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NEWS: 2016

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator has sourced over 1,000 candidates with disabilities and shares three lessons from our journey.

Lesson #1 Is your business case clear?

Last week, South Africa woke up to the stark news that unemployment levels are the highest they have been since 2003. Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator works with its partners to address this reality by understanding what can be done and what more is needed. We share with you our quarterly Breaking Barriers publication with the latest...

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator has scaled its existing services to the SME sector. Over the past 18 months the organisation has placed more than 1,100 young people into SME jobs.

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator this week reached the historic milestone of having completed one million assessments to match first-time work seekers to entry-level economic opportunities, creating one of the country’s largest data sets on understanding how to successfully place unemployed young people into jobs.

In late 2015 Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator hosted a ‘Solutions Exchange’ with over 100 influential representatives from business, government, academia, and the social sector in attendance.

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator was established in 2011 with a goal of placing 10,000 first-time work seekers into formal jobs by the end of 2014. We achieved this three-year milestone and then set an even more ambitious goal for year four: double our impact by doing in a single year what we had done in the prior 3 years.

LinkedIn has partnered with Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator and the US-based Research Triangle Institute to unpack this perhaps counter-intuitive question. Education and workforce development approaches have long assumed solutions that require ever increasing investments in training and skills.

Are you concerned that the hiring and people management skills of your inexperienced team leaders, junior supervisors and front-line managers do not result in optimal hiring decisions and in fact can often result in early attrition?