potential professionals who may not be aware of the job opportunities in fast-growing businesses.
Teamwork is key in recruitment! We constantly collaborate on different aspects of the talent acquisition process such as joint brainstorming sessions to think of creative ways to find great candidates, or giving each other feedback on the tools and processes we have developed to screen applicants.
Over lunch, we usually swap stories and catch up on what everyone has been up to, both with regards to their projects, and their personal lives. It’s an opportunity for us to get know each better, provide support where needed, and even, on occasion, rate each others cooking skills.
Recruitment is all about making connections and learning about new trends and markets, and so, at times we attend networking events to build connections with industry experts, managers and innovators, in order to better understand the human capital challenges facing growing businesses.
And how is edge’s the work environment like?
Actually, you have to come and experience it! But since you asked, here is a quick, three-word summary.
Fast-paced – We support entrepreneurs in building great teams! Sounds easy? At edge you will need to stretch yourself and think outside the box to come up with and use creative approaches to address our client’s needs.
Constant learning - we are constantly seeking knowledge that enables us to improve our services and be our clients’ best partner. Together we develop specific skills that would be useful in our work. For example, we have courses on project management and design thinking and have turned newly learned theory into new improved approaches and products immediately! (See more about how we learn in this article)
Flexible – we place more emphasis on your productivity and contribution, opposed to what time you arrive at the office. We collaborate using virtual tools and value creativity in meeting client needs.
Please take a look at the open jobs on our Join Us page!