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How 18 minutes changed a life, the power of empathy

23rd Sep 2019

Empathy is an extremely powerful force. In this case, the power of empathy from a CX Hero changed a man’s life.
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LinkedIn to job opportunities: Experimental evidence from job training in South Africa

19th Sep 2019

New research by RTI International, Duke University, and Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator in South Africa on digital disruption in international development. Does using LinkedIn help disadvantaged work-seekers find and retain jobs in emerging markets? Our three year impact evaluation says yes.
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5 lessons about evolving talent to drive impact at scale

12th Sep 2019

Talent... one of the most universal challenges in running successful organizations and also one of the most significant investments. We know that without the right people in place, our missions are not achieved, and our impact does not scale. And yet talent is often misunderstood, overlooked, and under-resourced.
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New funding to grow jobs and work experiences for work-seekers

9th Sep 2019

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator and LGT Venture Philanthropy have entered into a partnership that will support Harambee’s scale up to grow jobs and work experiences for unemployed work-seekers in South Africa and Rwanda.
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Reduce gender penalties to level the playing field for jobs

30th Jul 2019

National Women’s Day (9 August) celebrates the courageous women of 1956 who fought for equality and freedom in South Africa. While progress has been made, we still have a big job ahead of us to level the playing field for women in the workplace.

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Social impact bonds addressing youth unemployment

15th Jul 2019

First South African social impact bond shows promise for addressing youth unemployment.
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The Kasinomic Entreprevolution

24th Jun 2019

Can entrepreneurship provide the answer to unemployment in South Africa?
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It’s all about employability

3rd Jun 2019

Degrees are not the most important criteria when it comes to hiring - we must also look at behaviour, attitude and learning capabilities.
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Harambee wins the 2019 Conscious Companies Award

27th May 2019

On the eve of 22 May 2019, Harambee was announced as the Conscious Companies Awards Winner of the Most Conscious NGO.
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Helping young people engage with opportunities outside of the formal sector

15th May 2019

At 54%, South Africa has the highest youth unemployment rate in the world.
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Why ‘signals’ can matter as much as skills in youth employment

15th May 2019

Sometimes the smallest interventions can have the biggest impact in helping a young person get a job.
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High unemployment is a symptom of South Africa’s economic malaise

26th Apr 2019

More than 40% of 24-year-olds grow up in houses without anyone in employment.

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Accelerating English through binge watching

5th Apr 2019

"We tried a few different things, one of them was to include a “debate” on which character in Friends would make the best parent"
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Harambee wins the 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship 

1st Apr 2019

Harambee receives the prestigious 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.
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Harambee is recognised for its contribution to addressing youth employment

1st Apr 2019

Rwanda’s Minister of Youth congratulates Harambee for receiving the Skoll Award for their efforts in scaling up economic opportunities for young people.

Think you’re too small to become a top employer? Think again!

14th Mar 2019

Becoming an employer of choice is not only for large companies and corporations, nor is it as unattainable as you might think!
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Driving inclusive economic participation

1st Mar 2019

Harambee recognised by the Premier of Gauteng for driving an Inclusive Economy.

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The cost of looking for work

1st Mar 2019

How mobile and data costs affect work-seekers and what can be done about it.
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Getting to the meat of it – a demand for butchers

26th Feb 2019

Strange but true; there's a demand in South African for butchers. This scarcity is in part driven by the high cost of a year-long learnership that the industry deems as the trusted credential to do the work.
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Harambee disrupts South African BPO using impact sourcing

14th Feb 2019

Industry watchers agree that few offshore locations around the world have done as much to promote their contact center outsourcing bona fides as South Africa over the past year or so.
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Will AI be put to work for humankind – or will it be the other way around?

5th Feb 2019

Google's TensorFlow has been used for promising projects, including with Harambee. The system makes it easier for us to manage the career pathway of a young person or match them to an appropriate work opportunity.
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Changing the System in 2019!

24th Jan 2019

As the new year begins, we continue on our journey to scale-up and address the urgent crisis of youth unemployment.
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Partnership to equip 5,000 youth with digital skills

24th Jan 2019

The Digital Skills Partnership is a collaboration between key stakeholders in the digital industry committed to transforming the sector by redesigning traditionally onerous employment pathways into jobs for unemployed youth.
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10 steps to get young people working

28th Oct 2018

A two-day summit focused on youth and unemployment which was attended by more than 100 organisations from the private and public sector has come up with ten steps to put young people to work.
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We need to give youth a better deal in terms of jobs

22nd Oct 2018

Youth employment and job creation go hand in hand, says President Cyril Ramphosa in a special message delivered on his behalf at the Accelerating Inclusive Youth Employment conference.
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7 ways to get young people working

4th Oct 2018

Helping young people by addressing their barriers to employment.
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Harambee is developing an alternative ‘Pathwaying Platform’

10th Aug 2018

Maryana Iskander, Chief Executive of Harambee, spoke at the Skoll World Forum about how Harambee is developing a tech platform to help excluded young people find jobs.
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Google highlights our use of big data to solve youth unemployment

27th Jul 2018

Harambee has collected data from more than 1.4 million unemployed youth through digital applications as well as on the phone and in person to build its ‘employability map’
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Three learnings for Harambee’s Lean Impact Pilot

25th Jul 2018

Our own experiences have shown the power of iteration and how overcoming the fear to iterate can result in unexpected, better solutions.
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Harambee a ‘dating service’ that gets young South Africans into work

17th Jul 2018

Young people who show promise for challenging jobs get additional assessments and vocational training - as much as eight weeks for call-centre work - once a specific opportunity is identified.
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Global recognition for Harambee Contact Centre

1st May 2018

Harambee has received the Genesys CX Game Changer Award, recognising the scale and capability of a pathwaying platform which guides unemployed youth on their journey to a first job.

Successfully bringing entry-level staff into an SME

15th Mar 2018

It’s time now to invite SMEs to step up to the challenge of improving their employment practices. Doing so doesn’t require an HR department, it requires time, planning and consideration.

The art of recruitment for small businesses

9th Oct 2017

Alexandra Hadfield, Harambee SME Sector Lead, writes about the recruitment challenges that small businesses face and how A2Pay worked with Harambee to overcome theirs.
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Sisters are doing it for Barloworld Equipment

14th Aug 2017

When Barloworld Equipment decided to employ more women in typically male roles, the company knew it needed the kind of help that only an organisation like Harambee could provide.
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Global Centre for Youth Employment Ideathon award

1st Jun 2017

The magnitude of the global youth unemployment challenge is unquestionably enormous. Few dispute that the field is desperate for innovation.
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Partnering with KFC to overcome barriers to youth unemployment

1st Sep 2016

To design a bespoke KFC work-readiness bridging curriculum, a team of our people spent time in the company diagnosing what was required of supervisors.

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Nomination for the Aspen Institute’s John P. McNulty Prize.

15th Sep 2015

Nicola Galombik, Founder and Board Chair of Harambee Youth Employment has been nominated to receive the John P. McNulty Prize.