31 – Solving Africa’s Employment Challenge – with Anish Shivdasani

Employment is a big issue in South Africa – and there are many different approaches and solutions that technology offers. Anish is the co-founder of an job platform called Giraffe. And we had a chat while at Leaderex.

Why Giraffe? Well its a memorable African name of animal that has grace, warmth and trust. It’s a great brand name.

Giraffe – The Permanent Employment Platform

The idea behind Giraffe is to be the intermediary between the employer and the employee. It’s not about the freelancing or the gig economy solution. Rather the focus is on helping lower and medium skilled people find permanent work.

Anish and his team have built a very smart solution using:

  • A mobile website rather than an app,
  • Asking smart questions to build a CV quickly and easily
  • Creating a data foundation to use AI and machine learning to improve selection and job fit.
  • Location to find the best job, closest to the employees home.

The conversation really highlights how technology can enable real change. But the lesson is also clear: People first, technology second.

Enjoy this Conversation from Leaderex

This podcast was recorded at Leaderex 2018.

It was another huge event from the team at Leader.co.za. This years focus was around key priority areas to drive digital transformation, including agile leadership, innovation, fintech and blockchain, AI, IoT, ecommerce and the future of work.

It was an amazing gathering of business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs. We chatted with select leaders who doing some pretty amazing things in 2018,

This year the show was a massive hit for executives and entrepreneurs looking to unlock value through new technologies and ways of thinking. It’s defiantly worth adding to your 2019 calendar

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Michael Cowen

Michael Cowen

Michael Cowen is the CEO of WTF and co-host on the ThinkWTF Podcast. I focus on helping business build systems where their people thrive. You can book my keynotes on WTF Keynotes

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